TGS Announces Two Multi-Client 3D Seismic Surveys in Norwegian Barents Sea

TGS Announces Two Multi-Client 3D Seismic Surveys in Norwegian Barents Sea 
ASKER, NORWAY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 --  TGS will commence the
Europe 2013 acquisition season with two 3D multi-client surveys in
the Norwegian Barents Sea; Finnmark Platform 2013 (FP13) covering
3,500 km2 and the Hoop to Fingerdjupet 2013 (HF13) covering 8,600
Both 3D seismic surveys cover areas of complex geology and are
designed to address specific customer imaging requirements. Data from
both surveys will be processed utilizing TGS' proven Clari-Fi(TM)
broadband processing technology. The HF13 survey will also tie-in
TGS' successful Hoop 3D in the east. 
The FP 13 survey is scheduled to commence during March 2013 and will
be acquired by the M/V Geo Barents towing 8 streamers. The HF13
survey is scheduled to commence in early Q2 2013 and will be acquired
by the M/V Oceanic Challenger with 12 streamers. Data processing for
both surveys will be performed by TGS and initial data will be
available to clients during Q3 2013.  
These surveys are supported by industry funding. 
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, permanent reservoir monitoring and data
integration solutions.  
For more information visit TGS online at 
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 principal 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
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock
Exchange (OSLO: TGS). 
For additional information about this press release please contact:  
Kristian Johansen
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +47 47 60 33 34 
Will Ashby 
Director Investor Relations and M&A
Tel: +1 713 860 2184
Stein Ove Isaksen
Senior VP Eastern Hemisphere
Tel: +47 66 76 99 00 
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