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Shell's Court Battle Over S.Africa Offshore Exploration Delayed -Lawyer

Oct 18, 2023

A court case over whether to allow Shell to explore for oil and gas off South Africa's pristine Wild Coast has been delayed until next year, a lawyer for environmentalists said on Wednesday.Shell wants to overturn a decision by the Makanda High…

CGG Starts Seismic Reimaging Program in Ivory Coast's Tano Basin

Sep 28, 2023

France-based marine seismic data firm CGG has announced the start of a major new multi-client 3D PSDM reimaging program in the Tano Basin offshore Ivory Coast, in association with the country’s Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and national oil company…

Woodside Needs New Seismic Approval for Scarborough Gas Project

Sep 28, 2023

Australia's federal court on Thursday halted approval for Woodside to conduct seismic blasting under the seabed for its $12 billion Scarborough gas project after a legal challenge by an Indigenous woman.The court's ruling marked another win for groups opposing fossil fuel developments…

AUV Specialist Argeo Partners Up With Marine Seismic Giant Shearwater GeoServices

Sep 27, 2023

Argeo, a provider of robotic and digital solutions for the ocean space, and Shearwater GeoServices, a global provider of geophysical marine seismic acquisition and processing services, have entered a strategic alliance for innovating and pioneering…

Norwegian Seismic Specialists TGS and PGS Set to Merge

Sep 18, 2023

Seismic group TGS, a supplier of key data to the oil industry, has agreed to buy loss-making rival PGS in an all-share deal valued at 9.3 billion Norwegian crowns ($864 million), the two Oslo-listed companies said on Monday.The groups expect 'significant economies of scale' from the combination…

Mounting Evidence Shows Seismic Surveys Can Harm Marine Life

Sep 12, 2023

Woodside Energy last week announced it would start seismic testing for its Scarborough gas project off Australia’s west coast, before reversing the decision in the face of a legal challenge from Traditional Owners.Seismic testing is highly controversial in marine environments…

Seabird Exploration Secures New 2D Contract in Eastern Hemisphere

Sep 12, 2023

Norwegian marine seismic survey services firm Seabird Exploration has signed a Letter of Award for a 2D contract in the Eastern Hemisphere with a repeat client. The duration of the contract is expected to be around three months. Pending customary permitting and prefunding approvals…

Glamox to Install LED Lighting on Eight PGS Seismic Vessels

Sep 08, 2023

Lighting solutions specialist Glamox has won a contract from the Norwegian marine seismic survey firm PGS to provide marine LED lighting for eight of its seismic data acquisition vessels.This first phase of the retrofit project will involve replacing fluorescent tube lighting with around 2…

Sercel Extends its OBN Portfolio

Aug 30, 2023

CGG announced that Sercel now has a complete portfolio of seabed nodal solutions for all water depths down to 6,000 m to meet growing industry demand for ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic surveys. Based on Sercel’s QuietSeis broadband digital sensor technology…

TGS Partners with Apparition Geoservices

Aug 29, 2023

TGS announced a collaboration agreement with Apparition Geoservices to jointly provide integrated, encoded simultaneous source acquisition solutions to drive the next level of efficiency in seismic surveys.During the agreement term of four years…

PGS Awarded 3D Seismic Project Offshore Africa

Aug 24, 2023

Marine geophysical company PGS announced it has been awarded a 3D exploration acquisition contract offshore Africa.One of PGS' Ramform Titan Class vessel is expected to mobilize for the survey in the fourth quarter, subject to final approvals…

Lebanon Grants License to Conduct Seismic Studies in Offshore Block 8

Aug 24, 2023

Lebanon on Thursday granted a license to conduct seismic studies on its offshore Block 8 to the companies Bright Skies and GeoX, caretaker energy minister Walid Fayad said.Lebanon hopes gas and oil discoveries will help it to reverse a crippling…

PGS, inApril Partner for Hybrid Towed Streamer and OBN Services

Aug 18, 2023

Norway-based marine seismic survey services firm PGS has entered a one-year strategic collaboration with ocean bottom node seismic operations specialist inApril for the hybrid towed streamer and ocean bottom node market.'The strategic collaboration…

Namibia Grants Global Petroleum, Partners 2-Year Renewal Period for Offshore Block

Aug 14, 2023

Oil and gas company Global Petroleum said Monday that the Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy had given approval for the company and its partners to proceed to the First Renewal Period ('FRP') of Walvis Basin license PEL 94, with a duration of two years from September 2023 to September 2025…

TGS Secures Funding for Several Multi-Client Projects in Southeast Asia

Aug 14, 2023

TGS, a Norway-based offshore seismic data services provider, has secured funding for a series of multi- client projects in Southeast Asia, which are expected to start in late Q4 2023. The program covers six months of new 2D and 3D seismic data acquisition…

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