The geo-consulting business line of Paris-based CGG acquired Calgary, Alberta-based Taurus Reservoir Solutions Ltd. Taurus provides conventional and unconventional reservoir and geomechanical simulation, engineering technology and consulting services.

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. signed a LOA with Polarcus DMCC to acquire 3M sq km of 3-D seismic data in northwest Europe. It could potentially extend to 7M sq km.

Offshore geosciences company Benthic received a contract to conduct a geotechnical investigation in the Sea Lion Field in the Bass Strait offshore southeastern Australia from Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd.  

Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh has run a consortium devoted to time-lapse seismic, not within its geophysics department but within its petroleum engineering department.

Fugro Americas geological survey equipment and instruments include a dynamic positioning system and an echosounder for gas seep surveys. The ship can work the U.S. GoM, the Americas and Caribbean.

Research shows using microseismic data with refracks could help lift recovery from old wells, providing an alternative to drilling new wells.

These acquisitions are the initial phase of the Revolution X and Revolution XI surveys and will provide full-azimuth, high-density broadband data to optimize future operational decisions.

At 16,314 sq km, the survey will be the largest marine seismic program ever acquired in Colombia, CGG said in a news release.

According to Reuters, the United Arab Emirates-based company did not provide a timetable or prospect for finding oil or gas in the Mediterranee Ouest area.

Norwegian energy firm Statoil has temporarily halted drilling on its Veslefrikk oil and gas field in the North Sea to interpret new seismic data, the company said March 12.

The acquisition was made in cooperation with BGP Explorer.

CGG started acquiring the Davros 3-D BroadSeis and BroadSource multiclient survey in the Northern Carnarvon Basin on the northwest shelf of Western Australia.