Seismic News


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…

Barents seismic project expands

Feb 26, 2014

The project for joint seismic acquisition in the southeastern Barents Sea has been joined by a further 16 companies. In total, 33 companies are now part of the project, which will secure good data quality and low acquisition costs. A…

Exploration key to North Sea

Feb 24, 2014

How to increase exploration drilling rates on the UK Continental Shelf forms the largest section in today’s Wood Review report (see for more).  Better seismic, data sharing…

BGP completes Madagascar 2D survey

Feb 18, 2014

BGP's seismic vessel SRV Challenger has just completed a 2700 line-km 2D seismic survey for a major international oil company offshore Madagascar in early February 2014. Within two years, BGP Challenger has acquired more than 21,986 km of 2D seismic survey offshore Madagascar…

KrisEnergy acquires East Muriah data

Feb 12, 2014

KrisEnergy Ltd. announced the acquisition of 1300km 2D seismic data in the East Muriah production sharing contract (PSC) in the East Java Sea, Indonesia. The Nordic Bahari seismic vessel commenced the acquisition on 6 Feb 2014. East Muriah…

SeaBird nets new Gulf of Guinea survey

Feb 05, 2014

SeaBird Exploration Plc, in partnership with Acorn Geophysical Ltd., plans to commence an additional 3D seismic acquisition project in the Gulf of Guinea. The survey is an extension of the 3D project previously announced on 15 January 2014 for 1500sq km with US$4…

ION takes majority stake in OceanGeo

Jan 30, 2014

Houston-based ION Geophysical Corp. has increased its ownership interest in OceanGeo B.V., a geophysical company specializing in multicomponent ocean bottom seismic acquisition using ocean-bottom cables (OBC). ION now owns 70% of OceanGeo…

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