At ION Geophysical, our vision is to integrate the capabilites
across the company and through our partners to solve the
toughest problems in the industry.
ION Geophysical cultivates a diverse culture filled with
industry experts who thrive in our entrepreneurial environment
to develop customized seismic solutions and groundbreaking
ION Geophysical is a proven technology innovator constantly
advancing survey design software, acquisition equipment,
command and control software, and data processing to support
worldwide seismic operations.
ION Geophysical is committed to improve the quality of our
products and services, provide a safe work environment for our
employees, and protect the environment.
ION Geophysical provides industry-leading survey design
software and services to design, model, plan, and execute the
most complex seismic surveys in all acquisition environments.
ION Geophysical's Concept Systems offers a comprehensive set of
survey planning, modeling and analysis tools designed to
deliver the best images as cost effectively as possible.
ION Geophysical's Field Acquisition Specialists manage software
and operations to dynamically optimize marine acquisition from
survey planning to the final shot point.
ION's MESA survey design software provides unprecedented
design, planning, and modeling capabilities for land and marine
ION Geophysical provides towed streamer and seabed data
acquisition imaging systems, software, and services for 2D, 3D,
and 4D seismic programs.
ION Geophysical's industry-leading towed streamer technology
enables superior marine seismic data to be acquired safely and
ION Geophysical provides seabed seismic acquisition systems and
services to overcome the toughest geophysical imaging
From geophones and recording systems to source technology, ION
Geophysical has provided the industry with cutting-edge land
seismic acquisition technologies that have become industry
ION Geophysical's Sensor group provides geophones and ancillary
geophone equipment to capture high-quality data in any seismic
data acquisition environment.
INOVA Geophysical Equipment develops land seismic equipment for
data acquisition in any operating environment.
ION Geophysical delivers a full suite of seismic data
processing services through a seasoned team of experts who
share an uncompromising commitment to provide the highest
By enhancing the signal-to-noise ratio, ION's GX Technology
group is able to optimize seismic data for advanced pre-stack
time and depth imaging.
As one of the industry leaders in pre-stack depth migration and
reverse time migration (RTM), ION's GX Technology group
provides advanced land and marine imaging to solve the toughest
By utilizing full azimuth and multicomponent data, ION's GX
Technology full-wave imaging services help E&P operators
solve exploration challenges and reduce drilling risk by
providing a more complete understanding of the reservoir.
ION's GX Technology group has the tools, knowledge, and
experience to help E&P operators better understand the
geology of unconventional reservoirs including shale and tight
gas plays, enabling them to maximize exploration and
ION Geophysical's GX Technology offers advanced seismic data
processing with a vast experience in critical marine processing
techniques, including subsalt imaging.
Take a tour of our processing centers and projects. ION's GXT
has teams of experts strategically located throughout the
Americas, Europe, and West Africa.
ION's Reservoir Solution's team provides a range of services,
from individual services such as simultaneous inversions or
pore pressure prediction, to fully integrated interpretations
including selection of optimized well locations.
ION's Reservoir Solutions team has extensive experience in the
complex process of regional rock physics studies involving log
processing, rock physics modeling, seismic modeling and
ION's Reservoir Solutions team offers a variety of different
inversions including acoustic impedance, shear impedance,
elastic, simultaneous and joint inversions.
ION's GX Technology has developed next-generation AVO tools and
approaches that extend the utility and application of the
ION's Reservoir Solutions team provides advanced attribute
analysis of key seismic attributes to identify and distinguish
important reservoir and lithology characteristics.
ION's Reservoir Solutions team has extensive experience in
fracture detection in tight sands, shale plays, and carbonate
reservoirs and can provide enhanced fracture detection to
optimize drilling plans.
ION's Reservoir Solutions team is uniquely qualified to help
E&P operators understand the geology of unconventional
reservoirs, including shale plays, and to help maximize
exploration and production of these reservoirs.
ION's Reservoir Solutions team is dedicated to developing and
implementing proven and innovative interpretation techniques
from geologic analysis and lithologic mapping to fracture
detection and production optimization.
ION's Reservoir Solutions team of experienced geoscientists
delivers solutions to E&P challenges in time and depth
seismic imaging, geology, geostatistics, petrophysics,
geophysics, reservoir engineering and simulation, and petroleum
ION's Reservoir Solutions group uses a high-resolution pore
pressure prediction workflow to prepare an un-risked
reconnaissance 3D pore pressure prediction.
ION's Reservoir Solutions team offers fully integrated design,
processing, and interpretation services to maximize the value
of your Vertical Seismic Profiles (VSP) investment.
Tour ION's data library featuring programs in Africa, the
Arctic, Latin America, the Gulf of Mexico, India, Asia Pacific,
the North Atlantic, and more.
Our seismic programs provide a holistic understanding of the
petroleum systems off the western and eastern coasts of Africa
and help operators assess the hydrocarbon potential of this
CongoSPAN consists of two phases totaling over 27,000
kilometers of data acquired off the coasts of Angola, Congo,
Located offshore Madagascar, Kenya, and Tanzania, East
AfricaSPSAN is a regional seismic program and geologic study
designed to understand large-scale hydrocarbon potential.
EquatorSPAN is a 2D seismic program set in the equatorial
Atlantic margin providing greater insight of the tectonic
architecture of the West African Gulf of Guinea margin.
NigeriaSPAN is a basin-scale 2D seismic program in the Gulf of
Guinea and is showing great new plays in deeper shelf,
deepwater Nigeria and JDZ and Sao Tome and Principe.
ArcticSPAN is comprised of several large-scale programs of
deeply imaged seismic data covering the Beaufort-MacKenzie,
Banks Island, Chukchi, East Greenland Rift, and Danmarkshavn
BeaufortSPAN consists of over 23,000 km of deeply imaged
regional data that has fundamentally changed the understanding
of the production potential of the MacKenzie Delta, Beaufort
Passive, and the Banks Island Basin area.
The BeaufortSPAN East Potential Fields Program is an airborne
magnetic survey that provides a regional framework spanning the
area west of Banks Island to the Southern Sverdrup Basin.
By tying into the five critical wells in the Chukchi Basin,
ChukchiSPAN helps define the resource potential of the region's
petroleum systems from the Barrow Arch in the east to the
Russian border in the west.
Northeast GreenlandSPAN is largely comprised of data acquired
through ION's proprietary acquisition technology and provides
critical insight into this highly potential but challenging
ION Geophysical offers a series of seismic data programs in the
Asia Pacific region that provides E&P operators the insight
into the petroleum systems of the region.
ArafuraSPAN provides a better understanding of the Arafura
Basin potential source rock intervals, and delivers insights
into the petroleum system structures, reservoirs, and seal
mechanisms of the area.
BightSPAN is a regional geologic study comprised of 2D seismic
data mapping the active petroleum systems and identifying
potential limits of new and existing plays.
JavaSPAN is a regional seismic data program and geologic study
that extends from Madura Island, East Java to south of Sulawesi
and north into the Makassar Straits.
Located offshore northern Indonesia, NatunaSPAN comprises
high-quality, 2D seismic data designed to examine new and
existing play types.
ION's GeoVentures team has designed unique programs in Europe
and the Middle East that provide an improved understanding of
the geologic evolution and basin architecture of these regions.
Northeast AtlanticSPAN is a regional 2D seismic survey that
provides a highly consistent dataset designed to image the less
explored areas recognized to contain hydrocarbon potential
beneath thick basalts.
PolandSPAN is multi-phased program that will provide the
foundation of integrated geologic knowledge and a consistent
seismic framework from which to build future studies.
Acquired in two phases, IndiaSPAN is a regional seismic data
program and geologic study covering the major basins off the
east and west coasts of India.
Covering a number of key regions in North America, ION
Geophysical's seismic data programs are comprised of both
offshore and onshore, 2D BasinSPAN and 3D ResSCAN programs.
The GulfSPAN onshore-to-offshore grid is a unique dataset that
provides an unprecedented view of the northern Gulf of Mexico
NovaSPAN provides a comprehensive understanding into the
geologic evolution and basin architecture of the margins of
Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
ION's multi-client surveys in the Marcellus shale provide
operators a better understanding of the play to determine
acreage assessment, identify optimum well locations, and
ION's NiobraraSCAN 3D multi-client seismic survey features
densely-sampled, 3C seismic data for better characterization of
the highly fractured Niobrara Formation.
ION's GeoVentures team custom-designed seismic programs that
provide a holistic understanding of the petroleum systems off
the coasts of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and in the areas of
the southern Caribbean and northern margin of South America.
ArgentineSPAN provides and improved understanding of the
geologic evolution of the Argentine Atlantic margin and its
deep basin architecture.
BrasilSPAN is a multi-faceted PreSDM seismic dataset and
geologic study that provides a comprehensive understanding of
Brazil's highly productive petroleum systems.
CaribeSPAN is a basin-wide, regional seismic data program and
geologic study consisting of approximately 11,000 km of
high-quality, depth-migrated data.
Designed to deliver superior insight into the geologic
evolution and basin architecture of the region, ColombiaSPAN
provides a regional 2D seismic framework of the offshore area
PeruSPAN is a multi-phased program designed to acquire
multi-client, 2D seismic data to improve understanding of the
region's tectonics as well as new and existing play types
UruguaySPAN provides a coherent seismic dataset across the
Punta del Este Basin and provides a tie to Argentina and
Including all things seismic in the oil & gas industry, the
articles in this section discuss everything from seismic data
processing techniques to the latest acquisition technology and
ION's Technical Papers cover a wide range of topics written by
our in-house industry experts detailing the latest theories,
research, and conclusions on some of the industry's hottest
ION's Case Studies tell the stories of our problem solving
approach and applications of technology and provide a deeper
dive into the capabilities of our diverse team of people and
Contact ION for information about training and support for our
marine acquisition systems, Concept Systems command and control
software, and GMG's MESA software.
Check out the ION Geophysical course lists for Marine Imaging
Systems, and book training or find out more about customized
Check out the ION Geophysical course lists for Concept
Systems, and book training or find out more about customized
ION's digital media library includes videos, presentations that
highlight the history of innovation, entreprenurial spirit, and
culture of collaboration at ION.
ION's multimedia library includes videos for Arctic seismic
programs, BasinSPANS, data processing centers, marine seismic
acquisition and more.
ION's multimedia library includes image galleries for INOVA
Technologies, marine acquisition, seismic data software and
processing and more.
ION's resource center includes links to geophysical societies,
government energy agencies, geophysical research groups, world
energy reports, and more.
The ION's library of brochures and data sheets includes
information on our innovative seismic technologies, geophones,
marine seismic acquisition and positioning equipment, command
and control software, data processing services, seismic data
programs, and more.
Browse our library of ION Geophysical brochures for information
about our innovative seismic technologies, marine seismic
acquisition and more.
Browse our library of ION Geophysical field service bulletins
for more information about our Sensor Geophones and Marine
seismic data acquisition.
Browse our library of ION Geophysical product data sheets for
information about our innovative seismic technologies, marine
seismic acquisition and more.