Sercel Launches Next-Generation Sentinel RD Solid Streamer

Regulatory News:

CGGVeritas (Paris:GA) (NYSE:CGV):

Sercel announced today the expansion of its marine seismic equipment offering with the launch of the Sentinel ® RD, the latest generation of its Sentinel solid streamer. With over 4,000 km of streamers delivered to more than 60 seismic vessels worldwide since its introduction in 2005, Sentinel has become the system of choice for streamer seismic survey acquisition.

Fully compatible with Sercel’s Seal 428 and Sentinel, the Sentinel RD has a reduced diameter and a 15 % weight reduction, providing reduced cable drag and increased storage capacity onboard seismic vessels.

Sentinel and Sentinel RD are the perfect tools for marine seismic acquisition, as a result of their unmatched reliability and outstanding data quality at low frequency, allowing the application of advanced acquisition and processing techniques for more accurate interpretation and enhanced imaging of deep targets below complex overburdens.

Pascal Rouiller, CEO, Sercel, and Senior Executive Vice President, CGGVeritas said: “Offering the best signal-to-noise ratio, Sentinel is the most operationally efficient system available in the industry today. The new reduced-diameter design will further strengthen Sercel’s position in the marine acquisition market.”

Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGGVeritas, said: “Sentinel RD can be deployed for a wider range of layout options including denser or longer configurations to meet growing demand for high-end marine seismic techniques such as broadband, high-density and long-offset acquisition. It is yet another example of the industry lead our equipment division consistently takes to develop innovative technology to meet evolving industry requirements.”

About CGGVeritas

CGGVeritas ( www.cggveritas.com ) is a leading international pure-play geophysical company delivering a wide range of technologies, services and equipment through Sercel, to its broad base of customers mainly throughout the global oil and gas industry. CGGVeritas is listed on the Euronext Paris (ISIN: 0000120164) and the New York Stock Exchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares, NYSE: CGV).

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