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.
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