Geotrace Establishes Office in Dubai

Geotrace has established its presence in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), by opening a Marketing office.

Geotrace's EAME (Europe, Africa and Middle East) Land Imaging Services operations will be managed out of Dubai and will initially handle marketing for Geotrace in the UAE and Gulf Region.

"In 2004, Geotrace established a Seismic Imaging Center in Cairo as a starting point for its operations in the Middle East and North Africa," said Michael Fleming, area manager for Geotrace who will be overseeing the Dubai office. "The center is now very successful and productive, handling data from all over North Africa and the Gulf region. Dubai just seemed like the next logical step for us -- with its strategic location, consistently strong economic outlook and excellent infrastructure."

Prior to heading up Geotrace in Dubai, Fleming was based in Cairo, where in the last three years he established Geotrace's Technologies Imaging Center.

"Mike has had many years of experience living and working in the Middle East," said Bill Schrom, CEO of Geotrace. "He is a top geoscientist who is acutely aware of the geology and reservoir challenges found in the region. His experience and insights make him ideal to lead the Dubai office."

The opening of the Dubai office adds to Geotrace's growing list of domestic and international locations, which include Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Oklahoma City, Okla., Hannover, Germany; Tyumen, Russia; Bogota, Columbia; Maracaibo, Venezuela; Rio de Janiero, Brazil; Woking, UK; Marlow, UK; Aberdeen, UK; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Cairo, Egypt; Oslo Norway and Stavanger, Norway.