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Government Shutdown: Atlantic Seismic Permitting Blocked by Judge

Jan 19, 2019

A federal court judge on Friday ruled that the federal government cannot process seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling during the ongoing government shutdown, dealing a blow Trump administration's energy agenda.Judge Richard Gergel of the U.S. District Court in South Carolina issued the decision in response to a motion filed by a range of conservation and business groups and coastal cities opposed to the adminstration's efforts to expand U…

SeaBird Wins Wintershall Survey Contract

May 24, 2019

The provider of marine 2D and 3D seismic data and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry, SeaBird Exploration announced a contract award by Wintershall Dea for 2D acquisition in the Norwegian Sea.The survey has an expected…

Shearwater Wins Offshore Senegal Shoot

May 22, 2019

Geoservices company Shearwater GeoServices has confirmed the award of a high-density multi-azimuth 3D seismic acquisition contract over the SNE field offshore Senegal by Woodside.The contract covers the Sangomar, Sangomar Deep and Rufisque Offshore blocks…

PGS, TGS in Canada 3D Shoot

May 21, 2019

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) and Norwegian marine seismic specialist Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) announced the Torngat 3D multi-client project in Offshore East Canada.Torngat 3D will cover approximately 3,287 km2 and encompasses sections…

TGS Acquires Spectrum

May 03, 2019

Seismic survey company TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) said it will acquire rival seismic survey company Spectrum ASA.The transaction is expected to be completed as a statutory merger pursuant to Norwegian corporate law between TGS and Spectrum…

SeaBird to Buy BOA Offshore Vessels

Apr 12, 2019

Norwegian seismic acquisition company SeaBird Exploration said  it is in an exclusive process to acquire the seismic vessels BOA Galatea and BOA Thalassa owned by BOA Offshore in a transaction which values the vessels at NOK 185 million ($22 million)…

Shearwater Wins Barents Sea Work for NPD

Apr 10, 2019

The provider of marine geophysical services to oil and gas industry Shearwater GeoServices Holding has been awarded a contract for a Barents Sea seismic acquisition survey with full data processing by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD)…

Two Contracts Go to SeaBird

Apr 02, 2019

Marine surveyor SeaBird Exploration said on Monday it has been awarded two new contracts, including one in West Africa and another in the Gulf of Mexico.The company said it received a letter of award for a niche 3D survey in West Africa, with a total value of approximately $6…

SCF Redelivers Survey Vessel to Polarcus

Mar 26, 2019

The offshore geophysical company Polarcus  is getting a seismic vessel back early after Russian shipping player Sovcomflot (SCF) exercised an early redelivery option.A press release from the marine geophysical company operating a fleet of seismic…

Searcher Seismic Acquires Triok

Mar 01, 2019

Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with BGP, has completed the acquisition of the Triok broadband non-exclusive 2D seismic survey in the Northern Basins of Papua New Guinea.Following the acquisition of the Solomon Sea non-exclusive 2D in the northern basins of Papua New Guinea…

Shearwater GeoServices Bags Equinor Contract

Feb 25, 2019

Norwegian offshore survey specialist Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded three 4D seismic surveys by Equinor to be conducted this summer.The Geoservices company said in a press release that the projects confirm Shearwater’s Isometrix crews will be active in 2019…

Spectrum Begins Seismic Survey in Argentina

Feb 22, 2019

The global seismic survey provider Spectrum, in cooperation with BGP, has started a 20,000-km (12,427-mi) 2D survey in the Colorado and Salado basin offshore Argentina.The 2D seismic survey launched to acquire data for future licensing rounds off South American country…

Polarcus Wins 3D Seismic Project Off Mexico

Jan 24, 2019

UAE-based marine geophysical company Polarcus announced Thursday it has been awarded a 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore Mexico for an unnamed customer.Polarcus said the project duration is approximately 45-days and is scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2019.

BP Goes Global with Seismic Tech

Jan 18, 2019

Buoyed by the success of seismic imaging that found an extra billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is looking to take its latest technology to Angola and Brazil.The software used in the Gulf, based on an algorithm created by Xukai Shen…

PGS Updates on Seismic Acquisition Contract in South America

Jan 07, 2019

Norwegian seismic player Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) updated on changes of the contract for the 3D survey in South America announced November 14, 2018.The vessels Ramform Atlas and Ramform Tethys mobilized early December 2018 for this survey…

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