History

60 years of delivering on our word.

Founded in 1952 by L. Decker Dawson, Dawson Geophysical is a story rooted in Texas history and the pioneer spirit of the North American oil industry. That Dawson has become an industry leader with a reputation of delivering on its word is a testament both to the company's founding vision and ongoing management principles.

Starting with 10 employees some 60 years ago, Dawson has grown in crew count, and channel count, and has participated in key technological breakthroughs such as the transition from 2D to 3D seismic. In February of 2015, Dawson completed a strategic business combination with TGC Industries, Inc. a seismic data acquisition company with operations in the United States and Canada. As a result, Dawson has emerged as a leading provider in North America of onshore seismic data acquisition services with the most active number of field crews and largest channel counts today. Our seismic crews can be found throughout the producing basins of the Lower 48 states and in Canada, working from West Texas and South Texas to New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, the Appalachian Basin, the Fort Worth Basin, the Rocky Mountains and Alberta.

Through it all, we have stayed true to our values and our commitment of providing services with the highest integrity.

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