Geophysics News

  • Study to Uncover Yellowstone’s Subsurface Mysteries

    A new study providing an unprecedented regional view of the earth’s crust beneath Yellowstone National Park will begin with a helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic (HEM) survey on November 7, 2016. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Wyoming and Aarhus University in Denmark hope to distinguish zones of cold fresh water, hot saline water, steam, clay and unaltered ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Oceaneering expands its geographic operations for AUVs into West Africa

    Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that it is expanding its presence for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) survey services to the West African region. Oceaneering currently serves the U.S Gulf of Mexico with a fleet of state-of-the-art commercial AUVs, designed for high resolution and efficient survey operations in water depths reaching 4,500 meters. The Company is mobilizing one of its ...

  • Spectro Scientific Introduces The FerroCheck 2000 Portable Magnetometer

    The FerroCheck portable magnetometer from Spectro Scientific provides accuracy and convenience in measurement of total ferrous wear particulates in lubricating fluids. FerroCheck enables users to perform accurate measurements of ferrous wear particles, both in the field, and in the lab where it can be used to analyze gearbox, transmission and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Dr. Bridget R. Scanlon receives groundwater’s top science award

    Bridget R. Scanlon, Ph.D., senior research scientist with the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, has received the National Ground Water Association’s 2016 M. King Hubbert Award for major science contributions to the knowledge of groundwater. “Dr. Scanlon is an active and energetic scientist devoted to the advancement of ...

  • 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

  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) investigation in Chile

    Last August 2016 Open World Company (Chile) carried out a GPR investigation on the territory of one of Chilean industrial companies. The purpose of this survey was to found leaks from the water pipe going through the industrial zone. The company had really big problem with this leak because they lost a lot of water. For this work Open World used VIY3-300 GPR to ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • ISC’5, 5 to 9 September 2016, Gold Coast, Australia

    The 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation was held at the Jupiters Gold Coast, Australia. Over 300 delegates from all over the world came together to share their knowledge and experience in regard to site characterisation, without a doubt a very important and challenging part of geotechnical and geophysical engineering. The conference offered ...


    By Geomil Equipment B.V.

  • Call for abstracts for NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater

    The call for abstracts is now open for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater that is taking place in March 2017. Abstracts are being sought for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater in the following two tracks and are due October 31, 2016. Track 1 — Applications of Hydrogeophysics to Groundwater Characterization, ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Renishaw gives 108 school students a taste for engineering

    Global engineering company Renishaw opened the doors of its Gloucestershire headquarters to 108 school students for work experience in July 2016. The students took on a series of engineering projects to get a taste of what a career in the field entails. The Renishaw work experience programme aims to inspire more young people to consider STEM careers.Renishaw also offers commercial work experience ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • CGG Announces Availability of the Interim Financial Report for the Period ending June 30, 2016

    Société Anonyme with a share capital of €283,304,307 Registered office: Tour Maine Montparnasse, 33 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris No.: 969 202 241 – RCS Paris CGG announced today that its interim report for the period ending June 30, 2016 and its Form 6-K for the second quarter and first half of 2016 were filed with the ...


    By CGG

  • Seminar on Applied Geophysics

    Our Friends at Collier Consulting and GeoSurvey Systems have organized a series of seminars on Applied Geophysics to be presented at 3 different times and locations in Texas this summer. However, there surely is no requirement of Texas residency to attend as all are welcome. Be sure to add this to your calendar! Additional information and registration packet are available from our ...


    By Exploration Instruments, LLC

  • 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

  • Forum Subsea Rentals and Aquatec Group Sign Global Agreement

    Forum Subsea Rentals, a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., and Aquatec Group Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of a global agreement for the rental of Aquatec’s proven LEAKlog leak detection and inspection suite. The ...


    By Aquatec Group Ltd

  • Meet new International Lining Technology hire Sviatoslav Russky

    International Lining Technology would like to introduce our new estimating assistant Sviatoslav Russky. He is working part-time as he is currently a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno earning a bachelor’s degree in geophysics with a minor in statistics. He will join the office full-time in May when he graduates. Russky will be supporting the estimator and project managers. Job duties ...

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