Africa Geophysical Services


Managing Director


Nodes are less expensive compared to cables and if you are able to cut your costs, then you have an advantage in the eyes of a client.
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AGS In Figures

Number of AGS locations worldwide: 9

Number of seismic nodes deployed in Block 4 survey: 166,000

Africa Geophysical Services (AGS) is an Omani land seismic data acquisition and processing company headquartered in Oman and with operational bases in Dubai, Egypt, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda and the UK.

The company’s principal oilfield services are:

  • Survey evaluation and design
  • Land seismic data acquisition
  • In-field and remote seismic data processing

The company provides seismic services that span from the design and acquisition of surveys to the processing and interpretation of results. AGS has specialised equipment and teams to work in a variety of terrains including forests, deserts, populated areas, urban environments, djebels and agricultural areas.

For data acquisition, AGS counts with teams of qualified personnel and wholly owned fleets of vibrator and geophysical recording equipment for 2D, 3D, 4D, LVL, transition zone and marine streamer seismic surveys:

  • 62,000-lbs and 11,900-lbs enviro vibrators
  • Sercel VE 464 vibrator controllers
  • Sercel 428 ground electronics
  • SM 24 sensors
  • Trimble R8 and Leica GPS survey units
  • Tractor-mounted drilling rigs
  • Promax data processing systems

AGS can conduct data interpretation directly on the survey site or remotely to provide structural interpretations for oil and gas, coal, minerals, water and major civil engineering projects.

Through its UK division IMC Geophysical Services, AGS also conducts underground seismic surveys for in-mine exploration and offers consulting services for assessing coal mine methane, coal bed methane, underground coal gasification and shale gas reserves. 

In 2023, the company carried out the world’s largest nodal seismic acquisition in Oman’s Block 4 concession for independent oil and gas operator CC Energy Development, deploying a total of 166,000 high-resolution nodes. 

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