Reduce Exploration Risk

With CGG Marine Acquisition


CGG is the ideal choice for marine acquisition in exploration areas. Our high-end seismic fleet is positioned across the regions giving us the global reach and experience to acquire data in frontier areas. We have a range of technology available for exploration surveys, including some solutions specifically designed for areas where the time window for acquisition is limited. As an integrated geoscience company we have the regional geological knowledge and subsurface imaging expertise to assist, if required, in the design of your survey to ensure that the best possible data is acquired for your exploration objectives.


BroadSeis and BroadSource

The combination of BroadSeis and BroadSource is ideal for exploration as the broad bandwidths mean that multiple targets at different levels can be imaged – from high resolution shallow targets to low frequency deep subsalt or sub-basalt plays.


In deep-water areas we can acquire more coarsely sampled data in less time using WidePass, subject to geological conditions. These surveys are always validated by our Survey Evaluation and Design (SED) and Subsurface Imaging teams to ensure the sampling will be sufficient to image the target before they are undertaken. WidePass has many advantages over using a single vessel with an ultra-wide spread to acquire data with the same sampling, as it delivers:

  • better operational efficiency as it requires shorter line turns and is more maneuverable in congested areas
  • longer and wider spreads than any existing single vessel
  • more options for source configuration
  • greater availability of vessels
  • the same fold and trace density for an equivalent cost, but faster

Remote Areas

We have extensive experience of acquiring data in remote and environmentally sensitive areas such as the Arctic. Eight of our vessels are classified as DNV-CLEAN for minimal environmental impact and all vessels run on low emission MGO (Marine Gas Oil). All vessels operate a strict “no spills” policy.

Multi-Client Surveys

In addition to proprietary surveys, we acquire large amounts of data for our multi-client data library and hybrid surveys, which can sometimes be a more cost-effective means of acquiring exploration data.

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Offshore - BroadSeis for Exploration

BroadSeis for Exploration

Clear images of prospects at all levels delivered by the broadest bandwidth with the best low frequencies.
Offshore - WidePass


In frontier exploration areas, with suitable geology, WidePass can increase the subsurface footprint to reduce survey acquisition time.
Multi-Client Data - Gabon


Over 25,000km2 PSDM seismic data available as part of a complete geoscience package including regional geological analysis in this prospective area.
GeoConsulting - EV2

Discover GeoConsulting

CGG GeoConsulting brings together the full scope of CGG's geoscience knowledge and capability to offer our clients support across the entire range of the oil and gas workflow.
Offshore - BroadSeis Interp

BroadSeis Interpretation

Confident interpretation from clear differentiation between sedimentary packages and better facies discrimination with the ultra-low frequencies delivered by BroadSeis.
Offshore - BroadSeis Sub-basalt

BroadSeis Sub-Basalt

The ultra-low frequencies delivered by BroadSeis are ideal for deep penetration and imaging below basalt.
Offshore (Marine)


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