More than 650 pilot whales beached themselves along Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island, New Zealand in two mass strandings.
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2017 Seismic Exploration News Reports

High frequency multi-beam echo sounders are often used to scare away whales and dolphins as a precurcor to using a controlled seismic source of energy, such as a specialized air gun or a seismic vibrator to map the ocean floor during exploration. Due to the extremely high level of noise produced by seismic air-guns (that endanger large whales) ramping-up noise levels over hours of start-up is a legal requirement. The use of echo sounders avoids this delay. However, even the echo sounder can be dangerous to smaller whales and dolphins if it scares the animals into situations where they can die. This is just as serious of an issue.

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Photo: More than 650 pilot whales beached themselves along Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island, New Zealand in two mass strandings. About 350 whales died, including 20 that were euthanized. Another 100 were refloated by volunteers and more than 200 swum away unassisted. [10 February, 2017] Photographer: Tim Cuff/New Zealand Herald.




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News Reports - 2017

  1. Mon, 02 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (GlobeNewswire) - Spectrum starts its Gabon 3D Seismic campaign for upcoming Shallow Water License Rounds
    In addition to this new 3D seismic, Spectrum holds over 20,000 km of 2D seismic data offshore Gabon. This data gives a regional overview and... (Source)

  2. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (OE Digital) - Spectrum starts Gabon seismic
    In addition to this new 3D seismic, Spectrum holds over 20,000km of 2D seismic data offshore Gabon. The new 3D seismic data is expected to start... (Source)

  3. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Radio New Zealand) - Call for oil companies to research unusual whale deaths
    Seismic detectors could be causing whale strandings, Sea Shepherd says, ... Offshore seismic survey operations must adhere to the Department of... (Source)

  4. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Coastal Review Online) - Group Urges Denial of Seismic Permits
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An organization of East Coast businesses that urged federal officials in December to take Atlantic offshore waters out of... (Source)

  5. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Spectrum launches multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Gabon
    WOKING, UK -- Spectrum, in collaboration with the Direction Generale des Hydrocarbures (DGH), has started the first of three multi-client 3D seismic... (Source)

  6. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (StreetInsider.com) - WT Offshore (WTI) Reports 'Highly Successful' Deep Sand Development Well at Ship Shoal 349
    WT Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that its Ship Shoal 359 ... We are benefitting from our recent analysis of our new WAZ seismic data... (Source)

  7. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Military Technologies) - WT Offshore Announces a Highly Successful Deep Sand Development Well and Discovers New ...
    After casing the 'T' sand, the Company drilled an exploratory tail (approximately 950 feet deeper) beneath the main well target to test seismic reflectors... (Source)

  8. Sat, 07 Jan 2017 02:01 AM PST - (The News) - Feds put kibosh on offshore seismic exploration
    'The same concerns that made offshore drilling a bad idea apply to seismic testing -- the drop in oil prices, the relatively small amounts of oil and gas... (Source)

  9. Sat, 07 Jan 2017 02:01 AM PST - (EP) - WT Offshore Hits Oil Pay At GoM's Mahogany Field
    Key to the success was the company's new WAZ seismic data, which WT Offshore CEO Tracy Krohn said allowed the company 'to more clearly... (Source)

  10. Sun, 08 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (MarineLink) - NOIA Slams BOEM's Denial of Offshore Seismic Permits
    'This decision continues the Obama administration's dismissal of scientifically-backed offshore policies and ignores the fact that seismic and other... (Source)

  11. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Yahoo Finance) - Polarcus awarded broadband 3D project offshore West Africa
    OL) is pleased to announce that the Company has received a letter of intent for a broadband 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West... (Source)

  12. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Greenville News) - COMMENTARY: The 'scientific' effect of seismic testing is death
    The permit denials, along with the March victory of offshore drilling in the ... (T)here is still no scientific support for statements that sound from seismic... (Source)

  13. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Facing South) - The fight over seismic testing for Atlantic oil and gas will continue under Trump
    The fight over seismic testing for Atlantic oil and gas will continue under ... families have publicly opposed offshore drilling and/or seismic testing. (Source)

  14. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Eco pushes for AIM listing to further offshore license ambitions
    Tullow has agreed to carry Eco Guyana for $1.25 million of a mandatory 3D seismic survey under the initial four-year exploration program. Following... (Source)

  15. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Your Subsea News) - Polarcus awarded broadband 3D project offshore West Africa
    Polarcus awarded broadband 3D project offshore West Africa ... of intent for a broadband 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa. (Source)

  16. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Wall Street 24) - 2 Stocks in Focus WT Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI), Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN)
    On Friday, WT Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI) stock opened its trade at $3.01 and ... WT Offshore, Inc. (WTI) declared that its Ship Shoal 359 A-18 well has ... main well target to test seismic reflectors imaged with its newest 3D seismic... (Source)

  17. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (South Strand news) - BOEM denies seismic survey permits in Atlantic Ocean
    The oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer is towed toward a dock in Elliott Bay in Seattle. People opposed to offshore drilling do not want to see rigs like this in... (Source)

  18. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Statehouse Report) - KNAPP: The truth about seismic testing
    This is the political axiom that the proponents of seismic testing for offshore oil rely upon when trying to counter the overwhelming Atlantic Coast public... (Source)

  19. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Coastal Observer) - Offshore oil: Seismic test ban seen as delay, rather than win, by opponents
    Local opponents of drilling for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic Ocean say they will remain vigilant after seismic testing permits off the shores of the... (Source)

  20. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:03 AM PST - (The Maritime Executive) - Greenpeace Makes Contact with Seismic Vessel
    Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world's biggest seismic vessel ... There are also several offshore 3D seismic surveys occurring over the... (Source)

  21. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:03 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - CGG supporting reservoir characterization at Omani institute
    Previously, CGG helped the department equip its seismic processing laboratory with computers and also granted licenses for its Geovation seismic... (Source)

  22. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Shearwater seismic vessels win first contracts
    In addition, subsidiary company Open Geophysical Inc. provides OpenCPS seismic processing software to the oil and gas industry. Since the... (Source)

  23. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - TGS books multi-client 3D seismic project offshore Norway
    ASKER, Norway -- TGS has announced its first new multi-client acquisition project for the year, AM17 Atlantic Margin 3D seismic survey in the... (Source)

  24. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - EMGS renegotiates seismic vessel terms
    TRONDHEIM, Norway -- Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has signed a new charter agreement for the seismic acquisition vessel BOA Thalassa... (Source)

  25. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:03 AM PST - (Splash 247) - Eidesvik Offshore reduces charter rates with CGG
    In November, Eidesvik Offshore also secured charter contracts from CGG for two seismic vessels, Vantage and Veritas Viking, which will commence... (Source)

  26. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 02:04 AM PST - (Yahoo Finance) - Global Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Equipment and Acquisitions Market 2016-2020: Decreasing ...
    Global Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Equipment and Acquisitions Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with... (Source)

  27. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 02:45 AM PST - (Your Subsea News) - New seismic to further enhance prospectivity in Potiguar Basin, Brazil
    New seismic to further enhance prospectivity in Potiguar Basin, Brazil ... of a 6,000 km Multi-Client 2D survey offshore Brazil in the Potiguar Basin. (Source)

  28. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Satellite PR News) - Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Equipment and Acquisitions Market Major Manufactures, Trends ...
    Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Equipment and Acquisitions Market Research Report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the... (Source)

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  30. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - FAR analyzing 3D seismic data offshore Senegal, Western Australia
    The company has an option agreement with Trace Atlantic Offshore to earn a 75% interest in the block, subject to approvals from the Senegalese... (Source)

  31. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 02:24 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - TGS, PGS embark on latest frontier northwest Africa 2D campaign
    During 4Q, TGS also completed acquisition of the 186,000-km (115,575-mi) Gigante 2D regional seismic survey offshore Mexico, and issued fasttrack... (Source)

  32. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 02:24 AM PST - (WhaTech) - Global offshore oil and gas seismic equipment and acquisitions market forecasts predicting growth
    Seismic systems are primary equipment used by oil and gas companies for exploration. These systems are used to create a shock wave on the... (Source)

  33. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Offshore Technology) - All shook up: earthquake-proofing offshore platforms
    Oilgas company OMV recently shut down a platform in its Maari oilfield offshore Taranaki, New Zealand following the discovery of a crack in its strut... (Source)

  34. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Your Project News) - FAR announces increase in undrilled prospective resources offshore Senegal
    The increase in undrilled prospective resources has resulted from the interpretation of new 3D seismic data acquired in 2015 that has been integrated... (Source)

  35. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 02:03 AM PST - (Business News Americas) - Argentina greenlights offshore seismic shoots
    Argentina's energy and mining ministry authorized national oil company YPF and Norwegian geophysical firm Spectrum to conduct separate 2D... (Source)

  36. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 02:03 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Tullow assessing potential in frontier basins offshore South America
    LONDON -- A 2,500-sq km (965-sq mi) 3D seismic survey is under way over block 15 in the Pelotas basin offshore Uruguay. Operator Tullow Oil says... (Source)

  37. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 02:03 AM PST - (OE Digital) - Tullow targets 2H Suriname Araku probe
    In Guyana, Tullow is planning to acquire 3D seismic data over the offshore Orinduik license, awarded in 2016, and Kanuku license, which are up-dip... (Source)

  38. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 02:03 AM PST - (Offshore Technology) - FAR identifies undrilled prospective oil resources in offshore Senegal
    The increase in undrilled prospective resources was identified by analysing new 3D seismic data procured in 2015 along with earlier 3D seismic and... (Source)

  39. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 02:02 AM PST - (Jamaica Gleaner) - Tullow finds 'live' oil offshore Jamaica
    The company has since extending its 2D seismic mapping by hundreds of ... agreement with Tullow for oil and gas exploration in Jamaica's offshore... (Source)

  40. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 02:02 AM PST - (Nasdaq) - Polarcus awarded 4D project offshore West Africa
    Polarcus awarded 4D project offshore West Africa ... has received a letter of award for a 4D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa. (Source)

  41. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:01 AM PST - (openPR) - Seismic Survey Market Global Industry Analysis Forecast 2016 - 2024
    Seismic Survey Market Global Industry Analysis Forecast 2016 - 2024 ... the Americas is prophesied to be a leader in the offshore seismic market. (Source)

  42. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - BOEM deals final blow to Atlantic permits
    Luthi said: 'This decision continues the Obama administration's dismissal of scientifically-backed offshore policies and ignores the fact that seismic... (Source)

  43. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Offshore Shipping Online) - Offshore Shipping Online
    According to the agreement, WC3A4rtsilC3A4 will take care of the maintenance of engines and propulsion systems on board PGS's fleet of eight seismic... (Source)

  44. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Proactive Investors UK) - Chariot OilGas expands footprint offshore Morocco
    The untested Kenitra area also lies next to the Mohammedia Offshore Exploration Permits I-III, also 75% owned by Chariot, where seismic data... (Source)

  45. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:02 AM PST - (Your Project News) - Award of Kenitra offshore exploration permit and commencement of seismic programme
    Kenitra, with an area of approximately 1,400km2 and in water depths ranging from 200m to 1,500m, was formerly part of the Rabat Deep Offshore... (Source)

  46. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:02 AM PST - (KPBS) - Seismic Research Explores San Onofre's Earthquake, Tsunami Risks
    New seismic research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography ... Driscoll pointed to maps that show a cross-hatching of lines offshore where his... (Source)

  47. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:02 AM PST - (Charleston Post Courier) - Did seismic tests kill pilot whales?
    Fortunately the Obama administration, in one of its final acts, denied offshore seismic testing permits for the Atlantic Coast. Businesses, residents... (Source)

  48. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:02 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Airborne gravity survey designed to clarify Bahrain's offshore potential
    CGG will work with Bapco on an integrated study that will combine the AGG data with existing seismic, well, and other geological information. (Source)

  49. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:02 AM PST - (Satellite PR News) - Seismic Survey Market Is Expected to Witness Substantial Growth During Forecast by 2024.
    In this regard, the seismic survey sector is predicted to achieve recovery ... the Americas is prophesied to be a leader in the offshore seismic market. (Source)

  50. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Offshore Technology) - Chariot OilGas subsidiary gains 75% interest in Moroccan offshore licence
    Kenitra was formerly a part of the Rabat Deep Offshore Exploration Permits I-VI. Chariot procured 2014 3D seismic data on Mohammedia, which was... (Source)

  51. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Midnimo Information Center) - Offshore Somalia: East Africa's Oil Frontier
    Offshore Somalia, overlain by the current seismic grid, can be divided into three basins, each defined by their own individual structural regimes: Obbia... (Source)

  52. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:01 AM PST - (The Detroit News) - Fuel the American economy with offshore energy
    Some parting gift: On his way out the White House door, President Barack Obama banned seismic surveying in the Atlantic Ocean from New England... (Source)

  53. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Charleston Post Courier) - Offshore drilling opponents re-gear for new round of battles
    Permits for seismic surveying for oil and natural were denied in 2016 for the Southeast stretch of the Atlantic coast and the work permanently banned... (Source)

  54. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:01 AM PST - (Charleston Post Courier) - Numbers against offshore oil
    Seismic testing was stopped offshore of South Carolina just about a month ago, but exploration companies already are gearing up to try again. (Source)

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  56. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Xinhua) - Nuclear plants in NE Japan report no abnormalities following offshore quake
    TOKYO, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture and rocked Japan's... (Source)

  57. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 02:01 AM PST - (MarineLink) - Op/Ed: Offshore Energy Can Power US Growth
    In addition, it is imperative that we allow for safe and modern offshore seismic surveys if we are to have an accurate assessment of our nation's oil and... (Source)

  58. Fri, 03 Mar 2017 02:02 AM PST - (ABC Online) - More research needed into 'intrusive' seismic surveys: Western Australian fishing industry
    The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) cited insufficient environmental safeguards and not... (Source)

  59. Fri, 03 Mar 2017 02:02 AM PST - (Satellite PR News) - Latest Report Reveals Details about the Wider Scope and Stratified Research Methodology ...
    Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Equipment and Acquisitions Market Research Report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the... (Source)

  60. Sat, 04 Mar 2017 04:36 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - TGS questions seismic contract fine
    The fine is based on alleged violations of the Tax Assessment Act concerning a contract for seismic data, which TGS entered into in 2009 with Skeie... (Source)

  61. Sat, 04 Mar 2017 04:36 AM PST - (Nunatsiaq News) - Seismic companies postpone Nunavut blasting plan for a third time
    Baffin Inuit will have at least one more summer free of offshore seismic blasting. A consortium of companies that is currently permitted to begin a... (Source)

  62. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:08 AM PST - (KPBS) - Study: Offshore Fault System Could Produce 7.3 Earthquake
    Above: This map shows the Newport Inglewood Rose Canyon Fault, and underwater topography off the coast of Southern California, and the San... (Source)

  63. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:08 AM PST - (OE Digital) - Polarcus inks Australia, Africa seismic gigs
    Polarcus announced a double win for the company, signing seismic ... Offshore Australia, Polarcus will use one of the Polarcus X-bow vessel for a 3D... (Source)

  64. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:08 AM PST - (Asian OilGas Magazine) - Polarcus bags Aussie seismic
    Polarcus has finalized a contract for 3D marine seismic acquisition offshore Australia, utilizing one of the Polarcus X-bow vessels. The project is due to... (Source)

  65. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:08 AM PST - (Proactive Investors UK) - Cairn Energy deals into exploration projects offshore Ireland
    Cairn will partner Providence Resources in an exploration well offshore Ireland this summer and will lead a 3D seismic programme alongside Europa... (Source)

  66. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:02 AM PST - (KPBS) - Study: Offshore Fault System Could Produce 7.3 Earthquake
    The offshore Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults are part of the same fault system and could produce earthquakes of a magnitude 7.3 or... (Source)

  67. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:02 AM PST - (Proactive Investors UK) - Europa OilGas boosted by Cairn Energy farm-out, looks for more tie-ups offshore Ireland
    ... (LON:CNE) which will now partner Europa in an early stage exploration project offshore Ireland. Together Cairn and Europa will shoot 3D seismic in... (Source)

  68. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Offshore Falklands Sea Lion costs at new low
    Offshore Falklands Sea Lion costs at new low ... Final processed broadband seismic data should be delivered next month, with well locations selected... (Source)

  69. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 02:00 AM PST - (Cyprus Mail) - 'Block 11 looks extremely promising', gas expert says
    And according to Phileleftheros, PGS, the Norwegian company contracted by the government to carry out 2-D and 3-D offshore seismic surveys in... (Source)

  70. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 03:04 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Ophir maturing drilling prospects offshore Myanmar, Equatorial Guinea
    During 4Q 2016, Ophir completed the Trepang 3D seismic survey on the West Papua IV and Aru licenses offshore Indonesia, and also finished... (Source)

  71. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Chariot interpreting 3D seismic data over Barreirinhas licenses
    Last March, the company completed acquisition of a 775-sq km (299-sq mi) 3D seismic survey that took in a large roll-over structure and various leads... (Source)

  72. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Interfax Global Energy) - Moroccan offshore exploration at a crossroads
    Morocco's offshore explorers are focusing on completing and evaluating seismic data in their acreage now several landmark farm-in deals have been... (Source)

  73. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 03:00 AM PDT - (The Atlantic) - The Lifesaving Potential of Underwater Earthquake Monitors
    By installing pressure and seismic sensors offshore you get a much more accurate determination of location and depth of a nearby earthquake.'. (Source)

  74. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 03:00 AM PDT - (Offshore Technology) - CGG completes Carabao regional multi-client study in offshore Philippines
    "This multi-client seismic and gravmag programme will provide new insight into ... Image: Location of CGG's Carabao survey offshore the Philippines. (Source)

  75. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Splash 247) - Geokinetics awarded seismic contract by Brunei Shell
    Offshore seismic service provider Geokinetics has been awarded a contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum to acquire a high resolution 3D seismic survey... (Source)

  76. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (OE Digital) - Dominican Republic in 2D seismic campaign
    The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) of the Dominican Republic will implement a high-resolution 2D offshore seismic campaign as part of its... (Source)

  77. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (openPR) - Global Seismic Survey Market 2017 : TerraSond, Dolphin, Terraseis, MMA Offshore, Seismic Surveys
    A market study based on the " Seismic Survey Market " across the globe, recently added to the repository of Market Research, is titled 'Global Seismic... (Source)

  78. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Oil Review Middle East) - BAPCO to explore for unconventional oil offshore
    'BAPCO is going to be the first to target unconventional oil offshore, and I ... He adds that BAPCO will soon be initiating a huge seismic reprocessing... (Source)

  79. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - OGA details UK offshore frontier license awards
    Two of the areas, Rockall and the Mid-North Sea High, were the focus of the 2015 UK government-funded seismic acquisition campaign that led to... (Source)

  80. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (NewsMaker) - Global Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Equipment and Acquisitions Market 2017 Forecast to 2022
    This report studies the Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Equipment and Acquisitions?market status and outlook of global and United States, from angles... (Source)

  81. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:00 AM PDT - (Jamaica Observer) - Authorities step up search for oil offshore Jamaica
    The search for oil offshore southern Jamaica continues as a second series of exploration activities, specifically 2D seismic surveys, are expected to... (Source)

  82. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:00 AM PDT - (Energy and Environmental Management (EAEM) Magazine) - UK Oil and Gas Authority award 25 offshore licences for 'frontier' areas with help of seismic data
    The UK's Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has offered 25 licences for 111 blocks to 17 companies to enable more exploration and production in... (Source)

  83. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:02 AM PDT - (Digital Journal) - Global Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Equipment and Acquisitions Market 2017: SeaBird ...
    Global Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Equipment and Acquisitions Market Report presents a professional and deep analysis on the present state of... (Source)

  84. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Maritime Herald) - 3D Oil received new exploration permit for WA-527-P offshore block in Western Australia
    The area of the WA-527-P offshore block was already covered by a broad grid of 2D seismic data, but has no exploration wells, so 3D Oil will seek for... (Source)

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  86. Sat, 01 Apr 2017 03:00 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Sercel's passive acoustic monitoring system authorized for GoM use
    ... the company also confirmed that QuietSea was deployed commercially for the first time on a proprietary 3D seismic survey CGG conducted offshore... (Source)

  87. Sun, 02 Apr 2017 03:00 AM PDT - (Journal of Petroleum Technology) - Integrated Approach for Overpressure Prediction in an HP/HT Well Offshore Malaysia
    The buildups reveal complex seismic geomorphologies, facies, and structural setting. There have been several discoveries in the shallow-water... (Source)

  88. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Eni commissions Dunquin South 3D seismic survey offshore Ireland
    The vessel will acquire 1,800 sq km (695 sq mi) of new 3D seismic data over the license, in around 1,500 m (4,921 ft) water depth. The main aim is to... (Source)

  89. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 03:00 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Geokinetics deploys marine vibration to acquire 2D seismic data
    Geokinetics says that the acquired Gulf of Mexico 2D seismic data is currently in processing with its advanced imaging services group, and that both... (Source)

  90. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:47 AM PDT - (Maritime Herald) - Polarcus awarded with broadband 3D marine seismic contract in Asia Pacific
    The offshore geophysical company Polarcus was awarded with broadband 3D marine seismic contract in Asia Pacific region. The project is due to... (Source)

  91. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 03:02 AM PDT - (TradeWinds) - Polarcus chair: 'Few signs of improvement'
    Polarcus chairman Peter Rigg said the company expects the seismic sector to ... have yet to reach levels that could fuel increased offshore spending. (Source)

  92. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:02 AM PDT - (Offshore Technology) - Shearwater GeoServices to reprocess 2D seismic data in Barents Sea
    The contract includes reprocessing of 2D seismic data for two projects, ... "In addition, the processing of many other 2D and 3D surveys from offshore... (Source)

  93. Sun, 16 Apr 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Common Dreams) - The Energy Lobbyists Linked to Trump's Offshore Drilling Plans
    Its 300 member companies include oil and gas "supermajors" like BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and Shell, as well as drilling contractors, seismic testing... (Source)

  94. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - GWL to conduct 2D seismic survey offshore Iran
    To increase the anticipated depth of the survey, seismic data will be acquired using the FloatSeis UltraDeepImaging technique. GWL says that a... (Source)

  95. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Trend News Agency) - SOCAR's Azneft to carry out 2D seismic survey at offshore block
    Azneft extensively conducts seismic surveys, as well as engineering and ... The enterprise is conducting operation at 13 offshore and 14 onshore oil... (Source)

  96. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Nasdaq) - Spectrum ASA: Spectrum Commence 2D Multi-Client Seismic Campaign Offshore Argentina
    Spectrum is pleased to announce the commencement of a 35,000 km Multi-Client 2D seismic survey covering 435,000 km2 offshore the deep waters... (Source)

  97. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Spectrum begins multi-client 2D seismic survey offshore Argentina
    WOKING, UK -- Spectrum, in partnership with BGP Marine, has started a 35,000-km (21,748-mi) multi-client 2D seismic survey covering 435,000 sq km... (Source)

  98. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (OilVoice) - Dominican Republic will receive offers for 2d offshore multi-client seismic campaign
    On this occasion, offers will only be considered from entities that have carried out offshore 2D, 3D or 4D seismic surveys in at least 3 countries in the... (Source)

  99. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:01 AM PDT - (Offshore Technology) - Spectrum starts 2D multi-client seismic campaign offshore Argentina
    Spectrum has partnered with YPF for a 35,000km multi-client 2D seismic survey that includes an area of 435,000km offshore, in the deepwaters of... (Source)

  100. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Proactive Investors UK) - Europa OilGas set for summer seismic offshore Ireland
    TGS will acquire new seismic data for all of Europa's Licence Option (LO) ... It adds to a high profile summer of activity offshore Ireland, which will... (Source)

  101. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (temblor) - M3D6.9 earthquake in Chile follows intense seismic swarm
    santiago-chile-earthquake A M3D6.9 earthquake shook Chile's capital city of Santiago, just days after an earthquake swarm began offshore. (Photo... (Source)

  102. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Cyprus Mail) - Turkish seismic vessel sails off northern coast
    The Turkish seismic survey vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa was on ... The area is at a considerable distance from the offshore blocks delineated by... (Source)

  103. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (London South East) - Tullow Oil boosts exploration activity amid low se
    The FTSE 250 group has completed a 3D seismic survey offshore Uruguay ... Preparations for the Araku well, offshore Suriname, continue ahead of... (Source)

  104. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (DIGITALLOOK) - Tullow Oil boosts exploration activity amid low seismic costs
    The company, also will begin a 3D seismic survey offshore Guyana over the Kanuku licence, directly up-dip of Exxon's Liza discovery, with the results... (Source)

  105. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - BHP plans follow-up gas drilling in the Caribbean
    Offshore Western Australia, the company continues seismic work over the Exmouth sub-basin following regulatory approval in relation to the... (Source)

  106. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - WesternGeco to acquire 4D seismic data over four Aker BP fields
    LYSAKER, Norway -- Aker BP has awarded Schlumberger a framework contract for acquisition of 4D seismic data offshore Norway. It runs for four... (Source)

  107. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (ThinkProgress) - The day before Trump's offshore drilling order, lawmakers step up to protect their communities
    The day before Trump's offshore drilling order, lawmakers step up to protect their communities. Seismic airgun blasting is used to find offshore oil... (Source)

  108. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Marketwired) - IAGC Applauds Administration's First Step to Expand Offshore Exploration, Streamline Seismic
    HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - April 28, 2017) - The International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) President Nikki Martin today issued... (Source)

  109. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Natural Resources Defense Council) - Trump's New Offshore Oil Giveaway Has Seismic Blasting, Too
    But tucked among these many dismal provisions is a directive on seismic blasting that is the camel's nose under the tent of Trump's new offshore... (Source)

  110. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - Schlumberger executes multi-client seismic survey in the Campeche basin
    The agreement also includes collaboration with WesternGeco in the seismic processing phase of the project as well as for future technology... (Source)

  111. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Island Packet) - Oil drilling, seismic testing still a bad idea
    ... plan for offshore oil and gas development in federal waters three miles offshore, and to review regulations and permitting for seismic surveys. (Source)

  112. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (WPEC) - Environmentalists concerned about seismic testing along Florida coast amid Trump order
    (CBS12) -- Today President Trump ordered a review of the Obama Administration's ban on offshore drilling, something that could directly impact... (Source)

  113. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Herald live) - New oil, gas exploration survey plan
    According to the EIA report, offshore seismic surveys are undertaken by using airguns on a survey vessel that can reen lease high-pressure air into the... (Source)

  114. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Offshore Technology) - Schlumberger receives framework contract from Aker BP
    Schlumberger has signed a framework contract to acquire 4D seismic data over the Aker BP-operated fields. The company will carry out WesternGeco... (Source)

  115. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:08 AM PDT - (Alive For Football) - Trump rescinds Obama's 'permanent' Arctic leasing ban
    "This executive order starts the process of opening offshore areas to ... The order also reverses President Obama's ban on offshore drilling in the Beaufort ... regulations and permitting processes related to offshore seismic testing and... (Source)

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  117. Tue, 02 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Natural Resources Defense Council) - NRDC Seeks to Intervene in Industry Appeal of Seismic Denial
    NRDC and its partners are pushing back against the offshore industry's latest bid to open the east coast to oil and gas development. At issue are six... (Source)

  118. Tue, 02 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (The Hill) - Interior secretary starts process for offshore drilling expansion plan
    He said producing more offshore oil and gas is good for the economy, national ... Obama also didn't grant seismic testing permits in the Atlantic. (Source)

  119. Tue, 02 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (EE News) - Trump's order revives thirst for Arctic, Atlantic oil
    At the same time, the White House is pushing for greater offshore seismic surveys in East Coast waters to better assess the oil and gas potential of the... (Source)

  120. Wed, 03 May 2017 06:10 AM PDT - (WSAV-TV) - Fight gears up on seismic testing now that Trump wants more offshore drilling
    It's called seismic testing and it's an issue that's turned controversial in past years. It's unlikely to change especially after President Trump signed an... (Source)

  121. Wed, 03 May 2017 06:10 AM PDT - (NewsObserver) - What Trump's offshore drilling plans mean for NC coast
    President Donald Trump's move last week to expand offshore drilling in the ... Trump's order also calls for streamlining permits for seismic testing... (Source)

  122. Wed, 03 May 2017 06:10 AM PDT - (temblor) - M3D3.1 Santa Monica Fault Zone earthquake awakens West Los Angeles
    Just before 10:30 p.m. local time last night (1 May 2017), a M3D3.1 earthquake struck just offshore of Santa Monica, California. This quake was widely... (Source)

  123. Thu, 04 May 2017 06:10 AM PDT - (Reuters) - Slumping oilfield services sector bets on new offshore technology
    FILE PHOTO: An offshore oil platform is seen in Huntington Beach, ... Morrison touted BP's use of new seismic imaging technology that helped identify... (Source)

  124. Thu, 04 May 2017 06:10 AM PDT - (WMC Action News 5) - Groups sue to stop Trump from renewing offshore drilling
    Trump's executive order encourages seismic surveys, mandates expedited seismic permitting and directs a reconsideration of offshore safety and... (Source)

  125. Thu, 04 May 2017 06:10 AM PDT - (Coastal Review Online) - Legal Action Taken Against Offshore Drilling
    To survey the ocean for offshore oil and gas facilities, high-powered airguns are used for seismic exploration. The sounds they release are among the... (Source)

  126. Thu, 04 May 2017 06:10 AM PDT - (Newsworks.org) - Offshore drilling a direct threat to N.J. tourism, group says
    Offshore drilling and seismic blasting pose a direct threat to a New Jersey tourism economy that relies on a clean coastline and a healthy ocean... (Source)

  127. Thu, 04 May 2017 06:10 AM PDT - (UPI.com) - Pentagon concerned about lifting offshore drilling moratorium
    Nelson's office told UPI on Wednesday that Nelson is working on legislation to clarify for the Pentagon that the moratorium applies to seismic testing as... (Source)

  128. Fri, 05 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Newsworks.org) - Shore congressman introduces legislation to stop offshore seismic airgun use
    A congressman representing the southern Jersey Shore has introduced legislation to halt permits for controversial seismic airgun blasting along the... (Source)

  129. Fri, 05 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Coastal Observer) - Offshore oil: Drilling opponents prepare for another fight
    This action renewed local opposition of oil and gas drilling and seismic testing off the Atlantic coast. Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic (SODA)... (Source)

  130. Fri, 05 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide) - Slumping oilfield services sector bets on new offshore technology
    With U.S. crude priced under $50 a barrel, offshore projects with their ... Morrison touted BP's use of new seismic imaging technology that helped... (Source)

  131. Mon, 08 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Proactive Investors UK) - COPL focussing on offshore Nigeria asset
    'Specifically the Company is evaluating whether the false hydrocarbon seismic response at Mesurado-1 is a local or a regional phenomenon. (Source)

  132. Tue, 09 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Business News Americas) - SeaBird signs South America 2D offshore seismic LO...
    SeaBird Exploration signed a letter of intent to carry out a 2D seismic survey in South America. "The project is estimated to . (Source)

  133. Wed, 10 May 2017 06:11 AM PDT - (Nasdaq) - TGS and PGS Continue to Build Multi-client Library Offshore Eastern Canada
    "This seventh consecutive season of data acquisition will expand our seismic coverage in Newfoundland Labrador where we have a strong track... (Source)

  134. Thu, 11 May 2017 06:11 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - TGS, PGS expanding offshore Newfoundland seismic data bank
    ASKER, Norway -- TGS and PGS plan a new 3D seismic survey this summer offshore Eastern Newfoundland. The Cape Broyle 3D survey will... (Source)

  135. Thu, 11 May 2017 06:11 AM PDT - (The Hill) - Trump to consider new testing for offshore Atlantic oil and gas
    'Seismic surveying helps a variety of federal and state partners better understand our nation's offshore areas, including locating offshore hazards... (Source)

  136. Thu, 11 May 2017 06:11 AM PDT - (MilTech) - International Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Equipment and Acquisitions Market 2017 CAGR 7.74 ...
    Global Offshore Oil and Gas Seismic Equipment and Acquisitions Market report provide emerging opportunities in the market and the future impact of... (Source)

  137. Thu, 11 May 2017 06:11 AM PDT - (Asian OilGas Magazine) - Polarcus wins Asia Pacific seismic work
    In March, Polarcus finalized a contract for 3D marine seismic acquisition offshore Australia, utilizing one of the Polarcus X-bow vessels. The project is... (Source)

  138. Fri, 12 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine) - DoI reverses decision to discard US Atlantic margin seismic permit applications
    'Offshore seismic surveys have a long history of providing an accurate assessment of our nation's oil and natural gas resources in an environmentally... (Source)

  139. Fri, 12 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Charleston Post Courier) - Hold line against offshore oil
    And while the opponents of offshore drilling are at it, they should also object to seismic testing because of its potential to injure marine mammals with... (Source)

  140. Sat, 13 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Moultrie News) - Trump administration reverses denial of seismic testing permit applications
    Isle of Palms Mayor Dick Cronin speaks out against offshore drilling off the coast of South Carolina on April 28, 2017 in the wake of an executive order... (Source)

  141. Sat, 13 May 2017 06:09 AM PDT - (Hydro International) - WiMust - A Fleet of AUVs for Seismic Surveys
    Seismic surveys are a crucial part of offshore exploration, producing detailed imagery of sub-bottom rock formations that enables the location and... (Source)

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