GLOBAL GEOPHYSICAL SERVICES
Aberdeen-based Veripos, a world leader in the provision of GNSS positioning facilities to the offshore oil and gas industry, has been awarded a contract by Dolphin Geophysical AS of Bergen, the newly-formed Norwegian seismic exploration contractor, for the supply of services aboard its recently-commissioned 3D seismic vessel, Polar Duke. The purpose-built flagship vessel, which is currently working on behalf of a major global geoscientific data products and service organisation, is being supplied with Veripos’s Ultra and Apex Precise Point Positioning (PPP) services, each independently ensuring decimetre-level accuracies. Proprietary support facilities comprise triple LD2-G2 integrated mobile receivers together with Verify QC expandable processing software for real-time monitoring and control. Additionally, Veripos will also supply similar services to two re-named seismic vessels operated by Dolphin Geophysical, Artemis Arctic and Artemis Atlantic. Commenting on the latest award, Walter Steedman, Managing Director of Veripos, commented: "This contract demonstrates that our commitment to customer support and quality services continues to be recognised. We are delighted to be part of Dolphin Geophysical's global expansion and look forward to serving their needs for years to come."Veripos is at www.veripos.com / Dolphin Geophysical is at www.dolphingeo.com
Leading independent offshore survey company UTEC has consolidated its presence in the Middle East and has completed another significant contract for a major international pipelay contractor. This is the second year in succession that UTEC has provided support to the contractor in the region. The UAE (Dubai) project involved UTEC supporting the state-of-the-art DP pipelay vessel in extremely shallow water providing enhanced USBL methodologies as well as the provision of survey support
Caspian Services’ subsidiary Caspian Services Group Ltd., has signed a contract to provide three vessels to Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA (RXT), a marine geophysical company specializing in multi component seismic sea-floor acquisition. RXT recently signed a letter of intent with Agip KCO to conduct a four component 3D seismic survey over the extensive Kashagan field. Caspian Services will add two additional shallow draft survey/work vessels to its fleet to service this contract
Drydocks World recently delivered seismic vessel Polarcus Selma to its owner, Dubai-based geophysical services company Polarcus. Polarcus Selma is among a series of vessels that were built at the Dubai facility for Polarcus and others with a vessel CAPEX of $135 million. Polarcus Selma is an Arctic-ready, eight-streamer 3D seismic vessel of the Ulstein SX133 design, built to tow both conventional and wide tow spreads, including the Company's First PassTM 3D technique
TGS, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Arcis Seismic Solutions, begins multi-client energy survey of Ille Lake in Central Alberta, Canada. The lake, popular with anglers and nature-lovers, covers 180 km2 (70 mi2) in the deep basin of Central Alberta, Canada. The Ille Lake survey is optimized and designed to evaluate multiple zones from the Cardium and the Upper & Lower Mannville (Glauconite, Ostracod & Basal Quartz Oil), through to the newly emerging Duvernay unconventional play
Recognizing the benefits of Sixth Generation (6G) acoustic technology, Sonar Equipment Services has placed its first order with Sonardyne International Ltd. Based in Great Yarmouth, UK, Sonar Equipment is a leading supplier of high grade geophysical, oceanographic, ROV and hydrographic marine survey equipment to the offshore sector. The order for Sonardyne’s most advanced subsea navigation and data telemetry technology includes ROVNav 6 LBL transceivers and Compatt 6
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has awarded marine survey specialists EMU Limited (EMU) a multi-million pound hydrographic contract as part of its program to systematically survey the waters around the UK. The EMU contract will cover the Shallow Water Lot of the MCA’s Civil Hydrography Program, which aims to gather accurate hydrographic information for updating United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) nautical charts and publications.
VT Halter Marine’s Halter Moss Point facility was the scene of the christening of T-AGS 66’, USNS Maury’. Construction began in September 2010, the keel laying ceremony was held in February 2011, and delivery is expected in January 2014. The vessel has an additional 24 feet in length to the previous T-AGS 60 design which will accommodate a moon pool for deployment and retrieval of autonomous underwater vehicles.
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), a naval architecture and engineering firm, recently celebrated its 30th year in business. The company was founded in 1975 by Alan C. McClure, who was recognized in 2003 by the Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame as an "Industry Pioneer." Today, the company serves a diverse client base of domestic and international clientele with services that include geophysical, exploration drilling, production drilling
Moray First Marine based in Lossiemouth on the Moray Firth has recently seen the delivery of a second boat allowing them to take on a greater, more varied workload as they continue to grow in the marine industry. The new vessel, MV Seeker, is a 9.5m Osprey Cabin rib MCA Category 3 licensed to carry up to twelve crew during the day and six at night up to 20 miles from safe haven and is capable of cruising at 20 – 25 knots.
Atle Jacobsen, the CEO of Dolphin Geophysical, is, in many ways, a bit of a paradox. An experienced, no-nonsense, veteran of the marine seismic surveying industry, he is also disarmingly easy to “talk shop” with, engaging and has an obvious thirst for new ideas and technology
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) announced the appointment of Les Morris to a new role as Senior Vice President Global Sales. The new position has been created to deliver a global key account management and sales excellence program for customers and will involve developing mutually
The weather might be depressing, but the outlook for the city is anything but. Bergen’s shipping industry and maritime related services sectors are going from strength to strength, bullishly rebutting the worst of the waves caused by the ongoing global financial crisis
IMO’s GloBallast Partnerships Project, which assists developing countries and their maritime industries for implementation of the international regulations on ballast water management to prevent the spread of alien invasive species, has won the sixth Marine BizTV International Maritime Award
International classification society Bureau Veritas has issued its annual group global Activity Report and its separate Marine and Offshore Business Review. The Bureau Veritas 2012 Activity Report provides a global picture of the group's performance and key achievements in 2012 and highlights
Harris Pye marked another milestone in their bid for further global expansion last week with the opening of their brand new company in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This company was established to centralize engineering teams to support global business dealings with regard to
The companies agree that INTTRA will support APL’s global e-commerce growth strategy, as well as enhance its global customer service offerings. With more than two million container orders initiated on the INTTRA platform each month, INTTRA says it reaches the largest worldwide community of
Non-state company, Sino-Global, announces major decline in third quarter 2013 financial results, raises cash by share issue. Sino-Global is a non-state-owned provider of shipping agency services operating primarily in China. Financial highlights are as folllows:
Gulfstream Services, Inc. (GSI) names Billy Marcel as Manager of Global Operations – Decommissioning Services Division. US-based Gulfstream Services, Inc. is a global corporation focused on developing high pressure equipment solutions for the international oil and gas industry
Kongsberg Evotec AS, a Kongsberg Maritime company, will provide the complete back deck solution for handling of up to 20 streamers simultaneously aboard a GC Rieber owned new-build seismic exploration vessel, awarded by builder Kleven. The ST324XT designed by Skipsteknisk in Ålesund
Many marine service companies are acquiring boat-towed metal detectors and magnetometers to assist in salvage operations and geophysical surveys. These devices can locate a variety of targets including sunken vessels, ship anchors and propellers, pipelines
Maersk Line hires Stephen Richard Schueler as Chief Commercial Officer, effective as of 27 May, 2013. Richard Schueler, 46, joins Maersk Line from Microsoft Corporation where he was head of global retail sales and marketing. Prior to Microsoft
Mechanical engineering specialist, EnerMech, appointed its first director of QHSE. Ian Pym takes charge of global quality, health, safety and environment functions as part of a drive to enhance performance across the Aberdeen oil and gas services group’s 25 international locations.
TerraSond Limited announces the return to home base in Alaska of its multi-purpose survey boat 'Luna Sea'. The owners say that this strategic return enhances their capability to serve clients in the Cook Inlet and South Central Alaska. Headquartered in Palmer, Alaska with offices worldwide
Fugro GeoServices announced several recent promotions within the company, including two key management appointments: Ted Hampton, president and Adam Jackson, senior vice president. Mr. Hampton is a licensed geologist and former vice president of the company. He replaces longtime leader Mr