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States Look to Block Seismic Surveys in Atlantic
Thursday, December 20, 2018 Attorneys general from 9 coastal states are intervening in a lawsuit aimed at blocking seismic surveys that could help pinpoint oil under Atlantic waters.

Trump Admin to Advance Seismic Surveys in Atlantic
Friday, November 30, 2018 The Trump administration is taking a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters.

OGA Awards Contracts for UK Government Funded Seismic Campaign
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 The OGA awards contracts to PGS and WesternGeco for the second UK Government funded $26.5 million (GBP 20 million) seismic campaign to promote underexplored areas of UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

WesternGeco Unveils Enhanced Imaging Technique
Monday, April 23, 2012 WesternGeco announced the introduction of the ObliQ sliding-notch broadband acquisition and imaging technique, which enhances low-frequency content of marine seismic data.

TGS Begins Gulf of Mexico Survey with WesternGeco
Monday, December 12, 2011 TGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client wide azimuth (WAZ) survey covering 11,655 km(2) in the Gulf of Mexico in partnership with WesternGeco.

WesternGeco Kicks Off 3D Seismic Survey in Barents Sea
Thursday, August 18, 2011 WesternGeco has begun acquisition of the Bjornoya Phase I "Ice Bear" 3D multiclient survey in the highly prospective West Loppa area of the Barents Sea.

Schlumberger Snaps Ups Seismic Services Provider
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Schlumberger has acquired Nexus Geosciences, which will become a part of the WesternGeco business unit.

WesternGeco's UniQ System Sets Seismic Record in Kuwait
Monday, March 08, 2010 WesternGeco's UniQ integrated point-receiver land seismic system has set a new industry record in Kuwait.

WesternGeco Kicks Off E-Octopus VII Survey in Central GOM
Thursday, December 03, 2009 WesternGeco commenced the acquisition of the E-Octopus VII survey, located in the Walker Ridge and Keathley Canyon areas of the US central Gulf of Mexico, in November.

WesternGeco Deploys UniQ Land Seismic System in Kuwait
Wednesday, December 02, 2009 WesternGeco has deployed the UniQ point-receiver land seismic acquisition and processing system in Kuwait for Kuwait Oil Company.

Schlumbergers Reviews WesternGeco, Oilfield Services for 3Q
Friday, October 23, 2009 Schlumberger has provided a global overview of its oilfield services, as well as WesternGeco's services, for the third quarter 2009.

WesternGeco Acquires Octopus Surveys Spanning 450 GOM Blocks
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 WesternGeco began acquisition of the E-Octopus VIII and E-Octopus IX surveys in September. Located in the highly prospective Alaminos Canyon, Keathley Canyon, and East Breaks GOM areas, the surveys cover more than 450 OCS blocks.

TGS Completes Freedom WAZ 3D Seismic Project in GOM
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 TGS announced that the Freedom Wide Azimuth 3D seismic project in the Gulf of Mexico now has been fully acquired in cooperation with WesternGeco.

TGS, WesternGeco to Collect New WAZ 3D Survey in GOM
Monday, August 03, 2009 TGS and WesternGeco will acquire a second multi-client WAZ 3D survey, called Liberty, in the Green Canyon and Atwater Valley areas of the Gulf of Mexico.

Providence Wraps Up Spanish Point 3D Seismic Survey
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Providence Resources has successfully completed acquisition operations on its Spanish Point 3D seismic survey in the Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland.

US Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Crewmember in GOM
Friday, March 20, 2009 The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a crewmember who went missing off a work boat in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 30-miles south of the Southwest Pass.

TGS, WesternGeco Resume Freedom Wide Azimuth Project in GOM
Thursday, March 05, 2009 TGS, in conjunction with co-operation partner WesternGeco, has resumed data acquisition on the Freedom Wide Azimuth multi-client project in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

PGS Clarifies on New Builds and Charter Contracts with Arrow, WesternGeco
Monday, January 26, 2009 PGS has clarified certain facts related to the termination rights in the contracts governing the building of new builds 532 and 533 at Factorias Vulcano in Spain and the contracts governing the charter parties between Arrow and WesternGeco.

WesternGeco RD Underscores Seismic Imaging of Today and Tomorrow
Thursday, December 18, 2008 According to WesternGeco's Houston-based research director, recent advances in processing capabilities are allowing sophisticated seismic data migration methods to become standard practice.

WesternGeco Launches New UniQ Land Seismic System
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Schlumberger has announced the launch of the WesternGeco UniQ integrated point-receiver land acquisition and processing system.

WesternGeco Lands Seismic Contract for Ghadames Basin
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 WesternGeco has been awarded a major land contract by Gazprom Libya B.V. The contract is for the acquisition and processing of 3,400 km2 of 3D seismic data over the Ghadames Basin.

3D Seismic Survey Kicks Off at WA-351-P Permit
Friday, August 15, 2008 Tap Oil announced the start up of the WA-351-P 3D seismic survey, which will provide 3D seismic coverage over most of this highly prospective permit, which is located on trend with the giant Io/Jansz gas field and more recent discoveries.

WesternGeco's MT Survey Enhances Seismic in Santos Basin
Tuesday, July 08, 2008 At the recent EAGE/SPE EUROPEC conference in Rome, WesternGeco's Patricia de Lugao described a magnetotelluric (MT) survey commissioned by Petrobras to supplement seismic surveys in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

TGS Commences First Wide-Azimuth Project with WesternGeco
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 TGS and partner WesternGeco have commenced the acquisition of a multi-client wide-azimuth 3D survey offshore Louisiana.

Positive Growth for Baker Hughes: $400M Net Income Q4 '07
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Baker Hughes Inc. announced that net income for the fourth quarter 2007 was $400.5 million or $1.26 per diluted share compared to $326.2 million or $1.02 per diluted share for the fourth quarter 2006.

TGS-Nopec & WesternGeco Cooperator on Wide Azimuth Survey
Friday, December 07, 2007 TGS-NOPEC as signed a Cooperation Agreement with WesternGeco involving the previously announced mcWAZ multi-client wide-azimuth 3D survey in the Mississippi Canyon and Atwater Valley areas of the Gulf of Mexico.

Arrow Charters WesternGeco's Polar Sea
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Arrow has chartered the Polar Sea source vessel for a 7-month period expiring June 30, 2008.

WesternGeco Expands Wide-Azimuth Surveys in the Gulf of Mexico
Friday, August 10, 2007 WesternGeco has expanded its multiclient wide-azimuth (WAZ) survey in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as a result of underwriter demand for high-quality subsalt imaging and optimized data resolution.

WesternGeco Expands Q-Marine Fleet
Monday, June 11, 2007 Schlumberger has launched the Western Spirit, the seventh Q-Marine vessel to join the WesternGeco fleet. The vessel will begin work immediately with a high-specification 4D survey in the North Sea for the integrated oil and gas company, Statoil.

Arrow Seismic Enters Firm Deal for Newbuild Seismic Vessel
Friday, November 03, 2006 Arrow Seismic and WesternGeco have decided to modify their deal and enter into a firm charter for the vessel for a fixed period of six years whereupon the continuation will be regulated by a put/call option to transfer the vessel to WesternGeco.

ONGC Extends Q-Marine Contract Offshore India
Thursday, September 21, 2006 ONGC has extended its contract with WesternGeco for Q-Marine* systems currently in place. As a result, additional multiple high-resolution exploration and development seismic programs will be undertaken throughout both the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008.

WesternGeco to Acquire WAZ Streamer Survey in Gulf
Friday, July 07, 2006 WesternGeco said that Shell Exploration will underwrite a major portion of the first exploration multiclient wide-azimuth (WAZ) towed-streamer survey in the Gulf of Mexico.

LUKSAR Energy Issues 2005 Results
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 The board of LUKSAR Energy recently approved the 2005 results of the company's operational and economic activities.

BowLeven Begins Seismic Program Offshore Cameroon
Friday, December 16, 2005 BowLeven reports the details of its 2006 seismic program which together with the seismic data acquired in 2005 over Block MLHP-7 of its Etinde Permit will provide 3D coverage over the vast majority of its Etinde Permit area, offshore Cameroon.

Schlumberger Announces Third-Quarter 2005 Results
Friday, October 21, 2005 Schlumberger Limited reported third-quarter 2005 operating revenue of $3.70 billion versus $3.43 billion in the second quarter of 2005, and $2.91 billion in the third quarter of last year.

WesternGeco Conducts New High-Resolution Q-Technology Survey
Monday, July 25, 2005 WesternGeco reports that Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Limited has contracted the company to conduct a high-resolution Q-Marine survey over its St. Joseph field, offshore Sabah, Malaysia.

WesternGeco Wins World's Largest 4D Seismic Project
Friday, November 12, 2004 WesternGeco was selected by Petrobras to acquire and process Q-Marine seismic data over the Marlim complex, offshore Brazil. The 1520-square-kilometer, five-month survey began in October.

Statoil, WesterGeco Establish Long-Term Reservoir Monitoring
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 WesternGeco has signed an agreement with Statoil ASA for the industry's first long-term seismic reservoir monitoring program.

WesternGeco Wins Two Survey Contracts from Statoil
Wednesday, June 30, 2004 Statoil has awarded WesternGeco a contract for two Q-Marine(a) 4D monitor seismic surveys over the Heidrun and Norne fields on the Halten Terrasse, Norwegian Sea.

Saudi Aramco Selects WesternGeco For Q-Land Surveys
Friday, June 11, 2004 Saudi Aramco has awarded WesternGeco the contract to acquire surveys over two fields in Saudi Arabia with its suite of Q-Land(1) seismic acquisition and processing services. The project is scheduled to begin in June and is expected to be completed within six months.

WesternGeco Completes Danish Q-Marine Survey
Tuesday, June 08, 2004 WesternGeco has completed acquisition of a Q-Marine(a) seismic survey for the Danish Oil and Natural Gas Company over the Siri field in the North Sea.

Statoil Awards WesternGeco Q-Marine Survey in North Sea
Tuesday, June 01, 2004 WesternGeco has been awarded a contract for seismic data acquisition of a 3D/4D survey in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea by Statoil.

WesternGeco Wins Seismic Project in Kuwait
Tuesday, November 04, 2003 WesternGeco has signed an agreement with the Kuwait Oil Company for a comprehensive Q-Reservoir(a) project in Kuwait.

Reach Exploration to License WesternGeco North Sea 3D Data
Wednesday, October 15, 2003 WesternGeco inked a deal with Reach Exploration to license 3D data over UK Block 13/27a in the North Sea.

WesternGeco Awarded Contract in Algeria
Saturday, August 23, 2003 WesternGeco announced today that Gaz de France has awarded the company a contract to perform the initial phase of a reservoir characterization survey over several fields onshore Algeria.