TGS was formed in the US, with business focused on acquiring quality, multi-client seismic data in the Gulf of Mexico.
TGS was founded in Houston in 1981 and over time, built a dominant multi-client seismic data library in the Gulf of Mexico, further expanding into North America and West Africa
Also, in 1981, NOPEC was founded in Oslo and began building an industry-leading multi-client seismic database in the North Sea, with additional operations in Australia and the Far East.
In 1998, the companies merged to form TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS), creating a winning combination for investors, customers and employees. Since then, TGS has set the standard for geoscientific data around the world and has evolved to provide additional data types and data-driven solutions for the energy market.
The hallmarks of success for TGS over the past 40 years have been dedicated to high-quality data, exemplary service and strategic global growth in emerging and mature markets.
Through innovation and data-driven solutions, we utilize diverse sources of data to create value-driven insights so energy companies and investors can make the right decisions.Learn More
The purpose of our Statement of Values is to provide a moral and ethical compass to assist and guide us in business situations that arise every day. These standards apply to all our activities in every market that we serve.Learn More