CGG announces sercel launches 508XT land acquisition system

Sercel announces today the launch of its new 508XT system, which heralds a new paradigm in land seismic acquisition by offering MegaCrews the ability to record up to one million channels in real time, resulting in unparalleled image resolution.

Sevan Marine and Logitel Offshore

Sevan Marine and Logitel Offshore have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Sevan Marine will provide a new USD 9 million convertible loan to Logitel Offshore. The terms and conditions will be the same as under the existing USD 51 convertible bond agreement, which will be amended and increased to […]

ION introduces Narwhal for ice management in Seismic and drilling operations

ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced the launch of NarwhalTM, the first fully integrated ice management system designed to reduce risk and improve efficiency in seismic data acquisition and drilling operations in or near ice, such as in the Arctic.

San Leon Energy PLC acquisition of 75 per cent. of Alpay Enerji A.S.

San Leon Energy, the oil and gas exploration and development company focused on projects in Poland, Albania, Morocco and Ireland is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement conditionally to acquire 75 per cent. of the issued share capital of Alpay Enerji AS (the “Acquisition”) from Server Fatih […]

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announces gas discovery southwest of 7220/8-1 Johan Castberg - 7219/8-2

Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 608, is about to complete the drilling of wildcat well 7219/8-2. The well proved gas.

Noble Corporation announces plan to create independent standard specification drilling company

Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to separate a business comprised of many of its standard specification drilling units, resulting in the creation of two separate and highly focused offshore drilling companies.  The drilling units that would be owned and operated by […]

Do all Barrier Glands provide the same function?

In theory the principal of a barrier gland is the same for all comparable products, in that the equipment form of protection is common (e.g. Ex d IIC), given that the certification standards used are identical.

Bowtech welcomes MP Ken Clark

Ken Clark MP visited Bowtech Products Ltd, a global market leader in subsea vision systems, on Tuesday 17 September 2013. On his first visit to Scotland as the Prime Minister’s international trade envoy, the MP was given a tour of Bowtech’s machining and subsea moulding facility, followed by a tour of the electronics workshops and […]

EnQuest reveals North Sea industry-first supply chain partnership

EnQuest revealed an industry-first offshore asset maintenance partnership in the North Sea with two specialist supply chain companies during a visit by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury at Offshore Europe.

Siemens to deliver power supply solution for drilling rigs

Siemens Energy has received an order for two complete electrical power generating stations, including Siemens’ “closed ring solution”, for supplying offshore drilling rigs with electricity. The 7th generation semi-submersible drilling rigs of the Frigstad D90™ design are under construction at the Chinese shipyard Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd in Yantai, China. Delivery of the first […]