Seismic News


Dolphin begins 3D multi-client survey

Oct 04, 2013

Dolphin Geophysical, in association with Searcher Seismic, is pleased to announce it has commenced acquisition of a new 3300sq km 3D SHarp BroadBand multi-client seismic survey in the Maud Basin South area of the Norwegian Barents Sea. The…

CGGVeritas acquires Fugro Geoscience division

Sep 25, 2013

Paris-based CGGVeritas has an agreement to purchase Fugro’s geoscience division, excluding the existing multi-client library and nodes businesses, for €1.2 billion (US$1.6 billion) cash.  The gross amount of the transaction is €1.2 billion…

TGS begins Chukchi Sea survey

Sep 10, 2013

TGS has commenced acquisition of a 2D multi-client survey in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska. The Chukchi Sea 2D 2013 survey covers about 8,000km and builds on the existing Chukchi Sea (CSR-06) survey acquired in 2006 in…

CGG offers North Sea PSDM data

Sep 04, 2013

CGG announced that it has started the re-imaging of its entire Cornerstone multi-client dataset to create a 35,000sq km contiguous broadband PSDM volume, covering the Central North Sea. The existing conventional north-south, long-offset data…

TGS gathers NE Greenland survey

Aug 20, 2013

TGS has started expansion of a 2D multi-client survey off northeast Greenland.The survey, NEG13, will enable customers to prepare for the announced Greenland Licensing Round in 2013/2014. Due to favorable ice conditions, TGS expects to acquire 4…

SeaBird wins Mediterranean contract

Aug 09, 2013

SeaBird Exploration Plc's Northern Explorer was awarded a contract in the Mediterranean. The contract has an estimated duration of 150 days, including mobilization from South Africa, and is valued at about US $10.5 million.

Polarcus signs multi-client collaboration agreement with ION

Jul 29, 2013

Polarcus Ltd. announce that the company has entered into a three-year agreement with ION Geophysical Corp. to jointly develop, execute, and market 3D marine multi-client projects to E&P companies worldwide. The agreement combines Polarcus'…

Predicting pore pressure by modeling shale compaction

Jul 26, 2013

Shales are very fine-grained, clastic rocks that lose porosity through compaction. Sedimentary basins typically contain about 70% shale, Figure 1. Quantifying shale properties helps with predrill geologic and seismic interpretation, basin modeling…

CGG begins Carnarvon Basin 3D

Jul 25, 2013

CGGVeritas Services SA began a marine 3D seismic survey over Karoon Gas Australia’s WA-482-P permit area in the Northern Carnarvon Basin. The survey will cover about 2386sq km and will define leads and prospects first identified on existing 2D and 3D seismic data…

PetroBoard explores block 28/03

Jul 25, 2013

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) signed a PSC with PetroBroad Copower Ltd. for block 28/03 in the Pearl River Mouth Basin. Block 28/03 covers 68sq km with 95m water depth. PetroBroad will acquire 3D seismic surveys and drill exploration wells during the exploration period…

Hellenic Petroleum wins Patraikos block

Jul 25, 2013

A consortium of three companies has made a successful bid for an exploration concession on the Patraikos block, off western Greece. Hellenic Petroleum (operator), Petroceltic International, and Edison International, will each hold a one-third working interest in the concession…

EMGS signs Pemex contract

Jul 10, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) signed a contract with PEMEX worth US$99.8 million to conduct a 3D electromagnetic (EM) survey in the Gulf of Mexico. 'We have over the last few years reinvigorated our exploration organization and embraced technologies that give us an advantage…

Eco Atlantic plans Namibian seismic

Jul 09, 2013

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas is planning 3D and 2D seismic campaigns after being granted a one year extension on two exploration licenses offshore Namibia. The extension to the Guy (2111B & 2211A) and Sharon (2213A & 2213B) licenses, both in the Walvis Basin…

Eni, Rosneft team for Barents seismic

Jul 08, 2013

Eni and Rosneft began seismic operations in the ice-free portion of the Russian Barents Sea, the companies confirmed on July 8. The 2D seismic survey is planned for 9950km over the Fedynsky and Central Barents license areas. During the…

NIOC to gain $25 billion in investments

Jun 18, 2013

National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) plans to absorb as much as US $25 billion worth of investment for its development, exploratory and seismic operations during the current Iranian calendar year up to March 2014. At the closing ceremony of seismic operations at Ahwaz oil field…

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