About DUG

We are an innovative geosciences company with a diverse range of capabilities. Our products and services are at the cutting edge of exploration and production services to the global oil and gas industry.

Where it all began

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

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. 

Matthew Lamont, MD and Phil Schwan, Chief Technology officer with one of the DUG supercomputer installations 

DUG today

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. 

Our office locations and project experience


DUG Technology Ltd

76 Kings Park Rd
West Perth WA 6005,

Tel: +61 8 9287 4100


DownUnder GeoSolutions
(America) LLC

16200 Park Row Drive, Suite 100
Houston TX 77084,
United States of America

Tel: +1 832 582 3221

United Kingdom

DownUnder GeoSolutions
(London) Pty Ltd

Level 2, 80 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7290 5380


DownUnder GeoSolutions
(Asia) Sdn Bhd

Ground floor, GTower
199 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur,

Tel: +60 3 6419 5200