CGG: Sercel Sells 18,000 Channels of UNITE Cable-Free System to CGL

PARIS, France, Sept. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Sercel has sold 18,000 channels of its industry-leading UNITE cable-free land seismic acquisition system to Compañía Geofisica Latinoamericana (CGL). The order relates to the sale of RAU eX-3 three-channel units of Sercel's proven UNITE system that will be deployed by Ecopetrol, Colombia's largest integrated oil & gas Company, on its 3D project in the Avila - Caño Sur Block. The RAU eX-3 offers enhanced flexibility and can easily be configured to record either 1-C or 3-C analog data. The system's unique high-speed, long-range wireless capability improves in-field quality control of data acquisition by providing wireless harvesting and real-time data transfer. Seismic contractor CGL has previously purchased over 3,000 channels of Sercel's 428XL acquisition system and its selection of the UNITE system offers the advantage of seamless compatibility and integration into the 428XL. Juan Carlos Pineda, VP of Operations, CGL, said: "We are very pleased to place our order with Sercel for our first UNITE acquisition system. We chose UNITE for its compatibility with the Sercel product range, ease-of-use when operating in autonomous mode and superior wireless data harvesting. With UNITE, greater operational efficiency will be achieved, since there is no need to return field units to basecamp for data downloading and transcription." Pascal Rouiller, CEO, Sercel, said: "We are delighted that CGL and Ecopetrol have chosen Sercel's state-of-the-art UNITE system. We thank them for their support and are confident they will achieve greater efficiency and increased productivity with UNITE's unique capabilities. This significant order confirms Sercel's success in addressing the worldwide cable-free market." About CGG CGG ( is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from the global oil and gas industry. Through its three complementary business divisions of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and exploitation. CGG employs over 9,800 people around the world, all with a Passion for Geoscience and working together to deliver the best solutions to its customers. CGG is listed on the Euronext Paris SA (ISIN: 0000120164) and the New York Stock Exchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares. NYSE: CGG). Communications Contact Christophe Barnini Tel: +33 1 64 47 38 11 E-Mail: Press release: [HUG#1730377] Source: CGG