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Seismic Surveyor Polarcus Sees Shares Nosedive as it Defaults on Debt Payment

Jan 26, 2021

Oslo-listed seismic surveyor Polarcus has defaulted on its bank loans and bonds, it said on Tuesday, sending the company's shares plunging more than 30%.Polarcus and other seismic surveyors have been hit by weak demand as oil companies slash…

Brazil: TGS Starts Espirito Santo 3D Seismic Survey

Jan 13, 2021

Norwegian marine seismic data firm TGS on Wednesday announced the start of the Espirito Santo multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Brazil.'This survey, covering 2,694 square kilometers, will broaden the region's 3D coverage while adding to the extensive offshore seismic library…

PGS to Reprocess Uruguay's Exploration Data

Jan 12, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas exploration seismic data company PGS has signed an agreement with Uruguay's state oil company ANCAP to reprocess over 11 000 km of existing 2D lines of various vintages, applying the latest seismic imaging techniques.'This rejuvenation will provide new…

Polarcus Nets APAC Survey Gig

Dec 30, 2020

Offshore seismic survey contractor Polarcus has said it has been awarded a letter of award for a survey in Asia Pacific.The seismic survey vessel owner said Wednesday that the letter of award entailed the provision of 3D seismic data acquisition services in the Asia Pacific region…

EMGS Nets Gulf of Mexico Survey Gig

Dec 23, 2020

Norwegian offshore survey services company EMGS has secured a contract in the Gulf of Mexico.Following a letter of award signed earlier in December, the Oslo-listed company said Wednesday that the project contract had been signed.The contract…

Eni, PTTEP Grab Hold of Giant Offshore Block in UAE

Dec 22, 2020

Italian oil and gas firm Eni and Thailand’s national oil company PTTEP have been awarded exploration concession for Offshore Block 3 in the United Arab Emirates, with the concession deal signed with ADNOC on Monday.Eni is the operator with a 70% stake in the Exploration Offshore Block 3…

ONGC Taps Shearwater for Offshore Seismic Survey in India

Dec 21, 2020

Offshore seismic data acquisition services company Shearwater GeoServices has secured a 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition contract by ONGC in the Western Offshore India area. The project is scheduled to start in Q1 2021.The four-month campaign covers two areas totaling around 2…

Polarcus, Sovcomflot in Seismic Survey Deal in Far East

Dec 18, 2020

Oslo-listed marine seismic company Polarcus has signed a memorandum of agreement with Sovcomflot for the use of one of its survey vessels on a project in the Far East.The company said Friday the contract was signed with SCF GEO, a Sovcomflot Group firm…

Shearwater GeoServices in $437M Debt Refinancing Deal

Dec 17, 2020

Offshore seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices has signed new debt and guarantee facilities totaling $437 million, as part of the planned refinancing of the company’s maturing debt. The new facilities include the refinancing of the USD 325…

CGG, PGS, TGS Form Shared Multi-Client Seismic Data Library

Dec 15, 2020

CGG, PGS, and TGS, companies providing seismic data for oil and gas explorers, on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership to offer 'a shared ecosystem' providing direct access to their subsurface multi-client data libraries.'The independent…

Turkey Won't Abandon East Med Rights over EU Sanctions Threat, FM Says

Dec 15, 2020

Turkey will not abandon its rights and interests in the eastern Mediterranean because of possible European Union sanctions or criticism, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.At a summit on Friday, EU leaders agreed to prepare limited…

East Med Dispute: Erdogan Unmoved by EU Sanctions Threat

Dec 10, 2020

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the European Union on Wednesday of never acting honestly towards his country and said Ankara was not concerned by any economic sanctions the bloc might impose on it.EU foreign ministers said on Monday…

East Med Dispute: Turkey Won't Bow to Threats, Erdogan Says as EU Considers Sanctions

Dec 07, 2020

Turkey will not bow to threats in its dispute with Greece and Cyprus over maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday as European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels to discuss the issue.But Erdogan…

Shearwater to Shoot 3D Seismic for Reliance Offshore India

Dec 07, 2020

India's Reliance Industries has awarded a 3D seismic data acquisition contract to seismic survey services provider Shearwater.Under the contract, Shearwater will carry out a 3D survey in the Bay of Bengal, India.The survey is slated to start in the first quarter of 2021 and covers 1…

Brazil: PGS to Resume Campos Basin 3D Seismic Survey in December

Nov 30, 2020

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition company PGS has informed that its Ramform Titan vessel is about to continue the acquisition of the Campos Deepwater GeoStreamer X (Phase 2), a prefunded MultiClient 3D seismic survey with multi-azimuth coverage…

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