|Type||Owned by Schlumberger|
|Industry||Energy Equipment and Services|
|Founded||1933 (in 2000, company took on current name)|
|Headquarters||London Gatwick Airport
Crawley, West Sussex, UK
|Key people||Tony Bowman, President |
|Products||Seismic Data Acquisition for both land and marine, Data Processing and Electromagnetics|
The company provides reservoir imaging, monitoring, and development services. The company, a business segment of Schlumberger, offers 3D and time-lapse seismic surveys, electromagnetic surveys, and multicomponent surveys for delineating prospects and reservoir management. It also provides geophysical, land and transition-zone acquisition, marine acquisition, electromagnetics, and data processing and reservoir seismic services. The company, formerly known as Western Geophysical Company, was founded in 1933.
The company was formed by the merger in 2000 of two of the world's largest seismic contractors, Western Geophysical and Geco-Prakla. Schlumberger, owners of Geco-Prakla paid cash to Baker Hughes, which then owned Western, for a 70% stake in a joint venture of the combined companies. In May 2006, Schlumberger bought out Baker Hughes' 30% stake for a reported $2.4 billion, making WesternGeco one of its subsidiaries.
WesternGeco has its head office and its Europe/African offices in the Schlumberger House, a 124,000 square feet (11,500 m2) building on the grounds of Gatwick Airport in Crawley, England, in Greater London.
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- "Regions." WesternGeco. Retrieved on 23 July 2009. "WesternGeco is organized geographically, operating through a network of five regional offices around the world plus our headquarters in London, UK." and "Corporate Headquarters" "Address: WesternGeco, Schlumberger House Buckingham Gate, Gatwick Airport West Sussex RH6 0NZ United Kingdom"