Global Leader in Seismic Equipment Rentals and Support Acquires TransGulf Tech

    SES expands into the Marine and Transition Zone seismic market.

    HOUSTON, Sept. 8 /CNW/ -- Seismic Equipment Solutions (SES) today
announced it has acquired TransGulf Tech, one of the leading marine seismic
air gun and lead-in termination specialists in the industry, which holds
certification in high-pressure air systems and possesses extensive experience
in back deck design and rigging.

    The acquisition expands SES' Marine and Transition Zone capabilities by
providing highly specialized technical support solutions for the marine
seismic industry.

    "The global seismic industry demands a company with advanced products for
today's seismic challenges," said Glen Huscroft, President and CEO, Seismic
Equipment Solutions, "and the acquisition of TransGulf further enhances our
ability to provide those products with better solutions for the Marine and
Transition Zone markets."

    "We believe acquiring a company like TransGulf, with a proven track
record of superior sales, service and support is a smart alliance which will
accelerate the development of our new Marine and Transition Zone business,"
said Paul Mitcham, Senior Vice President, Marine and Reservoir Imaging at SES.
"This combination is a natural progression of SES' long term strategy to
provide excellent service and rental equipment to both the seismic and
hydrographic industries."

    About TransGulf Tech
    Founded in 2007, TransGulf is the leading independent air gun and lead-in
termination specialist in the Gulf Coast region. Headquartered in Houston,
Texas, TransGulf supplies in-house repairs with immediate world-wide field
service and support, along with hard-to-find supplies and parts for
manufacturers and end-users of marine seismic equipment. TransGulf specializes
in marine sources, digital streamer lead-in and source umbilical repairs; and
boasts a management team with over 60 years of experience in marine-related
operations, manufacturing and repairs, including highly trained and certified
field service engineers and technicians to handle high-pressure air filtration
systems for air gun sources and back deck design and rigging.

    About Seismic Equipment Solutions
    With headquarters in Houston, TX and representatives in Moscow, London,
Calgary, Bogota, and Jakarta, SES is a global leader in seismic equipment
rentals and support. SES provides expertly maintained lease equipment, field
support, training, equipment repairs, and part sales on a global basis.


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For further information: Paul Mitcham of Seismic Equipment Solutions,

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