CGGVeritas : CGGVeritas : Provides its Activity Update for the Fourth Quarter
and for the Year 2012
PARIS, France - January 9^th 2013
CGGVeritas (ISIN: 0000120164 - NYSE: CGV) provides its vessel utilization,
multi-client sales and free cash flow updates for the fourth quarter and for
the full year 2012.
Vessel utilization rates
For the fourth quarter 2012,
*The vessel availability rate was 93%. This compares to a 93% availability
rate in the third quarter of 2012 and an 81% rate in the fourth quarter of
*The vessel production ratewas 89%. This compares to a 90% production rate
in the third quarter of 2012 and a 87% rate in the fourth quarter of 2011.
For the full year 2012,
*The vessel availability rate was 90%. This compares to a 86% availability
rate for the full year 2011.
*The vessel production ratewas 90%. This compares to a 86% production rate
for the full year 2011.
These rates are in line with the Company expectations and with our 2010
Performance Plan objectives.
Marine multi-client production
During the fourth quarter of 2012, our 3D vessels were allocated 76% to
contract and 24% to multi-client programs.
For the full year 2012, our 3D vessels were allocated 77% to contract (this
compares to 91% in 2011) and 23% to multi-client programs (this compares to 9%
Multi-client sales for the fourth quarter 2012 should be around $150 million,
with a level of after-sales notably lower than expected. This is related in
particular to the after-sales Brazilian market where significant potential
deals discussed with main clients did not finally materialize by year end, due
to the uncertainty remaining on the future offshore blocks to be licensed in
the upcoming 2013 bid rounds.
As expected, the prefunding rate of our full year 2012 multi-client production
should be above 70%.
Free cash flow
As targeted, the free cash flow was particularly high during the fourth
quarter 2012 which should lead, despite the level of multi-client sales, to a
positive free cash flow for the full year.
CGGVeritas (www.cggveritas.com) is a leading international pure-play
geophysical company delivering a wide range of technologies, services and
equipment through Sercel, to its broad base of customers mainly throughout the
global oil and gas industry.
CGGVeritas is listed on the Euronext Paris (ISIN: 0000120164) and the New York
Stock Exchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares, NYSE: CGV).
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