PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC) unveiled a new company branch on June 16 which specialises in geophysical exploration services for the oil and gas industry.

The new branch, a 51 percent and 49 percent joint venture between PTSC and CGG Veritas (CGGV), provides 2D&3D (two dimensional and three dimensional) seismic acquisition services.

The joint venture will operate for 20 years, according to PTSC, a subsidiary of Vietnam 's leading oil and gas company PetroVietnam.

The company said the joint venture would help it to provide full technical services packages for petroleum exploration and development in Vietnam as well as in the regional market.

PTSC, which owns 17 trillion VND in total assets and employs 9,000 personnel nation-wide, provides diversified technical services for the oil and gas industry inside and outside Vietnam .

Headquartered in Paris , the 79 year old CGGV boasts 50 years of seismic survey services in Vietnam . /.