ARGAS opens Saudi Arabia Technology Center

ARGAS, a joint venture between CGGVeritas and TAQA, has opened a Technology Center in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

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PARIS -- ARGAS, a joint venture between CGGVeritas and TAQA, has opened a Technology Center in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The new facility is an open center designed to serve the oil and gas community in the Kingdom with a suite of state-of-the-art capabilities and resources.

According to the company, the center offers a focal point for local oil and gas players and researchers from the Earth Sciences Department of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals to collaborate with R&D experts to address specific geophysical challenges. The center features high-end processing and imaging technologies, including a visualization center, and access to world-class training from CGGVeritas University.

“Our investment in this Technology Center is a significant milestone in our long and productive 40-year partnership with TAQA in the Kingdom through our ARGAS joint venture,” says Robert Brunck, chairman and CEO of CGGVeritas. “Our ambition is to locally apply and advance the sophisticated processing algorithms we develop globally in order to unmask the embedded value of the seismic data we have been acquiring here for so many years.”

08/11/2009

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