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ADNOC taps China’s BGP for world’s largest 3D onshore/offshore seismic survey project

The award underscores the important role seismic surveying plays in enabling ADNOC to identify and explore new hydrocarbon resources as highlighted by the recent major discoveries of recoverable unconventional oil resources and conventional oil reserves.

CGG, Magseis complete North Sea’s largest OBN seismic survey

Covering two highly prospective areas of the UK Continental Shelf, the OBN Cornerstone 2020 survey project represented a total of 813,000 man-hours with zero Lost Time Incidents.

TGS announces new Brazilian seismic acquisition projects

TGS will mobilize the COSL vessel HYSY720 to commence acquisition of the Espirito Santo 3D survey by year-end.

CGG wins Offshore Malaysia seismic reprocessing contracts from PTTEP

PTTEP expects the resulting high-quality images will improve the definition of producing reservoirs, enable enhanced planning and drilling of future wells, and open up new plays for near-field exploration at deeper intervals.

Schlumberger launches definitive dynamic survey-while-drilling service

TruLink service provides high-definition wellbore architecture surveys to enhance end-to-end well construction operations.

Welltec wins role in DOE’s enhanced geothermal systems project

Welltec has been awarded a crucial role in a project funded by the US Department of Energy and led by the University of Oklahoma, to illustrate that near-field Enhanced Geothermal Systems can be successfully deployed.

CGG launches Walker Ridge reimaging program in the Gulf of Mexico

The Walker Ridge program covers approximately 300 OCS blocks including two priority areas of significant industry interest. Advanced proprietary imaging technologies will be applied to this program to unlock the full potential of existing seismic data and provide significant uplift in subsurface imaging.

CGG’s smart data solutions business wins data management contracts

Given the current industry context, these awards reflect the continued high priority that clients have on digitalizing and thus enhancing the value of their legacy data.

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.

Combining borehole images with deep shear wave imaging technology

Stefan Schimschal, Dr. Stephen Fayers, Nicklas Ritzmann, Martin Cox, Baker Hughes; Iain White, Tullow Oil

Integrating imaging methods reveals sub-seismic features in the reservoir section and leads to a more accurate structural model of the subsurface.

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.