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Seismic results from Lofoten and Vesterålen

In a new report presenting analyses of catch data from Lofoten and Vesterålen in the summer of 2008, the Institute of Marine Research concludes that, with the exception of gillnet fishing for saithe and haddock, there are no documented negative effects from seismic acquisition. There were no proven changes in catch rates for cod, ling, cusk ...

StatoilHydro and Tierra Announce Joint Technology Project

StatoilHydro and Tierra Geophysical announced Oct. 13 that they have signed a contract for joint development of seismic imaging software technology. The seismic imaging software is expected to improve StatoilHydro's ability to assess exploration and production targets in areas of complex geology. Dave Diller, president of Tierra, commented on the announcement: "We are very pleased to be ...

Research Project: Startle Behavior in Fish

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Representatives of the Institute of Marine Research and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate met in Stavanger on Tuesday, 25 August for a briefing about the progress of the consequential research project "Startle Behaviour in Fish", in connection with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's seismic data collection in Vesterålen in the summer of 2009. The research project has been ...

RXT wins seismic contract in Norway

The multi-component seismic company Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA (RXT) has been awarded a contract in Norway. The survey duration is estimated to three weeks. The survey will be acquired with RXT's operation RXT4 - "Vikland" - and is scheduled to commence in mid August 2009. RXT4 completed a survey in the UK sector in North Sea in ...

NPD seismic in northern Norway completed

Vesterålen. Photo: Wikipedia.

On Sunday, August 2, the seismic data acquisition by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) in Troms II, northwest of Senja, was completed. Acquisition will continue for a few more days in Nordland VII in Vesterålen. The acquisition in Troms II has gone completely according to plan, writes NPD on their web site. It commenced on June 30, ...

PGS names the most sophisticated seismic vessel in the industry

Ramform Sterling. Photo: www.pgs.com

  On July 2 the most sophisticated vessel in the seismic industry, the 22-streamer Ramform Sterling was named at the yard in Tomrefjord, Norway. The new vessel, a sister ship of Ramform Sovereign is 16 meters longer than the previous class Ramforms. It has significantly higher acquisition and transit speed, 25 percent longer endurance, and ...

Fishermen split over Lofoten seismic activity

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  Norwegian fishermen are split over the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's acquisition of seismic data which will start off Lofoten next week. Many are opposed to the survey, claiming it is harmful to the fisheries. They say they will put out their nets and lines in the very waters where the acquisition activities are to take place, in order to block ...

SCAN lines up more South American work

SCAN’s main office in Oslo, Norway. Photo: www.scangeo.com

  OSLO, NORWAY: SCAN Geophysical ASA has signed a Letter of Intent for a 3D seismic operation in the South American region using multi-purpose 3D vessel M/V SCAN Stigandi. The 3D work includes operations with a second SCAN seismic vessel that, during the course of the survey, will be mobilized as a dedicated source vessel to obtain 3D seismic ...

Greenhouse store staying sealed

Sleipner Gas Field. Photo: ioc3.unesco.org

New seismic data from the Utsira formation in the North Sea indicate that the carbon dioxide being pumped into it is not leaking out, but is spreading through the structure as expected, reports StatoilHydro. Thirteen years have passed since StatoilHydro and the Sleipner gas field partners Exxon Mobil and Total decided to capture carbon dioxide ...

ODIM awarded seismic contract worth NOK 21 million

Photo: ODIM.no

ODIM, with headquarter in Hareid, Møre and Romsdal has been awarded a NOK 21 million (US $2.9 million) contract by an unnamed customer for the delivery of a seismic handling solution. The system, due for delivery by the first quarter of 2010, will be installed in a seismic vessel currently under construction. The contract is subject to regular ...