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S. Africa Court Stymies Shell Offshore Seismic Survey

Dec 28, 2021

A South African high court today blocked Shell from conducting seismic testing offshore from South Africa's pristine Wild Coast, in the latest ruling in a case seeking to prevent the oil major from exploring for oil and gas.On Dec. 3 a different high court order gave Shell the go-ahead to conduct an extensive seismic survey off South Africa's eastern coast, but this is stopped by Tuesday's ruling that…

SeaBird Exploration Wins OBN Source Work for Its Eagle Explorer

May 21, 2024

Norwegian marine seismic survey services firm Seabird Exploration has received a letter of award (LoA) for OBN source work for the Eagle Explorer in the Western Hemisphere with a repeat client.The duration of the contract is six months, with options to extend by another six plus six months…

Glamox to Light Up PGS’ Seismic Vessels

Feb 26, 2024

Lighting solutions specialist Glamox has won a contract from PGS to provide marine LED lighting for eight of its vessels that undertake seismic surveys of the seabed.This first phase of the major retrofit project will involve replacing fluorescent tube lighting with around 2…

A Seismic Shift

Oct 28, 2021

Despite oil prices recently edging past $80 a barrel, scars from two recent oil industry downturns in five years have forced offshore seismic surveyors to look at ways to diversify.Marine seismic survey companies provide essential data to offshore…

TGS Makes Surprise $600 Mln Offer for Part of Rival PGS

Aug 06, 2020

Seismic surveyor TGS, a supplier of geological data to the global oil industry, on Thursday said it had made an unsolicited cash offer of $600 million for a key part of rival PGS.If successful, the offer to buy PGS's so-called multi-client library…

Chinese Ships Intruded into Malaysian Waters 89 Times in Four Years -Report

Jul 14, 2020

Chinese coastguard and navy ships intruded into Malaysian waters in the disputed South China Sea 89 times between 2016 to 2019, and often remained in the area even after being turned away by the Malaysian navy, the government said in a report on Tuesday…

Chinese Survey Ship Leaves Malaysian Waters After Standoff

May 15, 2020

A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a month-long standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), shipping data showed on Friday.Since mid-April, the Haiyang Dizhi 8 had been surveying in the EEZ…

CGG Officially Exits Seismic Data Biz

Feb 18, 2020

French-based geophysical services company CGG announced that it has completed the wind-down and exit from its land seismic data acquisition business after completing its last land seismic acquisition contract in Tunisia.Following on from the…

CGG Readies Offshore Mozambique Seismic Survey

Feb 04, 2020

French seismic player CGG has completed the final 3D PSDM seismic dataset from its recent 15,400-sq km (5,946-sq mi) multi-client survey of the outer Zambezi Delta in the Mozambique basin.The ultramodern data was acquired over blocks Z5-C and…

Polarcus Seismic Vessel Refit Completed

Jan 30, 2020

Portugal’s Navalrocha shipyard said it has completed a multimillion-euro repair and refit project for Dubai-based marine geophysical company Polarcus.The drydock project which completed in January 2020 involved a broad package of work to the…

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