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法国CGGveritas地球物理公司成立80周年

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CGGVeritas results from the combination of Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG) and Veritas DGC Inc. (Veritas) in early 2007. Those two companies were pioneers in the advancement of geophysical exploration going back all the way to 1931.

Here are a few highlights of the historical steps our Company has taken to become CGGVeritas today:

2010s
2011
CGGVeritas celebrates its 80th anniversary.
2010
Launch of BroadBand Seismic technology for recording broader bandwidths.
2000s
2009
CGGVeritas acquires Wavefield Inseis, a Norwegian pure-play seismic company.
2008
Record year, with net income at $503M and all financial objectives achieved.
2007
CGG and Veritas combine to create CGGVeritas, a leading global geophysical services and equipment company.
2006
CGG celebrates its 75th anniversary. CGG and Veritas DGC enter into a definitive merger agreement.
2005
Veritas DGC celebrates its 40th anniversary and acquires Hampson-Russell seismic interpretation software group. Veritas DGC builds new Global Processing Facility (powered by 64-bit AMD Opteron™ dual-core processors) in Houston, doubling its seismic data processing power. CGG launches Eye-D reservoir solutions service, and acquires Exploration Resources, increasing its fleet to 13 vessels.
2004
CGG launches WaveVista, wave equation depth imaging software. Sercel buys Thales Underwater Systems, Orca Instrumentation and Createch Industrie. David B. Robson retires from Veritas DGC; Thierry Pilenko takes over as Chairman and CEO.
2003
Sercel acquires Sodera, one of the main suppliers of airguns.
2002
CGG’s Kuala Lumpur data processing center becomes one of the Company’s three main regional hubs, after London and Houston.
2001
CGG purchases two seismic survey vessels and multi-client data from Aker Maritime.
2000
Veritas opens new headquarters building in Houston, U.S.A. and installs three more Data Visualization Centers in Crawley, U.K., Calgary, Canada, and Perth, Australia.
1990s
1999
Robert Brunck becomes Chairman and CEO of CGG. Sercel acquires Syntron, market leader in marine geophysical equipment. Veritas DGC acquires Time Seismic Exchange, a growing land seismic data library company in Canada, and Guardian Data Systems, a data archiving and transcription company based in Australia.
1998
CGG carries out offshore surveys in the Gulf of Mexico. Veritas DGC vessel, the SR/V Veritas Viking, sets record by towing the industry's first 12,000-meter streamer. Veritas DGC installs industry-first, new-generation Data Visualization Center in Houston, USA.
1997
CGG is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Veritas DGC acquires Rees Geophysical (a land seismic acquisition company) in Oman.
1996
Digicon and Veritas combine to form Veritas DGC Inc. which immediately upgrades its asset base, installing new HP and SUN computer systems and an NEC SX-4 supercomputer to enhance data processing capabilities.
1994
CGG carries out first 4D seismic surveys. Digicon becomes the first geophysical company to offer pre-stack time migration (3D MOVES).
1993
CGG launches 3D seismic vessel ‘Harmattan’, able to tow five streamers. Veritas, now employing about 450 staff, goes public on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
1992
Veritas launches 'SAGE' data processing system, probably the most advanced production processing system available at this time.
1980s
1988
Digicon launches Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) initiative, including development of new SeismicTANGO data processing system to replace DISCO.
1987
Digicon records its first non-exclusive 3D marine data library program (in Mobile Bay, Gulf of Mexico). Hampson-Russell Software is founded in Calgary, Canada.
1984
In Massy, CGG installs the largest computer of the time, the Cray 1S.
1983
Digicon opens new data processing center in Brisbane, Australia - a significant expansion into new Asia Pacific markets.
1982
Veritas processes the industry's first-ever 3D seismic survey in Canada.
1981
CGG listed on Paris Stock Exchange and introduces combo crews (combined vibroseismic-explosive crews). Digicon employee John Sherwood invents DMO (Dip Move Out) data processing technique.
1980
Digicon develops and markets ‘DISCO’ seismic data processing software running on DEC's VAX 11/780 computer system.
1970s
1979
Digicon deploys the geophysical industry's first-ever digital marine seismic streamer - the DSS-240. Digicon becomes the first geophysical company to offer commercial depth migration.
1978
Veritas purchases FPS (Floating Point Systems) CPUs to replace Array Processors, achieving substantial increase in processing speed. CGG performs first 3D survey in the North Sea.
1977
CGG opens data processing center in Houston, USA.
1976
CGG opens data processing centers in London, UK, and Denver, USA.
1974
In Calgary, Rafael B. Cruz & Associates Ltd. is purchased by David B. Robson and renamed Veritas, the Latin word meaning "truth".
1971
CGG introduces 3D seismic exploration with "wide-line profiling" and is the first contractor to tow three parallel streamers. Digicon opens second overseas data processing center in East Grinstead, U.K.
1970
Now with approximately 300 employees worldwide, Digicon opens its first overseas data processing center in Singapore.
1960s
1969
CGG develops a "migration" processing algorithm. Digital Consultants reincorporates as Digicon Inc. and goes public on the American Stock Exchange.
1968
In Calgary, CGG opens first data processing center outside France. Sercel launches the SN 328 (48-trace digital amplifier).
1967
CGG installs EMR computers. Digital Consultants deploys its first land seismic crew.
1966
CGG opens first seismic data processing center in Massy, France. Digital Consultants install state-of-the-art SDS-9300 computer that allowed multi-trace, multi-task programming without tape output. First marine project - QC work onboard two wooden-hulled marine seismic vessels in the North Sea, where WWII mines were still drifting!
1965
Digital Consultants Inc. is founded in Houston by six engineers and geophysicists who share the vision of bringing evolving digital computing technology to the geophysical industry - a new concept. The Company carries out its first data interpretation job in the North Sea.
1964
Early days of single-vessel seismic exploration.
1963
Introduction of "deconvolution" in data processing.
1962
SMG is renamed Sercel and introduces the AS 626 (24-trace transistor amplifier).
1960
CGG uses "multiple coverage" technology to analyze traces, and develops "Dropter", the first non-explosive seismic source technique.
1950s
1958
Dual-vessel seismic exploration.
1956
SMG is created as an offshoot of the electronics department of CGG.
1954
CGG buys its first IBM 604 computer and acquires an MT4 analogue computing center (for processing field data).
1953
CGG becomes a limited liability company. Discovery of reserves at Parentis, France.
1940s
1949
French crews survey the Gabon forest on behalf of SPAEF.
1947
First seismic surveys in the Aquitaine basin [France].
1930s
1932
First CGG survey in West Africa.
1931
Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG) is founded. Marcel Champin becomes Chairman.


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