Seismic News


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…

Chariot starts seismic offshore Morocco

Apr 03, 2014

Chariot Oil & Gas and partner ONHYM have started a 1700sq km 3D seismic survey across its areas of interest offshore Morocco. The survey will be carried out by Dolphin Geophysical using the Sanco Swift vessel. The survey will cover…

Mexican seismic agreed

Apr 03, 2014

TGS says it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Seabird Exploration to charter up to four 2D seismic vessels to be used over the next 36 months.   The LOI gives TGS priority rights to the vessels subject to the issuance of seismic acquisition permits for the offshore waters of Mexico…

Sierra Hamilton acquires GeoPro

Apr 01, 2014

Sierra Hamilton LLC acquired all the assets of GeoPro GmbH of Hamburg, Germany to create a new operating subsidiary, GeoPro Geophysics LLC. GeoPro Geophysics will operate as a global seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation…

Statoil's reach in Espirito Santo widens

Mar 28, 2014

Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP) cleared Statoil to enter the São Bernardo discovery in Espírito Santo (pictured, image courtesy Statoil), the Norwegian company announced. The São Bernardo oil discovery…

Lekoil starts 3D shoot off Nigeria

Mar 27, 2014

Nigeria-based Lekoil provided an update on activities in oil prospecting license (OPL) 310 offshore Nigeria. OPL 310 contains the Ogo discovery announced last year. The Polarcus vessel MV Polarcus Nadia has started the 3D seismic program…

Dolphin sends two vessels to LatAm

Mar 24, 2014

Oslo’s Dolphin Geophysical announced that two high-capacity 3D vessels will be dispatched to shoot a seismic contract in South America as the company “to build solid contract back-log in South America.” The name of the company awarding the contract was not disclosed…

Cairn contracts for 3D survey off India

Mar 15, 2014

Singapore-based Nordic Maritime has received a contract from Cairn India to provide 3D marine seismic data acquisition and processing services off the coast of Andhra Pradesh, India, starting later this month. Under the terms of the $23…

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