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SMT Reported as Market Leader in Windows-Based Software

2008-07-15 14:56:00

Welling Report shows KINGDOM as top

leader in 9 of 13 categories

HOUSTON–(EMWNews)–SMT, the leader for Windows-based geophysical and geological

interpretation software, today announced results from the 2008 Welling

Report on Seismic Services, which affirms SMTs

market position in the E & P Windows-based software arena. SMTs

KINGDOM is the only geoscientific software that had an increase

in its penetration of the market across the timeframe of the market

study. In addition, on the attribute to Most

Likely To Recommend, SMT received the highest

score among all the vendors rated.

Commenting on the announcement, David Bat, President of Welling &

Company, said, Welling works collaboratively

with our clients in providing actionable insights to help improve

business performance. We believe our market research helps client

organizations better understand how they can improve their solutions and

meet the growing needs of the oil and gas industry.

Welling & Co, an international market research firm with 38 years

serving the upstream petroleum industry, conducted 198 detailed

interviews to rate G&G software vendors across 13 categories as part of

their 2008 report entitled: The State of the Market for Seismic

Services in the Worldwide Petroleum Industry.

We appreciate that our customers saw value in

KINGDOM and we recognize the need to

continue to improve our total offering to stay ahead,

stated Bill Stephenson, V.P. of Sales, Americas.

Respondents rated SMT first or tied for first in functionality, ease of

use, price, dependability, past experience, license terms, training,

reputation, and likely to recommend. Overall, KINGDOM stood ahead or

equal to the competition in 9 of 13 categories.

It is always encouraging to see this kind of

feedback back from customers. We are most proud of our #1 ranking in Net

Promoter, which measures how many customers gave us a 9 or 10 in total

willingness to recommend, said Indy

Chakrabarti, Senior Director of Marketing for SMT. The Net Promoter

index, fast becoming the standard for measuring customer loyalty, counts

scores of 9 or 10 in favor of the organization and subtracts scores of 6

or below from the organization, to create a net

promoter score. In this measure, SMT scored

the highest with a +37. The next nearest competitor was a +4 then -11,

-18 and -22.

To download and read more details about SMT in The Welling Report on

Seismic Services go to

About the companies:

Welling & Company:

Welling & Company is a full services consulting firm specializing in

international market research for the upstream petroleum industry. The

company was established in 1971 with its headquarters based in Houston,

Texas. Welling & Company is considered by most to be the premiere

company in market research for the upstream petroleum industry and is

globally recognized for The Welling Reports which cover every major

facet of the upstream petroleum industry. The most recent Seismic

Services survey represented the 9th in a series

conducted over the past 15 years. For more information, visit


Seismic Micro-Technology, the market leader for PC-based geoscientific

interpretation, helps organizations find oil and gas faster. Its KINGDOM

software allows geoscientists to focus on the analysis, not on managing

the tools. SMT software enables intuitive interpretation, modeling,

analytics and data management, in one integrated executable. Customers

can install and interpret data in the same day. With 2500 customers in

85 nations, SMT has demonstrated performance proven to scale. SMT is

headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices in Croydon (UK), Singapore,

and Moscow. For more information, visit

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