Offshore16-streamer spread being towed by the Geo Caspian on the Mumbai High for ONGC earlier this year. The 110.4 km total streamer length was deployed in 110 hours (approx 4.5 days)

We are experts in offshore seismic acquisition. Clients choose us to identify and appraise exploration prospects, image deep complex reservoirs, delineate shallow hazards and identify subtle 4D effects in mature fields. We have a high-end fleet, acquiring broadband, wide-azimuth, ultra-long offset, full-azimuth and 4D data. Single or multiple vessels deploy state-of-the-art technology including BroadSeisTM and BroadSourceTM. We collaborate closely with our clients to create tailored surveys to meet their needs, capitalizing on our imaging expertise. From shallow to deep water, we have the equipment, techniques and experienced, dedicated personnel necessary to complete your projects successfully .

Onboard Processing CrewProviding excellent service is not just about technology, our people are a key component of our acquisition. Our experienced crews are committed to HSE and will go the extra mile to ensure the job is completed to a high standard. They can often provide simple solutions for problems that might otherwise require a port call. Knowledgeable onboard processing and QC staff can quickly highlight any data issues so that they can be swiftly rectified.

As an integrated geoscience company, we can provide complete solutions. Expertise in each part of the survey lifecycle ensures a better-quality product at each stage. Our geological expertise can help to identify the best leads and prospects. We offer bespoke survey designs, with tailored acquisition, advanced enabling technologies and experienced, dedicated crews to deliver the seismic to meet your needs. Acquisition is complemented by our industry-leading subsurface imaging teams and advanced reservoir characterization capabilities.

Offshore Exploration

In response to market conditions we are in the process of reducing our high-end seismic fleet to 5 vessels operating in the open market by the end of Q1 2016. Additionally we will continue to operate 1 vessel in a joint venture in Vietnam. Four of our remaining vessels operating today are designated DNV-CLEAN for the highest environmental standards..

Despite challenging times, we remain committed to developing and deploying new solutions and continue to invest in R&D to maintain and continually add to our large portfolio. This enables us to deliver solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients and overcome their geological & geophysical challenges better than those competitors who can only offer a limited range of services.  Our flagship broadband solution, BroadSeis, required the collaboration of a worldwide multi-disciplinary team to develop and bring it to market – only five years after its launch it now represents more than 75% of our annual acquisition.

We have a strong HSE culture and recently received an award from Shell for HSSE Goal Zero (no harm to people or to the environment) for seismic projects performed between 2013 and 2015, while also delivering high-quality data.

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Offshore - TopSeis


A next-generation marine acquisition solution for acquiring zero and near offsets to improve the imaging of shallow and intermediate targets.
Offshore - People and Service

People and Service

Our experienced people make the difference, being knowledgeable, reliable and open, with the resources and expertise to go the extra mile.

Offshore - 4D Solutions

4D Solutions

Our 4D toolbox ensures seismic repeatability via powerful integrated vessel, source and streamer steering with source signature monitoring .
Offshore - Broadband Toolbox

Broadband Solutions

Flexibility is the key to a successful project. CGG offers a toolbox of broadband solutions to help you acquire the data you want.

Offshore - HSE

Offshore HSE

Safety is always of prime importance. Standard training and strict environmental procedures are enforced on all vessels.
Offshore - Time-Critical Solutions

Time-Critical Solutions

When you need data quickly, for environmental, seasonal or business reasons, we have solutions to reduce the survey turnaround time.
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