(Houston, Texas) – October 1, 2012
Z-Terra, a provider of depth imaging software solutions and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, has announced Julian Ceha as its new President Europe, Africa and Middle East. Julian Ceha, a seasoned executive with more than 25 years in management and operations experience, will be responsible for developing the Europe, Africa and Middle East business for Z-Terra, and grow the Z-Terra group in The Hague, Netherlands.
“We are delighted to have Julian Ceha join the Z-Terra team,” said Dr. Alexander Mihai Popovici, Chairman and CEO. “His extensive experience in Europe, Africa and Middle East- with a particular knowledge base of operation, technology and management – will allow us to continue to grow our business inside and outside of the U.S.”
Julian Ceha joins Z-Terra after working as Energy Consultant (Advisor, Investor) for the oil and gas industry in The Hague. He has more than 25 years of technology and operations experience in the oilfield services industry. His global experience and international contacts have been built over many years working internationally in senior positions for Schlumberger, the world leading Oilfield Service Company.
He served as Vice President Land Acquisition and Data Processing for WesternGeco (a Schlumberger company), and has also taken on senior corporate roles as Director HR WesternGeco worldwide, based in the UK. Mr. Ceha also served as Geo-Market Manager in New Delhi, India for Schlumberger, managing the Oilfield Services in the region. He has lived and worked in Russia, India, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, West Africa and most recently The Hague, Netherlands. Mr. Ceha joined Schlumberger as a Field Seismologist in 1987.
Z-Terra is a provider of software and service solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry. The company has developed a suite of interactive depth imaging and velocity model-building software products designed to be the fastest and most accurate depth imaging solutions in the industry.
Z-Terra’s processing system is based on a combination of Smart MigrationsTM, (ultra-fast imaging algorithms that allow for very fast imaging iterations – in orders of minutes for imaging thousands of square kilometers), combined with very fast migration velocity analysis tools, including wide-azimuth tomography, in a workflow designed to optimally produce the best quality image in the shortest possible amount of time. One member of the Smart Migrations family is the Fast Beam Migration, a super-efficient algorithm that is on average two orders of magnitude faster than the industry standard Kirchhoff depth migration.