CGG : CGG Provides its Vessel Utilization Update for the First Quarter 2013
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For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link below: http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130408:nHUGd1hQ PARIS, France - April 8, 2013 CGG provides, for the first quarter of 2013, its vessel utilization and its fleet allocation updates with the new fleet perimeter including from the 1st of February the four Fugro C-Class vessels (Geo Coral, Geo Celtic, Geo Caribbean and Geo Caspian) and the Geo Atlantic and Geo Barents vessels. Vessel utilization for the first quarter 2013: *vessel availability rate1 was 88%The .This compares to a 84% availability rate in the first quarter of 2012 and a 93% rate in the fourth quarter of 2012. *vessel production rate2 was 93%The .This compares to a 92% production rate in the first quarter of 2012 and a 89% rate in the fourth quarter of 2012. Fleet allocation update for the first quarter 2013: Our 3D vessels were allocated during the quarter 64% to contract and 36% to multi-client programs compared to 23% and 24% of our 3D vessels allocated to multi-client in the first and fourth quarters 2012. 1- The vessel availability rate, a metric measuring the structural availability of our vessels to meet demand; this metric is related to the entire fleet, and corresponds to the total vessel time reduced by the sum of the standby time, of the shipyard time and the steaming time (the "available time"), all divided by total vessel time; 2 - The vessel production rate, a metric measuring the effective utilization of the vessels once available; this metric is related to the entire fleet, and corresponds to the available time reduced by the operational downtime, all then divided by available time. 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). Investor Relations Contact Christophe Barnini Tel: +33 1 64 47 38 11 E-Mail: email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org The information included herein contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the securities act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties as disclosed by the Company from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may vary materially. CGG - Vessel Utilization Update for the First Quarter 2013 http://hugin.info/142000/R/1690823/555103.pdf ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: CGG via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1690823
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