The company said that based on the award of this permit, it is currently in discussions with various E&P firms operating in the Gulf of Mexico to finalize the design of a new multi-client program.

The program will utilize the company’s broadband marine solution, BroadSeis, in a wide-azimuth configuration.

According to the company, the Gulf of Mexico program is targeted to commence in the fourth quarter of this year.

CGGVeritas delivers a wide range of technologies, services and equipment through Sercel, to its customers mainly throughout the global oil and gas industry.