PetroTrace is an innovative and long established geoscience company serving a large number of clients in the oil and gas exploration and production business. We provide best-in-class time processing, depth imaging, structural interpretation, reservoir characterisation, analysis and geo-consulting work. Our success stems from industry-leading geoscience technology powered by high performance computing and the application of ground-breaking proprietary tools. PetroTrace teams are highly skilled and experienced professional geoscientists who are able to create customised, bespoke solutions to complicated seismic challenges for both land and marine seismic data.
GeoTech was founded by personnel from the VNIIGeofizika institute and was one of the first private geophysical enterprises in Russia. GeoTech developed and promoted and distributed modern geophysical software throughout the Russian indigenous oil industry and established its contacts and reputation through Russian and some former CIS states.
Expansion & Development
GeoTech expanded by opening its own seismic processing and interpretation department. Geotech clients included many major domestic as well as international companies operating in Russia.
Former palace which housed the VNIIGeofizikainstitute and Geotech company located on Pokrovka str., Moscow
GeoTech was acquired by Paradigm – one of the leading developers of software-enabled solutions to the global oil and gas industry.
The Moscow Paradigm office activities included software sales and support, as well as seismic processing, imaging and interpretation. It also contributed to Paradigm worldwide progress through the work of its own in-house software development team.
Evgeny A. Kozlov (1932-2010). Distinguished Russian geoscientist formerly one of PetroTrace key personnel.
In 2010 the services group of Paradigm set up as an independent entity founded as PetroTrace Global. The key Moscow Paradigm G&G personnel joined PetroTrace Global. PetroTrace Global established its core business in seismic processing, structural interpretation and reservoir characterisation using the most advanced multi-sourced commercial as well as proprietary solutions.
Company Name Change
On 12th April 2016 the company name was changed and a new brand established. The new company name, PetroTrace becomes recognised in the industry for leading geoscience services.
New headquarters of PetroTrace located on Letnikovskaya str., Moscow.
International – 2017 PetroTrace opens in Woking, UK
In April 2017, a year after opening in London, the U.K. team moves to bigger offices in Woking and within 6 months the team doubles in size.
New headquarters of PetroTrace UK located in Woking, Surrey.
One of the Highest Performing Supercomputers
The HP cluster installed at PetroTrace’s Moscow office is reported to be one of highest performing supercomputers in Russia with 129TFlops. Year on year, PetroTrace increases the computing power and capacity of the database to match the continuous increase in the dimension of seismic studies. The total capacity today is 1.4 Pb and this number keeps growing. The system is supported by an Ethernet network, which supports speeds up to 40 Gb/s.
PetroTrace has IT-specialists who cover full-time support for the cluster infrastructure which include around 100 workstations, I/O devices and other servers. Flexible project management allow us to correctly prioritise and allocate the optimum resource for each project. Today our datacenter occupies the 23rd place in the Top Russian Supercomputers.
The PetroTrace Team
PetroTrace is a multi-disciplinary team with more than 70 highly trained and experienced professional geologists, geophysicists and petrophysicists. PetroTrace employees have many years experience across multiple industry disciplines. This allows them to effectively implement and share the accumulated knowledge while remaining receptive to new ideas and technologies.
Our industry is dynamic and moves quickly using the latest technology and software. At Petrotrace our teams undergo regular official training and certification to ensure they are at the cutting edge for the services we offer.
The PetroTrace Leadership Team has many years experience and knows the importance of continued development of people. PetroTrace geoscientists are members of their respective professional societies and proactively participate in domestic and international seminars and conferences. This allows them to keep up to date with all developments in our rapidly changing industry.
We provide limited internship places for gifted students. Those who show excellence in their performance are often offered the opportunity for full-time employment. We believe the best deserve the opportunity to thrive as part of our professional teams.
We are an international company and our employees often speak more than one language with English being the dominant business language.