GLG Network Survey Tracker: Geophysical and Seismic Services II

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GLG interviewed 60 senior executives within the Geophysical Services industry in the US and Europe (UK, Italy, France, Germany and Spain). This is the second iteration to follow the first from May 2021.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • The survey explored the impact of COVID-19 on the geophysical services industry, such as revenue levels and contracts.
  • Experts provided their views on the oil price and its resulting demand, alongside other implications for the geophysical services industry.
  • Lastly, the research captured respondents’ views on their interest in cloud solutions going forward.

Examples of findings:

  • When asked about the impact of COVID-19 on investment towards R&D in the geophysical services industry, 54% of the respondents reported an increase in March 2022, compared to 32% in May 2021.
  • 89% of experts stated that cloud storage/computing is a high priority for their company, slight increase from the figures captured in May 2021 (84%).
  • In March 2022, 47% of respondents mentioned that the electric vehicles represent the greatest threat to the oil and gas industry, followed by government regulations (27%) and renewable energy (27%).


The GLG Surveys team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, Mike Edwards, Board Member at Geopost Energy.

The standard deliverable includes: 

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”) in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.
  • Executive summary with key takeaways and highlights from the raw data.


  • What is the level of demand within the following categories of the geophysical services markets?
  • Looking at post COVID-19, who are the top performers in the Geophysical services market?
  • When do you expect your company’s revenue to recover to pre COVID-19 levels?
  • Have any of your contracts been delayed or cancelled as a result of COVID-19?
  • To what extent is cloud storage/computing a priority for your company?
  • Do you expect cloud storage/computing to become a priority for your company in the next 3 years?
  • Within what areas of the geophysical services industry do you see cloud services will play a role?
  • What are the top two risks your company currently faces?
  • When do you estimate the oil and gas companies to start efforts again to explore for new acreage to add to their future production?

This survey is available to subscribers of the Energy and Industrials (EI) sector (Limited subscriptions and above). This offer includes the raw data file and a high-level presentation through PowerPoint. Please contact your GLG representative for details on your firm’s access.

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    • Questionnaire was drafted by Gerard Kuperfarb, former Group Head of Growth and Innovation at Holcim Ltd.
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    • Questionnaire was drafted by Lars Bjorn Olsen, former CFO at Norfolkline.
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    • Questionnaire was drafted by John Gill, former CEO at HSS Hire Group.
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    • Questionnaire was drafted by Martin Lynch, former Head of Commercial Finance at EasyJet.



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