Petroleum Geo-Services

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) acquires, processes, analyses and sells high quality seismic data worldwide. Oil and gas companies use this detailed information about the sub-surface to explore for hydrocarbons, to develop new oil and gas fields, and to manage their producing fields.

We work hard to develop new technologies and services to increase the value that data gives to our customers. Our business is organized into four areas: Marine Contract, MultiClient, Operations and Data Processing & Technology.


Vision & drive
PGS was founded in Norway in 1991. Then it had just two ships and some highly innovative ideas on how to reshape the seismic industry. Today we share the same drive to innovate as inspired our founders, though the team, the fleet and the data library have grown considerably:

  • 14 offshore seismic vessels
  • 21 data processing centers
  • 35 offices worldwide
  • over 2000 people from 67 nations

Our focus is marine geophysics, where we draw considerable competitive advantage from our vessel fleet. This is the most advanced and proficient in the industry, recognized by the iconic Ramform vessel design. Proven operational capabilities have put us ahead of our peers, with superior efficiency and state-of-the-art design. This lead will further increase in 2013, with the launch of the 5th generation Ramform ships.

A clearer image
PGS proprietary GeoStreamer technology has revolutionized modern seismic acquisition introducing a broadband data spectrum with far greater clarity and reliability of results. GeoStreamer data can better reveal the structures and reservoirs beneath the surface of the earth. Acquisition, processing and imaging technologies are enabling our customers to make new discoveries in familiar offshore areas, as well as opening up new frontiers to fuel the world’s ever-growing requirement for energy.

PGS is present in over 25 countries with regional centers in London, Houston and Singapore. Our head office is in Oslo, Norway and the PGS share is listed on the Oslo stock exchange (OSE:PGS).

Petroleum Geo-Services
+47 67 52 64 00
+47 67 51 43 41