CGG: Sercel Sells 18,000 Channels Of UNITE Cable-Free System To CGL

PARIS, France, Sept. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Sercel has sold 18,000 channels of its industry-leading UNITE cable-free landseismic acquisition system to Compañía Geofisica Latinoamericana (CGL). Theorder relates to the sale of RAU eX-3 three-channel units of Sercel's provenUNITE system that will be deployed by Ecopetrol, Colombia's largest integratedoil & gas Company, on its 3D project in the Avila - Caño Sur Block.The RAU eX-3 offers enhanced flexibility and can easily be configured to recordeither 1-C or 3-C analog data. The system's unique high-speed, long-rangewireless capability improves in-field quality control of data acquisition byproviding wireless harvesting and real-time data transfer.Seismic contractor CGL has previously purchased over 3,000 channels of Sercel's428XL acquisition system and its selection of the UNITE system offers theadvantage of seamless compatibility and integration into the 428XL.Juan Carlos Pineda, VP of Operations, CGL, said: "We are very pleased to placeour order with Sercel for our first UNITE acquisition system.  We chose UNITEfor its compatibility with the Sercel product range, ease-of-use when operatingin autonomous mode and superior wireless data harvesting.  With UNITE, greateroperational efficiency will be achieved, since there is no need to return fieldunits to basecamp for data downloading and transcription."Pascal Rouiller, CEO, Sercel, said: "We are delighted that CGL and Ecopetrolhave chosen Sercel's state-of-the-art UNITE system. We thank them for theirsupport and are confident they will achieve greater efficiency and increasedproductivity with UNITE's unique capabilities. This significant order confirmsSercel's success in addressing the worldwide cable-free market."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).Communications ContactChristophe BarniniTel: +33 1 64 47 38 11E-Mail: invrelparis@cgg.comPress release: http://hugin.info/142000/R/1730377/578297.pdf[HUG#1730377]

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