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PGS Secures 160-day Seismic Survey Deal in Mediterranean Sea

Nov 06, 2023

Norwegian seismic services firm PGS said Monday it had secured a 3D exploration contract in the Mediterranean Sea.PGS' Ramform Titan vessel is scheduled to mobilize for the survey in December, and the contract has a total duration of approximately 160 days…

TGS Nets Four-year Extension for Reservoir Monitoring in Norway

Nov 01, 2023

TGS, a Norway-based provider of energy data and intelligence, said Wednedsay it had secured a four-year extension to a proprietary reservoir monitoring and source acquisition contract in Norway, with a further option to extend by another two years…

TGS Wins Gulf of Mexico OBN Survey Deal

Oct 26, 2023

Marine seismic data specialist TGS has secured a a three-month proprietary Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) data acquisition contract in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) for an unnamed 'repeat customer.'The project's acquisition will start in Q4 2023 and reach completion during Q1 2024…

TGS and PGS Boards Approve Merger Deal

Oct 26, 2023

Boards of directors of the Norwegian seismic data companies PGS and TGS have unanimously approved and decided upon a definitive merger agreement of the two firms, in line with the terms announced in September.The merger is to be structured as a statutory…

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…

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