TGC Industries Continues to Grow Seismic Program

TGC Industries, Inc.

TGC Industries, Inc. has purchased and taken delivery of its eighth new ARAM ARIES seismic recording system. Furthermore, the Company announced plans to deploy its ninth seismic field acquisition crew during the current quarter. The new ARAM ARIES system is expected to be placed into service with the new field crew.

Wayne Whitener, President and CEO of TGC Industries, stated, "Based on the continued strength of the U.S. land seismic acquisition market, our recent success in winning some larger projects and our current level of backlog, we are adding a new seismic field acquisition crew and equipping it with the latest state-of-the-art seismic equipment. We plan to have the crew operational by the middle of the current quarter. We are pleased to be able to respond to the growing needs of our expanding customer base, reflecting confidence and customer satisfaction in the profit potential our products and services bring to the market."