Seismic News


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)…

PGS' Ramform Hyperion Vessel in 40-Day 3D Survey Project in Barents Sea

May 19, 2023

Offshore seismic survey specialist PGS said Friday it had executed the final contract with an independent energy company for a 3D survey in the Barents Sea.PGS said the 3D survey would be conducted by the Ramform Hyperion vessel. The project is about to start…

Shell to Use New AI Technology in Deepwater Oil Exploration

May 17, 2023

Shell Plc will use AI-based technology from big-data analytics firm SparkCognition in its deep sea exploration and production to boost offshore oil output, the companies said on Wednesday. SparkCognition's AI algorithms will process and analyze…

PGS Signs Seismic Acquisition Deal for Carbon Storage Project in Norway

May 11, 2023

Norwegian offshore seismic survey firm PGS has entered into a seismic acquisition contract for carbon storage offshore Norway with an independent energy company. The project, with an unnamed client, is scheduled to start in September and has a duration of approximately one month…

TotalEnergies Taps Shearwater for 4D Seismic Surveys West of Shetland

May 11, 2023

TotalEnergies has awarded two 4D seismic survey contracts to Shearwater covering the Laggan, Tormore, and Edradour offshore gas fields, west of Shetland, in the UK.TotalEnergies might also extend the contract to include the Glenlivet field survey…

Innovative Seismic Monitoring Tech Developed for Danish North Sea CO2 Storage Project

May 09, 2023

Partners in Danish carbon capture and storage Project Greensand have developed technology for frequent seismic monitoring of CO2 stored in the Nini West field in the Danish North Sea.'Frequent seismic monitoring is essential for safe and permanent storage of CO2…

Shearwater Bags 4D Survey Offshore Cote d’Ivoire

Apr 26, 2023

Oslo-listed offshore seismic survey services firm Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract for 4D geophysical monitor survey contract in Cote d’Ivoire.Shearwater will use the SW Empress for the operation, which is expected to last approximately two months beginning in May 2023…

SAExploration Set for North Sea Ocean Bottom Node Survey

Apr 14, 2023

Texas-based seismic services company SAExploration on Friday announced the award of two ocean bottom node programs for the North Sea during the 2023 acquisition season. 'Currently SAExploration has commenced mobilization of the required assets…

TGS, DUG Start 2nd Phase of Peninsular Malaysia 3D Reprocessing Project

Apr 13, 2023

Norway-based offshore seismic data firm TGS on Thursday announced the start-up of the 20,347 square kilometers Peninsular Malaysia Stage 2 Regional 3D reprocessing. This second phase of the Peninsular Malaysia reprocessing project is part of…

PGS Secures 3D Seismic Survey Deal

Mar 22, 2023

Norwegian seismic survey firm PGS has secured a 3D exploration acquisition contract with 'a major international energy company.'PGS said in a stock exchange filing on Wednesday that its Ramform Titan vessel was scheduled to mobilize for the survey in late June…

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