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Following Shell victory, South African environmentalists target Searcher project

Just weeks after Royal Dutch Shell Plc was forced by a court to suspend a seismic survey seeking hydrocarbons in South African waters, activists are looking to block another such program.

CGG confirms 2022 phase three of Northern Viking Graben multi-client survey

CGG announced phase three of its dual-azimuth multi-client 3D survey in the Northern North Sea. Initial data from the phase three acquisition are expected to be available in early 2023, and final processed data in early 2024.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador fails to fund offshore seismic program for 2022

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is not allocating funding for the 2022 offshore seismic program and as such, the program will cease for this year. The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association is disappointed with this decision and encourages the Provincial Government to reconsider for this year and to plan an offshore seismic program for 2023.

Shell sends seismic vessel home after South African court loss

The vessel hired by Royal Dutch Shell Plc to look for potential oil and gas fields is on course to leave South African waters after community groups won a court case to temporarily halt the activity.

TGS and WesternGeco continue OBN seismic acquisition in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

TGS and WesternGeco announced the continuation of their ultra-long offset ocean-bottom node acquisition in Green Canyon, U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Data processing and imaging are by WesternGeco.

TDI-Brooks completes geotechnical program in the Gulf of Mexico

TDI-Brooks recently completed a Geotechnical Site Investigation for Beacon Exploration & Production LLC in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The project consisted of heavy geotechnical coring/cone penetration testing with TDI-Brooks’ research vessel, the R/V GYRE.

Managing reservoirs with 4D seismic

Dr. Bill Shea

By accelerating the identification and mapping of production-induced seismic changes, a new 4D feature can enable operators to increase the potential of finding hydrocarbons in poorly drained or overlooked sections of offshore reservoirs.

Shell wins court ruling, to start seismic survey offshore South Africa

A South African court has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell Plc can proceed with a seismic survey offshore the East Coast, after dismissing a legal application by activist groups.

Shell faces pushback over offshore South Africa seismic survey plans

Royal Dutch Shell Plc faces a growing campaign against its plans to conduct a seismic survey of potential oil and gas reservoirs off South Africa’s rugged coastline.

Carbon+Intel: CGG delivers new multi-client screening study for CO2 Storage Sites in UK and Norway Northern North Sea

This Northern North Sea study, available for license, provides an in-depth review of potential CO2 storage plays in a region extending over CGG’s North Viking Graben 3D seismic dataset, including areas in both UK and Norwegian waters.

Petrolern and Stratagraph announce major strategic partnership

Stratagraph, a leader in geological services to the oil and gas industry for the past six decades, announces a new strategic partnership with cutting-edge clean energy technology company, Petrolern LLC.

CGG, TGS and BGP ink deal with Staatsolie for multi-client programs offshore Suriname

The agreement allows the consortium to acquire, promote and license multi-client seismic programs, including new 3D acquisition and legacy data reprocessing, in the shallow water acreage offshore Suriname.

Xodus acquires Ocean Geo Solutions

Energy consultancy Xodus has continued its global expansion with the acquisition of Houston-based data interpretation consultancy Ocean Geo Solutions, adding capabilities in geophysical data processing, interpretation and reporting.

Sercel awarded major seismic equipment contract in North Africa

CGG announced the award to Sercel of a major contract to supply land seismic equipment for a 3D mega-crew survey in North Africa.

Africa Geophysical Services secures 150,000+ Stryde nodes for seismic projects in the Middle East and Africa

The Oman-based land seismic acquisition company will use Stryde systems to obtain better high-definition images for oil and gas exploration across several projects.

Halliburton Landmark launches Geosciences Suite cloud solution

The software combines innovative technology with a tightly integrated, end-to-end suite of workflows to create a complete and connected geoscience solution that enables a subsurface digital twin.

Oceaneering wins survey contract offshore Guyana

Oceaneering International has been awarded a contract from Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited to provide two surveys offshore Guyana.

CGG sells its GeoSoftware business to Topicus.com and Vela Software

CGG S.A. and Topicus.com Inc. announced that CGG has entered into an agreement with Topicus and Vela Software, for the sale of CGG’s GeoSoftware business. The closing of this transaction remains subject to mutually agreed closing conditions.

Exxon walks away from stake in deepwater Ghana block

Exxon Mobil is pulling out of a deep-water oil prospect in Ghana just two years after the west African nation ratified an exploration and production agreement with the U.S. oil titan.

Halliburton, TGS team up to bring advanced seismic imaging to fiber optic sensing

“This solution enables enhanced reservoir understanding for our customers with a lower total cost of ownership relative to conventional 4D seismic,” said Jan Schoolmeesters, executive vice president of TGS Operations and New Energy Solutions.

CGG and dCarbonX sign strategic agreement for decarbonization exploration

CGG has signed a strategic agreement to support dCarbonX in the subsurface assessment of its operated clean energy projects offshore Ireland and the UK, which include geothermal energy and storage sites for CO2, hydrogen and ammonia.

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