Asker, Norway (January 6, 2009) - TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) announced today that it has begun acquiring a new 8,600-kilometer multi-client survey offshore West Africa, consisting of long offset 2D seismic, gravity, and magnetic data. 

This regional program ties to the recent Jubilee discovery on the west side of Ghana and extends across shallow and deep water acreage that is not currently under lease. The project is designed to help further define the extent of the petroleum system through the eastern prospective offshore area of Ghana. 

"TGS is excited to augment its existing regional coverage in this active and promising province off West Africa ", said David Hicks, VP of Africa, Middle East and Far East for TGS. "We plan to expand this regional coverage in the future as our geological understanding of the area develops", he added. 

The project is being acquired by the MV Northern Genesis and is supported by industry funding.