Seismic News


TGS in "First-of-its-Kind" 2D-cubed Project Offshore Brazil

Jun 07, 2023

Norwegian company TGS which provides oil and gas firms with seismic data for offshore exploration, on Wednesday announced the Amazonia Azul 2D-cubed project, 'the first of its kind offshore Brazil.' The project, according to TGS, expanded its…

Seismic Surveys: TGS Expands Multi-Client 3D Coverage in Malvinas Basin

Jun 06, 2023

Norwegian seismic data firm TGS on Tuesday announced an expansion of its multi-client 3D coverage in the Malvinas Basin offshore Argentina, called Malvinas 3D Phase III.TGS plans to acquire a ~7,500 square kilometer 3D seismic survey, and upon completion…

CGG's Sercel Sells 6000 Seabed Nodes to Sinopec

Jun 06, 2023

French seismic data firm CGG said Tuesday that its subsidiary Sercel had made a major sale of its GPR300 seabed nodal solution to Sinopec, the Chinese oil and gas exploration, refining, and distribution company. Over 6,000 nodes will be deployed…

Challenger Energy Bids for AREA OFF-3 Offshore License in Uruguay

Jun 05, 2023

Oil and gas company Challenger Energy said Monday it had submitted a bid for and expected to win the rights to the AREA OFF-3 license offshore Uruguay, the sole remaining available block offshore Uruguay.All other offshore exploration licenses are held by energy majors Shell and Apache and YPF…

PXGEO Orders Over 20 Saab Sabertooth AUVs for Offshore Seismic Surveys

Jun 05, 2023

Marine geophysical company PXGEO has ordered more than 20 autonomous underwater vehicles from Saab.The order, for Saab's Sabertooth autonomous underwater vehicle, is worth SEK 620 million (currently around $57,1 million) and deliveries will take place 2023-2025…

PGS Wins 3D Survey Deal in the Mediterranean

Jun 01, 2023

Norwegian seismic service firm PGS has secured a 3D exploration acquisition contract in the Mediterranean with an unnamed 'major international energy company.'PGS will mobilize the Ramform Hyperion seismic vessel for the survey late third quarter…

Eidesvik Offshore to Sell Three Laid Up Seismic Vessels

Jun 01, 2023

Eidesvik Offshore has entered into agreements to sell its three remaining seismic vessels, Veritas Viking, Vantage, and Viking Vision, to two separate buyers. All the vessels are in lay-up and treated as held for sale in the company accounts…

Halliburton Launches Diskos 2.0 NDR for Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

May 31, 2023

Oilfield services company Halliburton has launched the Diskos 2.0 National Data Repository (NDR) for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. According to Halliburton, Diskos 2.0 stores critical exploration and production data and is vital to drive investments in Norway’s oil and gas industry…

PGS Wins Large MultiClient Seismic Survey Project in Norwegian Sea

May 31, 2023

Norwegian marine seismic survey services company PGS has secured industry pre-funding for a large multi-season Multi-client survey in the Norwegian Sea. PGS will acquire the first phase of the survey in 2023 using the Ramform Hyperion seismic survey vessel…

Blue Ocean Seismic Services' Robots Pass "Crucial" Tests in Loch Linne

May 30, 2023

Blue Ocean Seismic Services, a company that describes itself as the marine seismic survey disruptor, said Tuesday that its latest series of trials, held in the Loch Linnhe, Scotland, have confirmed that its autonomous undersea robots can reliably operate…

TGS, PGS, and Schlumberger in 6,885 sqm 3D Seismic Survey Offshore Malaysia

May 30, 2023

TGS, in partnership with PGS and SLB (ex-Schlumberger), has secured pre-funding for a 6,885 square kilometer multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Malaysia in North Luconia Province of the Sarawak Basin. This new acquisition is set to kick off in June 2023…

Chinese Ships Ignore Vietnam Demand to Leave Area Close to Russian-run Offshore Gas Fields

May 26, 2023

A Chinese research ship and five escort vessels were in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Friday, close to gas blocks operated by Russian firms in the South China Sea, a day after Vietnam urged the ships to leave.The Chinese vessel…

TGS and Kongsberg Team Up to Deliver High-quality Data and Digital Solutions for Offshore Wind

May 24, 2023

Norwegian companies TGS and Kongsberg on Wednesday announced a strategic collaboration to jointly develop integrated data and digital solutions for the offshore wind industry. TGS, known for its seismic services in the oil and gas sector, and Kongsberg…

OMV Extends Partnership with CGG for Advanced Seismic Imaging and Reservoir Characterization

May 23, 2023

Seismic data firm CGG has been awarded a new contract by the oil firm OMV to continue operating a dedicated center at its head office in Vienna for an initial three-year period. CGG said that during the contract time, OMV would continue to benefit…

Fugro and Fraunhofer IWES Collaborate on Surveys for German Wind Farm Sites

May 22, 2023

Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency has awarded Fugro a geophysical survey contract for two offshore wind farm sites in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea. Working in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES)…

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