CGG Donates Geocluster Software to Oman University

CGG has donated the latest version of its Geocluster seismic data processing software package to the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Muscat, Oman.

This donation is intended to strengthen the special relationship CGG has developed with the Sultan Qaboos University over recent years. Both parties recognize the mutual benefit to be gained from sharing technology and preparing graduates for a smooth transition from student to professional life.

The SQU recently set up a Major in Geophysics and "end-of-study" projects set for final year students at the University are designed and monitored jointly by the SQU and CGG. Summer training opportunities for SQU students have existed at CGG for many years and most of CGG's national staff are graduates of the University.

This donation gives students access to a suite of 300+ processing modules available on Geocluster for handling any kind of seismic data. They can now conduct their seismic projects with industry-leading algorithms and hone their geophysical knowledge in areas such as time or depth imaging, converted waves, time-lapse seismic, stratigraphic inversion, fractures and reservoir characterization.

CGG has worked in Oman for 30 years and has operated a large dedicated seismic processing centre in Muscat as an exclusive processing services provider to PDO since 1994. CGG's strong commitment to the hiring and training of Omani personnel was recently recognized by the award of an OPAL (Oman Society for Petroleum Services) Compliance Certificate as one of the first oil service companies working in Oman to meet Omanization targets.