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started seismic data acquisition with 15 crews.


BGP was formally named, grew to 38 crews and built the first data processing center in China, with the China-made digital computer DJ-150.


BGP began to cooperate with WGC and CGG, by introducing advanced western technology, in terms of computer hardware, software and seismic data processing techniques.


BGP successfully developed and released its copyrighted seismic data processing system GRISYS, widely used in China and some other countries.


BGP subcontracted seismic acquisition projects from BP, AGIP and JNOC in western China, and won bids in Ecuador, indicating that BGP became a new but active player in the international arena.


BGP respectively released its copyrighted acquisition systems named KLSeis, which, along with GRISYS, have strongly supported BGP's international operations.


BGP merged with other six small geophysical companies under CNPC, thus greatly extending its capabilities, resources and competitiveness.


BGP became the largest land and shallow water contractor in the world, with its overseas revenue increased at the rate of 50% per year over the past four years.


BGP released GeoEast V1., an integrated processing and interpretation software system.


BGP launched its first OBC cable handling vessel - the BGP DONG FANG KAN TAN NO. 2, its first 2D streamer vessel - the BGP DONG FANG KAN TAN NO.1, and its first 3D streamer vessel - the BGP Pioneer.


BGP merged Liaohe Geophysical Exploration Company, a local geophysical company under CNPC.

A new member R/V BGP Challenger joined BGP fleet. 


A signing ceremony was held in Beijing by both BGP and ION to formally announce successful establishment of INOVA, a land seismic equipment joint venture.

A new member of BGP's Fleet, the BGP Explorer, launched in Tanggu, China


BGP announced the release of GeoEast-Lightning, a pre-stack depth migration and model building software system.

BGP-PROSPECTOR – a 12 streamer Vessel was launched.

2012: On July 10, BGP through INOVA, a JV company between BGP and ION, had successfully developed a new recording system called G3i capable of over 10,000 live channels; another new multi-waves data processing system plus a new model vibrator named AHV364.
2013: Field application of G3i and HAWK with big live patch was successfully completed. The world's first low frequency vibrator has successfully completed field testing and become part of the field acquisition team.

On September 21, BGP was awarded a mega 3D TZ contract by Kuwait Oil Company,which is not only the largest 3D TZ contract ever for BGP as it is also the first contract into Kuwait's seismic market. The contract includes a working area of 2583 Sq.Km, covering operations in deep and shallow water, transition zone, city district, sea shore, seasonal lakes, plantation and desert. Seismic sources are vibrators, dynamites and air-guns.

In 2014, GeoEast won the China national award for scientific advancement.

On June 26, BGP's PDO (Sultanate of Oman) crew has achieved a record of no LTI for continuous operation of ten years.

2015: As of 2015, BGP has been the leader in land seismic for a consecutive 13 years. Revenue for 2015 was number one among all seismic companies.

On May 12, a top ten special honor was granted by China Oil Technology Association for "Technical Innovation in High Density and Broad Bend Seismic Technology". This technology has been applied in 13 oil fields in China as well as international projects, it also serves as a major contributor to the development of China's geophysical science and technology.

In 2016, BGP has been awarded 119 patents, registered software authorship for 88 items, and published 52 articles/papers in international forums/magazines.

On August 19, PDO Oman has broken another record of continuous operation of 20 million MH without LTI.


The new generation of broadband vibrator, is one such invention that can generate reliable while stable linear sweeps from 1.5Hz to 160Hz, which is essential in enhancing resolution of full waveform inversion.

On September 23, BGP's PDO (Sultanate of Oman) crew has successful commenced applying a new seismic acquisition technology--UHP operation—which is designed to increase productivity and data quality. It is the first seismic crew to implement UHP acquisition technology worldwide.

On October 22, BGP was awarded a 3D land contract by Kuwait Oil Company, which is an integrated mega channel project covering acquisition, data processing and non-seismic Magneto telluric survey.

On November 26, BGP's PDO (Sultanate of Oman) crew has set a new record by acquiring 27,885 vibrator points in one day.

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