CGG has announced another major commitment to its Gulf of Mexico StagSeis multi-client program with the prefunding of the entire 871-offshore-block program by an international E&P company.
Representing over 20,000 sq. km, this new full-program commitment for all three StagSeis surveys, IBALT, DEUX and TROIS, comes in addition to significant prefunding by several other E&P companies.
According to CGG, StagSeis is a CGG multi-client solution that combines a patented marine acquisition configuration with the industry’s most advanced subsurface imaging technology to provide remarkable images of the subsurface.
CGG completed acquisition of the StagSeis program in October and all vessels are now active on other client-funded projects.
Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG, said: “This decision by our client to select StagSeis and prefund the entire acreage, especially considering current weakening market conditions and reductions in spending, clearly establishes the industry’s preference for StagSeis and illustrates its critical contribution to our clients’ E&P decisions. As a CGG client recently stated in one of its investor presentations, StagSeis brings a step change in subsalt imaging that increases confidence in well locations and accelerates the maturation of prospects.”