Pemex Extends CGG's Technical Support Contract for 3 Years

CGG reports that Pemex has extended its contract for the provision of technical support for a further three years. This is the third in a series of key contracts relating to seismic data processing, reservoir geophysics and technical support that Mexico's national oil company has renewed with CGG's Mexican subsidiary, CMG, in the last few months.

CGG deploys its data processing and reservoir expertise in Mexico out of its dedicated processing center in Villahermosa, where a 2,000+-CPU cluster is migrating massive surveys in record times with leading-edge technology in order to reduce processing times and speed up the exploration cycle.

Technical support in high-end seismic processing is in turn provided to Pemex's National Seismic Processing Center, the CNPS, also based in Villahermosa. The CNPS runs Kirchhoff PSTM algorithms on its IBM 1024 CP Linux cluster operated by a team of CGG geophysicists and IT engineers.

According to Adan Oviedo, Pemex E&P VP exploration: "CGG, through its subsidiary CMG, provides a full spectrum of integrated services from 3D acquisition to reservoir characterization which, we are sure, will play an important part in enhancing Pemex's ability to reduce cycle time and achieve our business goals."

Dominique Gehant, manager of CGG Processing & Reservoir services in Mexico, declared: "We are delighted that Pemex is renewing its confidence in CGG. These awards testify to the close relationship we have developed over the last five years. We are continuing to emphasize our commitment by opening an office in Ciudad del Carmen so that a team of our geophysicists can work closely with Pemex's main offshore operations center via a remote link to our Villahermosa center."