SOURCE: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company

September 14, 2016 01:15 ET

TGS and PGS Jointly Acquire Dolphin's Multi-Client Library

ASKER, NORWAY--(Marketwired - Sep 14, 2016) - TGS announced today that it has, together with Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS), agreed principal terms and conditions for jointly acquiring the majority of the multi-client library of Dolphin UK Ltd. The parties expect to enter into a definitive agreement for the acquisition in the near future. 

"The Dolphin library is a good strategic fit for TGS and will add to our already strong position in areas such as the Barents Sea, the North Sea, NW Africa and Australia, including several surveys where TGS currently holds a joint interest with Dolphin. With this acquisition we are continuing to execute on our active consolidation strategy. This transaction will be the second strategic library acquisition TGS has concluded in this down cycle, following the purchase of most of the Polarcus library last year," stated Kristian Johansen, CEO of TGS. "We are excited to enter into this transaction together with PGS, and it positions us well for further cooperation in these prospective areas," he added.

Company summary

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (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.

For more information visit TGS online at www.tgs.com.

Forward-looking statements and contact information
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 principle customers, TGS' ability to continue to expand markets for licensing of data, and TGS' ability to acquire and process data products 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.

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSLO: TGS).

TGS sponsored American Depositary Shares trade on the U.S. over-the-counter market under the symbol "TGSGY".

Contact Information

  • For additional information about this press release please contact:

    Sven Borre Larsen
    Chief Financial Officer
    Tel: +47 90 94 36 73
    Email: sven.larsen@tgs.com

    Will Ashby
    VP HR and Communication
    Tel: +1 713 860 2184
    Email: will.ashby@tgs.com