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Compagnie Generale de Geophysique-Veritas

CGGVeritas results from the combination of Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG) and Veritas DGC Inc. (Veritas) in early 2007. Those two companies were pioneers in the advancement of geophysical exploration going back all the way to 1931.Here are a few highlights of the historical steps our Company has taken to become CGGVeritas today:2010s    2011    CGGVeritas celebrates its 80th anniversary.2010    Launch of BroadBand Seismic technology for recording broader bandwidths.2000s    2009    CGGVeritas acquires Wavefield Inseis, a Norwegian pure-play seismic company.2008    Record year, with net income at $503M and all financial objectives achieved.2007    CGG and Veritas combine to create CGGVeritas, a leading global geophysical services and equipment company.2006    CGG celebrates its 75th anniversary. CGG and Veritas DGC enter into a definitive merger agreement.2005    Veritas DGC celebrates its 40th anniversary and acquires Hampson-Russell seismic interpretation software group. Veritas DGC builds new Global Processing Facility (powered by 64-bit AMD Opteron™ dual-core processors) in Houston, doubling its seismic data processing power. CGG launches Eye-D reservoir solutions service, and acquires Exploration Resources, increasing its fleet to 13 vessels.2004    CGG launches WaveVista, wave equation depth imaging software. Sercel buys Thales Underwater Systems, Orca Instrumentation and Createch Industrie. David B. Robson retires from Veritas DGC; Thierry Pilenko takes over as Chairman and CEO.2003    Sercel acquires Sodera, one of the main suppliers of airguns.2002    CGG’s Kuala Lumpur data processing center becomes one of the Company’s three main regional hubs, after London and Houston.2001    CGG purchases two seismic survey vessels and multi-client data from Aker Maritime.2000    Veritas opens new headquarters building in Houston, U.S.A. and installs three more Data Visualization Centers in Crawley, U.K., Calgary, Canada, and Perth, Australia.1990s    1999    Robert Brunck becomes Chairman and CEO of CGG. Sercel acquires Syntron, market leader in marine geophysical equipment. Veritas DGC acquires Time Seismic Exchange, a growing land seismic data library company in Canada, and Guardian Data Systems, a data archiving and transcription company based in Australia.1998    CGG carries out offshore surveys in the Gulf of Mexico. Veritas DGC vessel, the SR/V Veritas Viking, sets record by towing the industry's first 12,000-meter streamer. Veritas DGC installs industry-first, new-generation Data Visualization Center in Houston, USA.1997    CGG is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Veritas DGC acquires Rees Geophysical (a land seismic acquisition company) in Oman.1996    Digicon and Veritas combine to form Veritas DGC Inc. which immediately upgrades its asset base, installing new HP and SUN computer systems and an NEC SX-4 supercomputer to enhance data processing capabilities.1994    CGG carries out first 4D seismic surveys. Digicon becomes the first geophysical company to offer pre-stack time migration (3D MOVES).1993    CGG launches 3D seismic vessel ‘Harmattan’, able to tow five streamers. Veritas, now employing about 450 staff, goes public on the Toronto Stock Exchange.1992    Veritas launches 'SAGE' data processing system, probably the most advanced production processing system available at this time.1980s    1988    Digicon launches Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) initiative, including development of new SeismicTANGO data processing system to replace DISCO.1987    Digicon records its first non-exclusive 3D marine data library program (in Mobile Bay, Gulf of Mexico). Hampson-Russell Software is founded in Calgary, Canada.1984    In Massy, CGG installs the largest computer of the time, the Cray 1S.1983    Digicon opens new data processing center in Brisbane, Australia - a significant expansion into new Asia Pacific markets.1982    Veritas processes the industry's first-ever 3D seismic survey in Canada.1981    CGG listed on Paris Stock Exchange and introduces combo crews (combined vibroseismic-explosive crews). Digicon employee John Sherwood invents DMO (Dip Move Out) data processing technique.1980    Digicon develops and markets ‘DISCO’ seismic data processing software running on DEC's VAX 11/780 computer system.1970s    1979    Digicon deploys the geophysical industry's first-ever digital marine seismic streamer - the DSS-240. Digicon becomes the first geophysical company to offer commercial depth migration.1978    Veritas purchases FPS (Floating Point Systems) CPUs to replace Array Processors, achieving substantial increase in processing speed. CGG performs first 3D survey in the North Sea.1977    CGG opens data processing center in Houston, USA.1976    CGG opens data processing centers in London, UK, and Denver, USA.1974    In Calgary, Rafael B. Cruz & Associates Ltd. is purchased by David B. Robson and renamed Veritas, the Latin word meaning "truth".1971    CGG introduces 3D seismic exploration with "wide-line profiling" and is the first contractor to tow three parallel streamers. Digicon opens second overseas data processing center in East Grinstead, U.K.1970    Now with approximately 300 employees worldwide, Digicon opens its first overseas data processing center in Singapore.1960s    1969    CGG develops a "migration" processing algorithm. Digital Consultants reincorporates as Digicon Inc. and goes public on the American Stock Exchange.1968    In Calgary, CGG opens first data processing center outside France. Sercel launches the SN 328 (48-trace digital amplifier).1967    CGG installs EMR computers. Digital Consultants deploys its first land seismic crew.1966    CGG opens first seismic data processing center in Massy, France. Digital Consultants install state-of-the-art SDS-9300 computer that allowed multi-trace, multi-task programming without tape output. First marine project - QC work onboard two wooden-hulled marine seismic vessels in the North Sea, where WWII mines were still drifting!1965    Digital Consultants Inc. is founded in Houston by six engineers and geophysicists who share the vision of bringing evolving digital computing technology to the geophysical industry - a new concept. The Company carries out its first data interpretation job in the North Sea.1964    Early days of single-vessel seismic exploration.1963    Introduction of "deconvolution" in data processing.1962    SMG is renamed Sercel and introduces the AS 626 (24-trace transistor amplifier).1960    CGG uses "multiple coverage" technology to analyze traces, and develops "Dropter", the first non-explosive seismic source technique.1950s    1958    Dual-vessel seismic exploration.1956    SMG is created as an offshoot of the electronics department of CGG.1954    CGG buys its first IBM 604 computer and acquires an MT4 analogue computing center (for processing field data).1953    CGG becomes a limited liability company. Discovery of reserves at Parentis, France.1940s    1949    French crews survey the Gabon forest on behalf of SPAEF.1947    First seismic surveys in the Aquitaine basin [France].1930s    1932    First CGG survey in West Africa.1931    Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG) is founded. Marcel Champin becomes Chairman.

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