Who We Are
Your Geoscience Partner of Choice
CGG is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from the global oil and gas industry. Through its three complementary business divisions of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and exploitation.
With a total workforce of approximately 8,500 staff working in over 70 locations worldwide, CGG is Powered by People, all with a Passion for Geoscience and working together safely with integrity to deliver the best solutions to its customers.
CGG is listed on the Euronext (Compartment A) Paris (ISIN Code FR0000120164) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) (in the form of American Depositary Shares) (NYSE: CGG).
Our Equipment division includes Sercel business entities as well as Optoplan, Metrolog, GRC and De Regt. Sercel is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative seismic equipment and reservoir monitoring instruments. Sercel provides oil field service companies and geophysical contractors with the widest range of leading-edge technologies for exploration and reservoir monitoring in land, marine, ocean bottom, transition zone and downhole environments. De Regt offers a complementary portfolio of custom-designed subsea cable and umbilical systems for oil and energy, defense and seismic exploration applications.
CGG has the full range of data acquisition capabilities to conduct all types of geophysical surveys, large or small. We are unique in being able to provide seamless coverage with a wide portfolio of seismic and geophysical methods in any environment.
Offshore we have the largest high-end marine fleet in the industry with vessels specially designed and fully equipped to record marine seismic, magnetics and gravity data in the most challenging offshore areas in full compliance with the most stringent environmental regulations.
Our joint venture with Fugro, Seabed GeoSolutions, is the worldwide leader in the rapidly growing seabed market offering Ocean Bottom Node (OBN), Ocean Bottom Cable (OBC) and shallow water as well as permanent reservoir monitoring acquisition services offshore.
Onshore our highly experienced land crews operate with the very latest geophysical technology to record the most insightful data in any location around the globe. We will also become the leader in airborne data acquisition with a large and global fleet of specialized aircraft acquiring electromagnetic, magnetic, gravity and radiometric data for all types of oil and gas, mining and governmental clients worldwide, once the airborne activity is integrated following receipt of all the necessary operating licenses and administrative authorizations.
Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR)
CGG is a recognized leader in the processing, imaging and interpretation of geophysical data and seismic data in particular, made available to our clients via a global network of data centers. Our cross-disciplinary expertise generates added value as we integrate a variety of geophysical data to improve interpretation and reduce the risks related to the exploration and exploitation of natural resources.
CGG owns a recent-vintage, technologically advanced library of multi-client seismic and airborne geophysical data in the world’s key locations. In addition we also have a commercial agreement to sell Fugro’s existing 3D seismic multi-client data in complementary and high-potential regions.
Through Hampson-Russell and Jason, we offer a full spectrum of world-class, high-end software and services for geophysical interpretation, seismic reservoir characterization, petrophysics, structural interpretation and reservoir modeling aimed at enhancing our clients’ knowledge of their prospects and reservoirs.
Our geological, geophysical and reservoir engineering specialist, Robertson, has a leading position in providing products, services and consultancy to the growing exploration and appraisal market. Our experts combine the key disciplines of seismic and other geophysical methods with specialist geological expertise to deliver geological data analysis, well site services, petroleum training, integrated geology and geophysics services, reservoir engineering, economics and advisory services to clients worldwide.
Through NPA Satellite Mapping, we are a world-leading satellite mapping specialist. NPA acquires, processes, interprets and distributes satellite imagery from a wide range of optical and radar satellite systems to provide cutting-edge mapping solutions, including a unique global hydrocarbon seep database.
We also deliver the most advanced data management services including physical asset management, data conditioning, National Data Repositories, bid round management, software and consulting.
Powered by People
Since the creation of our company in 1931, our people and their pioneering spirit have been the driving force behind our enduring success and the innovation and excellence we provide to our customers. Our R&D commitment is key to maintaining our technological edge and many researchers in our global R&D network have been awarded prestigious international awards for their outstanding technical contributions.
We also actively pursue R&D partnerships, whether with clients, through our global network of Technology Centers, or with academia, through collaborative research with university consortia or research institutes. This strategy ensures that CGG continues to add to its impressive track record of industry firsts and remains at the forefront of geoscience technology.
Operating Safely, with Integrity
Rightly reflecting the expectations of our clients and our employees, CGG is also committed to a robust set of actions and policies regarding Security, Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. Our employees are provided with rigorous training on our company’s wider commitments and preventing risks exposure is one of the most important key building blocks of our Health Management System in all countries where we live and conduct operations.
Passion for Geoscience
At the heart of our company are our People and their “Passion for Geoscience”. This passion inspires each and every one of us across our international teams to work in partnership with you to meet your specific, often challenging requirements. We will leverage our combined strengths and draw on our ingenuity and expertise to deliver the best solutions that will bring added value to your business.
This is what makes us special and different. This is our passion.