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  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    After a three-month long search process, the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) Board of Directors has announced that Ken Wells has been elected as the organization’s president. Wells come to IAGC with a diverse career that includes oil and gas safety consulting and association management. He will assume his position on October 1st. “After conducting a […]

  • 19 September 2014

    After a three-month long search process, the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) Board of Directors has announced that Ken Wells has been named as the organization’s president.

  • 22 December 2016

    President of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) has joined other pro-oil officials who have responded negatively to the oil and gas exporation ban in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans set by U.S. President Barack Obama. The IAGC, a trade association representing geophysical service providers, said on Wednesday that the withdrawal of US offshore areas showed a lack […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    An environmental impact assessment published in November 2011 is the latest study to declare EM surveying environmentally benign, EMGS announced. The environmental impact assessment commissioned by the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) concludes that EM sources, as currently used, have no potential for significant effects on animal groups such as fish, seabirds, sea turtles […]

  • 15 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    An environmental impact assessment published in November 2011 is the latest study to declare EM surveying environmentally benign, reported EMGS, a Norwegian electromagnetic survey specialist on its website. The environmental impact assessment commissioned by the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) concludes that EM sources, as currently used, have no potential for significant effects on […]

  • 11 May 2017

    The Trump administration informed on Wednesday that it is moving forward with seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean. In accordance with the decision, the Department of the Interior will resume its evaluation of applications from six companies seeking permits to conduct geological and geophysical (G&G) activities in the Atlantic Ocean. “Seismic surveying helps a variety […]

  • 15 March 2016

    International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), a trade association representing the industry that provides geophysical services, has said that the US Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) has been excluded from the five-year planning process for several decades – based in large part on the position that the resource potential was not significant. Those estimates are […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The US Atlantic OCS has been excluded from the five-year planning process for several decades, based mostly on the position that the resource prospects were not of importance, the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) said Monday. However, according to IAGC chief operating officer and executive vice president, Walt Rosenbusch, those estimates are based on […]

  • 16 May 2017

    Following last week’s move by the Department of Interior to rescind the previous administration’s ban on seismic survey applications in the Atlantic, seismic surveyors have reportedly notched another win. To remind, the Obama administration had ordered the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to deny the six seismic surveyors’ permit applications. Following the denial,the seismic […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) president Nikki Martin issued a statement after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released its final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for U.S. Gulf of Mexico Geological and Geophysical Activities. In her statement Martin said: “Today, the BOEM issued a final PEIS that jeopardizes one of the most […]

  • 11 May 2017

    U.S. President Donald Trump has reversed a decision by the previous administration that denied permit applications for seismic surveying of the U.S. Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf.  The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) on Wednesday announced it would move forward to resume its evaluation of applications from six companies seeking permits to conduct geological and […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Horizon Geosciences has appointed Ross Compton as the company’s new project manager. Compton has an MSc in Applied Marine Science, a PhD in Marine Studies and 12 years’ experience in the offshore industry having joined WGP Seismic in 2005. He joins Horizon from RPS where he was most recently responsible for the provision of marine […]

  • 5 May 2015

    International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) has informed that geophysicists, geologists and other geoscientists from across a broad spectrum of the geological and geophysical industry urged the Administration to move forward in approving pending permits for geological and geophysical surveys for exploration of the Mid- and South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). In a letter to […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Offshore Industry Group is urging the UK Government to exempt all offshore energy sector workers from the recently introduced 14-day quarantine restrictions. The group, comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA, is calling upon governments to recognize offshore energy sector workers as “key workers”. This allows regular crew movements during mobilization and demobilization and […]

  • 25 August 2017

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in early August published its final programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS), evaluating the environmental impacts of geological & geophysical surveys on marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico region. According to the bureau, the EIS establishes a framework for BOEM to guide subsequent National Environmental Policy Act […]

  • 16 December 2013

    International Association of Geophysical Contractors President Chip Gill today issued the following statement on the announcement by Norwegian Oil and Gas and Statoil of a joint seismic acquisition project in the Barents Sea: “On December 10th, Norwegian Oil and Gas and Statoil announced a group of 17 oil and gas companies have established a project […]

  • 7 August 2017

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued the final programmatic environmental impact statement regarding the proposed geological and geophysical surveys in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. According to Earth Justice, an environmental group, the four-volume, 2592 pages, BOEM document, concluded seismic surveys for oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    International Association of Geophysical Contractors President Chip Gill today issued the following statement on the announcement by Norwegian Oil and Gas and Statoil of a joint seismic acquisition project in the Barents Sea: “On December 10th, Norwegian Oil and Gas and Statoil announced a group of 17 oil and gas companies have established a project […]

  • 1 May 2017

    U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order on offshore energy development on Friday which is looking to open more areas for offshore oil and gas exploration to secure American energy independence. The order aims to expand offshore oil and gas exploration and production in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) through a review of […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    Leading geophysicists, geologists and other geoscientists from across a broad spectrum of the geological and geophysical industry this week urged the Administration to move forward in approving pending permits for geological and geophysical surveys for exploration of the Mid- and South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), IAGC informed. In a letter to the Secretary of […]

  • 9 January 2017

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday announced the denial of six pending geophysical and geological (G&G) permit applications to conduct airgun seismic surveys in the Mid- and South Atlantic Planning Areas of the Atlantic Ocean.   The bureau said on Friday that the decision was based on a number of factors, […]

  • 16 March 2016

    The Obama administration’s decision to keep the U.S. Atlantic coast off limits for offshore exploration has received mixed response, welcomed by the environmentalists, criticized by the oil and gas industry advocates. The seismic contractors are expectedly among the critics. Following the Department of Interior’s decision on Tuesday remove the Mid and South-Atlantic areas from the proposed […]