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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 [1]
Products Seismic Data Acquisition for both land and marine, Data Processing and Electromagnetics
Slogan None
Schlumberger House, the head office of WesternGeco at London Gatwick Airport

WesternGeco is a geophysical services company. It is headquartered in the Schlumberger House on the property of London Gatwick Airport in Crawley, West Sussex, in Greater London.


  • Background 1
  • Head office 2
  • Gallery 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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.[2]

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.[3] In May 2006, Schlumberger bought out Baker Hughes' 30% stake for a reported $2.4 billion, making WesternGeco one of its subsidiaries.[4][5]

Head office

WesternGeco has its head office and its Europe/African offices in the Schlumberger House,[6][7][8] a 124,000 square feet (11,500 m2) building on the grounds of Gatwick Airport in Crawley, England,[6][9] in Greater London.[10]



  1. ^ "Schlumberger Executive Management". 
  2. ^ "Business Week". 
  3. ^ Completed merger of the surface seismic data acquisition and data processing interests of Schlumberger Limited and Baker Hughes Incorporated, United Kingdom Office of Fair Trading, 2000-12-21.
  4. ^ Schlumberger Financial News, 2006-07-21
  5. ^ "2000s: Building on core strengths". Schlumberger. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Regions." WesternGeco. Retrieved on 23 July 2009. "Corporate Headquarters" "Address: WesternGeco, Schlumberger House Buckingham Gate, Gatwick Airport West Sussex RH6 0NZ United Kingdom"
  7. ^ "Product line." WesternGeco. Retrieved on 12 February 2011. "Corporate Headquarters" "Address: Schlumberger House Buckingham Gate Gatwick Airport West Sussex, RH6 0NZ UK"
  8. ^ "Europe/Africa." WesternGeco. Retrieved on 26 December 2010. "Address: WesternGeco, Ltd. Schlumberger House Buckingham Gate, Gatwick Airport West Sussex, RH6 0NZ UK ."
  9. ^ Eade, Christine. "The market in minutes - Sussex." Property Week. 8 June 2007. Retrieved on 12 February 2011.
  10. ^ "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"

External links

  • WesternGeco Website
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