CGG announces today the appointment of Sophie Zurquiyah as Senior Executive Vice President of the Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR) Division. Zurquiyah joined CGG on February 5th and will be based in Houston, Texas.
Zurquiyah is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris and holds a Master of Science in Numerical Analysis from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6), as well as a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado. Having started her career with Schlumberger in 1991 as a geophysics engineer, Zurquiyah held a variety of positions in Engineering and Manufacturing in France before moving to the United States to head a Schlumberger Technology Center, which engineers and manufactures oilfield equipment. Sophie transferred to Operations in 2003, becoming General Manager for the Schlumberger South Latin America region, based in Rio de Janeiro.
After five years outside France, she took the position of Human Resources Director for Oilfield Services at Schlumberger headquarters in Paris. She then became Chief Information Officer for Schlumberger Limited between 2007 and 2009, when she was responsible for Information Systems and IT services globally.
In 2009 Zurquiyah was appointed President of Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services, based in Houston. In this capacity, she headed a business supported by a large group of Petro-technical experts that perform the interpretation of Schlumberger measurements as well as provide sub-surface consulting services. In her last position, from mid-2012 she was VP of Sustaining Engineering, in charge of a global organization supporting all Schlumberger commercial products and technologies.
Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG, said: “Sophie has extensive experience in the Oil Services industry, a strong international profile and considerable knowledge of our business and its environment. The addition of Sophie to our team will help us to build the new GGR division and move into the high-end integrated geology & geophysics and reservoir characterization market. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Sophie to CGG and wish her the greatest success in her new position.”
Press Release, February 6, 2013