Geophysical Surveys News

  • Borehole geophysical logs are now available through USGS online map

    Digital borehole geophysical logs and related data files are now accessible through GeoLog Locator, a new web-based map view and retrieval tool developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The tool releases more than 7000 digital borehole geophysical logs at more than 1700 locations to the public — many for the first time. Hydrogeologists, ...

  • Study Evaluates Critical Mineral-Resource Potential in Alaska

    A new method for evaluating the resource potential for large, underexplored regions for critical minerals in Alaska is now available online. Critical minerals are used in products that are vital to national security, technology, and also play an integral role in our everyday modern life. The U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys ...

  • CGG S.A. Announces A Consent Solicitation In Respect Of Its Senior Notes And Term Loan B

    CGG S.A. (“CGG”) today announces that it is soliciting consents (the “Solicitation”) to permit the appointment of a ‘mandataire ad hoc’ (a French facilitator for creditor negotiations) from (i) the holders of each series of Senior Notes and (ii) the creditors under the Term Loan B.  “Senior Notes” means CGG’s 7.750% Senior Notes due 2017 ...


    By CGG

  • Trading and Financial Strategy Update

    In a market that remains difficult, multi-client sales are estimated at circa $135 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, with a level of prefunding in line with target (a prefunding rate above 80% on an annual basis) but an after-sales volume below our expectations. At the Group level, Q4 revenues are expected to be the highest quarterly revenues of the year 2016. Net debt should amount to circa ...


    By CGG

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • CGG GeoSoftware Releases Enhancements across Full Portfolio

    CGG GeoSoftware has announced a series of innovative software releases across its reservoir characterization product portfolio.  As part of its commitment to improve efficiency for interpretation experts, asset teams and reservoir engineers, the delivery of InsightEarth 3.1, Jason 9.6, PowerLog 9.6, EarthModel FT 9.6 and VelPro 9.6 offer more productive workflow solutions to address the ...


    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

  • CGG Awarded Multi-Client Projects Offshore Mozambique

    CGG announced today that it has been awarded an extensive multi-client program by the Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP) to acquire seismic data offshore Mozambique. The multi-survey program is designed to improve industry insight into the region’s geology and provide oil and gas companies with a greater level of understanding of the country’s prospectivity. ...


    By CGG

  • CGG Completes Phase 1 Processing for Davros Multi-Client Survey in Northern Carnarvon Basin

    CGG announced today that the final pre-stack depth-migrated data for Phase 1 of its Davros 3D BroadSeis™ and BroadSource™ multi-client survey in the Northern Carnarvon Basin on the North West Shelf of Western Australia is available now. With over 6,400 km2 already acquired, Davros is the largest multi-client seismic program ever to be acquired and processed by CGG in the Asia-Pacific ...


    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

  • GSSI unveils the digital antenna technology

    Dual Frequency, Smart Antenna The 300/800 MHz dual-frequency antenna is GSSI’s first digital antenna. The combination of two frequencies allows users to locate targets at depths of up to 5 m (16 ft), ideal for utility, archaeological and environmental surveys. Center Frequency: 300 and 800 MHz Depth Range 0-7 m (0-21 ft) Weight: 5 kg (12 lbs) ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • CGG GeoSoftware Integrates Geoscience Disciplines

    CGG GeoSoftware has completed the launch of a series of innovative new releases from across its reservoir characterization product portfolio. The delivery of Jason 9.5, HampsonRussell 10.1, InsightEarth 3.0.2, PowerLog 9.5, EarthModel FT 9.5 and VelPro 9.5. marks the next stage in GeoSoftware’s strategy to offer a full suite of powerful and complementary software solutions that integrate ...


    By CGG

  • Sercel Delivers Two 508XT Land Acquisition Systems to One of the Largest Russian Oil Service Companies

    CGG announced today that Sercel has delivered two of its new-generation 508 land seismic acquisition systems, representing a total of 12,000 channels, to Bashneftegeofizika, one of the largest oil service companies in the Russian Federation. The Sercel 508 land acquisition system was selected for its unique game-changing cross-technology (X-Tech) architecture which combines the benefits of cable ...


    By CGG

  • Hydro 2015 Developing Sustainable Hydrography in Africa

    The theme for the conference is: “Defining the extent and ownership of maritime real estate for development in Africa”. Showcasing products and services to attendees from Africa and worldwide: equipment such Hydrographic Survey Equipment, Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS), Subsea Positioning, Survey Software, ROV, AUV etc. to ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Kutztown University uses GPR to map cemetery

    In an attempt to determine if bodies originally buried at an old cemetery behind the present historical society were re-interred, university students and their professor spent Friday afternoon examining the old cemetery. Roughly a dozen students from Kutztown University and their instructor, Professor Laura Sherrod, used a magnetometer and ground penetrating radar to search for ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • Sensing Success

    The Australian Deep Exploration Technologies Co-operative Research Centre has signed a commercialisation agreement with Boart Longyear for its downhole sensing tool The Deep Exploration Tech- nologies CRC (DET CRC) has been established to address the most significant chal- lenge to the future of the miner- als industry, i.e. the reduction in the mineral-resources inventory due to high production ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Analox Integral Part Of Innovative Catamaran Project

    Analox is proud to be just one piece of a larger jigsaw which has helped design the high level integrated dive systems of the Bhagwan Dryden. The Australian naval architecture firm Incat Crowther’s dive support vessel (DSV), is the first catamaran with this type of highly sophisticated equipment on board. Our SDA oxygen units, which are panel or rack mountable atmosphere monitors, providing ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Sercel Extends Frontiers of Downhole Operations with Launch of GeoWave II

    Sercel announced today the launch of GeoWave II, an innovative new downhole seismic tool for conducting safe and efficient Vertical Seismic Profile (VSP) and hydraulic fracture monitoring surveys in the most hostile well environments. GeoWave II is the industry’s first digital multi-level array specifically designed for high-temperature, high-pressure wells. It is capable of continuous ...


    By CGG

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