CGG: Sercel completes the acquisition of ION’s software business


Paris, France – September 12, 2022

CGG today announced that Sercel, its Sensing & Monitoring division, has completed the acquisition of ION Geophysical Corporation (“ION”) software company.

ION’s software business includes:

  • Orca: a navigation system dedicated to streamers

  • Gator: a navigation system dedicated to OBN

  • Mesa: a set of tools to optimize land and marine seismic teams

  • Marlin: a concurrent marine operations management software, used for marine seismic teams, as well as various other offshore and port operations

This acquisition allows Sercel to complete its range of software and services, and opens up new opportunities for diversification in simultaneous maritime operations, thanks to Marlin software.

Sercel intends to operate the newly acquired technology as a business unit in the near future and the product portfolio will be retained as is.

Emmanuelle Dubu, CEO of Sercel said: “We are delighted to to bring ION Software technology and know-how board and welcome the teams in Sercel. This acquisition is an excellent opportunity for Sercel to expand its offer and Continue at develop his diversification opportunities with proven products such as Marlin. The the software team also bringss significant design experiencedevelopment, proof and the sale of services and software solutions, which Sercel can additionally leverage on the other side his various other solution offers.”

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