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Sercel Acquires Metrolog

Acquisition Expands Downhole Technology and Expertise

PARIS, France – May 27th 2008

CGGVeritas (ISIN: 0000120164 – NYSE: CGV) announced today that its manufacturing subsidiary Sercel acquired Metrolog, a privately held company. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, and established in 1987, Metrolog is a leading provider of high pressure, high temperature gauges and other downhole instruments to the oil and gas industry. 2007 revenue for the company was $11 million. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Sercel and to CGGVeritas earnings per share (EPS) in 2008.

"We are very pleased to continue to expand and strengthen our footprint in downhole measurements with the expertise and technology of Metrolog," said Pascal Rouiller, President and CEO of Sercel. "Metrolog developed a unique expertise over the past 20 years, through continuous R&D, for high quality, versatile and reliable downhole instrumentation for challenging well conditions.

The global organization and strong reputation of Sercel will accelerate the expansion of Metrolog technology and we look forward to bringing these state-of-the-art downhole tools to a broader set of customers."

About CGGVeritas:

CGGVeritas (www.cggveritas.com) is a leading international pure-play geophysical company delivering a wide range of technologies, services and equipment through Sercel, to its broad base of customers mainly throughout the global oil and gas industry.

CGGVeritas is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN: 0000120164) and the New York Stock Exchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares, NYSE: CGV).

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Investor Relations Contacts

Christophe Barnini
Tel.: +33 1 64 47 38 11
E-Mail: invrelparis@cgg.com

Hovey Cox
Tel.: +1 832 351 8801
E-Mail: invrelhouston@cgg.com

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The information included herein contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the securities act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties as disclosed by the Company from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may vary materially.

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