Company History

As a passionate service company and technology developer with a global footprint, READ provides seismic services for exploration, reservoir evaluation and well construction (permanent monitoring) throughout reservoir life.

READ's core expertise is in developing innovative geophysical technologies with significant added value to our clients.

READ was established in 1987 as a privately owned service company providing best in class niche products relating to Reservoir Evaluation And Development. READ achieves this through unwavering commitment to technology as the basis for its competitive advantage. Through innovation, we are able to deliver unique solutions in the company's core product areas ensuring customised client solutions that will improve productivity throughout the lifespan of their wells and reservoirs. Performing R&D, field-testing and commercialisation of new, as well as improvements to current, products ensure READ's continued year on year growth.

Of equal importance is our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality, health and safety of our employees and customers, as well as for the protection of the environment through continual review and improvement of our accredited QHSE systems.

Currently READ has operational centres in Bergen (Norway), Houston (USA), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and has conducted operations in most countries worldwide involved in the exploration for, and production of, hydrocarbons. Seismic and reservoir data processing centres are situated in Oslo, Houston and Port Harcourt.