"things looking up" - are the Houston office paying you for this!?
I know that CGG staff have been encouraged by managers to big-up the company on social media, but that's just insane.
Anyway, Having dumped their boats to Shearwater things are better than they might have been, but you still have the same absolute stars running the show in Massy.
The last of the Veritas ("do what it takes as long as it's decent quality more-or-less on time / 90% solution") profitable culture, was stamped out years ago, and now it's all inexperienced PhDs working 14-hour days. Good workrate but not sustainable long-term with the low prices that are out there.