Our Commitment

Austin Exploration Inc. is a global service provider of premium marine gravity and magnetic data acquisition, as well as data processing and interpretation. Founded and Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Austin Exploration is a recognized pioneer in marine and magnetic exploration. Having conducted marine surveys throughout the world, including offshore South America, Africa, and Asia, the team at Austin Exploration are dependable, experienced pioneers, who lead with vision and offer superior service in technologically innovative ways.

Austin Exploration Inc. entered the field of geophysics service in April of 1976. The ten-employee operation was engaged exclusively in land gravity and magnetometer acquisition, compilation, and interpretation activities at that time.

The company grew rapidly, and by November 1978 had moved to its present building, encompassing approximately 6,000 square feet and employing an equivalent of five times the original personnel. Today, Austin Exploration provides more land gravity and magnetometer crews to clients than any other US based company in the industry and as such, have compiled and interpreted data from many countries throughout the world.

Austin Exploration Inc. has conducted non-exclusive, regional land studies in the United States, beginning in the Cordilleran Hingeline Thrust Belt in Utah, as well as the Appalachian area, the Ouachita Trend in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, and the Gulf of Mexico.

In 1979, the service offerings were expanded to include marine services. Although shipboard systems have been employed mainly in South America, the Asiatic coastal regions, and the coastal regions of North America, the company has worldwide capabilities.

In 1980, the computer facility was enlarged to accommodate the computing, digitizing and plotting requirements necessary for the compilation of marine gravity and magnetic data and iterative modeling interpretations.

The interpretation of land and marine gravity meter and magnetometer data is a highly specialized service that has proved invaluable to our many clients in the oil and gas industry. The mining industry has also benefited in its search for gold, silver, iron, zinc, lead and diamonds. Austin Exploration’s exclusive modeling system is utilized to interpret existing and newly acquired data and integrated geophysical interpretation is also available. This allows for the capability to combine gravity and magnetic data with the seismic and geologic data, providing a strong evaluation of an area.

Austin Exploration acts in an advisory capacity in the selection of gravity and magnetic data and has agreements with many companies allowing for the marketing of data in the United States and abroad. The primary thrust of the company’s activities has been, and will continue to be, the acquisition of potential field data and relating it to the geologic conditions in the subsurface. With this mind, the company will continue to expand and develop its capabilities in all areas to assure the broadest possible geophysical assistance to all industries served.