TGS Canada Corp At-A-Glance

TGS Canada Corp (formerly Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp) is a wholly owned subsidiary of TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company based in Norway and Houston. Arcis was founded in 1996 and still has its head office located in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Arcis offers seismic solutions to the energy industry including seismic data processing, reservoir analysis, advanced imaging, multi-client surveys, geotechnical services, seismic acquisition services and access to an extensive 2D and 3D seismic data library.

TGS Canada offers one of the most current 2D and 3D seismic data libraries for the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, including Northeast British Columbia.  In recent years Arcis has expanded to be a premier provider and processor of high quality 2D and 3D marine siesmic mostly from Canada's east coast.

TGS Canada employs about 75 professional and technical personnel who have a broad range of skills and expertise with global experience.

TGS Canada provides real business value to our clients by reducing the risks associated with drilling, and by lowering finding and development costs.

TGS Canada is committed to exceptional customer service, superior data quality, innovation, and integrity while maintaining a focus on health, safety, and environmental stewardship.


Brief History

Established in 1996 as a small start-up company, Arcis grew quickly through diversification and acquisition. The goal was to build an integrated geophysical services company. Entrepreneurs founded Arcis and that entrepreneurial spirit continues to flourish.

In November of 1997, Arcis listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as RKS with an initial public offering of $6 million.

On February 29th, 2004 Arcis became a privately-held company, having completed the legal process to privatize.

On June 15th, 2012, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (“TGS”) acquired Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp.

Arcis has expanded its successful Western Canadian land based seismic to include a major focus on Canadian east coast marine data acquisition and processing since 2012.

Early in 2018, Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp was renamed to TGS Canada Corp.