Seismic News


PGS Nets Black Sea Seismic Survey Deal

May 27, 2021

Norwegian marine seismic surveyor PGS has said it has won a 'significant' seismic data acquisition contract in the Black Sea. The project is scheduled to start in mid-August 2021 and be completed in November. The customer will have the opportunity to extend the contract, with the program potentially running 'well into 2022.' The recently reactivated Ramform Vanguard vessel will acquire the survey using an exploration configuration towing a 12x8000 meter spread…

Seabed Geosolutions Receives LOA for Americas OBN Survey

Jun 11, 2021

Fugro's soon-to-be-sold marine seismic acquisition subsidiary Seabed Geosolutions has received a conditional Letter of Award (LOA) from an undisclosed company for an ocean bottom node (OBN) project in the Americas region.The project is anticipated…

Brazil: Petrobras Set to Start Sapinhoá Field OBN Survey

Jun 10, 2021

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras is set to kick off the first of the two seismic acquisitions of the Sapinhoá field monitoring project, in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.'Seismic acquisition is an important tool for managing the deposit (reservoirs) and optimizing production systems…

Shearwater GeoServices Recycles Seismic Vessel

Jun 10, 2021

Marine seismic contractor Shearwater GeoServices has sold the seismic vessel Western Trident for recycling as part of the company’s fleet renewal strategy.The vessel has been delivered in Turkey for recycling. In late 2020, Shearwater also sold…

CGG Launches Upgraded Reservoir Characterization Software Portfolio

Jun 08, 2021

French seismic data and technology firm CGG has through its CGG GeoSoftware launched version 11.0 of its portfolio of reservoir characterization and petrophysical interpretation software solutions. 'GeoSoftware 11.0 is a milestone achievement…

PGS, TGS Expand Survey Campaign Off Canada. Another Vessel Set to be Deployed

Jun 07, 2021

Norwegian seismic surveyor PGS has, with its Ramform Titan seismic vessel, started the Cape Anguille seismic survey program offshore Canada, in partnership with seismic data firm TGS.The program expands the PGS-TGS joint venture with another…

ION, Shearwater Start UK North Sea 3D Survey

Jun 04, 2021

Offshore seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices has kicked off the second phase of ION Geophysical’s 11,000 sqkm UK Mid North Sea High 3D seismic survey program using the Oceanic Vega vessel.'The Mid North Sea High’s proximity to shore and…

Sercel Launches Seabed Node for Shallow Water Seismic Acquisition

Jun 02, 2021

Sercel, part of the French seismic data firm CGG, on Wednesday launched GPR300, a seabed nodal seismic acquisition solution designed for deployment in shallow waters down to depths of 300 meters.'Developed in partnership with BGP, the new solution…

PGS Kicks Off Work on Rejuvenation of Cyprus' Offshore Seismic Data

May 31, 2021

Norwegian seismic data firm PGS has begun the first phase of the Cyprus Vision data rejuvenation project in partnership with the Cypriot Ministry for Energy, Commerce, and Industry.'This 14 750 sq. km PSDM re-processing endeavor will deliver…

Magseis Fairfield's 100th OBN Survey is Also 'First Ever' Carbon Neutral Seismic Survey

May 28, 2021

Norway-based ocean bottom node seismic surveyor Magseis Fairfield said Friday it had completed the acquisition of its 100th OBN survey, and with that announcement also shared what it was doing to become a carbon-neutral company, and what it…

Turkey's Foreign Minister Set to Visit Greece

May 26, 2021

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he will visit Greece on May 31 as the NATO members seek to improve ties after a dispute last year that stoked regional tensions, Turkish media reported on Wednesday.Tensions flared last year over…

Shearwater Hires DOF Subsea's Vessel, ROV for OBN Survey in Brazil

May 25, 2021

Marine seismic contractor Shearwater Geoservices has awarded subsea support vessel operator DOF Subsea contracts a vessel and an ROV contract for seismic support work in Brazil.DOF Subsea's Skandi Neptune vessel will support Shearwater's Ocean Bottom Node seismic campaigns on Petrobras' Jubarte…

Magseis Fairfield Wins 4D Survey Gig in North Sea

May 18, 2021

Magseis Fairfield has won a contract to conduct a 4D  Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) monitor survey in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea with an unnamed client.The survey is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021 and last for just under a month…

Australia: NOPSEMA Approves Inpex's Seismic Survey Plans

May 17, 2021

The Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has approved Inpex's plans for 2D seismic surveys offshore W. Australia.Inpex's proposed survey will cover the WA-532-P and WA-533-P offshore blocks in the Browse and Offshore Canning Basins…

TGS Starts 2D Survey Offshore Brazil

May 13, 2021

Norway-based TGS, a provider of seismic data for oil and gas exploration, has this week started the acquisition of Pelotas 2D multi-client phase 3 offshore Brazil.The survey located in the Pelotas Basin covers approximately 17,000 line kilometers…

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