CGG : Expanded CGG fleet achieves new industry records

Thu Apr 4, 2013 1:31am EDT

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Paris, France - April 4th 2013

CGG announced today that its new fleet, with the addition of four high-end vessels from its recent
acquisition of Fugro Geoscience, set two new industry records that highlight the strength of its
marine capabilities.

The longest offsets in the industry for a full-azimuth (FAZ) multi-vessel survey

Firstly, through its proprietary ground-breaking StagSeisTM survey configuration, CGG can claim
the record for deploying the longest offsets in the industry for a full-azimuth (FAZ) multi-vessel
survey. For the recent multi-client 'IBALT' survey in the Gulf of Mexico, offsets were a
record-breaking 18km.

StagSeisTM data are acquired using multiple vessels with an innovative staggered configuration,
developed to provide the ultra-long offsets, full-azimuth and broad bandwidth (especially low
frequencies) required to face the challenges of imaging in complex areas such as the Gulf of
Mexico. As the data are acquired in a regular grid, processing is compatible with conventional
wide-azimuth techniques, allowing faster turnaround than alternative non-linear methods.

The largest single-vessel acquisition footprint in the world

Secondly, the Geo Caribbean operating in the Gulf of Mexico can claim the title of the largest
man-made moving object on the face of the earth, with its record-breaking 13.44 km2 towing
configuration.

The challenge was to design a configuration that would enable the client to meet its survey
objectives in a cost-effective and efficient manner, while also achieving the survey's geological
objectives. CGG proposed a wide tow of eight streamers with a 160-m separation, 60% wider than a
typical survey with a 100-m separation, enabling a greater area of data to be acquired in a single
pass and hence greater production efficiency. By deploying a streamer length of 12000m, CGG
delivered the long offsets required to achieve the survey's geological objectives. The end-result
is an efficient survey design and the largest single-vessel acquisition footprint in the world. 

Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG, said: "These impressive achievements by our marine fleet are
further examples of our continuing commitment to innovation and our pioneering role within our
industry. With the addition of Fugro's C-class vessels to our recently upgraded fleet, we now have
the largest seismic fleet of modern high-end vessels bringing the benefits of innovative
illumination solutions to our clients."

About CGG

CGG (www.cgg.com http://www.cgg.com/ ) is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading
geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from
the global oil and gas industry. Through its three complementary business divisions of Equipment,
Acquisition and Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of
natural resource exploration and exploitation.
CGG employs over 9,800 people around the world, all with a Passion for Geoscience and working
together to deliver the best solutions to its customers.


CGG is listed on the Euronext Paris SA (ISIN: 0000120164) and the New York Stock Exchange (in the
form of American Depositary Shares. NYSE: CGG).

 

 


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