Calgary-based Acceleware has received a $2 million private placement from a Camlin Asset Management fund. The placement follows a $3 million injection from NVIDIA in January. Acceleware leverages NVIDIA-based GPU computing in a variety of vertical markets including seismic processing.
HP has acquired Atos Origin’s Middle East (AOME) group, with 450 employees and offices in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Libya. AOME is specialist in a large-scale, SAP-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for, inter alia, the oil and gas market.
IHS has acquired the assets of Exploration Data Services and its subsidiary Geodigit for $6.25 million cash. The assets include EDS’ catalog of interpreted formation tops on some 25,000 offshore wells and Geodigit’s MMS offshore well data, base maps and other well header data. IHS has also acquired EnvironMax, a supplier of environmental, health and safety compliance solutions for $22.5 million cash plus 65,000 IHS shares.
London-based private equity company Actis has taken a 49% stake Pakistan’s LMKR Holdings (LMKR), for an undisclosed sum. LMKR is a global provider of IM solutions to the oil and gas sector and is a partner with Landmark in Pakistan.
Ikon Science has bought Edinburgh-based seismic anisotropy specialist Anitec. Anitec’s founders Colin MacBeth and Phil Wild will join the Ikon team.
MicroSeismic has obtained a $2 million line of credit from Square 1 Bank. The working capital facility is to underpin an aggressive growth strategy.
PGS has acquired depth imaging specialists Applied Geophysical Services of Houston for $51 million.
SAP is to acquire Business Objects in a € 4.8 billon friendly takeover.
Schlumberger has acquired a minority interest in marine EM specialist PetroMarker.
ARKeX has acquired Ark Geophysics.
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