CGG :Sophie Zurquiyah joins CGG as SEVP of its new Geology, Geophysics and Reservoir (GGR) Division
February 6, 2013 - PARIS
CGG announces today the appointment of SophieZurquiyah as Senior Executive VicePresident of the Geology, Geophysics and Reservoir (GGR) Division. SophiejoinedCGG on February 5th and will be based in Houston, Texas.
Sophie is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris and holds a Master ofScience in Numerical Analysis from the Pierre and Marie Curie University(Paris6), as well as a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from theUniversityof Colorado. Having started her career with Schlumberger in 1991 as ageophysicsengineer, Sophie held a variety of positions in Engineering andManufacturing inFrance before moving to the United States to head a Schlumberger TechnologyCenter, which engineers and manufactures oilfield equipment. Sophietransferredto Operations in 2003, becoming General Manager for the Schlumberger SouthLatinAmerica region, based in Rio de Janeiro.
After five years outside France, she took the position of Human ResourcesDirector for Oilfield Services at Schlumberger headquarters in Paris. Shethenbecame Chief Information Officer for Schlumberger Limited between 2007 and2009, when she was responsible for Information Systems and IT servicesglobally.
In 2009 Sophie was appointed President of Schlumberger Data and ConsultingServices, based in Houston. In this capacity, she headed a businesssupported bya large group of Petro-technical experts that perform the interpretation ofSchlumberger measurements as well as provide sub-surface consultingservices. Inher last position, from mid-2012 she was VP of Sustaining Engineering, inchargeof a global organization supporting all Schlumberger commercial productsandtechnologies.
Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG, said: "Sophie has extensive experience inthe OilServices industry, a strong international profile and considerableknowledge ofour business and its environment. The addition of Sophie to our team willhelpus to build the new GGR division and move into the high-end integratedgeology &geophysics and reservoir characterization market. I would like to take thisopportunity to welcome Sophie to CGG and wish her the greatest success inhernew position."
CGG (www.cgg.com) is a fully integrated Geoscience company providingleadinggeological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base ofcustomers primarily from the global oil and gas industry. Through its threecomplementary business divisions of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology,Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects ofnaturalresource exploration and exploitation.CGG employs 10,000 people around the world, all with a Passion forGeoscienceand working together to deliver the best solutions to its customers.
CGG is listed on the Euronext Paris SA (ISIN: 0000120164) and the New YorkStockExchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares. NYSE: CGG).
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