Seismic News


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…

dGB opens office in Brazil

Mar 12, 2014

Dutch seismic interpretation solutions provider dGB Earth Sciences has opened an office in Rio de Janeiro because of the growing market for seismic interpretation solutions in South America. The company's open-source seismic interpretation platform…

Offshore Nigeria OBC work starts

Mar 10, 2014

Mobilization work for a 3D seismic ocean bottom cable (OBC) data acquisition survey in offshore production license (OPL) 233 offshore Nigeria has started.  Following mobilization, which is expected to complete by the end of March, the…

SeaBird wins new 2D seismic deals

Mar 06, 2014

Norway-based SeaBird Exploration announced that its Osprey Explorer vessel was awarded a contract in South America with a major oil company.  The US $9million contract is expected to last about75 days and will commence in March. The…

SOSINA launches 3D seismic program

Mar 05, 2014

SOSINA Exploration Ltd. announced a new 3D seismic program, which is planned to be acquired by Polarcus in the southern Porcupine basin, offshore southwest Ireland. The non-exclusive multi-client survey, is projected to commence this summer…

COMESA inks Paradigm for seismic process

Mar 03, 2014

Paradigm announced that Mexico seismic services company, COMESA, has incorporated the full Paradigm software suite for seismic processing and imaging, interpretation and modeling and reservoir characterization, including: GeoDepth, SeisEarthand Geolog…

PGS wins Ivory Coast survey

Feb 27, 2014

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), with local partner Laguna and in cooperation with Petroci, is currently acquiring 2300sq km of multiclient 3D GeoStreamer data over blocks CI-506 and CI-507, offshore Côte d’Ivoire. The new MultiClient 3D GeoStreamer…

BOEM's take on seismic testing

Feb 27, 2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published its final environmental review of G&G survey activities off the Mid and South Atlantic coast. The review establishes multiple mitigation measures designed to minimize the impacts…

OMV, Rock Solid Images sign R&D agreement

Feb 26, 2014

OMV Norge AS and Rock Solid Images (RSI) have entered into an initial one-year R&D/service agreement to work on the integration of geophysics, rock physics and geology to provide improved quantitative interpretation in exploration. The project…

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