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Chinese Survey Ship Leaves Malaysian Waters After Standoff

May 15, 2020

A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a month-long standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), shipping data showed on Friday.Since mid-April, the Haiyang Dizhi 8 had been surveying in the EEZ, close to where a drillship contracted by Malaysian state oil firm Petronas had been operating in waters claimed by Malaysia…

Fugro Done with Geophysical Work at Qatar's North Sea Field

Jul 21, 2020

Fugro has completed the first phase of its offshore site investigation for Qatargas’ North Field Production Sustainability’s Compression Phase.The Dutch company started the fieldwork started in March. The first phase marks the completion of the geophysical scope…

Chinese Ships Intruded into Malaysian Waters 89 Times in Four Years -Report

Jul 14, 2020

Chinese coastguard and navy ships intruded into Malaysian waters in the disputed South China Sea 89 times between 2016 to 2019, and often remained in the area even after being turned away by the Malaysian navy, the government said in a report on Tuesday…

Eni Hires Polarcus for Asia Pacific Survey

Jul 10, 2020

Polarcus has won a contract with Eni for a survey in the Asia Pacific.The Oslo-listed marine seismic services provider said the contract was for an expected minimum duration of one month.'The project is scheduled to commence in Q1 2021, subject to relevant approvals…

Shearwater Nabs Seismic Acquisition Work in India

Jul 01, 2020

Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract for offshore survey work in India, with Oil India Limited.The project for Oil India Ltd. is a combined 3D and 2D towed streamer seismic acquisition- and processing contract in the Andaman Sea and Kerala-Konkan coastal waters offshore India…

Vyacheslav Tikhonov Seismic Vessel Stays with Sovcomflot

Jun 24, 2020

Russian shipping company Sovcomflot will not redeliver the Vyacheslav Tikhonov seismic vessel to Polarcus early, as previously planned.The vessel is owned by the seismic acquisition specialist Polarcus, but has since 2011 been with Sovcomflot…

Fugro Says Completes Middle East's First Uncrewed Geophysical Route Survey

Jun 23, 2020

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has said it has completed the Middle East’s first fully autonomous geophysical shallow-water route survey. Controlled from the remote operations center in Abu Dhabi, an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) captured…

TGS Kicks Off Timor-Leste Seismic Project

Jun 17, 2020

Norway-based marine seismic data company TGS has started commenced a 2Dcubed seismic data project covering offshore Timor-Leste, in support of the country’s ongoing oil and gas license round, announced in October 2019, following the ratification of a maritime border treaty with Australia…

ConocoPhillips Completes Tasmanian Block Farm-In

Jun 11, 2020

ConocoPhillips Australia has completed the acquisition of an 80 percent stake in from 3D Oil in Australia's offshore Tasmanian Permit T/49P.The oil giant will pay 3D Oil A$5 million cash payment in recognition of previous expenditure at the Otway basin offshore block…

SapuraOMV Applies for Survey at Kanga Well Site (Australia)

Jun 10, 2020

Oil and gas company SapuraOMV has filed an application to Australian regulators for permission to carry out a geotechnical and geophysical survey within Permit WA-412-P offshore W. Australia, where it plans to drill the Kanga-1 well.Sapura Upstream farmed into the block in 2018…

Red Emperor Won't Exercise Option to Buy Perth Basin Block Stake

Jun 08, 2020

Oil and gas company Red Emperor Resources NL will not be exercising its option to acquire a 70% operated interest in the Perth Basin exploration permit, WA-481-P, offshore AustraliaThe company had in late 2019 agreed to fund the completion of…

Australia: Polarcus Completes Petrel Survey for Neptune

May 21, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy on Thursday announced the completion of the acquisition of the 3D broadband seismic survey of the extensive Petrel field located in the Bonaparte basin of Australia.'The 2,900 km2 survey significantly expanded…

Santos Gets OK for Dorado Block Survey

May 13, 2020

Australia's offshore oil and gas safety body NOPSEMA has approved oil company Santos' plan to carry out a geotechnical and geophysical survey within Permit WA-437-P offshore W. Australia, containing the large oil discovery Dorado.Santos is planning…

PGS Completes Offshore Survey in Papua New Guinea

Apr 30, 2020

Norwegian seismic data acquisition company PGS has said it has completed the acquisition phase of its Painimaut 3D MultiClient program, offshore Papua New Guinea.Using its Ramform Hyperion seismic survey vessel, PGS has gathered over 6 100 sq…

Polarcus Wins Survey Work in Asia Pacific

Apr 29, 2020

Oslo-listed marine seismic services company Polarcus has signed a contract for a survey in the Asia Pacific region.Polarcus said Wednesday that it had received a deal for an XArray marine seismic acquisition project, without disclosing the identity of the client nor the financial details…

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