ION Announces Marlin™ Awards in the Middle East and East Africa

December 17, 2021 at 7:00 AM EST

HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that the company has been awarded a contract with an Exploration and Production company in the Middle East and a Letter of Intent by a Ministry of Ports & Maritime Transport in East Africa for ION’s Marlin digital infrastructure. These awards are for the deployment and support of Marlin in multi-year contracts whose first year revenues are expected to exceed more than $10 million dollars in aggregate. The Letter of Intent is subject to the execution of final closing documents, which ION expects to occur in the first quarter of 2022.

“We are excited to have signed a new multi-year contract with an energy company in the Middle East,” said Sheila Rodermund, Executive Vice President, Operations Optimization. “This contract is a clear signal of the proven success Marlin demonstrated in the region through its ability to handle simultaneous operations in what is a very complex maritime area with multiple platforms, shipping vessels, and fishing activity.”

“Through our award of a Letter of Intent by an East African government ministry to support their maritime monitoring efforts, the Marlin platform demonstrates its flexibility in supporting various maritime-related operations,” said Chris Usher, CEO. “In this deployment, Marlin and its Marlin SmartPort™ module will offer our client a means to better understand and manage their maritime traffic, thereby increasing operational efficiencies, reducing emissions, securing their seas against illegal activity, as well as ultimately improving their profitability.”

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