Volant Solutions, Inc. acquired by TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company

BCMS Insights

Fort Worth, TX (May 10, 2012) – BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Volant Solutions, Inc., a software development and consulting firm focused on the upstream Exploration and Production (E&P) industry, to TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company. BCMS served as the exclusive advisor to Volant Solutions, Inc. The transaction was led by Justin Fink, a Senior Vice President in the Fort Worth office.

Volant addresses the challenges of managing ever increasing quantities of geotechnical data. Its integration of internal and external data sources with geoscience applications used by the industry enables scientists and engineers to reduce interpretation cycle time and increase efficiency. EnerConnect™ employs a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to deliver a modular software platform composed of application adapters, transformation services and a business workflow engine that creates a robust integration environment targeted at the Upstream Energy market.

“Volant Solutions is adept at helping clients connect many types of well data to multiple geoscience applications,” stated John Adamick, Senior Vice President of Geologic Products. “Their EnerConnect™ and ENVOY™ software solutions are unique products that provide tremendous benefits to oil and gas companies. We are excited by the opportunity to help Volant grow their business and to simultaneously increase the connectivity of TGS well data sets.”

Scott Schneider, CEO of Volant Solutions also commented, “We look forward to working with TGS to integrate TGS’ broad suite of data products with our integration technology in order to provide customers with more efficient access to and usage of TGS data products within their interpretation processes. Volant has developed a robust software solution that facilitates the integration of the leading geoscience databases and applications – the key ingredient that we’ve been missing is the tight integration with vendor data. With the combination of TGS and Volant, we are now capable of providing geoscientists with complete visibility into a vast array of data products directly from their desktops. Volant is extremely excited about the growth potential of the combined companies.”

BCMS Corporate is a leading, independent lower-middle market advisor with over 20 years of excellence serving clients worldwide. It is focused exclusively on companies with up to $150 million in revenue, advising clients on sell-side transactions, acquisitions, and private placements of debt and equity.  The firm’s unique understanding of private company owners’ objectives and issues facing private companies during the transaction process has enabled BCMS to successfully execute over 425 transactions across a diverse group of sectors.  BCMS currently employs over 200 professionals with offices in North America (New York, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Calgary), Africa, Europe and Asia.

About Volant Solutions, Inc.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Volant Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2003. Volant is a software and consulting company with significant experience delivering software solutions that automate and integrate technical data, applications and work flow processes. It has developed an integration solution that is targeted at the Upstream Exploration and Production (E&P) sector of the Oil & Gas market. For additional information please visit, www.volantsolutions.com.

About TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data and services to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies around the globe. TGS’ geophysical and geological data products include multi-client seismic libraries, permanent reservoir monitoring, magnetic and gravity data, the industry’s largest global database of digital well logs and regional interpretive products. TGS also provides high-end depth imaging services to help resolve complex seismic imaging problems. For more information visit TGS online at www.tgs.com.

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