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TGS kicks off latest 3D survey offshore Africa

TGS has has fired first shot to commence a new survey in the MSGBC Basin, offshore north-west Africa. The Senegal Ultra-Deep offshore 3D survey covers over 4500km2, with a modern broadband acquisition set-up.

Schlumberger introduces intelligent wireline formation testing platform

Schlumberger introduced the Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform, leveraging a new architecture and metrology for enhanced performance, enabling dynamic reservoir characterization in all conditions, including where previously impossible.

CGG Geoscience delivers multi-year study to Kuwait Gulf Oil Company ahead of schedule

The co-located team worked together to integrate recently acquired and processed 3D seismic data covering the entire onshore PZ, with multiple geological, petrophysical and production data sets to deliver a robust portfolio of exploration prospects and leads as well as asset development infill opportunities for the existing fields.

GEOEnhanced Technologies completes electro-seismic demonstration on tribal lands

The company released details of the test indicating that a total of twelve test shots were performed at locations selected by the tribe and covering areas in both North and South Dakota.

Schlumberger begins wide-azimuth survey, including Zama-1, in Campeche, Mexico

Schlumberger will start a new 5,080-km2 wide-azimuth (WAZ) multiclient survey in the Salina del Istmo Basin in the Gulf of Mexico Bay of Campeche, providing the first 3D coverage over this shallow-water target area that includes the recent Zama-1 discovery.

TGS acquisitions, deepwater node firsts accelerate growth

Achievements include new technologies in key basins; strengthening position in the South Atlantic; further growth onshore; enhancing imaging and efficiencies; and expanding the value chain through data and analytics.

Sercel introduces new broadband ocean bottom node

CGG Sercel’s new GPR ocean bottom node leverages the proven high performance of Sercel’s QuietSeis broadband digital sensor technology to collect superior data for accurate seismic imaging compared to data collected by conventional sensors.

ION announces new 2D multi-client program offshore West Africa

ION Geophysical announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore West Africa. The industry-supported NamibeSPAN program covers the underexplored Namibe basin offshore southern Angola.

What's new in exploration

William (Bill) Head, Contributing Editor

Rank and exploration may be like jumbo and shrimp

Shearwater returns to Turkey for new acquisition and processing contract

The survey covers an area of 6,200 km2 and includes fast-track processing, followed by full time and depth processing. The 4-month project starts in Q3 2019 and will be conducted by the Polar Empress immediately after its completion of a full North Sea summer season.

Shearwater awarded two Barents Sea 3D acquisition contracts

Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a master services agreement by Lundin Norway, and new Isometrix seismic acquisition projects for Lundin and Spirit Energy Norway in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.

Schlumberger and TGS announce new 3D multiclient reimaging project in Egyptian Red Sea

The project will comprise reimaging data from three overlapping seismic surveys totaling 3,600 km2 that were acquired between 1999 and 2008—the only available 3D data in this part of the Red Sea.

CGG awarded offshore Eastern Canada imaging project by BHP

In line with its continued investments in high-end imaging technology, supercomputing capacity and digitalization, CGG will employ its FWI and least-squares migration algorithms over the entire survey area of more than 10,000 km².

TGS enhances production data offering with Lasser acquisition

Lasser owns, maintains and licenses a nationwide U.S. well production database. The data will be added to TGS’ current Well Performance Database and provides TGS clients access to previously unavailable historical production data.

ION to get new trial in WesternGeco lost profits litigation

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas refused WesternGeco's request to reinstate a $100 million lost profits award against ION Geophysical, and instead ordered a new trial to determine what lost profits, if any, WesternGeco is entitled to from surveys performed by ION's customers outside of the United States.

CGG upgrades 2019 financial objectives on strong seismic data sales

CGG announced that its third quarter 2019 segment revenue is expected to be above $350 million, based on strong multi-client sales in the range of $160 million (including transfer fees) and steady demand for Geoscience technology and equipment.

Perupetro, Searcher Seismic agree on offshore Peru multi-client campaign

Searcher Seismic has reached agreement with Perupetro to produce four new multi-disciplinary projects as part of its Offshore Peru multi-client campaign.

CGG begins new Brazil pre-salt 3D broadband survey

With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks, the data is being acquired by the Geo Caribbean, and a portion of the survey will provide 3D data coverage where no other 3D data currently exists.

TGS completes acquisition of Spectrum

Kristian Johansen, CEO of TGS, said “The acquisition fits well with our asset-light business model and provides significant momentum to deliver on our long-term strategy. Further, the combination of TGS and Spectrum has been well received by our clients who will benefit from our comprehensive data library, quality and service.”

ION aligns with Danish Energy Agency on new 3D reimaging program offshore Denmark

ION Geophysical announced a new 3D multi-client reimaging program offshore Denmark, aligned with the Danish Energy Agency's objective to boost exploration activity by providing a modern, affordable 3D depth-imaged data set.