Seismic Monitoring News

  • Screening tool developed to assess seismic risks from geothermal energy projects

    A new screening tool to assess the potential seismic risks (earthquake activity) from deep geothermal energy projects has been outlined in a recent study. The tool provides categories of seismicity risk for projects, which are dependent on factors including geological aspects, as well as social concern and location in relation to urban areas. The development of a range of low-carbon technologies ...

  • CGG Launches JumpStart Regional Geoscience Programs

    CGG announced today at the 2017 EAGE Conference & Exhibition the launch of JumpStart™ multi-client geoscience programs designed to accelerate industry understanding of petroleum systems and support exploration efforts. CGG currently has seven JumpStart programs that include offshore areas of Mexico, Gabon, Australia, Norway, Indonesia & Timor Leste, ...


    By CGG

  • Sercel Improves Versatility of 508XT Land Acquisition System with New WTU-508 Node

    CGG announced today that Sercel has launched the WTU-508 high-performance X-Tech® node as an extension of its 508XT land seismic acquisition product range. The new node offers even greater flexibility for all types of survey operations, such as complex small-scale urban surveys or high-productivity mega-crews. Fully integrated into the existing ...


    By CGG

  • Sercel Launches Sentinel HR High-Resolution Seismic Streamer

    CGG announced today that Sercel has launched Sentinel® HR, a high-resolution solid streamer designed to meet the specific imaging needs of shallow-target applications, such as oceanology, civil engineering and reservoir characterization, as well as high-resolution 3D (HR3D) seismic surveys for detailed mapping of geological features. The latest member of the ...


    By CGG

  • Updated Maps on Induced and Natural Earthquake Hazards — Press Conference

    This is an update to their 2016 forecast and the second year both types of hazards are forecasted, as previous USGS maps only identified hazards from natural earthquakes. The new report is valuable for making more informed decisions to reduce the nation’s vulnerability ...

  • Sercel Sells Four 508XT Acquisition Systems to Indian Seismic Companies

    CGG announced today that its equipment business, Sercel, has delivered four of its new-generation 508XT land acquisition systems to two seismic companies recently awarded survey work in India by ONGC and Oil India, as part of a new national seismic program commissioned by the Indian government. The two Indian clients purchasing the 508XT are Advent, a new seismic company, and ...


    By CGG

  • SENS Introduces Revolutionary Battery Chargers

    At PowerGen International, SENS (Stored Energy Systems, LLC) today announced a revolutionary family of battery chargers for the engine-generator starting and marine markets.  Called the MicroGenius 2, the new chargers can nearly double the life of most genset starting batteries and conserve enough energy over time to pay for themselves. More Power, Less Space. The new chargers are ...


    By Stored Energy Systems LLC

  • CGG Achieves Near Real-Time Imaging for Offshore Morocco Survey

    CGG announced today the delivery of near real-time imaging results for a 4,200 sq km BroadSeis 3D marine seismic survey acquired offshore Morocco. CGG delivered the very-fast-track (VFT) RTM PSDM volume to the client only 4 days after the last shot. This technical feat crowned an excellent operational performance by the crew of the CGG Geo Caspian who worked in a safe, collaborative and ...


    By CGG

  • Valve Manufacturers Should Enhance Innovation in Chinses

    Currently, China Valve manufacturers are lack of innovation in China, impeding the development of valve industry. Nowadays, many valve manufacturers innovate less after introducing advanced technology. When overseas clients visit China’s heavy industry projects such as power and petroleum, they ...

  • CGG Delivers Final PreSDM Data Sets for Gabon South Basin Multi-Client Survey

    CGG announced today that the final processed depth volumes (Kirchhoff and RTM PreSDM) from the company’s recent 3D BroadSeis multi-client survey in the highly prospective Gabon South Basin are now available for license. As technical consultant to the Gabonese Republic’s Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, CGG acquired the broadband seismic survey of over 25,000 km2 to support ...


    By CGG

  • Oklahoma earthquake rattles major oil hub

    A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattled a major oil trading hub in Oklahoma earlier this week, damaging several buildings and forcing officials to rethink policy regarding oil and gas wastewater disposal wells, which have been blamed for a significant rise in earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past several years. The quake epicenter was about a mile west of Cushing, which is home to the largest ...

  • CGG Wins Major Award from Pemex for an Integrated Subsalt Seismic Acquisition & Imaging Project in Mexico’s Perdido Area

    CGG announced today that it has been awarded a major contract by Pemex to deliver an orthogonal wide-azimuth integrated solution designed to optimize subsalt seismic imaging in the geologically complex deep waters of the Perdido area. A new wide-azimuth survey, covering approximately 10,000 km2, will be acquired perpendicularly over the existing wide-azimuth seismic data acquired by CGG in 2010. ...


    By CGG

  • Wastewater Disposal Likely Induced February 2016 Magnitude 5.1 Oklahoma Earthquake

    Distant wastewater disposal wells likely induced the third largest earthquake in recent Oklahoma record, the Feb. 13, 2016, magnitude 5.1 event roughly 32 kilometers northwest of Fairview, Oklahoma. These findings from the U.S. Geological Survey are available in the online edition of Geophysical Research Letters. At ...

  • Valuing Undrilled Exploration Acreage: CGG and Wood Mackenzie Release EV² Exploration Valuation Platform

    Launched today, the powerful EV2 decision support platform enables oil and gas clients to determine the value of undrilled exploration acreage in the world’s most prospective basins. Combining the geological expertise of CGG Robertson with the commercial insight of Wood Mackenzie, EV2 represents an industry first in terms of coupling a flexible valuation tool with a rigorous and ...


    By CGG

  • Sercel Sells 10,000 UNITE Nodes to NIS

    CGG announced today that Sercel has sold 10,000 channels of its high-end UNITE cable-free land seismic acquisition system to NIS, the leading Serbian oil and gas company in which Gazprom Neft has a majority shareholding. After having successfully deployed the UNITE system since 2014 in Romania, NIS have now decided to purchase a new complete batch of UNITE for survey projects that they will be ...


    By CGG

  • Europe collaborates to coordinate open ocean observatories

    European scientists are joining forces to better understand oceanic change, by coordinating ocean data acquisition, analysis and response on scales ranging from the provincial to the global. Marking a major milestone, the first Assembly of Members meeting of the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO) will be held September 28-29th in Rome, Italy. Dr Henry Ruhl of ...

  • CGG Delivers 38,000 sq km of Ultramodern Seismic Images Ahead of Mexico’s Licensing Round

    CGG announced today that the Fast Trax™ Reverse Time Migration (RTM) data from its Encontrado multi-client mega-merge project covering the Perdido fold belt has been delivered on time to the industry and the Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) ahead of Mexico’s December Licensing Round. The Fast Trax results are available now for license on a non-exclusive basis, with final ...


    By CGG

  • CGG Announces Joint Venture with GOSCO for Seismic Services Offshore Ghana

    CGG announced today that it has signed an agreement with GNPC Operating Services Company Ltd (GOSCO), an independent Ghanaian E&P services company, to form a joint-venture company dedicated to conducting high-end 2D, 3D and 4D marine seismic acquisition and related services in the territorial waters of the Republic of Ghana. The primary aim of the joint-venture company, known as GOSCO ...


    By CGG

  • CGG Launches TopSeis - The Solution for Imaging Shallow Reservoirs

    CGG announced today at ONS 2016 the launch of TopSeis™, the latest evolution in offshore broadband seismic, specifically designed to overcome the intrinsic lack of near offsets inherent in 3D towed-streamer seismic. Exacerbated by the use of progressively wider spreads to meet the industry’s quest for greater efficiency, the lack of near offsets leads to an inability to image shallow ...


    By CGG

  • Preventing Human-Caused Earthquakes

    While the earthquake that rumbled below Colorado’s eastern plains May 31, 2014, did no major damage, its occurrence surprised both Greeley residents and local seismologists. To some Greeley residents, the magnitude 3.2 earthquake felt like a large truck hitting the house. The earthquake happened in an area that had seen no seismic activity in at least four decades, according to ...

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