Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a contract for seismic survey work with energy giant Shell.
A US technology firm is to receive almost £300,000 in funding to develop seismic surveys of the North Sea.
Searcher Seismic has completed its 2D seismic survey in Papua New Guinea.
Norwegian shipping firm GC Rieber has secured a 45-day contract for its Polar Marquis vessel in the Black Sea.
Seismic data specialist SeaBird Exploration will carry out 2D multi-client survey work in north west Europe during this coming summer season.
Seismic survey specialist Polarcus has begun a new multi-client project over the Vulcan sub-basin, offshore Australia.
A £20million programme of seismic surveys aimed at reinvigorating exploration in the North Sea has got off to a flying start, the UK oil and gas industry’s regulator said yesterday. It was thought the work would get under way at the beginning of August, but vessels have been surveying since July 21. The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said more than 1,400 linear miles have been covered since then, with three vessels currently engaged in the task.
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has embarked on a 15,550sq km seismic survey offshore Uruguay using its GeoStreamer technology and the survey vessel Ramform Vanguard.
Chariot Oil & Gas has contracted a 3,500 sq km 3D seismic survey over Block C19 offshore Mauritania to be carried out by Fugro-Geoteam in water depths ranging 30-2,000m
Cairn Energy is kicking off a 3D seismic survey of the Cap Juby Maritime blocks offshore southern Morocco following its acquisition of Nautical Petroleum.
Towering above the waves in the middle of the North Sea, the ageing Forties Alpha platform should be nearing the end of its life.
STATOIL is embarking on the most ambitious offshore Arctic exploration drilling campaign ever attempted, with targets in the Barents Sea, to the north-west and east of Russia, west of Greenland and eastern Canada.
Privately-owned oil exploration firm Caithness Petroleum has set its sights on a new target in the Inner Moray Firth.
A strategically important exploration well being drilled to the south of the Falkland Islands is expected to complete within the next 10 days or so.
Cairn Energy is making preparations to start a 1,500sq km 3D seismic survey over part of its recently awarded Gulf of Valencia permits in the Spanish sector of the Western Mediterranean Sea.
A new 3D seismic survey offshore Greenland is poised to be carried out in 2012 as the hunt for hydrocarbons in the Arctic region continues.
OIL majors BP, Eni, Statoil and Total, plus US independent Cobalt International Energy, have finally secured "pre-salt" acreage offshore Angola, a year after the West African country indicated that they were in the running for production sharing contracts.
Falklands oil and gas explorer Rockhopper Exploration is to boost its holdings in the region by agreeing a farm-in with Desire Petroleum which could extend its Sea Lion discovery.
WITH one exploration well about to start, another in progress and an extensive seismic survey about to kick off, activity in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea is hotting up.
NORWEGIAN geoscience firm TGS is to carry out a 3D seismic survey over 1,553 square miles west of Shetland.
AIM-LISTED Serica Energy has been awarded further acreage in the Irish sector of the Atlantic Frontier comprising Rockall Basin blocks 5/17, 5/18, 5/22, 5/23, 5/27 and 5/28.
ISLAND Oil & Gas has declined its option with Lansdowne Celtic Sea to farm into its SEL4/07 encompassing part blocks, 49/11(p), 49/12(p), 49/13(p), 49/17(p) and 49/18(p), in the Celtic Sea offshore Ireland.