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Over a period of 40 plus years, ION has evolved to become a leading provider of advanced, integrated geophysical solutions that help oil & gas companies and seismic contractors overcome their greatest imaging and operational challenges.

Proven Innovators
ION has a rich history of innovation. They were the first to commercialize MEMS digital sensors, cableless acquisition technology using digital sensors, and the first to make streamer steering technology available industry wide. The company's streamer positioning systems and command and control software have become the industry standards aboard marine seismic vessels. ION were at the forefront of multicomponent, wide-azimuth acquisition and processing, and the first to make Reverse Time Migration available on a commercial scale. And since 2002, their BasinSPANS seismic data libraries have provided E&P companies a superior alternative to traditional 2D spec data.

ION at a Glance

  • Founded in 1968 as Input/Output - renamed ION in 2007
  • Headquartered in Houston, Texas
  • Listed on the NYSE (Ticker: IO) since 1994
  • About 1,000 employees (over 40% with advanced degrees) operating from over 20 locations worldwide

Multi-Client Data Library
With complex and difficult plays becoming increasingly the norm, oil & gas companies continue to work toward finding new technologies in order to better discover and evaluate petroleum potential. Understanding the geology is the foundation of every successful exploration campaign, and ION offer a global portfolio of geologically derived programs on a regional scale that have set a new industry standard in the 2D and 3D multi-client arena.

Geophysical Services
ION provides a full suite of geophysical services, enabling effective and efficient decision making for today's E&P landscape. From industry leading survey design software and cutting-edge data processing and imaging to reservoir characterization services and fully-integrated OBS solutions, ION has an established reputation in delivering exceptional service to their customers. 

Optimization Software and Services
ION is a leading provider of navigation command & control systems for offshore seismic acquisition through Gator and Orca as well as survey design software through MESA. The company also offer seismic survey planning and optimization services for 2D, 3D and 4D surveys for both towed streamer and ocean bottom environments. ION's latest software offering, Marlin, provides seismic contractors and E&P operators with situational awareness for simultaneous operations.

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