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CGG conducts magnetic survey offshore Mexico

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CGG has announced that it will commence a multi-client airborne gravity and magnetic survey offshore Mexico. The Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) has authorised the programme. It will include the acquisition of approximately 200 000 line km over six areas across the Mexican Gulf of Mexico.

Data acquisition will commence in March 2016 and is anticipated to take twelve months utilising specialised geophysical survey aircraft.

CGG believes that the Mexican Gulf of Mexico has significant new petroleum potential, both in the shallow and deepwater areas. The survey will provide coverage over the most prospective areas from the prolific Perdido fold belt with AOI 1, to the more mature near-shore heavy oil belt with AOI 6.

A comprehensive interpretation, combining this new data set with available geologic and geophysical data, will also be undertaken by CGG's in-house interpretation team.

Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG, said: "This airborne gravity and magnetic survey offshore Mexico will be a significant addition to our existing gravity & magnetic database in the Gulf of Mexico where we have over 1 000 000 line km of multi-client data. Combined with our other seismic, geologic and satellite multi-client data in Mexico, this new airborne survey will provide a unique geoscience-rich library to support the successful exploration and economic development of this high-potential area for many years to come."

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