CGG Wins Offshore India Survey

Compagnie Generale de Geophysique's marine seismic subsidiary, CGG Marine, has been awarded a 3D survey offshore India's eastern coast by ONGC. The survey is located in the Krishna-Godavari, Mahanadi and Cauvery Basins in water depths ranging from 50 m to in excess of 1,000 meters.

CGG has assigned two of its vessels to acquire the survey in various configurations with streamer lengths of up to 6,000 m. The survey covers 6,432 sq km in 13 separate areas and is scheduled to last six months commencing in December 2003. Full onboard processing required in ten of these areas will be performed on both vessels using CGG's proprietary software.

"The award of this high-profile survey is the culmination of a good year for CGG in this region and strengthens our position on the Asian offshore market," stated Jean Charot, Executive Vice President of CGG Marine. "We believe that CGG's state-of-the-art expertise in both data acquisition and high-level onboard processing will play a part in fast-tracking ONGC's exploration effort and helping them to achieve their challenging goal of doubling reserves by 2020."