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Polarcus to Cut Jobs, Salaries

Apr 01, 2020

Marine seismic company Polarcus is set to reduce workforce and employees' salaries, and stack survey vessels, as a response to the uncertainty marine seismic industry is facing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and the current low oil prices.Polarcus on Tuesday evening announced cost-cutting measures, which the company expects to save it $15 million in 2020.These include reducing personnel costs onshore and offshore by approximately USD 6…

Fugro Says Completes Middle East's First Uncrewed Geophysical Route Survey

Jun 23, 2020

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has said it has completed the Middle East’s first fully autonomous geophysical shallow-water route survey. Controlled from the remote operations center in Abu Dhabi, an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) captured…

Oceaneering's ROS Wraps Remote Work Campaign on Offshore Rig

May 05, 2020

Offshore services provider Oceaneering has said that its Remotely Operated Survey (ROS) group has completed an Integrated Rig Services campaign Apache.Oceaneering was contracted by Apache Corp. in June 2019 to provide Integrated Rig Services on the Noble Sam Croft drillship…

Hilcorp to Conduct Geohazard Survey in Cook Inlet, Alaska

May 05, 2020

Oil and gas company Hilcorp has received permission from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to carry out a geohazards survey in the federal waters of Cook Inlet, off the coast of Southcentral Alaska. The area to be surveyed is in lower Cook Inlet…

Axxis Geo Completes Middle East Survey Work

May 04, 2020

Oslo-listed seismic survey company Axxis Geo Solutions has said it has completed its ocean-bottom nodes (OBN) project in the Middle East.  'The project was completed with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines and the crew is now demobilizing…

Reach, MMT Score Survey Deal in U.S. Offshore Wind Market

Apr 30, 2020

Equinor Wind US, a U.S. offshore wind business of the Norwegian energy firm Equinor, has awarded a contract for geophysical survey services to MMT, in partnership with Reach Subsea.The contract covers high resolution geophysical, benthic surveys…

TGS, BGP Start Gambito Seismic Survey Offshore The Gambia

Apr 17, 2020

Norwegian seismic company TGS has started a 3D seismic survey offshore The Gambia.The acquisition is being carried out together with the seismic vessel contractor BGP, using the BGP Prospector vessel. 'This vessel steamed south after recently completing another 3D seismic survey in northern Senegal…

Woodside, Reliance Terminate Survey Deals with Shearwater

Apr 14, 2020

Norwegian seismic survey company Shearwater has lost two contracts in the Asia Pacific, joining the likes of Polarcus, SeaBird, EMGS which have all been hit by the recent low oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic situation.Shearwater said Tuesday…

Santos Gets Keraudren Seismic Survey Nod

Apr 13, 2020

Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has approved oil company Santos' application for a 3D seismic marine survey in the Bedout Sub-basin in Commonwealth waters off the coast of Western Australia.At its closest point, the…

First UXO Survey Guidance Launched for Offshore Wind Industry

Apr 10, 2020

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has this week published guidance for the geophysical surveying for unexploded ordnance (UXO) and boulders, supporting subsea cable installation by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of surveys…

BP Terminates Senegal/Mauritania Survey Deal with EMGS

Apr 07, 2020

British oil major BP has terminated the contract with the Norwegian offshore survey company EMGS for a survey in Senegal and Mauritania, where it operates the Tortue Ahmeyim offshore development. As previously reported, EMGS had mobilized its Atlantic Guardian vessel…

Eidesvik's Seismic Source Vessel Charter Cut Short

Apr 02, 2020

Seismic survey company Seabed Geosolutions will return the seismic source vessel Vantage to its owner Eidesvik Offshore earlier than originally planned.Eidesvik said Thursday it had received notice of early re-delivery from Seabed Geosolutions for the Vantage vessel…

Axxis Geo Sees Survey Contract Cancelled

Mar 26, 2020

Marine seismic survey company Axxis Geo Solutions has said a client has canceled a contract for work in the North Sea.Axxis Geo Solutions, specializing in Ocean Bottom Node surveys, said the cancellation was 'on a small contract in the North…

AGS Scores OBN Survey Extension

Mar 19, 2020

Norwegian ocean bottom node seismic surveyor Axxis Geo Solutions (AGS) has won a contract extension for a survey in the Middle East.AGS was in December awarded the original OBN contract that started in January with scheduled completion near the end of the first quarter 2020…

NOAA Begins New England Offshore Study

Mar 16, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries has started a study of Atlantic cod and other commercial fish in Southern New England to gather data on the potential impact of offshore wind development on the species.As part of the three-year study…

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