HOUSTON, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced the Company was awarded the Hart Energy Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation in Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE) for its Marlin™ operations optimization software.  The Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation are the industry's most established and widely respected engineering awards program.  Each year, the world's best new tools and techniques for finding, developing and producing hydrocarbons are recognized.

"We are honored to be acknowledged by Hart's Energy for innovation in Health, Safety and the Environment," said Chris Usher, Executive Vice President of ION's Operations Optimization group.  "Reducing HSE risk is a top priority for every offshore operation where multiple vessels and marine assets are involved.  Offshore operations must simultaneously focus on their own tasks while being mindful of other activities in close proximity.  Similar to air traffic control, Marlin integrates vast amounts of environmental data with operational plans to enhance situational awareness, flagging potential conflicts and enabling remote collaboration to reduce operational risks, costs and downtime.  Marlin has been deployed over 130 times to enhance real-time decision-making for a variety of activities such as seismic surveys, diving activity, tanker offloading and pipeline inspection work.  A key benefit of the software has been improved communication between offshore and onshore teams and across the various operations.  We are continuing to add new features and functionality to Marlin to further enhance the software's ability to improve decision-making and HSE."

To learn more, visit iongeo.com/Marlin.

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ION develops and leverages innovative technologies, creating value through data capture, analysis and optimization to enhance critical decision-making, enabling superior returns.  For more information, visit iongeo.com.


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