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Seabed Acquisition Seeing Healthier Spend

Feb 08, 2019

The seismic market is rebounding in fits and starts from its low point a year ago, and seabed acquisition is seeing a healthier spend than towed streamer acquisition, according to ION.“The seabed acquisition business was growing well before the downturn. Now it’s coming back strongly,” said Chris Usher, executive vice president and chief operating officer, E&P operations optimization at ION.He attributes…

SeaBird Scores Contract Extension

Mar 12, 2019

SeaBird Exploration announced Tuesday that its contract for the Eagle Explorer with CGG has been extended by approximately 80 days for another survey in Northern Europe. The contract is now firm until August 15, 2019, with further options for CGG to extend with up to 60 days…

Kraken Debuts New Synthetic Aperture Sonar

Mar 06, 2019

A new synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) unveiled this week by Kraken Robotics Inc. is designed to provide ultra high definition seabed mapping with superior area coverage rates, according to the developer.'Kraken’s latest development, the AquaPix MINSAS-240 sensor…

EMGS Confirms Equinor Data Contract

Mar 04, 2019

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) said it has entered into final contracts with Equinor for a range of seismic data across the Norwegian continental shelf.The final deal includes both licensing of Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea and North Sea data from EMGS’s existing multi-client library…

Exxon Resumes Seismic Survey in Guyana

Feb 27, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp has resumed seismic exploration for oil and gas off of the coast of Guyana after halting work in December due to a run-in with the Venezuelan navy, a Guyanese government official said on Tuesday.Vessels have been able to travel unimpeded since the incident…

Benthic Begins Survey for Equinor in Brazil

Feb 12, 2019

Global geosciences company Benthic has begun operations for Equinor on a four-month geotechnical campaign in the BM-C-33 and BM-S-8 blocks located off the coast of Brazil.Mobilization of PROD3 (Portable Remotely Operated Drill) onto the MV Sable…

TGS Offers Higher-than-expected Dividend

Feb 07, 2019

TGS, a provider of seismic data for the oil industry, proposed on Thursday a higher-than-expected dividend despite lower-than-expected profits in the fourth quarter and said demand from oil companies would continue picking up this year.Seismic…

Seismic Uptick Suggests New Wave of Recovery

Feb 05, 2019

Amid mixed reports on the health of the offshore supply chain, the underreported seismic services segment — a bellwether of eventual market growth or decline — is showing signs that another wave of market recovery is just a year away.Oslo-based…

Polarcus Awarded 3D project in West Africa

Jan 28, 2019

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus said it has been awarded a contract for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa.The project will commence in the first quarter of 2019 with an approximate duration of six weeks.

SeaBird Scoops Two Contract Extensions

Jan 24, 2019

Marine seismic surveyor SeaBird Exploration announced Thursday it has secured extensions for two existing contracts.The contract for the 2D/3D shallow water vessel Voyager Explorer, which is working on an ocean bottom node survey in the Far East…

Polarcus Wins 3D Seismic Project Off Mexico

Jan 24, 2019

UAE-based marine geophysical company Polarcus announced Thursday it has been awarded a 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore Mexico for an unnamed customer.Polarcus said the project duration is approximately 45-days and is scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2019.

BP Goes Global with Seismic Tech

Jan 18, 2019

Buoyed by the success of seismic imaging that found an extra billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is looking to take its latest technology to Angola and Brazil.The software used in the Gulf, based on an algorithm created by Xukai Shen…

Ocean Infinity to Conduct AUV Surveys for Petrobras

Jan 16, 2019

U.S. based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity announced Wednesday that its Brazilian partner has been awarded a contract to provide high-resolution hydrographic mapping services to Brazilian national oil company Petrobras…

Exxon Ships Have Not Returned to Disputed Area off Guyana

Jan 11, 2019

Seismic research vessels hired by Exxon Mobil to explore for oil off Guyana's coast have not returned to the site of a December incident with Venezuela's navy, but they may in the future, Guyana's foreign minister said on Thursday.Guyana, with no history of oil production…

Gardline Names Vermeijden CEO

Jan 09, 2019

Marine survey company Gardline has appointed Christiaan Vermeijden as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Vermeijden will replace Gardline's current interim CEO, Gerben Eggink.Vermeijden joins the U.K. based Royal Boskalis Westminster N…

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