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CGG commences second phase of largest OBN multi-client survey in UK CNS

CGG announced completion of the first phase of its multi-year program to deliver the largest OBN multi-client survey ever acquired in the UK Central North Sea and immediate commencement of the second acquisition phase.

CGG supports Australia’s acreage release

The industry-first basin-wide survey represents Phase II in CGG’s Gippsland ReGeneration reprocessing and acquisition project. Blocks V20-3 and V20-4 in the newly released Australian acreage are covered by the project.

Fugro awarded ONGC 3-year contract for integrated survey services fourth time in a row

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) in India has awarded Fugro a 3-year contract to provide integrated survey services for the fourth consecutive time.

Explor, Halliburton and AWS collaborate on cloud-based seismic data processing

"This outcome will drive a step-change in seismic data processing and is a key stepping-stone in the digital transformation of the global seismic industry. By reducing both timelines and the CAPEX burden on seismic data processors, the industry will be able to scale on demand as we acquire ever-increasing seismic trace densities," said Allan Châtenay, President of Explor.

Geoteric launches Collaborative AI and Geoteric Stratum seismic interpretation products

Collaborative AI enhances traditional interpretation, and efficiently extracts faults from seismic data at the click of a button – no requirement for network training. By moving from line by line manual analysis to Collaborative AI, the interpretation is augmented with artificial intelligence, which enables faster and more accurate results.

Cuttings Alliance launches RockProp to improve reservoir characterization

Stratagraph, a pioneer in providing mud logging and pressure detection services to the global oil and gas industry, has launched new RockProp advanced reservoir analysis software in partnership with its Cuttings Alliance consortium.

CGG adds second azimuth to Northern Viking Graben multi-client survey

CGG announced the commencement of a new multi-client 3D survey in the Northern North Sea. The survey will provide a second azimuth over CGG’s existing Northern Viking Graben (NVG) multi-client 3D survey and extend into open acreage on offer in the UK 32nd License Round.

TGS completes its East Coast Canada facies map browser and play fairway analysis

Using data acquired in partnership with PGS, this study offers seamless subsurface interpretation for the entire offshore East Coast Canada and is available for immediate licensing.

Turkey delays seismic work in disputed waters to defuse Greek tensions

Ankara is seeking a discussion with Athens about issues surrounding the countries’ continental shelves, air space and offshore hydrocarbon exploration, Ibrahim Kalin said in a televised interview with CNNTurk news channel.

Turkey ignores Greece’s dispute, moves on with Mediterranean seismic surveys

Tensions between Turkey and Greece have flared over issues such as oil and gas exploration in the shared waters of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas as well as flow of refugees through Turkey to European countries.

Fugro completes Phase 1 of site investigation contract for Qatargas North Field

Fugro has completed the first phase of their multidisciplinary offshore site investigation for Qatargas’ North Field Production Sustainability’s Compression Phase.

Ocean Infinity completes AUV-based seismic acquisition offshore Guyana

The project involved acquiring high-resolution geophysical and geotechnical data through the simultaneous deployment of multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), in water depths of between 70m and 2150m over an area of approximately 3,100 square km.

CGG GeoSoftware and Alibaba Cloud collaborate to support the E&P industry with cloud geoscience technologies

Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is the third largest cloud service provider in the world, and holds the number one market share position in Asia Pacific, according to Gartner, a leading research and advisory company.

Zupt completes Gulf of Mexico remote metrology survey

Houston-based Zupt LLC has been completing metrologies remotely, without offshore survey personnel, since 2017 and is believed to be only company with the end-to-end ability to complete spool/jumper metrologies in this way.

Fugro completes Middle East’s first uncrewed geophysical route survey

Controlled from their remote operations center in Abu Dhabi, an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) captured a full range of geophysical data across a survey area some 40 km out from the coast of Abu Dhabi to support a client’s critical project entirely remotely.

DUG, Fairfield sign multi-client reprocessing and imaging agreement

Fairfield Geotechnologies and DUG Technology signed a comprehensive strategic agreement that includes the reprocessing and imaging of over 5,000 square miles of multi-client seismic data.

Gabon expands 3D seismic access for offshore licensing round

Gabon’s Directorate General of Hydrocarbons and PGS have just expanded the Gabon MegaSurvey coverage, significantly increasing access to 3D seismic over the 35 blocks on offer under the ongoing 12th Offshore Licensing Round.

Neptune Energy completes OBN seismic survey offshore Egypt

Neptune Energy announced the successful completion of an ocean bottom node (OBN) multiclient survey in the North West El Amal block, offshore Egypt, delivering promising results for further analysis.

TDI-Brooks completes MSGBC basin field data acquisition program offshore West Africa

TDI-Brooks International, under contract to TGS, has completed its offshore “seep-hunting” surface geochemical analysis and geotechnical campaign of the MSGBC Basin, from Northern Senegal through The Gambia and AGC zone, into Guinea-Bissau down to the Guinea transform fault.

ION to divest land seismic equipment JV for $12 million

ION Geophysical has entered into an agreement to sell its 49% equity stake in INOVA Geophysical Equipment Limited for $12 million.