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
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

SPOTD Seismic Ship Ramform Titan, Redefining The Term ‘Deep V Hull’

Todays Ship Photo Of The Day (SPOTD) shows the V shaped hull of the Ramform Titan during sea trials. Launched in 2013 this new class of seismic ship claims to be...

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 7

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: 155

Friday, August 28, 2015

Ship Photos of the Day – One of the Strangest-Looking Ships Ever

The Ramform Atlas has to be one of the strangest-looking ships ever built. It is one of two new vessels in the Ramform Titan class of 3D seismic survey vessels...

August 28, 2015
Total Views: 175

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: 35

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: 79

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Rederij Groen Orders More Seismic Research Support Vessels

Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam, part of Damen Shipyards Group, has been contracted today by Dutch shipowner, Rederij Groen (NL) to build a pair of 35-meter seismic research support vessels (SRSVs) plus...

October 23, 2013
Total Views: 8

Friday, August 9, 2013
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SeaBird Exploration’s Northern Explorer Wins Contract in the Med

SeaBird Exploration’s 2D Long Offset Seismic Vessel, Northern Explorer has just been awarded a 150 day, USD $10.5 million contract in the Mediterranean for an undisclosed client. The contract includes...

August 9, 2013
Total Views: 16

Monday, June 24, 2013
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Damen Shipyards Delivers Pair of Seismic “Chasers”

Streamers towed behind a seismic survey vessel are fairly vulnerable when deployed, and extremely costly to replace when damaged or destroyed by vessel traffic. To help mitigate this issue, Damen...

June 24, 2013
Total Views: 16

Thursday, April 25, 2013
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PGS Exercises Option for More Seismic Ships from Mitsubishi Heavy

Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) exercised their option today for two more “Ramform Titan-class” 3D seismic exploration vessels from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI).   The original 2+2 order was placed in...

April 25, 2013
Total Views: 254

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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Engineering News

Mitsubishi Heavy Awards ABB $26 Million Engineering Contract for Pair of 3D Seismic Vessel New Builds

ABB, the Swiss power and automation technology group, announced today they have won a $26 million order to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for two next generation ‘Ramform’ vessels,...

March 13, 2013
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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CGGVeritas Takes a 6% Hit After Brazilian Offshore Deals Fall Through

CGGVeritas, the largest seismic surveyor of oilfields, slumped by the most in more than three months in Paris trading after saying potential deals in Brazil failed to “fully materialize” by...

January 9, 2013
Total Views: 5

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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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Engineering News

DNV Releases New Notation Specific to Seismic Vessels

Seismic vessels are among the most specialized vessels on the ocean, and as such, have very unique operational characteristics. In consultation with key industry players such as WesternGeco, PGS and...

October 2, 2012
Total Views: 33

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Engineering News

Kleven Maritime Commissioned to Build Second Seismic Vessel for Sanco

Norway’s Kleven Maritime said today that it will be constructing a second seismic vessel for Sanco Shipping AS at the company’s Myklebust Verft yard in Norway. The vessel, which will...

May 2, 2012
Total Views: 2

Thursday, March 29, 2012
polarcus amani

Polarcus Amani: High Tech Arctic Seismic Survey Vessel Delivered

The latest high tech arctic seismic vessel, Polarcus Amani, was delivered today by Polarcus Limited (OAX: PLCS).  This ship is seventh 3D seismic vessel to date to join the Polarcus...

March 29, 2012
Total Views: 26

Monday, March 19, 2012
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Hey Fugro…Ever Seen the Movie “The Perfect Storm”?

You’d better take your seasick pills with you because that’s where Statoil is sending you to go shoot seismic… It’s a $40 million contract however and Fugro’s C-Class seismic ships...

March 19, 2012
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fugro Wins Seismic Survey Contracts in East Africa and North Sea

Fugro Geoteam, the marine seismic data acquisition arm Fugro, has been awarded contracts with four major international oil companies for 3D and 4D seismic surveys in East Africa and the...

March 6, 2012
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Norway Eyes Barents Sea Oil With Great Interest, Geoseismic Survey Planned

(Dow Jones) The Norwegian government Wednesday announced it will start a geological survey of what oil and gas assets the Northern part of a previously disputed area in the Barents...

February 8, 2012
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
polarcus amani
Engineering News

Ship Photo of the Day: Giant Motor-Driven Canoe?

Nope, just the latest super high ice class seismic vessel, POLARCUS AMANI .   She’s due for delivery Q1 2012 and is receiving her Polarcus green’s at the Ulstein Verft. POLARCUS...

December 14, 2011
Total Views: 9