Austrian oil and gas company OMV has renewed its contract with French geophysical player CGG to operate a dedicated center at its head office in Vienna.
CGG said on Tuesday that the contract with OMV would run for a further three years.
According to the company, OMV will continue to benefit from on-site access to CGG’s subsurface imaging and reservoir characterization expertise and technology.
The support given by the center to image and interpret OMV’s geophysical data and the collaborative spirit in which the teams work together help to provide greater insight into OMV’s worldwide acreage.
The two companies have worked together as partners since the center first opened in 1979. The service delivered by in-house geoscientists gives OMV access to CGG’s latest technologies as well as the support of experts and compute capacity from CGG’s Paris and London hubs, CGG explained.
Christopher Veit, SVP of exploration, development, and production at OMV Upstream, said: “Geophysical technology is a critical factor for future success in OMV’s upstream oil and gas business and I am very pleased that OMV will continue its strategic partnership with CGG. The continuation of our long-term cooperation with CGG will benefit OMV in terms of continuous advancement in seismic technology and capability.”
Sophie Zurquiyah, CEO of CGG, added: “The OMV center is the longest-running of the 11 dedicated centers CGG operates for clients worldwide.”