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Graffiti artist Smael Vagner decorates new PGS office in Rio

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

PGS has moved to a new location in the heart of the oil and gas district downtown Rio, near the Lapa quarter. The new PGS office meets the most modern technical standards and marks a new chapter in PGS 20-year history in Brazil. It is a history of advanced technology and innovative commercial ideas designed to reveal the potential of this exciting exploration province. PGS decided to support a local artist and selected the talented Smael Vagner to decorate the conference room. His take on the topography and energy of his home city adds a touch of fun to the serious business of seismic and inspires us to more innovation of our own

Timelapse New PGS Office Rio

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

After 20 years in Brazil, PGS decided to move to a new office space. The building is brand new and right in the middle of the oil and gas district, in Lapa downtown Rio. On November 28, the work was finished and the office was 100% operational. Here is a timelapse movie of the build. You can find us at: PGS Investigacao Petrolifera Ltda Rua do Passeio 38/40 Tower 2 Office 1602 Ed. Passeio Corporate 20.021-290 Centro Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL Phone: + 55 21 2421 8400

PlasticsCollectionConcept: From Feasibility to Pilot

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PGS needs funding and partners for a full-scale pilot test in 2019. Each year, eight million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans - equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the sea every minute. Could PGS seismic vessels help to clean it up? In 2017, PGS launched a concept for collecting plastics at sea. A 2018 feasibility study concluded that the concept may be valuable in certain areas and seasons when plastic densities are high. Engineering tests are underway. Get in touch if you want to participate as a funding partner, to carry out scientific research, or building the technology solution.

Jyoti Kumar 3D Acoustic Modeling

Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018

Geophysicist Jyoti Kumar introduces his talk on a method to suppress salt-related converted wave using 3D acoustic modeling

Separated wavefield imaging for shallow hazards

Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018

Tony Martin, PGS Regional Principal Geophysicist for Europe, explains why SWIM imaging of shallow subsurface GeoStreamer data means clients can bypass expensive site surveys

Noemie Pernin introduces her EAGE presentation

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Noemie is presenting on Thursday on Intra-Chalk Porosity Variations in Norway-Danish Central Graben: Integrated Mapping Using Broadband Elastic Attributes

Dr. Ahmed Salah of EGAS at EAGE 2018

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Dr. Ahmed Salah Vice Chairman for Agreements and Exploration Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) talks about current and 2019 licensing rounds and available high-quality seismic data.

Maiza Bekara

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bandwidth Enhancement by Constrained Convex Optimisation of Spectral Scalars at EAGEannual 2018

Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

PGS achieves clearer images and better models with FWI and Least-Squares Migration because we use the full wavefield says Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl, PGS Chief Geophysicist Imaging

Shaoping Lu

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Taking at EAGEANNUAL2018 on Least squares inversion for imaging full seismic wavefield

Rune Tenghamn

Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

On Wednesday at #EAGEAnnual2018 Rune Tenghamn will talk about a pioneering potential source concept: Marine Vibrators and Spread Spectrum Sweep Strategy to Improve Operational Efficiency.

Hocine Tabti

Published: Friday, June 8, 2018

On Tuesday at EAGE 2018 Hocin will be presenting Shot to Shot Source Signature Variation Correction https://bit.ly/2JlWzmY

Elsa Cecconello

Published: Friday, June 8, 2018

On Thursday at EAGE Annual 2018 Elsa will be presenting: Removal of Time-varying Sea Surface Effects from Seismic Data. https://bit.ly/2JlWzmY

Verena Lampart

Published: Friday, June 8, 2018

On Wednesday at EAGE Annual 2018 Verena will be presenting: Newly-observed, post-Variscan, extensional mini-basins the key to the prospectivity of the under-explored platform areas of the North Sea?

Tilman Kluver

Published: Friday, June 8, 2018

On Wednesday at EAGE Annual 2018 Tilman will be presenting: Making the Transition from Discrete Shot Records to Continuous Wavefields – Real Data Application https://bit.ly/2JlWzmY

Stian Hegna

Published: Friday, June 8, 2018

On Wednesday at EAGE Annual 2018: Stian will be presenting Making the Transition from Discrete Shot Records to Continuous Wavefields – Methodology https://bit.ly/2JlWzmY

Julien Oukili

Published: Friday, June 8, 2018

On Tuesday at EAGE Annual 2018: Julien will be presenting Imaging Using PP Multiples: Practical Applications for Shallow Imaging and 4D Monitoring on the Snorre Field, Norway https://bit.ly/2JlWzmY

PGS Source & Streamer Control

Published: Friday, June 1, 2018

Source and streamer steering animation 2018 Ramform and GeoStreamer 3D multi-streamer spread

Acquisition Solutions with Ramform and GeoStreamer

Published: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Ramform + GeoStreamer = Quality + Efficiency

Ramform Titan Class vessels and GeoStreamer

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Per Arild Reksnes, EVP Operations & Technology, explains why the combination of the Ramform design and GeoStreamer makes the PGS fleet the most reliable, efficient and flexible in the industry.

Ramform Titan + GeoStreamer = Flexibility, safety & reliability

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sverre Strandenes, EVP Sales & Services, talks about our MultiClient services. GeoStreamer is our preferred acquisition technology, as it provides superior imaging and greater insight regarding subsurface prospectivity.

4D and GeoStreamer

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PGS technologist Didier Lecerf talks about PGS solutions for 4D seismic surveying, from planning and feasibility to interpretation. Our 4D compliant data processing and imaging technology ensures a high degree of repeatability, whatever the vintage of the surveys.

PGS Plastic Collection Concept Using Seismic Vessel

Published: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The PGS large-scale plastic collection concept launched at UN Ocean Conference, New York, June 2017. This innovative solution uses the inherent benefits of seismic vessels and takes advantage of their air compressors and capabilities for handling large towing configurations.

Ramform Hyperion - Ramform Titan Class Vessel

Published: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ramform Hyperion, launched March 2017, represents an enormously stable platform with outstanding seakeeping characteristics, that is capable of taking full advantage of our GeoStreamer® technology. This Titan-class ship can encompass virtually any acquisition design, and offers the best safety, efficiency and productivity in the industry.

OptoSeis - Deepwater PRM in Jubarte

Published: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Permanent installation of seismic sensors on the seafloor to detect subtle reservoir changes over time.

Season`s greetings from PGS!

Published: Thursday, December 15, 2016

We make seismic acquisition a piece of cake.

Towed Streamer EM

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Making discoveries is becoming harder and fewer large fields are being found. Adding resistivity information to seismic can highlight prospective areas that may have been overlooked. PGS’ unique Towed Streamer EM technology enables large volumes of high-density 3D EM data to be acquired with far greater efficiency than before.

Triton Animation

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Acquisition of the PGS Triton survey began in November 2013 and was completed in Q3 2014. This high-fold, long offset, dual-sensor, broadband survey provides full azimuth (FAZ) data in the central and western planning areas of the Gulf of Mexico.

GeoStreamer - Reservoir Benefits

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

GeoStreamer prestack deghosting provides reliable attributes for better understanding of rock and fluid distribution. Improved attribute computations reduce uncertainty and enable more precise estimation of reserves.

GeoStreamer - Interpretation Benefits

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

GeoStreamer® was designed to mitigate the effect of the ghost reflections coming from the perfectly reflecting sea surface. The ability to remove the ghost accurately allows us to tow the recording sensors deeper, further away from the noise generated by the ocean's surface. Noise is reduced and signal increases with deeper tow, especially for low frequencies. Improved low-frequency content enhances the quality and accuracy of seismic inversion and reservoir characterization.

SWIM - Separated Wavefield Imaging

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Separated wavefield imaging (SWIM®) is an innovative imaging technology that uses up- and down-going wavefields, recorded by GeoStreamer® dual hydrophone and motion sensors. It delivers high-resolution images of the subsurface not achievable with traditional reflection seismic imaging.

GeoStreamer - Principles

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

GeoStreamer® is the industry's first true broadband marine seismic system. The streamer is towed deep, increasing the low-frequency signal content and its multi-sensor recordings allow the accurate removal of unwanted receiver ghost reflections. The result is subsurface images of greater clarity, accuracy and reliability.

GeoSource

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Marine seismic data contains a receiver ghost and a separate source ghost. Full ghost-free imaging for the widest possible signal bandwidth applies technology that removes both these unwanted reflections. PGS GeoSource® is a time and depth distributed source that uses sub-sources at varied depths and fired with specific time delays. The ghost functions of the sub-sources are complementary and when combined restore the full signal bandwidth.

PGS Triton Survey

Published: Thursday, October 2, 2014

The revolutionary PGS Triton survey is the most advanced seismic survey in the Gulf of Mexico, providing unparalleled insight in this under-explored salt-prone area. Triton overcomes the challenges of this highly complex geological setting through an expert, tailored combination of unique GeoStreamer® acquisition technology, and full azimuth (FAZ) Orion™ configuration.

PGS Seismic Principles

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014

Find out how we create and record sound waves that are reflected by the geological layers that lie buried beneath the seabed, sometimes covered by many kilometers of sediment, to reveal structures within the earth.

20 Years of Innovation

Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

PGS ideas have been envisioning and creating the future of seismic since 1991: MegaSurveys, Ramform, GeoStreamer, Towed Streamer EM, marine vibrators and PRM. Here are a few highlights.

A Clearer Image

Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

PGS delivers towed streamer seismic data to clients with greater efficiency and quality than any other service company. As pioneers in 3D seismic since the early-1990s, PGS has continuously changed the exploration landscape through technologies related to vessel design, streamer and source technology, and streamer and source handling technology.

Mapping the world

Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Our integrated MultiClient data library has over 425,000 sq. km of 3D and 294,000 km of 2D data and offers a fast, effective and economic way to access seismic data to help customers understand exploration potential, decrease risk and find oil faster.

The fleet to beat

Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

PGS has the most flexible fleet of high-capacity streamer vessels in the world. Crewed by well trained, highly experienced personnel, there is virtually no limit to the survey style and parameterization pursued by our vessels. These ships are backed by innovative pre-survey planning capabilities, comprehensive acquisition and processing QC technologies, and a global network of processing centers.

Our Commitments

Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

PGS strives to be a responsible corporate citizen in all areas and aspects of its operations. We maintain high standards of corporate governance, personal and corporate conduct. We are committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees. We recognize that environmental impact is a collective responsibility, not only for individuals but also for governments, companies and society.

Ramform Titan - Workboat

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take a look at the workboat.

Ramform Titan - Top deck

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take a look at the top deck.

Ramform Titan - Streamer Deck

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take a closer look at the streamer deck.

Ramform Titan - Sports Hall

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take a look at the sports hall.

Ramform Titan - Mess Hall

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take a tour around the mess hall.

Ramform Titan - Lounges Auditorium

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take a closer look at the social areas.

Ramform Titan - Lifeboat and FRC

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take a closer look at the lifeboats and FRC.

Ramform Titan - Instrument Room

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take a closer look at the instrument room.

Ramform Titan - Helicopter crew change

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take part in a helicopter crew change.

Ramform Titan - Gun deck

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take a closer look at the gun deck.

Ramform Titan - Cabins

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take a closer look at the cabins.

Ramform Titan - Engine Room

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we take a closer look at the engine room.

Ramform Titan - Bridge

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of short videos take us on a tour around the Ramform Titan. In this video we see what is happening on the bridge.

Ramform Titan In Operation

Published: Friday, August 30, 2013

A first glimpse of the Ramform Titan operating in the North Sea.

Ramform Titan

Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Ramform Titan Class will further enhance PGS' position as a leader in 3D seismic acquisition productivity and efficiency. The vessels are designed to utilize and extract the full potential from the PGS flagship GeoStreamer® technology. The vessel design is based on the demonstrated strengths of the current Ramform fleet, while improving capabilities along a number of key parameters. - Significantly upgraded GeoStreamer® based seismic package - Designed to take the full benefits of the GeoStreamer® towing efficiency - Designed for High Density with large spreads, long streamers and excellent towing efficiency

Ramform Titan

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

With faster deployment speed and safer retrieval it is being optimized for the renowned GeoStreamer. The Ramform Titan represents the future of seismic data acquisition. With a breadth of 70 meters and by far the largest spread on the market, it is created solely for one purpose; to be the safest and most efficient seismic vessel of all time.

The GeoStreamer Story (Long version)

Published: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

GeoStreamer processing exploits the complementary information recorded by hydrophones and geosensors in seismic data processing to remove all the effects of the receiver ghost. When towed deep, the dual-sensor GeoStreamer also records very low ambient noise levels, enabling high signal-to-noise content in a very broadband signal being recorded. GeoStreamer records all the seismic wavefield that can be recovered from the earth, without any receiver ghost effects. This allows our customers to see the reservoir better, characterize the reservoir more accurately, and monitor hydrocarbon production with greater confidence.

The GeoStreamer Story

Published: Thursday, May 26, 2011

GeoStreamer created a revolution when commercially launched by PGS in early-2008. GeoStreamer allows PGS to completely remove all "receiver ghost" effects from seismic data, thereby recovering far greater reservoir resolution and description than historical towed streamer technologies. See interviews with the people involved in the creation of the GeoStreamer and how it has been implemented on the PGS vessels.

GeoStreamer GS

Published: Thursday, May 26, 2011

With the launch of GeoStreamer GS, PGS introduces the ghost free acquisition solution. New source technology, allows a robust removal of the source ghost and in combination with GeoStreamer provides the broadest bandwidth to reveal the true earth response. A richer seismic signal is propagated into the earth, and a far richer seismic signal is recovered to reveal the true earth response. Every seismic application is better: Reservoir delineation, reservoir characterization, and monitoring of small changes in reservoir state during hydrocarbon production.

Roll Compensated Helideck

Published: Friday, April 16, 2010

The Ramform Sovereign is easily the most powerful seismic ship in the world and features many new innovations, including the worlds first roll compensated helideck.

Ramform Sovereign - In operation

Published: Friday, April 16, 2010

The Ramform Sovereign S-Class is 16 meters longer than the previous Ramform V-Class with significantly higher acquisition and transit speed, 25 percent longer endurance, and 60 percent higher production capacity compared to the previous Ramform V-Class . The Sovereign is easily the most powerful seismic ship in the world and features many new innovations, including the worlds first roll compensated helideck, steerable sources, dual workboat capacity and unique gear handling systems.

OptoSeis - Permanent Reservoir Imaging

Published: Friday, April 16, 2010

PGS optoSeis offers a permanent reservoir monitoring solution for producing areas, in water depths down to 3000m. This is the optimal solution for peerless imaging and 4D4C repeatability.

Ramform - The Fleet to Beat

Published: Friday, April 16, 2010

PGS has the most flexible fleet of high-capacity streamer vessels in the world. Crewed by well trained, highly experienced personnel, there is virtually no limit to the survey style and parameterization pursued by our vessels. From specialized technologies aimed at specific marine environments, such as obstructed or hazardous environments, to super-efficient regional surveys, PGS leads the seismic industry.

The Ramform Sovereign Story

Published: Friday, April 16, 2010

Construction of the worlds greatest seismic vessel; the Ramform Sovereign. 102 meters long 40 meters wide. Capable of towing 22 streamers.