Friday, January 18, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Judge Blocks Atlantic Seismic Oil Permitting During Shutdown

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – A federal court judge on Friday ruled that the federal government cannot process seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling during the...

January 18, 2019
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Maritime News

After Billion-Barrel Bonanza, BP Goes Global with Seismic Tech

By Ron Bousso LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Buoyed by the success of seismic imaging that found an extra billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is looking...

January 18, 2019
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
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Maritime News

Attorneys General Fire New Salvo in Offshore Drilling Fight Off U.S. East Coast

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Attorneys general from nine coastal states are intervening in a lawsuit aimed at blocking seismic surveys that could help pinpoint oil under Atlantic waters...

December 20, 2018
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Maritime News

Conservation Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Atlantic Seismic Surveying

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec 11 (Reuters) – Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government on Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas...

December 11, 2018
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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Maritime News

Ghost Ships No More: Seismic Vessels Resume Oil and Gas Search as Prices Perk Up

By Florence Tan and Gavin Maguire SINGAPORE, July 5 (Reuters) – A growing fleet of ships is scanning oceans in search of new oil and gas fields as energy companies,...

July 4, 2018
Total Views: 39

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Maritime News

Schlumberger’s Exit From Seismic Seen as a Problem for Oil Firms

OSLO, Feb 28 (Reuters) – The decision by Schlumberger , the world’s largest oil services firm, to exit the offshore seismic segment was a “massive signal” to oil firms about...

February 28, 2018
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Maritime News

Ramform Tethys Tows Record 50 Square Mile Streamer Spread

Subsea surveying company PGS has once again set the record for the world’s largest seismic streamer spread tow covering a surface area of a whopping 50 square miles. The new...

July 14, 2016
Total Views: 44

Monday, January 25, 2016
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Polarcus Sets Record With Largest Man-Made Moving Object On Earth

Dubai-based Polarcus is in the process of acquiring an ultra-wide 3D marine seismic project offshore Myanmar, and is breaking acquisition performance records with the largest man-made moving object on earth....

January 25, 2016
Total Views: 161

Thursday, December 3, 2015
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Maritime News

Norway in Talks With Russia on Oilfield Survey Regulation

By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Norway is holding talks with Russia on rules for seismic studies of oil and gas fields on each side of their maritime border in the...

December 3, 2015
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Maritime News

MV Sanco Sword Tows Record-Setting Seismic Streamer Spread

Norway-based Dolphin Geophysical has claimed the mobilization of the “world’s largest floating object” by deploying a seismic streamer spread covering a total area of 12 square kilometers off the coast...

March 25, 2015
Total Views: 37

Friday, September 19, 2014
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Seismic Survey Ops to Continue in the Kara Sea Despite Sanctions

Dolphin Geophysical received confirmation today from the Export Control Division of the Norwegian Foreign Department that the recently announced seismic contract in the Kara Sea is not subject to the...

September 19, 2014
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Saturday, July 19, 2014
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New Seismic Surveys Likely Off U.S. East Coast

The Obama administration on Friday approved a plan that would allow companies to assess oil resources off the Atlantic Coast, angering environmental groups that worried the plan will harm marine life and open the door to offshore drilling.

July 19, 2014
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Friday, April 18, 2014
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SPOTD: CGG’s Geo Coral Drags a Full Spread

The survey vessel MV Geo Coral is one of four C-class seismic survey vessels in CGG Veritas’ global fleet and was contracted by BG Group to acquire seismic data offshore...

April 18, 2014
Total Views: 81

Monday, April 7, 2014
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Ships Move World’s Largest Floating Object

The sheer expanse of the world’s oceans is beyond the realm of comprehension for most.  Only those have crossed oceans from a sea-level perspective, or perhaps long-haul airline pilots, can...

April 7, 2014
Total Views: 79

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Seismic streamers

Joint Seismic Acquisition Project Gets Strong Industry Support

A total of 33 oil and gas companies have now signed on to take part in a joint seismic acquisition project to map a new area of the Norwegian arctic in an effort to reduce costs and increase the quality of data.

February 25, 2014
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Chevron Signs Agreement to Conduct Deepwater Exploration Offshore Morocco

By Saabira Chaudhuri Chevron Corp. (CVX) has signed petroleum agreements related to three offshore areas in Morocco, a push to expand its footprint in frontier basins. The oil and gas...

January 23, 2013
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chinese Fishing Vessels “Accidentally” Cut Seismic Streamers in South China Sea

(Bloomberg) — Chinese fishing vessels accidentally cut the cables of a Vietnam Oil & Gas Group seismic ship doing work in Vietnam-controlled waters of the South China Sea, according to...

December 4, 2012
Total Views: 12