SAExploration Announces Cooperation Agreement with COMESA to Jointly Develop Seismic Projects in Mexico

HOUSTON--()--SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAEX, OTCBB: SAEXW) today announced the signing of a three year strategic cooperation agreement with COMESA to jointly source, acquire and process 2D and 3D seismic data. SAE and COMESA will leverage the respective strengths of the partnership to source and conduct new transition zone and shallow-water projects within Mexico, along with data processing opportunities in South America, which are deemed mutually beneficial to both parties.

Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will share their expertise, resources and technologies in an effort to pursue and fulfill new seismic projects in the region. All project awards earned through this partnership will be contracted separately from this agreement on a project-by-project basis. Joint business development efforts are currently underway.

Brian Beatty, President and CEO of SAE, commented, “We formed this partnership as a response to the increased level of interest in exploration activity within Mexico and the need for enhanced data processing in South America. SAE’s expertise in logistics and seismic acquisition services in combination with COMESA’s superiority in seismic operations, technology and data processing and interpretation presents a tremendous amount of combined experience and knowledge to the market, enabling us to further solidify our expanding customer base. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with a well-established and seasoned provider of proven and integral exploration solutions.”

Adan Oviedo, President of COMESA, commented, “This partnership will complement COMESA’s current capabilities to develop new projects in South America in order to consolidate international operations and diversify clients and markets, according to COMESA’s Business Plan."

About SAExploration Holdings, Inc.

SAE is a leading, vertically-integrated provider of 2D, 3D and 4D seismic data and logistical services with operations throughout South America, North America, and Southeast Asia. SAE specializes in logistically complex regions of the world, and provides a wide range of services to its clients, including surveying, program design, logistical support, data acquisition, processing, infrastructure implementation, camp services, catering, environmental assessment and community relations. SAE services its multinational client base from offices in Canada, Alaska, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Brazil. For more information, please visit SAE’s website at www.saexploration.com.

The information in SAE’s website is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this notice or incorporated in filings SAE makes with the SEC.

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Contacts

SAExploration Holdings, Inc.
Ryan Abney, 281-258-4409
Vice President, Capital Markets & Investor Relations
rabney@saexploration.com

Release Summary

SAE signs a three year strategic cooperation agreement with COMESA to jointly source, acquire and process 2D and 3D seismic data in Mexico.

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Contacts

SAExploration Holdings, Inc.
Ryan Abney, 281-258-4409
Vice President, Capital Markets & Investor Relations
rabney@saexploration.com