Category Archives: Seismic Survey


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 »


Polarcus Wins More Work

February 29, 2016

Polarcus has received multiple awards which together extend the fleet backlog by six vessel months, the Oslo-listed company said on Friday. The projects will be carried out by multiple Polarcus vessels and start in Q1 and Q2 2016. Duncan Eley, Polarcus COO, said: “Two of the awards are extensions of current projects. Such extensions reflect the… Continue Reading »


CGG Gears for Mexico Survey

February 24, 2016

CGG will start a multi-client airborne gravity and magnetic survey offshore Mexico, the company said Monday. The Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) has authorized the program, which will include the acquisition of approximately 200,000 line kilometers over six areas across the Mexican Gulf of Mexico. Data acquisition should begin in March 2016 and is anticipated to take twelve… Continue Reading »


PGS Completes Namibia Shoot

February 22, 2016

Chariot Oil & Gas has completed its 3D seismic survey in Blocks 2312 & 2412A offshore Namibia in conjunction with its partners AziNam (20%), NAMCOR (10%) and Ignitus (5%). The survey, which started in January this year, comprised approximately 2,600km² of data and was conducted by PGS Exploration (UK). Following the analysis of the 2D… Continue Reading »


PGS in Nordland Ridge Survey

February 21, 2016

PGS will conduct a 8 200 sq. km survey of the Nordland Ridge area of the Norwegian Sea, starting early May and to be completed in 2016, the company informed on Thursday. This prefunded GeoStreamer project extends the existing PGS library coverage of the Halten Terrace to provide a regional dataset of over 29 000 sq. km…. Continue Reading »


Loss Widens for PGS

February 17, 2016

Oslo-listed seismic player, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), has posted net loss of $334.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with $93.6 million loss in the corresponding period in 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the company generated revenues of $229.3 million, down some 47 percent, when compared to $430.1 million a year earlier. Full-year revenues were… Continue Reading »


Polarcus in 4D Shoot Offshore Norway

February 15, 2016

Polarcus has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) for a 4D project over a field offshore Norway. This will be the 8th monitor survey over the field and is part of an improved oil recovery (IOR) plan, Polarcus said. The survey is due to start in May 2016 and will run for approximately eight weeks. Commenting on the award… Continue Reading »


CGG Acquires Airborne Gravity and Magnetic Survey Off South Africa

January 25, 2016

CGG is set to start a multi-client airborne gravity and magnetic survey offshore South Africa. The Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA) has authorized the program which will extend across two blocks totaling approximately 78,000 line kilometers. The survey areas are located offshore Cape Agulhas (West Bredasdorp area) and offshore Durban (Eastern Margin area). Data acquisition is… Continue Reading »


PGS Wraps Up Fortaleza Shoot Offshore Brazil

January 24, 2016

PGS has completed acquisition of the 7 300 sq. km Ceará Basin “Fortaleza” Multi-Client 3D survey on the Equatorial Margin of Brazil. The survey marks the first use of a Ramform Titan-class vessel, the Ramform Atlas, in Brazil, the company said. Fast-track time migration seismic data is ready for licensing now, and final pre-stack time and pre-stack… Continue Reading »


Polarcus Breaking Records Off Myanmar

January 23, 2016

Seismic player Polarcus informed it is setting new acquisition performance records in its 3D marine seismic project offshore Myanmar. Namely, the company’s seismic vessel, Polarcus Amani, is towing an in-sea configuration that measures 1.8 kilometers wide across the front ends. With each of the ten streamers separated by 200m, the total area covered by the spread… Continue Reading »

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