Seismic News


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…

EMGS, ANCAP partnership

Apr 30, 2014

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) entered into a partnership agreement with Uruguay's regulating authority for oil and gas exploration, La Administración Nacional de Combustibles, Alcohol y Portland (ANCAP). ANCAP intends to use the…

TGS focuses on Barents southeast

Apr 30, 2014

TGS has started a 2D seismic reprocessing project on the Barents Sea Southeast in preparation for the Norwegian 23rd licensing round.   The underlying data, acquired in 2011 and 2012, is owned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and covers more than 18…

TGS starts Barents seismic campaigns

Apr 25, 2014

TGS has started new 2D and 3D multi-client projects in the Norwegian Barents Sea. Both surveys will provide high quality data prior to the closing of the 23rd Norwegian Licensing round. The HFCE14 is a 3100sq km 3D multi-client survey…

Cairn India evaluating Block 1, RSA's Orange basin

Apr 24, 2014

Cairn India acquired about 3010 line-km of 2D infill seismic over Block 1 of the Orange basin, off South Africa's Northern Cape Province, in Q1 2014. It is currently evaluating the data. The company acquired a 1981sq km 3D…

Task and Fronterra merge

Apr 23, 2014

Task Geoscience and Fronterra Integrated Geosciences are to merge to become geoscience consultancy – the Task Fronterra Group. Task Fronterra has received a financial injection of growth capital investment from the UK's Business Growth Fund…

Providence eyes Newgrange potential

Apr 17, 2014

Irish oil and gas exploration firm Providence Resources has been offered a follow-on Frontier License (FEL) on the Newgrange area.  Newgrange lies in about 1000m water depth in the Goban Spur basin, 260 km off the south west coast of Ireland…

CGG starts largest Norway seismic

Apr 08, 2014

CGG says it has started acquiring the largest broadband multi-client 3D survey ever shot offshore Norway. The BroadSeisTM/BroadSourceTM 3D Horda survey will also be the largest broadband multi-client program CGG has acquired in NW Europe…

EMGS wins North Energy seismic job

Apr 07, 2014

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a Letter of Award (LOA) from North Energy ASA for a contract of US$3.3 million for 3D EM data acquisition over and in the vicinity of license PL509S in the North Sea. 'This contract…

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