TGS inks deal with Google Cloud, names new SVP of imaging

Norwegian seismic player TGS has named a new senior vice president of imaging and signed an agreement with Google Cloud for cloud-based on-demand computation power.

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TGS said on Monday that it had appointed Scott Michell as its new SVP of imaging. In this role, Michell will oversee all imaging and research and development activities.

He joins TGS with 28 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, initially with Conoco and the last 23 years with BP.

He served in a range of senior leadership roles focused on developing and applying seismic acquisition and imaging technology solutions to reduce exploration, appraisal, and production risk.

Some of Michell’s career highlights include his most recent role at BP where he was the co-inventor of the Wide Azimuth Towed Streamer technology and leading the seismic imaging technology program in the U.S.

The company also signed an agreement with Google Cloud for cloud-based computation capacity. The agreement secures access to cloud-based on-demand computation power and compliments TGS’ on-premises computation capacity.

The arrangement provides a flexible hybrid compute solution that enables TGS to deliver on complex projects and to focus on cycle time reduction while preserving data quality.

Jan Schoolmeesters, EVP of operations at TGS, said: “We are excited to welcome Scott to TGS and equally excited to announce our partnership with Google Cloud.

“These combined efforts support our next phase of innovation and expansion and will help bolster the company’s future performance as we head into an evolving market. We are particularly well placed to respond to the market’s needs by providing high-quality processing and complex imaging solutions. This will enable us to continue to help our customers de-risk their exploration activities faster.”

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