Seismic News


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…

CGG begins Australian survey

Jun 18, 2013

CGGVeritas Services SA began a marine 3D seismic survey on June 10 for Karoon Gas Australia's WA-482-P permit area off the Northern Carnarvon Basin. CGG is utilizing the vessel Geo Caspian. The operation is expected to take abour 56 days…

Changing the PRM value proposition

May 20, 2013

Andrew McBarnet suggests that seismic permanent reservoir monitoring may soon be seeing a new wave of interest if not an increase in projects. It seems like forever that people in the E&P business have been talking about a digital oilfield…

Tanzania to hold licensing round in October

May 15, 2013

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) announced the 4th Tanzania Deep Offshore and North Lake Tanganyika Licensing Round. The 4th Tanzania Offshore Licensing Round…

WesternGeco starts offshore Mozambique survey

May 01, 2013

WesternGeco today announced that it has begun acquisition of a major multiclient seismic survey offshore Mozambique using the ObliQ* sliding-notch broadband acquisition and imaging technique. The technique optimizes the recorded bandwidth…

PGS' Ramform Sovereign

Apr 30, 2013

With 70m broad stern, Petroleum GeoServices' (PGS) new Ramform Titan holds the honor of being the widest streamer vessel, capable of towing 24 streamers. Before the Ramford Titan, there was the 22 streamer Ramford Sovereign. Unveiled in 2008…

Fairfield starts 3D seismic in North Sea

Apr 30, 2013

Fairfield Energy, the North Sea-focused independent oil and gas company, is pleased to announce the start of a 400km² Broadband 3D seismic survey over their recently awarded 27th Round Licence P2089 Block 43/28. The survey will be acquired…

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