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TGS and PGS Ramp Up 3D Activity Offshore Eastern Canada

23 May 2017OSE

ASKER, NORWAY (23 May 2017) - TGS and Petroleum Geo-Services ("PGS") announce two new multi-client 3D seismic projects offshore Eastern Canada. Following on from the recently announced 2017 2D seismic campaign and the Cape Broyle 3D, the joint venture is now ramping up its 3D seismic acquisition in Newfoundland Labrador with these additional projects, reflecting high customer interest in this region.

East Flemish Pass 3D Phase II is a 1,950 km2 extension of a 3D survey that was acquired by the joint venture in 2016 in the Eastern Newfoundland region.  The survey will extend eastwards into block EL1150 which is expected to see drilling activity in the future.

Harbour Deep 3D will comprise a minimum of 2,700 km2 of 3D GeoStreamer® data in the Eastern Newfoundland region covering a mix of held and open acreage to be included in the November 2018 licensing round under Newfoundland Labrador's Scheduled Land Tenure system.

Following completion of these surveys the jointly-owned library will have more than 175,000 km of 2D GeoStreamer data and 19,400 km2 of 3D GeoStreamer data. An expansive well log library is also available in the region, along with advanced multi-client interpretation products that will improve play, trend and prospect delineation. 

"Newfoundland Labrador continues to attract high interest from E&P companies.  We have built significant geological and operational experience in this region over many years which, combined with the leading multi-client data library, positions us well to support E&P companies in their drilling and exploration activities," commented Kristian Johansen, CEO of TGS.  

"Our growing MultiClient data library benefits the oil companies exploring this high potential area, and makes us well positioned for upcoming license rounds. This will be our most active season in the Newfoundland Labrador region to date, reflecting high customer interest," says Jon Erik Reinhardsen, President & CEO of PGS.  

These projects are supported by industry funding.

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TGS provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide. In addition to extensive global geophysical and geological data libraries that include multi-client seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, digital well logs, production data and directional surveys, TGS also offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products, and data integration solutions.

All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, which are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. These factors include TGS' reliance on a cyclical industry and principal customers, TGS' ability to continue to expand markets for licensing of data, and TGS' ability to acquire and process data product at costs commensurate with profitability. Actual results may differ materially from those expected or projected in the forward-looking statements. TGS undertakes no responsibility or obligation to update or alter forward-looking statements for any reason.



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