DownUnder GeoSolutions was incorporated by its co-founders, Matthew Lamont and Troy Thompson, in Perth, Western Australia in December 2003.
They started work building their first office - a shed in Matt's backyard. In the early days, Troy worked on quantitative interpretation workflows while Matt concentrated on developing a processing and imaging system. The focus was not only on functionality, but on integration within an interactive interpretation system. This culminated in a unique G&G toolkit, which due to client demand, was released commercially as an interpretation package in 2009.
The DUG service business grew rapidly, with a focus on the international market from the outset. DUG now has patents for both seismic processing algorithms and computer hardware solutions and operates some of the largest and greenest super computers on earth. This includes the affectionately named Bruce in Perth, Bubba in Houston and Bodhi in KL. In 2014 DUG was awarded the Cecil Green Enterprise Award by the SEG in recognition of the risk and innovation that is part and parcel of the DUG story.
From humble beginnings in the back shed DUG is now a major seismic service provider - operating out of 5 international offices with hundreds of employees and a large research and development team.