CGG Days from Buying Fugro’s Geoscience Branch
CGG, a seismic data acquisition & processing company based in France, announced today that the main agreements needed to close the acquisition of Fugro’s Geoscience Division have been signed.
The effective date of the closing will be January 31st, 2013, with the exception of the airborne activity and certain minor assets which will be contributed later, once all operating licenses and administrative authorizations have been received.
The Group has simplified its brand name from CGGVeritas to CGG. The Group is now organized around three Divisions: Equipment, Acquisition & Geology, Geophysics & Reservoirs (GGR).
With this transformative acquisition, CGG establishes a leading position in the high-tech integrated geology & geophysics and reservoir characterization market while strengthening and extending its existing businesses. CGG becomes a fully integrated Geoscience group, with less cyclical and low capital intensive businesses.
Jean-Georges Malcor, Chief Executive Officer of CGG said: “The acquisition of Fugro’s Geoscience division will be completed by January 31, 2013 and I would first like to warmly welcome our 2,500 new talented colleagues into the Group.
We have a strengthened asset base, increased resources and enhanced capabilities. The addition of Fugro’s activities and technologies, including Jason and Robertson, significantly enhance our integrated Geoscience capabilities. It also strengthens our core activities in equipment, imaging, and acquisition, particularly in marine with the addition of four high-end 3D vessels. Moreover, we expand into new markets such as airborne geophysics, marine gravity, electromagnetic and Data Management Services.
We are creating an exciting new Group to better serve our clients. Our three new Divisions (Equipment – Acquisition – Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir) cover better the exploration to production value chain. This presents us with many opportunities to create value for our shareholders, our clients, our colleagues and our partners.
As we are entering in a new era, the brand name of the Group is changing and is simplified to CGG. This new brand identity enables us to capitalize on our historic roots while also leading the way to the future.
We now have a group of nearly 10,000 people from all around the world, who are passionate about geoscience and working together to deliver the best solutions to our clients. It will help us create a stronger and more sustainable business for the future.”
Press Release, January 28, 2013