West Australian Newspaper recognises DUG’s growth

Featured in The West Australian Wednesday 6 June 2018, Team DUG is recognised for a local company’s meteoric growth over the last few years and impressive investment into technology and the energy industry. “Two Perth geophysicists built a backyard shed in Subiaco to house their fledgling business 14 years ago. Now they have 350 employees across four continents and are looking to spend more than $330 million on supercomputers”. Read the full story here.

Drop by the DUGout at EAGE

100 hertz FWI – OUCH!

Drop by the DUG booth at EAGE and let our experts show you some of the really exciting results we’re getting from our high resolution FWI. DUG’s FWI workflow utilises the entire seismic wavefield to generate refined, high-resolution velocity models for your imaging and characterisation needs. It iteratively updates an initial model by forward modelling synthetics and comparing them to field data. We’ve been running our FWI at frequencies up to 100 hertz and getting sensational results.

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APPEA 2018 wrap up. Totally RAdelaide.

Well done Adelaide, APPEA 2018 was a great success. Team DUG had a busy conference, with a steady stream of interested clients wanting to view some of the startling results we are seeing from our high frequency FWI workflows and other cutting edge technologies.

We showcased our seismic interpretation software package, DUG Insight. And kitted the conference out in our range of DownUnder wear, including hats, flip flops and even boxer shorts!

Of course, the conference was capped off by the exciting news that we were presented with the Best Custom Booth award for the conference. A testimony to our team’s efforts. Looking forward to APPEA 2019 in Brisbane.

DUG Insight software tutorials

DUG is sharing our popular ‘how-to’ videos, highlighting features of our DUG Insight softwareDUG Insight is a full-featured 2D/3D/pre-stack visualisation and interpretation package. It includes all the necessary tools for a complete interpretation workflow, from reconnaissance to cross-plotting, with a fully-integrated 3D canvas and support for pre-stack data, throughout.

This week take a look at Faster, Better, Fault Interpretation with Arblines in Insight. Arblines are a great aid for picking faults and perfecting your interpretation. DUG Insight adds some great workflow enhancements to arblines that solve common problems and help get the most out of your data.

Coming up over the next month we will be featuring:

  • Create smashing well synthetic view
  • Link Insight and Petrel
  • Spectral balancing and frequency enhancement using Spectral Shaping

Keep an eye on our social media for a weekly update, or visit our YouTube channel.

International Women’s Day 2018

March 8 sees the annual International Women’s Day campaign theme kick off for the year ahead, with 2018’s being #PressforProgress.

Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900s, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911 and has become a global movement celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

DUG has always recognised the important part women play in the workplace and valued their contribution, be it our geoscientists, geophysicists and software specialists; HR, marketing and finance professionals; or our all-important administrative staff. Continue Reading


DUG is heading to Bahrain for GEO 2018, for the first time. The conference and exhibition is well known as the largest and best-attended technical event of its kind in the region, and we are excited to be involved!

The event runs from 5-8 March and is co-hosted by UBM AEM and the world’s 3 largest professional geoscience associations – the AAPG, EAGE and SEG. There will be more than 420 speakers, 3,500+ geoscience professionals from more than 50 countries, and includes an international exhibition at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre, where you can see Team DUG!

Drop by the DUGout (stand #741) for the tech talk schedule and catch up with our experts who will be demonstrating our DUG Insight software, as well as daily presentations on Deblending and FWI.

We look forward to being part of this world-class exhibition and an exceptional technical conference with presentations by key industry figures, as well as seeing old friends and making new ones.

Gong Xi Fa Cai from our KL office

As Chinese New Year celebrations wrap up, Team DUG would like to wish all of our clients and friends a happy and prosperous 2018. According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, the Chinese year beginning in 2018 is the year of the Dog.  Although each of the animals gets an outing every twelve years, there are different varieties – and 2018 will be the first Year of the Earth Dog since 1958.

According to the Chinese zodiac, dogs are honest and loyal, the truest friends and most reliable partner you’ll ever find. Anyone born in an Earth Dog year will be communicative, serious, and responsible in the workplace.

Our KL office always enjoys a variety of celebrations including a lion dance performance and “Prosperity Toss”, or Yusheng, a tradition whereby everyone at the table takes turns to toss the ‘salad’ and offer blessings and good fortune for the New Year.

This year DUG MD Matt Lamont, who is always responsible, was in our new KL offices this week and joined local staff in enjoying Yunsheng, making sure he tossed the salad higher than anyone. That’s lots of good luck for DUG and our customers!

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Team DUG in Perth

DUG recently held a business development team meeting at our Perth head office, bringing together our Business Development Managers from all over the world.

The DUG Team came to Perth from Houston, London, KL and Belgrade to share ideas, revise best practice procedures, receive the latest tech. updates, and to consolidate the all important DUG team spirit.

Although the week was focussed on intense workshops and discussions to better assist our clients, MD Matt Lamont still ensured that our guests got to see some of the best of Perth City – a walk in King’s Park; a taste of our amazing restaurant culture; and an evening next to the Swan River with classic fish & chips, the beautiful Perth CBD skyline at twilight, and WA’s famous black swans.

Team DUG helps Houston’s recovery

Few of us are unaware of the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey, after it ripped through Texas in November 2017. The region is still feeling the traumatic affects after more than 210,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, leaving more than 34,500 people living in shelters.

The oil & gas community so synonymous with the region didn’t let the locals down, putting on a variety of fundraisers and offering volunteer groups to help where possible.

DUG and Silverthorne Seismic, LLC got together to do their bit by hosting a night of ‘great music and brews’ at Eureka Heights Brewery in the Heights, Houston benefitting Habitat for Humanity, a local organisation whose mission is to ‘…bring people together to build homes, communities and hope’.

“We wanted to put a spotlight on the incredible aid Habitat for Humanity has carried out in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. From providing cleanup supplies, armies of volunteers for repairs, to placing flood refugees in temporary housing” Bill Thomas, BDM Houston, explained.

Singer Pat Byrne, 2012 winner of the first series of The Voice of Ireland, entertained the crowd with his unique voice born from a Cocker, Springsteen & Dylan mashup. The band rocked for three sets, covering Elvis to Van Morrison, and a slew of originals.

The event raised US$32,450, which the organisation will earmark for completing repairs to affected homeowners.

DUG’s investment in Intel HPC optimizes energy exploration.

“DUG wanted a flexible and powerful HPC system that could handle large-scale seismic processing and imaging, address escalating demand for advanced algorithms, increase operational efficiency while reducing total cost of ownership, integrate into the DUG ecosystem, and effectively leverage the years of code and algorithm optimization undertaken.” – Read how DUG has invested in Intel HPC technology to build some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, right here. Article appeared in The Next Platform January 8 2018.