Seismic News


Sovcomflot Returns Seismic Vessel to Polarcus

Sep 29, 2020

Russian firm Sovcomflot has returned the offshore seismic vessel Ivan Gubkin to its owner Polarcus.The 14-streamer 3D seismic vessel - originally named Polarcus Amani - had been on a charter with Sovcomflot since 2017 and should've stayed with Sovcomflot for five and a half years…

SeaBird Loses South America Contract. Explores Entry into Renewables

Sep 29, 2020

Norwegian seismic survey company SeaBird Exploration has seen a contract in South America terminated.Under the terms of the letter of award announced in April, the source contract in South America should have started in Q3, with a duration of about 30 - 45 days…

U.S., Greece Call for Peaceful Resolution of East-Med Maritime Disputes

Sep 28, 2020

The United States and Greece called on Monday for a peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the east Mediterranean as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a two-day trip to Greece amid increased regional tension over energy resources…

PGS Completes Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Seismic Surveys

Sep 23, 2020

Norwegian seismic surveyor PGS has completed the acquisition of three new 3D seismic surveys offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.The company Wednesday that the initial first fast-track results would be delivered in Q4 2020, with final…

SeaBird Exploration Wins Seismic Work in Gulf of Mexico

Sep 22, 2020

Oslo-listed seismic surveyor SeaBird Exploration has said it has secured a new contract in the Gulf of Mexico.SeaBird said Monday it had received a letter of award for an Ocean Bottom Node source contract in the Gulf of Mexico. The company did…

Magseis Fairfield Bags Gulf of Mexico OBN Contract

Sep 21, 2020

Oslo-listed provider of ocean bottom node survey services Magseis Fairfield has secured an OBN survey contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with an unnamed client.Magseis Fairfield said Monday the contract 'with a repeat customer' was for a deepwater…

Shearwater in Large Towed Streamer 3D Survey Off Suriname

Sep 21, 2020

Norwegian marine seismic services company Shearwater GeoServices said Monday it had been awarded a contract by Malaysia's Petronas for work offshore Suriname.The award is for a large towed streamer 3D seismic survey over Petronas' Block 52, offshore Suriname…

Erdogan: Oruc Reis Seismic Vessel Not Done with East Med Surveys

Sep 17, 2020

President Tayyip Erdogan told German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a video call on Wednesday that the docking of Turkey's Oruc Reis seismic survey vessel for maintenance does not mean its operations in the eastern Mediterranean are done, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said…

UK to Release 'Extremely Valuable' Historic North Sea Seismic Data

Sep 15, 2020

The UK oil and gas regulator Oil and Gas Authority will release historic North Sea seismic data, saying the move will be beneficial both for oil and gas explorers and those looking for carbon capture and hydrogen storage sites.'Explorers, organizations…

Turkey's Seismic Vessel Oruc Reis Returns to Antalya

Sep 14, 2020

Turkey's seismic research vessel Oruc Reis returned to waters near the southern province of Antalya on Sunday, Refinitiv data showed, a move Greece said was a positive first step in easing tensions over offshore natural resources.But Turkish…

Sovcomflot Keeps Polarcus' Vyacheslav Tikhonov Vessel for Three More Years

Sep 11, 2020

Russian company Sovmcomflot has decided to extend the charter of Polarcus' Vyacheslav Tikhonov seismic vessel for three years, but might redeliver the Ivan Gubkin vessel back to the Oslo-listed owner.The Vyacheslav Tikhonov, owned by Polarcus…

PGS Completes Seismic Survey Offshore Angola. Fast-Track Data in Q4

Sep 08, 2020

Norwegian seismic data acquisition firm PGS has completed a large seismic survey offshore Angola using the 2008-built Ramform Sovereign vessel.The 2020 PGS Namibe Basin survey connects the 3D seismic coverage of southern Angola with PGS seismic data library coverage in Namibia…

Canada's OFG Acquires PGS' Towed Streamer CSEM System

Sep 07, 2020

PGS, Norway-based oil and gas seismic data specialist, has signed a deal with Ocean Floor Geophysics, (OFG) under which OFG has acquired the exclusive rights to use the hardware, software and intellectual property associated with the PGS towed…

AGS Signs Seismic Data Licensing Deal with IOC

Sep 04, 2020

Ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic company Axxis Geo Solutions has signed a data licensing agreement with an unnamed international oil company. AGS said Friday the sale was related to the company’s OBN Seismic Data Library over Utsira in Norway…

Magseis Fairfield Gets Gulf of Mexico LOA

Sep 02, 2020

Marine seismic data acquisition company Magseis Fairfield has received a conditional Letter of Award from an undisclosed multiclient company for a four-month Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) survey in the Gulf of Mexico.'The survey is anticipated to start in the beginning of April 2021…

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