Travel with us through time to find out more about some of the significant
historical advances that have made CGG the leader it is today.
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CGG has been a pioneer in the advancement of geophysics since the original company was created in 1931. Since then we have gone from strength to strength - technologically, operationally and financially.
Our history tells our story – the story of a profession conducted with passion and of an adventure stretching across five continents. Here we retrace the great events which have shaped our company.
Age of the Pioneers
For 30 years after its creation in 1931, CGG lived through the extraordinary age of the pioneers, when every survey assignment was an adventure.
Time of Change
The 1960s to the early 1980s was a time of technological breakthroughs when CGG had to open up new frontiers, develop new technologies and reinvent the geophysical profession.
Era of the Visionaries
This period saw the start of significant changes, driven initially by the technological innovations born of 3D seismic exploration. By learning to adapt, reposition itself and manage new business cycles, CGG entered the 21st century in an even stronger position.
Period of Expansion
In a short period of time CGG underwent significant expansion. After joining forces with Veritas DGC, CGG became CGGVeritas, a leading global geophysical services and equipment company.
Birth of a Geoscience Leader
With the acquisition of Fugro Geoscience, CGG re-emerged as an integrated geoscience company with a leading position in the fast growing, high-end integrated geology and geophysics and reservoir market.