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2014-04-24

TGS: TGS announces Q1 2014 revenues of USD 222 million

ASKER, NORWAY (24 April 2014) - TGS reports net revenues of USD 222 million in
Q1 2014, up 5% from USD 211 million in Q1 2013.
1st QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

· Consolidated net revenues were USD 222 million, compared to USD 211 million in Q1 2013.
· Net late sales totaled USD 137 million, up 9% from USD 127 million in Q1 2013.
· Net pre-funding revenues were USD 74 million, up 33% from Q1 2013, funding 57% of the Company's operational multi-client investments during Q1 (investments of USD 129 million, up 3% from Q1 2013).
· Proprietary revenues were USD 11 million, compared to USD 29 million in Q1 2013.
· Operating profit (EBIT) was USD 94 million (42% of net revenues), compared to USD 89 million (42% of net revenues) in Q1 2013.
· Cash flow from operations was USD 223 million, compared to USD 179 million in Q1 2013.
· Earnings per share (fully diluted) were USD 0.66, up 13% from Q1 2013.
"Our strong results in Q1 2014 have further confirmed the quality of our data
library. We are pleased to report record late sales for a first quarter
period and a promising start of a new year. As of 31 March 2014, our cash
holdings amounted to USD 366 million. This supports our commitment to deliver
shareholder returns through a combination of growth, dividends and share
buy-backs"
TGS' CEO Robert Hobbs stated.

To access TGS Q1 2014 results information click below:

* Earnings Release
* Presentation Slides
* Webcast

Q1 2014 Conference Call

CEO Robert Hobbs and CFO Kristian Johansen will host a conference call on 24
April 2014 at 15:00 CET (9:00 AM New York time). Attendees may want to call
5-10 minutes before 15:00 CET (9:00 AM NY) to ensure registration and access.

* Norwegian attendees are invited to call +800 56053 or +47 2316 2771
* International attendees are invited to call 0800 279 4992 or +44 (0)20 3427
1904
* US attendees are invited to call +1 877 280 1254

Participants will need to quote the following confirmation code when dialing
into the conference: 7783156.

A Q&A session will follow a short introduction, based upon the presentation
issued in the morning. To pose a question, please press *1.

A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after. To access
replay of the TGS conference call,

* dial +47 2100 0498 (Norway) or +44 (0)20 3427 0598 (International) or +1
347 366 9565 (US)
* replay access code 7783156 followed by # (pound-sign)

A replay of the conference call will also be available at www.tgs.com.

Company Summary

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data to
oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide. In addition to
extensive global geophysical and geological data libraries that include
multi-client seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, digital well logs,
production data and directional surveys, TGS also offers advanced processing
and imaging services, interpretation products, permanent reservoir monitoring
and data integration solutions.

For more information visit TGS online at
www.tgs.com
.

Forward-looking statements and contact information

All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact
are forward-looking statements, which are subject to a number of risks,
uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based
upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. These
factors include TGS' reliance on a cyclical industry and principal customers,
TGS' ability to continue to expand markets for licensing of data, and TGS'
ability to acquire and process data products at costs commensurate with
profitability. Actual results may differ materially from those expected or
projected in the forward-looking statements. TGS undertakes no responsibility
or obligation to update or alter forward-looking statements for any reason.

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange
(OSLO:TGS).

TGS sponsored American Depositary Shares trade on the U.S. over-the-counter
market under the symbol "TGSGY".

For additional information about this press release please contact:

Kristian Johansen
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +47 47 60 33 34
Email:kristian.johansen@tgs.com

Will Ashby
Director Finance Western Hemisphere&Investor Relations
Tel: +1 713 860 2184
Email: will.ashby@tgs.com

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl
(Norwegian Securities Trading Act)

Presentation
http://hugin.info/86869/R/1779470/608114.pdf
Earnings Release
http://hugin.info/86869/R/1779470/608113.pdf

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: TGS via Globenewswire

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