Seismic News


EMGS wins additional Barents work

Jun 06, 2014

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) received a contract worth US$1.7 million for 3D EM data acquisition in the Barents Sea. The client was not named. The survey will be completed in June using the vessel BOA Thalassa. EMGS announced…

Soma hopes to crack Somalia

Jun 06, 2014

UK-based, Somalia-focused exploration firm Soma Oil & Gas Exploration has completed an offshore seismic acquisition program, which commenced in February 2014. The acquisition program was carried out by SeaBird Exploration and concluded in June 2014…

Isle of Man seismic sought

Jun 06, 2014

The Isle of Man's Department of Economic Development is seeking expressions of interest to undertake 3D seismic studies in the Isle of Man’s territorial sea, in the East Irish Sea, ahead of a hydrocarbon exploration licensing round. The…

Seabed streamers for North Sea

May 30, 2014

Work will continue this summer and autumn on installing a permanement seismic monitoring system on the Snorre field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. A dedicated system, with a seismic streamer, will also be installed on Grane…

Polarcus grows Norwegian footprint

May 30, 2014

Polarcus has opened its first office in Norway. The new office is in the center of Stavanger, and adds to the firm's global network of regional marketing offices in London, Houston, Singapore, Moscow, and Rio de Janeiro.  The firm says…

Spectrum begins Sergipe survey off Brazil

May 28, 2014

Spectrum has commenced a 10,000 km multi-client 2D seismic survey offshore Brazil in the Sergipe and Alagoas basins along the Eastern Margin of Brazil.   The new acquisition program will tie key wells in the basins, including the recent Barra…

Sterling updates Black Sea activity

May 23, 2014

UK-based Sterling Resources completed 800sq km of new 3D seismic in the Romanian Black Sea. The company's 1Q result, issued yesterday, discusses three major milestones in derisking its Romanian assets: - In early February, Sterling…

ADX Energy wins permit offshore Italy

May 21, 2014

Australia's ADX Energy has won 100% stake in an exploration permit offshore Italy, which it will operate through its wholly owned Italian subsidiary. The offshore exploration permit d 363 C.R-.AX was awarded by the Italian Ministry of…

Barents Super-Tie extension

May 14, 2014

MultiClient Geophysical (MCG) has announced an extension of the multi-client 2D (MC2D) Barents Super-Tie towards the east into the newly opened Barents South East (former Disputes Zone between Norway and Russia). The new lines will tie…

Afren completes Nigeria seismic shoot

May 13, 2014

A 3D seismic survey over offshore oil mining license (OML) 113 in Nigeria, covering 1045sq km, using the Polarcus vessel MV Polarcus Nadia, has completed, says Panoro Energy.   Data acquisition started March 24, and completed May 9. The…

First multiclient geohazard UHR3D survey in GOM

May 09, 2014

The first multi-client geohazard ultra-high-resolution 3D seismic survey is about to begin in the US Gulf of Mexico. NCS SubSea Inc., Geotrace Technologies Inc., and SpecPartners Ltd. have announced the start date for a multiphase, large-scale innovative project called SAFE-BAND…

Geohazard survey for GOM

May 09, 2014

NCS Subsea, GeoTrace and SpecPartners set the start date for a multiphase, large scale project called SAFE-BAND. Acquisition is to begin 1 June 2014. NCS Subsea said it will be the first multi-client geohazard survey on a regional scale utilizing ultra-high resolution 3D seismic (UHR3D)…

TGS and EMGS expand Barents coverage

May 08, 2014

TGS and Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) have agreed to further expand the companies' previous cooperation agreement in the Barents Sea.   TGS will partner with EMGS to acquire electromagnetic (EM) data over four additional blocks in…

Eastern Canada seismic campaign boost

May 07, 2014

Seismic acquisition firms PGS and TGS are working together to expand 2D seismic coverage offshore eastern Canada ahead of a new tenure round in the area, while EMGS signed a multi-client license agreement with Nalcor Energy (see below) covering the Flemish Pass basin…

Seismic advances spur shallow water success

May 01, 2014

The past five years have demonstrated that there is still plenty of life left on the Gulf of Mexico shelf, with bypassed oil-rich assets in plentiful supply. Exploration and production operators are now focused squarely on the shelf during this time period…

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