CGG Awarded 10,000 Km2 BroadSeis Survey Program Offshore Malaysia

PARIS, Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
CGG announced today its award by PETRONAS of a contract to acquire and process a10,000-km(2)  3D seismic survey program  offshore Sabah and  Sarawak in Malaysiausing  BroadSeis(TM),  CGG's  broadband  marine  solution. The survey started inAugust  and is due to last five months. The survey data set will be processed inCGG's Kuala Lumpur data center.Two CGG vessels are being deployed to ensure the program is completed before theonset of the monsoon season. The Viking Vision and Geowave Voyager are deployingtheir  respective 12 x 100 x 8100 m and 8 x  100 x 8100 m spreads in a BroadSeisconfiguration  using steerable Sercel Sentinel(®)  solid streamers equipped withNautilus(®) streamer control devices.BroadSeis  has been  selected to  address the  challenging geology in this area,ranging  from carbonate  layers to  complex channels  and shallow gas anomalies.With  its market-leading bandwidth and low  frequency content, in particular, itis  expected to  improve penetration  for the  imaging of  deep targets and pre-carbonate reservoirs and enhance seismic inversion results.BroadSource(TM),  CGG's broadband marine source, will also be used on one of theblocks, to enhance resolution of shallow targets and improve fault definition.Jean-Georges  Malcor, CEO, CGG, said:  "Broadband technology has been generatingincreasing  interest  among  our  Malaysian  clients  in  recent  years.  CGG isrecognized as having a very strong track record of broadband acquisition and ourBroadSeis  solution continues to demonstrate its versatility as seen on a recentsuccessful survey in shallow waters in Vietnam. This experience will be valuablefor  this contract,  which includes  a shallow  water area,  and marks our sixthBroadSeis survey in Malaysia since 2010."About CGGCGG (www.cgg.com) is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leadinggeological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base ofcustomers primarily from the global oil and gas industry. Through its threecomplementary business divisions of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology,Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of naturalresource exploration and exploitation.CGG employs over 9,800 people around the world, all with a Passion forGeoscience and working together to deliver the best solutions to its customers.CGG is listed on the Euronext Paris SA (ISIN: 0000120164) and the New York StockExchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares. NYSE: CGG).  Contact  Christophe Barnini  Tel: +33 1 64 47 38 11  E-Mail: invrelparis@cgg.comCGG announced today its award by Petronas of a contract: http://hugin.info/142000/R/1727165/576467.pdf[HUG#1727165]

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