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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…

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…

Malaysia Calls for Peaceful End to South China Sea Standoff

Apr 23, 2020

Malaysia called on Thursday for disputes over the South China Sea to be resolved by peaceful means, amid a standoff between Chinese and Malaysian vessels that a U.S. think tank said had been going on for months.U.S. and Australian warships arrived…

Australia Joins U.S. Ships in South China Sea Amid Rising Tension

Apr 22, 2020

An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil, near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia, officials said on Wednesday.The warships…

TGS Wraps Russian Far East Offshore Data Work

Apr 21, 2020

Norwegian multi-client offshore seismic data firm TGS has completed the reprocessing of a 21,631-square kilometer regional 2D seismic survey offshore Sakhalin Island, in the Russian Sea of Okhotsk.TGS, a provider of offshore data to exploration & production (E&P) companies…

Two U.S. Warships in South China Sea Amid China-Malaysia Standoff

Apr 21, 2020

Two U.S. warships are operating in the South China Sea, the Navy said on Tuesday, with three regional security sources saying they were near an area of a standoff between China and Malaysia.The Haiyang Dizhi 8, a Chinese government research ship…

U.S. Tells China to Stop 'Bullying Behavior' in South China Sea

Apr 20, 2020

The United States called on China on Saturday to stop 'bullying behavior' in the South China Sea and said it was concerned by reports of Beijing's 'provocative actions' aimed at offshore oil and gas developments in the disputed waters.Three…

Chinese, Malaysian Offshore Oil Vessels in South China Sea Standoff

Apr 17, 2020

A Chinese government survey ship is tagging an exploration vessel operated by Malaysia's state oil company Petronas in disputed waters in the South China Sea, three regional security sources said on Friday.China's Haiyang Dizhi 8 entered waters near Malaysia on Thursday…

Chinese Seismic Vessel Seen Moving Near Malaysia Amid Rising South China Sea Tensions

Apr 16, 2020

A Chinese government survey ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels moved south near Malaysia, shipping data showed Thursday, amid accusations that China is using the pandemic to assert its presence in the South China Sea.The Haiyang Dizhi 8 was spotted off Vietnam this week…

Woodside, Reliance Terminate Survey Deals with Shearwater

Apr 14, 2020

Norwegian seismic survey company Shearwater has lost two contracts in the Asia Pacific, joining the likes of Polarcus, SeaBird, EMGS which have all been hit by the recent low oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic situation.Shearwater said Tuesday…

Chinese Seismic Vessel Returns to Waters off Vietnam Amid Virus 'Distraction' Charges

Apr 14, 2020

A Chinese ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels last year has returned to waters near Vietnam as the United States accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea while other claimants are pre-occupied with the coronavirus…

Santos Gets Keraudren Seismic Survey Nod

Apr 13, 2020

Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has approved oil company Santos' application for a 3D seismic marine survey in the Bedout Sub-basin in Commonwealth waters off the coast of Western Australia.At its closest point, the…

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