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French Geophysical Firm Given Contract To Map Caribbean Floor For Oil Exploration

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PARIS — CGG has been awarded an extension to a major 3D seismic survey that the company successfully completed on the Caribbean coast, offshore Colombia, in late 2015.

CGG is a French-based geophysical services company founded in 1931.

The new survey follows on from the original 16,000-plus km2 survey CGG conducted over portions of Blocks Col-1 and Col-2, which was the largest survey ever recorded offshore Colombia.

This major extension is expected to start in February. The additional data will also be processed in CGG’s Houston subsurface imaging center.

Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG, said, “This survey extension is the latest in a series of projects we have conducted for this key client offshore Colombia since 2013 and indicates the continuing satisfaction with CGG’s seismic technology and operational performance.”

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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