Seismic News


Norway completes Barents seismic campaign

Aug 21, 2014

Norway's Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has collected 5600km 2D seismic in the northern Barents Sea since July 18, it said today. The acquisition is a continuation of the acquisitions which the NPD has conducted in the southeastern and northern Barents Sea since 2011…

EMGS ups North Energy stake

Aug 20, 2014

Norwegian Seismic acquisition and processing firm Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has increased its stake in exploration firm North Energy to nearly 10% as part of a loan deal.  The NOK75 million convertible bond loan secured EMGS addtional shares in North Energy…

Norway plots out 2016 round

Aug 20, 2014

Norway will award oil and gas licenses in new offshore areas, including in an important Arctic zone bordering Russia, in the first half of 2016, reported Reuters. The agency said Norway's oil and energy ministry, which asked companies…

Shell uses 3D WAZ seismsic technology in Canada

Aug 18, 2014

Shell's Shelburne Basin Venture Exploration Project marks the first time 3D wide azimuth (WAZ) Seismic technology was used in Canada. This technology provides much clearer data in water depths of 1500m to 3500m, 250km to 350km offshore Nova Scotia…

Dolphin awarded seismic contract in South America

Aug 15, 2014

Dolphin's M/V Sanco Sword. Image from Dolphin. Dolphin Geophysical has been awarded a contract extension of approximately 50 days on an ongoing 3D seismic project in South America. 'We are…

3D seismic starts on Spanish Point South

Aug 14, 2014

3D seismic surveying operations have commenced on Frontier Exploration Licence (FEL) 1/14 (Spanish Point South) in the northern Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland. The license, operated by Cairn Energy subsidiary Capricon Ireland, is in 300-650m water depth…

Pemex inks CGG OBC contract

Aug 12, 2014

Pemex has awarded CGG a US$200 million contract for ocean bottom cable (OBC) 3D-4C seismic work in one of the oil company’s most important producing areas, the Ku Maloob Zaap oil field, and the light crude oil fields of the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico…

Kara Sea spudded despite sanctions

Aug 11, 2014

ExxonMobil began exploratory drilling operations in the Kara Sea’s Universitetskaya structure in the East Prinovozemelskiy area on 9 August, defying Western-imposed sanctions against Russian state-owned Rosneft. Drilling on the Universitetskaya-1 well…

Dolphin awarded seismic contract in Pacific region

Aug 08, 2014

Dolphin Geophysical won a 3D seismic contract in the Pacific region of approximately 90 days.  The contract will begin at the end of 4Q 2014 for a non-disclosed large independent oil company. Dolphin will utilize one of their modern high-capacity vessels…

Providence to survey Newgrange

Aug 07, 2014

Irish oil and gas exploration firm Providence Resources agreed to contract with Polarcus MC Ltd. and Seabird Exploration for the provision of the 2500sq km of the 2D data in the Newgrange area, which lies in 1000m water depth in the Goban Spur basin…

TGS inks OBN Gulf of Mexico agreement

Aug 07, 2014

TGS has agreed a multi-year collaboration with FairfieldNodal to develop, plan and execute multi-client Full Azimuth Nodal (FANTM) seismic surveys across a substantial area within the US Gulf of Mexico. The initiative will combine FairfieldNodal's…

Liberia offers offshore blocks

Aug 07, 2014

The Liberian Government and the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) have launched its latest Liberia Basin Bid Round.  The round opened 5 August for three months to 31 October 2014.  It comprises four undrilled offshore petroleum exploration blocks -  LB-6…

Oman offers offshore blocks

Aug 06, 2014

Oman's Ministry of Oil & Gas (MOG) has announced an oil and exploration bid round which includes two blocks offshore. The two offshore blocks 18, 59 are being opened to bidders alongside onshore blocks 43A, 54, 58.  Block 18 is in…

TGS announces GOM campaign

Aug 06, 2014

TGS is to start Snipe Phase 52, a new long-offset 2D multi-client survey in the ultra-deep water, US Central Gulf of Mexico in Q3 this year. The survey, which will take about 100 days, will include 12,000km of data exending to the US-Mexico international boundary…

BHP, BG win Trinidad and Tobago blocks

Aug 04, 2014

A consortium composed of BHP Billiton and BG International won blocks in the recent Trinidad and Tobago offshore bid round, the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs (MEEA) announced. MEEA awarded BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd. and BG International Ltd…

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