Seismic News


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…

OMV completes Kaka 3D in Taranaki basin

Jan 30, 2014

Octanex N.L., an Australian exploration company, announced Thursday that it has been advised by OMV New Zealand Ltd., the operator of offshore Taranaki Basin permit PEP 51906, that the new Kaka 3D seismic survey has been successfully acquired within and adjacent to the Permit…

EMGS inks Apache contract

Jan 29, 2014

Norway's Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has been awarded a US$5 million contract to acquire 3D EM data in the Asia-Pacific region. The contract, with US oil firm Apache, will see the the BOA Thalassa (pictured)start operations in northwest Australia on 25January…

Ramform Atlas named in Japan

Jan 24, 2014

Petroleum Geophysical Services ASA (PGS) has launched its second Ramform Titan class vessel, the Ramform Atlas, at a naming ceremony in Nagasaki, Japan today. The vessel will typically tow a network of several hundred thousand recording sensors over an area greater than 12sq km…

Microseismic acquires RII's US assets

Jan 23, 2014

Houston-based MicroSeismic Inc. purchased the US assets of Calgary-based Reservoir Imaging Inc. (RII). The acquisition includes Geospace equipment, wireline units, and equipment for downhole microseismic data acquisition services. The…

EMGS signs Shell framework agreement

Jan 23, 2014

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA signed a global framework agreement with Shell International Exploration and Production B.V. for the provision of consultancy services. The range of services covered by the agreement includes survey planning/modeling…

Croatia plans Q2 tender

Jan 22, 2014

Croatia’s government is planning to publish tenders for oil and gas exploration in the central and southern Adriatic Sea in Q2 this year.  The announcement followed the completion of a 2D multiclient seismic acquisition survey offshore…

Total inks Oman deepwater drilling deal

Jan 16, 2014

Total has signed an exploration and production-sharing agreement for deepwater Block 41 with Oman’s Ministry of Oil & Gas, the company announced today. The block is off the northern Omani coast, northwest of the capital, Muscat. It spans 23850sq km…

Magseis strikes Statoil deal

Jan 09, 2014

Magseis AS has agreed a frame agreement to provide global ocean bottom seismic (OBS) acquisition services for Statoil ASA from 2014–2018.The frame agreement regulates the work that has been awarded for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, as well as for future tenders during the term of the agreement…

Rocksource strikes deals

Jan 02, 2014

Norwegian exploration firm Rocksource has agreed a farm-out deal with Atlantic Petroleum Norge and announced a deal for a European oil firm to buy electromagnetic data and use its software. The farm-out is an option deal with Atlantic Petroleum…

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