About

Our leadership team shares a passion for ensuring geoscience data isn’t overlooked.

Improving the quality of data to liberate the valuable information it contains and its accessibility to users will play a key role in the transition towards new energies and the attainment of net zero. Our capability is driven by our leadership commitment and breadth of experience, the agility and scalability of our organisation and our desire to deliver a high quality service.

Our vision

For no geoscience data to be overlooked in furthering our understanding of the planet we live on

Improving access & quality

We understand how vital it is to have better data at your fingertips

Actively solve data problems

Our experts enjoy the challenge of sniffing out and rectifying inconsistencies in your data

Facilitate easy access to data

You want problem free data to run smoothly – we get it!

A fresh, new option

It’s your data and we respect that. We won’t restrict your access to it.

Reputation for detail

No data can outwit the forensic diagnostic and QC capabilities of our Metaseis software

Working closely with clients

We want to understand your data challenges and deliver what works for you

Improving access & quality

We understand how vital it is to have better data at your fingertips

Actively solve data problems

Our experts enjoy the challenge of sniffing out and rectifying inconsistencies in your data

Facilitate easy access to data

You want problem free data to run smoothly – we get it!

A fresh, new option

It’s your data and we respect that. We won’t restrict your access to it.

Reputation for detail

No data can outwit the forensic diagnostic and QC capabilities of our Metaseis software

Working closely with clients

We want to understand your data challenges and deliver what works for you

What is our Purpose?

Our mission

To add value by delivering optimised, cost-effective, application-ready data when and where our customers need it

Old data – to new users

We are passionate about preserving legacy seismic data and making it available for modern applications

Put data where it is needed

We will save you time in getting access to your data so that you can do what you do best

Deliver on quality

We understand that optimal data is important to you, and we will ensure that yours is fit for its intended purpose and easy for you to access

Maximise value

Better data at your fingertips means more useful information and reduced downtime – better for your business!

Old data – to new users

We are passionate about preserving legacy seismic data and making it available for modern applications

Put data where it is needed

We will save you time in getting access to your data so that you can do what you do best

Deliver on quality

We understand that optimal data is important to you, and we will ensure that yours is fit for its intended purpose and easy for you to access

Maximise value

Better data at your fingertips means more useful information and reduced downtime – better for your business!

Bringing value

Existing legacy seismic data can be remastered to save millions over the costs of new surveys.

Our remastering processes deliver high quality, process-ready data right where and when you need it.

Moveout’s data projects result in significantly reduced media volumes and storage costs, with one example survey shrinking from 900 tapes down to just one.

Moveout’s unique Metaseis system provides the flexibility to address any problem, for a high quality solution in very short timescales.

Existing legacy seismic data can be remastered to save millions over the costs of new surveys.

Our remastering processes deliver high quality, process-ready data right where and when you need it.

Moveout’s data projects result in significantly reduced media volumes and storage costs, with one example survey shrinking from 900 tapes down to just one.

Moveout’s unique Metaseis system provides the flexibility to address any problem, for a high quality solution in very short timescales.

Our people

It’s always the people who make the difference – Moveout has industry professionals with experience gained at the sharp end of geoscience data acquisition and processing. They understand the challenges in handling seismic data and share a passion for making it easier to access.

Darren McDonald
Managing Director

With global experience representing several of the industry’s leading acquisition and processing contractors as Chief Geophysicist, Moveout is the product of Darren’s entrepreneurial vision. His passion for legacy seismic data and his unrivalled expertise in geoscience data underpins our philosophy for improving data quality and accessibility.

Dr. Phil Wild
CTO

With a PhD in image processing and a legacy of analytical and seismic data processing and interpretation software development for many key players in UK exploration, Phil is the expert behind our proprietary Metaseis software which drives Moveout’s geoscience capabilities.

Mat Kelley
Operations Director

With global experience as a navigation consultant and client representative for exploration majors, Mat is an expert in the acquisition, quality control and processing of navigation data for towed streamer, OBS and transition zone surveys. He brings this expertise and his operational project management skills to Moveout.

Steve Callan
Business Development Director

With experience of land and marine seismic acquisition and processing roles globally, Steve progressed via business development positions in West Africa and Norway, to most recently VP Business Development for BGP Offshore. His versatility and project direction skills are a true asset to Moveout.

Mike James
Sales & Marketing Director

Formerly a Chief QC geophysicist on seismic vessels, Mike has held various senior management roles at PGS in south east Asia and Africa regions. He brings broad commercial and relationship management experience from the marine seismic exploration industry to Moveout.

Nevil Hall
Business and Communications Director

Having started in accountancy and served on the boards of a variety of manufacturing businesses, Nevil brings financial, commercial and marketing skills to Moveout, combined with strategic oversight.

Darren McDonald
Managing Director

With global experience representing several of the industry’s leading acquisition and processing contractors as Chief Geophysicist, Moveout is the product of Darren’s entrepreneurial vision. His passion for legacy seismic data and his unrivalled expertise in geoscience data underpins our philosophy for improving data quality and accessibility.

Dr. Phil Wild
CTO

With a PhD in image processing and a legacy of analytical and seismic data processing and interpretation software development for many key players in UK exploration, Phil is the expert behind our proprietary Metaseis software which drives Moveout’s geoscience capabilities.

Mat Kelley
Operations Director

With global experience as a navigation consultant and client representative for exploration majors, Mat is an expert in the acquisition, quality control and processing of navigation data for towed streamer, OBS and transition zone surveys. He brings this expertise and his operational project management skills to Moveout.

Steve Callan
Business Development Director

With experience of land and marine seismic acquisition and processing roles globally, Steve progressed via business development positions in West Africa and Norway, to most recently VP Business Development for BGP Offshore. His versatility and project direction skills are a true asset to Moveout.

Mike James
Sales & Marketing Director

Formerly a Chief QC geophysicist on seismic vessels, Mike has held various senior management roles at PGS in south east Asia and Africa regions. He brings broad commercial and relationship management experience from the marine seismic exploration industry to Moveout.

Nevil Hall
Business and Communications Director

Having started in accountancy and served on the boards of a variety of manufacturing businesses, Nevil brings financial, commercial and marketing skills to Moveout, combined with strategic oversight.

“Ut est rerum omnium magister”
– experience is the best teacher

Julius Caesar

Knowledge and skills

“Moveout plays an important role in the North Sea, Transition Authority’s National Data Repository service. We’re taking that very opportunity to condition legacy datasets as we migrate SEG-D from the tape archive to Nav Merged SEG-Y, hosted securely in the cloud, online, accessible and reusable. Moveout’s technology, deep subject knowledge and skills are the enablers.”

Managed to resolve every problem

“Working with UHR data from around the world it is clear that there are no consistent standards for data and navigation recording. This can require time consuming preparation work before processing can even begin. Rather than do that ourselves, we outsource to the experts! Moveout has so far managed to resolve every problem we have thrown at them in an efficient and timely manner to meet our tight deadlines.”

Very pleased with the high-quality work

“Moveout has successfully rationalised Neptune’s UK Legacy & Vintage Seismic data according to our defined workflow and procedures and they have delivered us very neat and tidy results. They were very flexible and provided tailor made solutions as per our requirements with excellent communication throughout the project. We are very pleased with the high-quality work delivered by Moveout”.

They delivered the project objectives

“The NZTC selection committee was impressed with Moveout’s innovative proposal to revitalise legacy seismic data, reducing the requirement for seismic acquisition, and benefitting transition energy projects. They delivered the project objectives of creating a robust time-saving methodology to improve user confidence in the preparation of legacy seismic data for modern applications.”

A bespoke application

“Moveout established what we needed and created a bespoke application for our project, quickly This meant they could produce a dataset in raw field format which enabled our client to fulfil its data reporting obligations.”

It saved considerable time and expense

“There is no doubt that asking Moveout to remaster old surveys was a wise choice – it saved considerable time and expense and provided us with data we could use to make key exploration decisions.”

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