CGG and BP to develop next-gen marine seismic source technology

CGG and BP have an agreement for collaborative research and development in the field of new types of marine vibratory seismic sources.

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PARIS –CGG and BP have an agreement for collaborative research and development in the field of new types of marine vibratory seismic sources. The agreement combines the companies' research efforts and expertise to develop and deploy innovative seismic source technology, and builds on successful prototype trials.

Seismic surveys have for decades been the exploration industry's key tool for identifying oil- and gas-bearing rocks below the seabed. And both BP and CGG recognize the potential for new vibratory seismic sources to improve technical performance, while maintaining a focus on environmental sensitivity.

Recent examples of CGG’s technological advances for seismic acquisition include BroadSeis-BroadSource technology for true broadband marine seismic imaging and its Sercel 508XT, which sets a new standard for onshore MegaCrew acquisition.

10/28/2014

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