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January 5, 2012 Installed base of Sercel SeaPro Nav navigation system continues to grow

Sercel has confirmed the fifth installation in the past year of its advanced integrated navigation system, SeaPro Nav. CGGVeritas selected SeaPro Nav as its navigation system of choice and is expected to equip more than ten additional vessels in the company’s fleet by the end of 2012.

This successful commercial uptake follows a positive response to the innovative features offered by SeaPro Nav for the full range of towed-streamer seismic acquisition techniques from 2D and 3D to wide-azimuth and multi-vessel operations.

SeaPro Nav has been designed with a flexible multi-vessel architecture to allow for the fast adoption of new seismic acquisition techniques. The system is also fully compatible with Sercel's industry-leading marine equipment, such as the Sentinel® solid streamer and Nautilus® streamer control system.

Laurent Dollon, Senior Vice President, Operations, Marine, CGGVeritas, said: "The decision to deploy SeaPro Nav across our fleet is the result of its excellent performance and the positive feedback we received from our crews onboard the vessels already equipped with the system. SeaPro Nav offers an advanced real-time positioning solution and innovative applications that improve safety and productivity."

Pascal Rouiller, CEO, Sercel, said: "The excellent performance of SeaPro Nav confirms the system's success as the new standard for navigation. We are pleased to have been selected by CGGVeritas for the deployment of SeaPro Nav on their entire fleet of 3D seismic vessels."

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