TGS Expands 3D Multi-Client Electromagnetic Coverage in the Barents Sea

TGS Expands 3D Multi-Client Electromagnetic Coverage in the Barents Sea  ASKER, NORWAY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/14 --  TGS and Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) have agreed to further expand the Companies' previous cooperation agreement in the Barents Sea. TGS will partner with EMGS to acquire electromagnetic (EM) data over four additional blocks in the Hoop area of the Barents Sea to bring its total joint ownership of multi-client EM data in this area to 21 blocks. In addition the Companies will jointly invest in EM data acquisition over 14 new blocks in the southeastern Barents Sea.  The new 3D EM data will be acquired by the M/V Atlantic Guardian. Data will be available to clients through both EMGS and TGS.   "TGS and EMGS are pleased to expand their cooperation in the Barents Sea," commented Stein Ove Isaksen, Senior VP Eastern Hemisphere for TGS. "We believe that high quality, integrated EM and seismic data will be very valuable for oil companies participating in the 23rd Norwegian licensing round."  The survey is 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 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 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 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".  For additional information about this press release please contact:   Kristian Johansen Chief Financial Officer Cell: +47 47 60 33 34 Email: kristian.johansen@tgs.com  Will Ashby Director Finance Western Hemisphere & Investor Relations Tel: +1 713 860 2184  Email: will.ashby@tgs.com   Stein Ove Isaksen Senior VP Eastern Hemisphere  Tel: +47 66 76 99 00  Email: SteinOve.Isaksen@tgs.com     
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