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Visit TGS / Arcis Seismic Solutions at SEG 2014

Arcis Seismic Solutions will be part of this year's SEG Convention in Denver, Colorado (Oct 26-31, 2014).

Come visit us on the exhibit floor at the TGS booth (#825), and be sure to take in one of many Arcis / TGS technical presentations.

Presentation  Presenter  Day & Time 

Seismic discontinuity attributes and Sobel filtering 

S. Chopra, R. Kumar, K. Marfurt Monday @ 1:30 pm

Characterization of the dolomite reservoirs with the help of photoelectric index volume 

R. Sharma, S. Chopra, A. Ray  Monday @ 2:45 pm 

Seismic characterization of Montney shale formation using Passey's approach

R. Charma, S. Chopra, A. Ray Tuesday @ 9:45 am

Seismic facies analysis using generative topographic mapping

S. Chopra, K. Marfurt Tuesday @ 2:20 pm

Converted-wave prestack time migration with a new approximate migration weight

C. Usenbach, P. Cary Wednesday @ 8:55 m

Churning seismic attributes with principal component anlysis

S. Chopra, K. Marfurt Wednesday @ 9:20 am

Hydrocarbon-bearing dolomite reservoir characterization: A case study from eastern Canada

A. Ray, R. Sharma, S. Chopra Wednesday @ 9:45 am

Surface-consistent phase corrections by stack-power maximization

P. Cary, N. Nagarajappa Wednesday @ 9:45 am


View full SEG Technical Program here


TGS Booth - SEG 2014


Arcis Seismic Solutions exhibits at GeoConvention 2014

Arcis Seismic Solutions exhibited at GeoConvention 2014 in Calgary, AB from May 12-14, 2014.

Technical Program
Access a variety of technical talks presented by Arcis staff. 
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Arcis contributes to the 2013 SEG Convention's Technical Program

Arcis Seismic Solutions had another strong showing in this year's SEG Convention Technical Program as follows.

 Presentation Title    Author(s)   
 Questioning the basics of surface-consistent scaling            

Peter Cary


 Mapping Middle Triassic Doig sandstone reservoirs
 in northeast British Columbia

Satinder Chopra, Ritesh Sharma,
James Keay


 Preconditioning seismic data with 5D interpolation for
 computing geometric attributes

Satinder Chopra, Kurt J. Marfurt


 3C receiver orientation estimation by stack power optimization
 of reflected PS data

Nirupama Nagarajappa, Peter Cary,
Chuck Ursenbach


 Enhancement of seismic data quality aqnd interpretation for
 mapping Zubair sands of South East Kuwait

R. Kumar, K.M. Hafez, A. Mudavakkat,
A. Al-Ghareeb, T. Hussain, Ritesh Sharma,
Satinder Chopra


 Poisson impedance inversion for characterization of sandstone

Ritesh Sharma, Satinder Chopra


 Unconventional reservoir characterization using conventional tools             Ritesh Sharma, Satinder Chopra

Visit Arcis Seismic Solutions at the SEG Convention

Arcis Seismic Solutions and TGS will be exhibiting at the upcoming SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting in Houston, TX from September 22-27, 2013.

We will be located in Hall C, Booth 2232 at the George R. Brown Convention Centre.
Stop by to learn about our services and meet our staff.

Footprint Attenuation with 5D Interpolation

CSEG Recorder, November 2012

Peter Cary and Mike Perz, Arcis Seismic Solutions, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

In recent years, 5D interpolation has become a very popular method for regularizing seismic data before 3D prestack migration. In addition to its main purpose of reducing the generation of migration artifacts due to irregular spatial sampling, 5D interpolation also has the very beneficial side-effect of attenuating acquisition footprint during the interpolation process.

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Graziella Kirtland Grech featured in the CSEG Recorder

CSEG Recorder, October 2012

With an uncommon combination of technical, leadership and management skills, and a track record of strategic planning and team building, Graziella Kirtland Grech is an active and inspirational geophysicist. Even before receiving her Ph.D. in Exploration Geophysics from the University of Calgary in 2002, she began her career at VeritasDGC, first as a research geoscientist and subsequently as a technical advisor.

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TGS Acquires Arcis Seismic Solutions

View Press Release TGS Acquires Arcis Seismic Solutions

Houston, Texas and Asker, Norway (15 June 2012) – TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (“TGS”) announces the acquisition of Calgary-based Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp. The total equity value is approximately US $51 million, reflecting an enterprise value of US $72 million, based on net debt at the date of acquisition.

Arcis is a privately owned geophysical company founded in 1996 with a head office located in Calgary, Alberta Canada and a strong regional business development presence in Latin America (Colombia) and the Middle East/North Africa (Cyprus). Arcis has built one of the most modern 3D seismic data libraries in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.The 3D multi-client library consists of 12,689 km2 with core activity in many prolific hydrocarbon trends in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan (including Bakken, Horn River, Montney and Duvernay).Arcis has complemented its data library through offering global seismic solutions that include seismic data processing (using its APXTM processing platform), reservoir analysis, geoconsultancy and project management.Arcis employs over 80 professional and technical personnel who have a broad range of skills, expertise and experience.In 2010 and 2011, Arcis generated average annual revenues of CAD 50 million.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of TGS, Arcis will continue to invest in multi-client projects in Canada, provide proprietary imaging services to external customers worldwide and will play a vital role in the processing of TGS’ own multi-client surveys. The Arcis acquisition will allow TGS to grow into the onshore multi-client and imaging business in Canada and other markets served by Arcis. This acquisition further strengthens TGS’ ability to meet its recently revised guided revenue and investment targets for 2012.The acquisition will be consolidated into TGS accounts as of 1 July 2012.

Robert Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer of TGS, views the Arcis acquisition as an excellent opportunity to expand the core TGS business into a new geographic market. "The acquisition of Arcis brings TGS into the very important Canadian seismic market and again increases TGS’ processing capabilities and research and development efforts. The common focus on multi-client data and imaging services, as well as the strong alignment of brand, vision and core values between Arcis and TGS, makes for a powerful combination.”

Brad Torry, President & CEO of Arcis added, “We are excited about the synergies and opportunities the business combination brings to our clients, our staff and the geophysical community. The integrated business models of Arcis and TGS allow both organizations to meet their expansion goals, adds immediate value and provides an avenue for continued growth.We are excited to join the TGS family and expand our global presence.

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data and services to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies around the globe. TGS’ geophysical and geological data products include multi-client seismic libraries, permanent reservoir monitoring, magnetic and gravity data, the industry’s largest global database of digital well logs and regional interpretive products. TGS also provides high-end depth imaging services to help resolve complex seismic imaging problems.

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 product 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).

Kristian Johansen
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +47 66 76 99 00 / +47 47 60 33 34
Email: kristian.johansen@tgs.com

Karen El-Tawil
VP, Business Development
Tel: +1 713 860 2102
Email: karen.el-tawil@tgs.com

Brad Torry
President & CEO of Arcis
Tel: +1 403 818 9356
Email: btorry@arcis.com


Arcis Welcomes Graziella Kirtland Grech as Vice President, Processing & Reservoir Services

Graziella GrechArcis Seismic Solutions is pleased to announce that Graziella Kirtland Grech has joined our team in the position of Vice President, Processing & Reservoir Services.  Graziella holds a PhD in Exploration Geophysics from the University of Calgary, and has over 15 years of technical and managerial industry experience in Canada and overseas.  She comes to us from CGGVeritas where she recently held the positions of VP, Geomarket Director for Canada & Alaska, and Multicomponent Technology Manager.  Graziella can be reached at ggrech@arcis.com or 403.781.1718.


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