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OGA Invites Tenders for UK Govt Funded Seismic Surveys

April 21, 2016

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has issued an invitation to tender (ITT) for the 2016-2017 UK Government funded seismic acquisition and processing. According to OGA, the recipients of the contract will be required to survey areas over South West Britain including the Celtic Sea, Western English Channel, Irish Sea and the East Shetland Platform. Furthermore, a… Continue Reading »

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Polarcus in Indonesia Shoot

April 13, 2016

Seismic player Polarcus has received a letter of intent (LOI) from an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic deal in Indonesia. The survey will be acquired by utilizing Polarcus’ XArray technique, the company said in Oslo Stock Exchange filing on Tuesday. Cameron Astill, senior vice president Asia Pacific, said: “It is a significant milestone to… Continue Reading »

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PGS to Start Aasta Hansteen Shoot in May

April 10, 2016

PGS is set to start the acquisition of a new 4.400 sq. kilometers 3D GeoStreamer survey over the Aasta Hansteen area in the Norwegian Sea, in May 2016. The survey is planned to be completed in August 2016. Fast track data will be available four months after the final shot. This pre-funded multi-client project is situated on the Nyk… Continue Reading »

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Kenya Set for Busy Year in Oil, Gas Exploration

April 5, 2016

Amidst a flurry of farm-in activity, several drilling and data acquisition operations are scheduled to take place in Kenya this year in an effort to turn the East-African nation into a significant oil and gas producer. Tullow Oil plc is on the verge of testing a basin bounding structural closure in Kenya’s previously undrilled Kerio… Continue Reading »

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Malaysia Opens Its Waters to Multi-Client Surveys

April 5, 2016

Malaysian offshore waters have, for the first time, opened to the multi-client seismic model, TGS informed. The move came as a result of a new initiative by Petronas to stimulate offshore E&P investment activity. A consortium comprising of PGS, TGS and Schlumberger WesternGeco, the industry’s three largest multi-client companies, have won the tender for the rights to… Continue Reading »

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Polarcus Wraps Up 3D Shoot for Chariot Off Brazil

April 3, 2016

Polarcus has completed 3D seismic survey offshore Brazil for Chariot Oil & Gas. The survey covers 100% Chariot operated BAR-M-292, BAR-M-293, BAR-M-313 and BAR-M-314 licences in the Barreirinhas basin, offshore Brazil. Polarcus A-Class 3D seismic vessel, Polarcus Alima, conducted the survey work. This survey was comprised of approximately 785km² of data targeting a number of leads that had… Continue Reading »

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Spectrum Begins 2D Shoot Offshore Brazil

April 1, 2016

Spectrum has started a 10,400 kilometer multi-client 2D survey offshore Brazil in the Amazonas and Para Maranhao basins. Data is being acquired with a 12,000 meter cable to record data necessary to understand the basins architecture as well as image the prospective zones in the mid and lower Cretaceous sections, the company said. The data… Continue Reading »

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Gabon Extends Bid Deadline for Deep Water Acreage

March 24, 2016

Gabon has extended bid submission deadline for participation in the new 11th licensing round which will focus on five blocks covering the country’s deep water acreage in the South Gabon Salt Basin.  The round was formally opened on October 27, 2015 by Minister for Petroleum, Etienne Dieudonné Ngoubou at the 22nd Africa Oil Week conference in… Continue Reading »

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Polarcus Snaps Up Dolphin’s Streamer Package

March 23, 2016

Oslo-listed seismic contractor, Polarcus, has acquired a complete marine seismic in-sea acquisition system from bankrupt seismic player Dolphin Geophysical. Dolphin filed for bankruptcy in December last year after failing to secure financial support to keep the business afloat. The company’s UK business is still in operation. Polarcus acquired the streamer package for a price of USD 11.5 million…. Continue Reading »

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Polarcus Begins Brazil Shoot

March 12, 2016

Polarcus has kicked off production in the first of a series of three 3D seismic projects offshore Brazil. The project is being acquired using the Polarcus A-Class 3D seismic vessel, Polarcus Alima. The first project is being acquired for Chariot Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda and the duration of the combined campaign is seven months. According to… Continue Reading »

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