DUG was incorporated by its co-founders, Matthew Lamont and Troy Thompson, in Perth, Western Australia in December 2003. Matt and Troy started building our first office themselves – 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.
Our founders have a wealth of academic and practical experience. They lead a team of equally talented professionals.
Dr Matthew Lamont is founding partner and Managing Director. Matthew holds a PhD in Geophysics from Curtin University of Technology where he is an adjunct Associate Professor. In his career he has held senior management positions at Woodside Perth, and BHP Billiton in Houston.
Dr Troy Thompson received a PhD from Curtin University of Technology and a first class honours degree at Curtin working on anisotropy. Troy is the author of many papers covering anisotropy, prestack autopicking and quantitative interpretation.
Our DUG service business grew rapidly, with a focus on the international market from the outset. We now have patents for both seismic processing algorithms and computer hardware solutions, and we operate some of the largest and greenest supercomputers on earth. Our company has grown from the back shed to having four major international offices in Perth, London, Houston and Kuala Lumpur.
In 2014 we were honoured with the Cecil Green Enterprise Award from SEG in recognition of the risk and innovation that is part and parcel of the DUG story.