Wavefield Inseis

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Wavefield Inseis ASA
Public
Industry Geophysics
Defunct December 12, 2008 (2008-12-12)
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Area served
Global
Key people
Atle Jacobsen (CEO)
Anders Farestveit (Chairman)
Parent CGGVeritas
Website www.wavefield-inseis.com

Wavefield Inseis was a Norwegian company trading between 2007 & 2009 that provided global marine geophysical services. The company operated a total of, by 2008, six geophysical survey vessels and can supply services in 2D, 3D, 4D, multi-azimuth and wide-azimuth, and offed both exclusive and multi-client services. [1]

Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

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Geophysics Physics of the Earth and its vicinity

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The company had main offices in Oslo and Bergen, in addition to offices in Perth, London and Houston. [1] It was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

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Wavefield was acquired by French seismic company CGGVeritas in December 2008 and is now fully owned by them. [2] The Wavefield name has ceased to exist except in holding companies / legal entity status.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Company Overview of Wavefield Inseis AS". Bloomberg. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  2. "CGG: Our History 2009". CGG. Retrieved 15 May 2015.