PGS chief executive to retire

Marine seismic acquisition company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has informed that its President & CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen is retiring.

The board has accepted August 31, 2017, as Reinhardsen’s last day of service, and initiated the process to find his successor.

Chairperson Walter Qvam said in a statement: “We are grateful for Jon Erik Reinhardsen’s strong and very capable leadership of PGS during 10 important years for the company. He has led the company through the challenging years of the financial crisis and recently the oil price fall.

“During this period PGS has become the world’s leading marine seismic acquisition company through a strategic decision to upgrade the company’s Ramform fleet with the most productive acquisition vessels in the world, equipped with the state of the art GeoStreamer technology.”

Reinhardsen commented: “I am honored to have met and worked with so many great people during my tenure at PGS. I thank colleagues and the board for all their support and great cooperation and look forward to following their future success.”

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