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Oil and gas service industries
The French offshore oil and gas service and supply sector is the second largest exporter of the world with 18%* of the world market for offshore support services. Turnover has risen from 3.5 billion euros at the end of the 90’s to 10.5 billion euros today.
The French offshore oil industry is a world leader, and alone account for up to 9% of the added value of the maritime economy.
Its reputation is particularly strong and recognised in deep water and ultra-deep water technology. The offshore oil and gas services and supply industry is made up of companies operating dedicated fleets or engaged in the extensive studies or construction work needed to find and extract offshore oil and gas deposits. It includes equipment suppliers and service providers, especially ship operators and design and engineering firms.
The leading French companies :
CGGVeritas is the world’s leading international pure-play geophysical company. Onshore and offshore CGGVeritas delivers a wide range of technologies, services and, through Sercel, equipment to its broad base of customers, mainly throughout the global oil and gas industry.
Offshore exploration is conducted through a fleet of 19 seismic vessels. CGGVeritas also conducts ocean bottom acquisition in shallow water and mobilizes up to 20 cable-handling units, source boats and accommodation barges.
The equipment manufacturer Sercel offers cutting-edge equipment for marine and land seismic exploration.
Through this unique offering of a full range of geophysical products and services, CGGVeritas creates images of the earth’s subsurface for hydrocarbon exploration, production and reservoir optimization.
Technip is a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry.
From the deepest Subsea oil & gas developments to the largest and most complex Offshore and Onshore infrastructures, Technip’s workforce of 30,000 is constantly offering the best solutions and most innovative technologies to meet the world’s energy challenges.
Present in 48 countries, Technip has state-of-the-art industrial assets on all continents and operates a fleet of specialized vessels for pipeline installation and subsea construction.
2011 revenues: EUR 6.8 billion.
For technical facilities
Saipem engages mainly in offshore oil activities (construction of rigs, seabed-to-surface connections, floating production systems and pipelines), LNG and drilling.
Doris Engineering specialises in technical studies, project management and assistance for the oil and gas industry.
For offshore services
BOURBON is a specialist in offshore maritime services among others, where it has become one of the world leaders.
Comex and Subsea 7 are pioneers in sub-sea engineering, technology and services by divers or remotely operated vehicles.
An innovative industry
World firsts such as the first deep water platforms for harsh environments (Arctic), the first jack-up platforms and firsts in smart drilling, electromagnetic data transmission and new devices for laying gas and oil pipelines in deep water have all been produced by French technology and expertise.haut de page