CGG develops Center for Advanced Imaging for Petronas
PARIS -- CGG and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (Petronas Carigali), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), have agreed on a collaboration to provide access to CGG’s latest technology and expertise in high-end seismic and multi-physics imaging, and reservoir characterization. CGG received an award of contract from Petronas Carigali to develop a Center for Advanced Imaging (CAI) for five years, which will be operated by Petronas Carigali at its headquarters located in the landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This collaboration provides a framework for technical development of Petronas Carigali staff, as well as R&D collaboration, particularly in the area of multi-physics.
This is the first-ever CAI award from Petronas Carigali and it reflects the company’s strategy to partner with external parties to bring in fast-paced, innovative solutions to solve its complex business challenges. The CAI also allows direct and closer interaction with imaging geophysicists to fast-track bespoke processing of seismic and multi-physics data from Petronas’ acreage around the world. Petronas Carigali will be given access to software suites from CGG Subsurface Imaging, Multi-Physics and GeoSoftware, which will enable Petronas Carigali to perform advanced technical analysis at the pace and priority needed by its business.
The CAI facilitates collaborative R&D on the CGG Multi-Physics imaging suite, resulting in mutually-improved products available to both Petronas Carigali and CGG. The CAI will also enable Petronas Carigali to investigate expansions into multi-disciplinary solutions and explore the potential of cloud computing and machine learning.