Sercel completes the acquisition of ION’s software business


Sercel announced today that it has completed the acquisition of ION Geophysical Corporation’s (“ION”) software business.

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  • ION's software business includes:

    •  Orca: a navigation system dedicated to streamers
    •  Gator: a navigation system dedicated to OBN
    •  Mesa: a set of tools for optimizing land and marine seismic crews
    •  Marlin: a software for managing simultaneous marine operations, used for marine seismic crews, as well as for various other offshore operations and harbors

    This acquisition enables Sercel to supplement its range of software and services, and opens further diversification opportunities in simultaneous marine operations, thanks to the Marlin software.

    Sercel intends to operate the newly acquired technology as a business unit for the near future and product portfolio will be kept as it is.

    Emmanuelle Dubu, Sercel CEO said: “We are delighted to bring ION’s software technology and expertise onboard and welcome the teams to Sercel. This acquisition is an excellent opportunity for Sercel to broaden its offering and to continue to expand its diversification opportunities with value proven products such as Marlin. The software team also brings significant experience in designing, developing, supporting and selling software services and solutions, which Sercel can further leverage across its various other solution offerings.”