Seismic News


Providence begins Drombeg seismic

Jul 05, 2014

Ireland’s Providence Resources announced Monday that 3D seismic survey operations have begun on its Drombeg oil prospect in the southern Porcupine basin, off southwest Ireland. The Lower Cretaceous Drombeg prospect is in the FEL 2/14 license area…

Rosneft planning 2016/17 Barents and Pechora drilling

Jul 02, 2014

Rosneft has started field works at five license blocks in the Barents and Pechora Seas ahead of planned drilling in 2016-2017. The five blocks are: West Prinovozemelsky, located in the northeastern part of the Barents sea near the Novaya Zemlya archipelago…

Baffin Bay seismic approved

Jun 27, 2014

Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) has approved a Geophysical Operations Authorization (GOA) application from TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS), Petroleum GeoServices (PGS), and Multi Klient Invest (MKI) to conduct a 2D offshore seismic…

Tullow signs EMGS for Norway seismic

Jun 26, 2014

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a signed contract from Tullow Oil Norge AS worth US$7.7 million for 3D EM data acquisition in the northern part of the North Sea.  'We are delighted to work with Tullow again, and also…

TGS to start NE Greenland shoot

Jun 25, 2014

TGS is to start acquisition of a new multi-year, multi-client 2D program offshore Northeast Greenland. The project will be fulfilled over a maximum of four seasons, bringing TGS' total multi-client database in Northeast Greenland to more than 36…

CGX Energy sets sights on Guyana

Jun 20, 2014

CGX Energy Inc. announced the completion of reprocessing and merging of existing seismic surveys from the company’s 100% owned Corentyne petroleum prospecting license (PPL) offshore Guyana. The results of the reprocessing have assisted in…

CNOOC signs PSC with Eni

Jun 20, 2014

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) announced today that it has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with Eni for Block 50/34 in the South China Sea. Block 50/34 encompasses an area of 2000sq km in the Qiongdongnan Basin of offshore Hainan Island…

JV launched for Arctic seismic

Jun 20, 2014

Geoscience firm CGG and Russia's Sovcomflot have agreed to form a joint venture company dedicated to conducting high-end 3D marine seismic acquisition services with a focus on Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. The joint venture, to be called Arctic Geophysical Exploration (AGE)…

Offshore seismic solutions

Jun 20, 2014

Five exemplary geophysicists took part in a panel discussing “Emerging Offshore Geosciences Technologies” at the 45th Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, all of whom have dedicated years of service to the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)…

ION finalizes OceanGeo acquisition

Jun 17, 2014

Houston-based ION Geophysical Corp. has agreed to acquire 100% ownership of ocean bottom seismic acquisition company OceanGeo BV. In February 2013, ION acquired 30% of OceanGeo, then increased its ownership to 70% in January 2014…

OceanGeo completes OB cable survey off Trinidad

Jun 16, 2014

OceanGeo BV completed an ocean-bottom cable seismic survey in the Gulf of Paria off Trinidad for the state-owned Petroleum Co. of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. (Petrotrin). The work began 2 Jan 2014 and the wide-azimuth acquisition work was completed on 30 May 2014…

Sensing a marinized solution

Jun 11, 2014

An OptaSense instrument well with a vibroseis unit conducting OptaSense DAS-VSP. Photos from OptaSense. OptaSense is collaborating with Shell to develop a fully-marinizied DAS system. OptaSense's David Hill explains…

Magseis ups its game on Oslo Axess

Jun 10, 2014

Shares in Norwegian geophysical firm Magseis started trading on the Oslo Axess stock exchange on Friday. Magseis was founded in 2009, and has developed a proprietary Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) technology. The company has one purpose-built vessel in operation…

AziPac buys into offshore Indonesia block

Jun 09, 2014

Mitra Energy Ltd. entered into a farm-out agreement with AziPac for the partial assignment of Mitra's participating interest in the Bone PSC offshore Indonesia, the company announced on 9 June 2014. Under the terms of the agreement, Mitra…

Polarcus starts Fedynsky survey

Jun 09, 2014

Polarcus, in collaboration with Russia's Dalmorneftegeophysica, has mobilized for the 3000sq km high-density broadband Fedynsky 3D survey in the Russian Barents Sea. Polarcus Nadia departed Kirkenes, Norway, on 7 June for the project area…

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