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
At TGS, it is our mission to provide the global energy industry with the right subsurface data, in the right place, at the right time, through investments in multi-client data projects in frontier, emerging and mature markets worldwide.Learn More
TGS will be the leading subsurface data company with the best people, quality
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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