Helping Depth Conversion with FWI – A Case Study presented by Dr Troy Thompson.

DUG is the proud sponsor of the next EAGE Asia Pacific breakfast talk on Thursday 6 April in Kuala Lumpur. Our very own Dr Troy Thompson, founding partner and Principal Geophysicicist of DownUnder GeoSolutions will be presenting alongside Prof. Dr. Tariq Alkhalifah, Professor of Geophysics, Physical Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. Prof. Dr Alkhalifah’s presentation is titled “What does it take to illuminate the Earth at all scales?”

Venue: Hibiscus Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Time: Thur 6 April 8am-10.30am.
If you are in Kuala Lumpur and would like more information, click here.


Farewell to Chris and Juliette

Chris Davin has served as the Chief Operating Officer at DUG for much of the past year. We have all enjoyed working with Chris immensely and appreciated his valuable contribution and executive leadership during his time in Perth. Sadly, Chris and his wife, Juliette,  have decided that they will return to the US at the end of February for family reasons. There is not a good fit for a position at Chris’ level in DUG’s Houston office.

Chris wanted to expresses his gratitude to the entire DUG family of staff and clients: “It has been an exciting and memorable year. DUG has a promising future and I wish you all success in this time of growth for the company.”

We have been fortunate to have Chris and Juliette in Perth for the past 12 months. We will miss their great sense of fun and good humour. Great things have been achieved and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

Gong Xi Fa Cai for the Year of the Rooster.

Team DUG would like to wish all of our clients and friends a happy and prosperous 2017 as we approach the Year of the Rooster. Our Malaysian office are beginning their Chinese New Year celebrations. They are pictured here with with some valued clients enjoying the “Prosperity Toss” or Yusheng. Everyone at the table takes turns to toss the salad and offer auspicious phrases, wishing blessings and good fortune for the New Year. The Year of the Rooster is predicted to be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. We hope it’s a great year for us all.


DUG Insight 4.1 Steps Up With New Structural Analysis Tools.

DownUnder GeoSolutions today announced the latest features in the upcoming release of their seismic interpretation system, DUG Insight 4.1. The new release adds curvature analysis and directional similarity to Insight’s suite of geometric attributes. A new template engine extends Insight’s well capabilities with fast, high-resolution well log displays, and the Petrel Link has been upgraded with two-way sync support for 2D seismic and interpretation. Continue Reading

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DUG Wins Most Effective Platform at the 25th WAITTA INCITE Awards.

DUG was recently announced the Winner of the Most Effective Platform category of the WAITTA Incite Awards. The Incite Awards is in its 25th year and celebrates inspiring ICT innovation in Western Australia. Managing Director of DUG, Dr Matthew Lamont, accepted the award, giving credit to Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Midgley (pictured).

The award celebrated DUG’s breakthrough data centre cooling system which is making their data centres among the most energy efficient in the world. The company’s patent-pending innovation cools their supercomputers in a specially-designed oil-like substance called polyalphaolefin dielectric fluid. The extremely hot components within the servers are then cooled by the circulating fluid rather than the more traditional, expensive and inefficient air cooling methods. As a result of the innovation DUG’s power costs have reduced by 45%. Continue Reading


Hello EAGE. Hello Insight 4.

Team DUG is excited to be visiting Vienna for EAGE 2016. It’s the official launch of newly-released DUG Insight 4.0 – so drop by booth #1160 and catch the live demos each day on the booth. You’ll learn how the improved interpretation tools like RGB blending will revolutionise how you visualise and interpret your seismic. Plus you can discover how easily Insight’s image gather processing can clean up even the noisiest of gathers.

Hello DUGtastic Services.

Our services team will also be on hand to introduce you to our range of fully-integrated processing, imaging and interpretation services. Ask us about our cutting edge DUG Broad deghosting software or check out some of our stunning Full Waveform Inversion results.

Hello Happy Hour.

When all is said and done, drop back to say hello over a drink at the end of the day. We’d love to catch up with you and the bar’s open from 4.00pm each day.



Hello Insight 4.

Team DUG is thrilled to introduce you to the future of seismic interpretation software. DUG Insight 4.0 has arrived with powerful improvements and advanced new features. Take a closer look and discover how the improved interpretation tools like RGB blending will revolutionise how you visualise and interpret your seismic. Discover how easily Insight’s image gather processing can clean up even the noisiest of gathers. You can download your free, no-obligation 30 day trial today! Take a look at the host of new features here.


Introducing DUG’s new COO

We’re thrilled to introduce to you our new Chief Operating Officer, Chris Davin. Chris is a world-renowned geophysicist who has previously held leadership roles with Chevron, Unocal, ExxonMobil and Cobalt International Energy during his 35 years in the industry. Chris is relocating from Houston to our Perth head office and his role will include managing our multi-client assets, worldwide offices, procurement processes, legal and project administration teams. Chris commences at DUG on the 16 May before heading off to the EAGE conference in Vienna at the end of the month, followed by the APPEA conference in Brisbane. Welcome to Team DUG, Chris!


1 Day course at DUG’s Global Training Centre in Houston, presented by Sagar Ronghe, Geoscience Manager.

On Thursday 5 May, DUG Perth’s Geoscience Manager, Sagar Ronghe, will be visiting Houston to present his one day course on Seismic Reservoir Characterization. Sagar is a specialist in Quantitative Interpretation integrating wireline and seismic data and has over 20 years experience in this area. The course will cover:

  • Introduction to quantitative interpretation
  • Introduction to rock physics
  • Stochastic modeling of end member trends
  • Amplitude, AVA and stack rotations
  • Deterministic inversion
  • Stochastic inversion
  • Velocity leveling and scaling

The one day course, including lunch is $500. For bookings or more information simply email

Houston residents can also see Sagar present a shorter programme, “Statistical Rock Physics in Seismic Reservoir Characterization”, at the Houston Geophysical Society on Wednesday May 4. For details, click here.