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Polarcus: Client Cancels Seismic Project in Asia Pacific

Seismic data acquisition company Polarcus has lost a seismic acquisition contract for a project in the Asia Pacific region.The company in December said it had been awarded a four-month marine seismic survey project in the Asia Pacific region with an unnamed client, starting in the second quarter of 2020.However, on Monday, March 16, 2020, Polarcus said that the client has decided not to proceed with the project and has terminated the seismic data acquisition contract. “Polarcus is exploring alternative opportunities for the vessel. All Polarcus’ other active vessels are in production

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Fugro Hired for Abadi Field Survey

gas (LNG equivalent) of 10.5 million tons per year and up to approximately 35,000 barrels of condensate per day.“We are pleased to once again support INPEX, a company that understands the value provided by our Geo-data expertise,” said Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Business Line Director, Asia Pacific Region. “This is particularly valid for the development of the Abadi LNG project, where overcoming engineering challenges including slope stability, regional seismicity, subsea faulting, and carbonate sediments will require a collaborative and informed approach at each stage of the

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UTEC Wraps Survey Work for McDermott

work boat for the as-built campaign. The anchor debris clearance campaign used the same vessel with a sub-bottom profiler, a side-scan sonar, a multibeam echosounder and a magnetometer.“We are delighted to have completed these surveys,” said Nadir Rahmatullah, UTEC commercial director, Asia Pacific and Middle East. “They are a testament to the success of our 18-month strategy of investing to enter the site characterization market in the Middle East. We have the technology and the operational experience for the successful delivery of projects like these. The work demonstrates our ROV

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SGS Acquires TTSA's Diving Division

advanced technologies, special repair equipment, and more than 40 skilled diver/technicians will give us the optimum operational efficiency as well as the bench depth to deliver unparalleled value to our customers in this highly competitive market.”Capt. Satnam Singh Kumar, Managing Director-Asia Pacific for SGS said, “I am excited to take on the challenge of integrating both UWC and the commercial diving division of TTSA under the SGS brand and building the most capable commercial diving company in Singapore. TTSA has a great reputation and will complement UWC’s capabilities nicely

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ROVOP Launches In-house Inspection Service

Manager Andy Freeman and Inspection Services Project Manager Dan Jones, who between them have nearly 30 years’ experience in the industry. ROVOP is now uniquely positioned to service the inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) markets across the North American, European, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions

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Polarcus Wins Seismic Project in APAC

Polarcus has been awarded an XArray marine seismic acquisition project in the Asia Pacific region, the company announced on Monday.According to Polarcus, the work is slated to commence in the second quarter of 2020 with a duration of approximately four months.

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Vestas Tidal Wind Solutions for Vietnam

converter, enhancing the wind park’s compliance with grid requirements.“This project demonstrates Vestas’ ability to develop wind energy solutions that unlock high wind sites in complex and challenging environments”, said Tommaso Rovatti Studihrad, Sales Director of Vestas Asia Pacific. “We are very proud to partner with Bac Phuong JSC and we look forward to taking part in the region’s large potential for intertidal wind projects”.“Using locally produced towers and local contractors, this project will create jobs and support the Vietnamese government&rsquo

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Geoscience Packages Reveal APAC Prospectivity

French-based geophysical services company CGG reports it has completed JumpStart multi-client geoscience packages for the North West Shelf (NWS) of Australia and the Banda Arc in the Asia-Pacific region, and made both packages available to help enhance understanding of the prospectivity and assess new plays within the two high-potential regions.Mobilizing the full suite of CGG's geoscience capabilities to accelerate and support exploration efforts, the packages integrate all available data in a specific geographical area and frame it within a geological context.The NWS JumpStart package encompasses

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Neptune Launches Petrel Seismic Campaign

Neptune Energy announced it has begun seismic surveys in the Petrel field, located in the Bonaparte Basin of Australia, the first substantial investment in Petrel for five years.Neptune, on behalf of the Petrel JV, has entered into a non-exclusive data licensing agreement with Polarcus Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, which is acquiring the Petrelex 3D seismic survey.The study will expand the area of seismic data Neptune holds and increase the quality and breadth of data to allow Neptune and its partners to plan for the future, the company said.Neptune Energy Australia Managing Director, Janet Hann said: “Th

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Shearwater Bags Shell Black Sea Seismic Gig

Empress.“We are very pleased to receive this award by Shell which will employ the Polar Empress in continuation of other successful work offshore Turkey this season” said Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices.A week ago, Shearwater won the largest-ever 4D campaign in the Asia Pacific region by Woodside.Shearwater GeoServices has the world’s largest fleet of high-end seismic vessels and a portfolio of proprietary technologies and software that provide customers with a full-range of geophysical acquisition techniques, surveys and data

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