CGG GeoSoftware Donates Reservoir Characterization Software Suites to China University of Petroleum (East China)

Paris, France – June 20, 2017

CGG GeoSoftware has donated its Jason®, PowerLog® and InsightEarth® software suites, encompassing all aspects of seismic reservoir characterization, to the Geoscience and Technology Institute of China University of Petroleum (East China). The donation will enhance scientific research and expand students’ theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative reservoir characterization and inversion techniques.

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Brian Russell represented CGG Geosoftware at the software donation ceremony held at the Geoscience and Technology Institute of China University of Petroleum (East China).  Download the full size image.

Dr. Xinwei He, China Operations Manager, CGG GeoSoftware, said: "This significant new donation strengthens our ties with China University of Petroleum (East China) which is recognized as an important training base for high-level petroleum and petrochemical professionals in China. By giving students the opportunity to explore the capabilities of our geoscience software, we are supporting the university in its aim to work closely with industry and the international community to give students an excellent technical grounding in preparation for their professional E&P careers."

Yingchang Cao, Dean of the Geoscience and Technology Institute of China University of Petroleum, said: “China University of Petroleum (East China) is a first-tier national university and known as the cradle of China’s petroleum science and technology talent. This software donation from CGG, a company well known in the industry for its high-end geophysical E&P technology, will greatly improve the university’s scientific research level, expand students’ knowledge, and provide an effective platform for them to begin their careers after graduation.”

Kamal al-Yahya, Senior Vice President, GeoSoftware, CGG, said: "CGG GeoSoftware China has a strong presence in China, where it provides the latest software solutions, software support and project consultancy services to a number of clients including the leading national oil companies. As an integral part of our commitment to the Chinese oil and gas industry, we are pleased to support a number of leading Chinese universities running E&P focused courses to help train the next generation of geoscientists for their future careers."

CGG GeoSoftware has been donating its HampsonRussell software for research and training purposes since 1987 and over 129 universities and colleges now participate worldwide.


About CGG

CGG ( 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 businesses of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and exploitation.

CGG employs around 5,800 people around the world, all with a Passion for Geoscience and working together to deliver the best solutions to its customers.

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