Founded in 1931, CGGVeritas is one of the leading, international pure-play geophysical companies in the world. The company serves clients in the oil and gas industry. It offers reservoir management, offshore and onshore seismic acquisition, and seismic data processing and imaging services. The company operates a fleet of more than 20 seismic vessels. CGGVeritas also maintains a library of multiclient land and marine seismic data. The company has a network of over 25 seismic data processing centers. It provides the Hampson-Russell software, which features an installed base of nearly 1,400 licence at approximately 500 petroleum and service companies worldwide. The company has a staff of more than 7,000 people. It operates the CGGVeritas University. The company markets geophysical equipment through Sercel, which is a manufacturer of streamers, vibrators and integrated electronic recording systems. CGGVeritas was formed by a merger between Compagnie G n rale de G ophysique and Veritas DGC.