Seismic News


Kosmos selects Dolphin for Senegal

Sep 04, 2014

Dolphin Geophysical has been awarded a contract for the acquisition and processing of a 7000sq km SHarp Broadband 3D survey off Senegal by Kosmos Energy. The Dolphin high-capacity 3D vessel Polar Duchess has commenced operations, which will be completed in approximately four months…

Hess contracts Magseis for OBS

Sep 01, 2014

Norway's Magseis has been awarded a contract by Hess Denmark for seabed seismic acquisition in the southern part of the North Sea using the company’s proprietary MASS system and the Artemis Athene. The duration of the contract is estimated…

Lebanon languishes

Sep 01, 2014

As its bid licensing round is delayed again, will Lebanon’s offshore industry ever take off? Sarah Parker Musarra analyzes the current situation and explores the history of the troubled country. In April, Lebanon once again delayed its…

Seeing seismic in 3D

Sep 01, 2014

Shell’s GeoSigns has helped the company find reservoirs like the pre-salt West Boreas field in the Gulf of Mexico and there is more to come. Elaine Maslin reports. Shell’s iScope facilities…

Protecting assets through better data trending

Sep 01, 2014

Elaine Maslin examines how better data trending and a focus on key hubs could help improve ailing production efficiency rates and extend asset life on the UK Continental Shelf and beyond. NI CompactRIO…

TGS to survey offshore Sierra Leone

Aug 26, 2014

TGS announced a new multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Sierra Leone.   The survey, Sierra Leone Block 4A Extension, will add 1000sq km of new 3D data to the existing 6268sq km of 3D data library in Sierra Leone. 'This survey…

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…

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