updated 11/9/2010 3:47:21 PM ET 2010-11-09T20:47:21

HOUSTON, Nov. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Geophysical Services, Inc. (NYSE:GGS) appoints Russell Roundtree as Vice President of Technology for Global Microseismic ServicesSM, Inc.

Mr. Roundtree's 25-year career started in surface seismic processing technology, progressed into petrophysics, hydraulic fracturing, and reservoir characterization and most recently, working in microseismic monitoring. Prior to joining Halliburton's Pinnacle organization in 2006, as Fracture Diagnostics Manager where he designed and managed technologies for integrated reservoir monitoring and fracture mapping, he worked for Landmark Graphics in Denver, Houston and Caracas. He earned B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines, where he is currently completing his Doctorate in Petroleum Engineering. 

Christopher Usher, Sr. VP and CTO commented: "Russell possesses unique industry expertise in both geophysics and engineering, which will support the extension of Global's microseismic solutions across these disciplines for frac monitoring and mapping as well as field-wide geomechanical characterization."

About Global Microseismic

Global Microseismic ServicesSM, Inc. leverages the synergies between Global's capabilities in land seismic data acquisition, Multi Client seismic programs, and Weinman Geosciences' data processing and geophysical technology, and integrates these capabilities to provide the most cost-effective and highest quality microseismic service offering in the industry.

About Global Geophysical Services, Inc.

Global Geophysical Services, headquartered in Houston, TX, provides an integrated suite of seismic data solutions to the global oil and gas industry including high-resolution RG-3D Reservoir Grade™ seismic data acquisition, microseismic monitoring, seismic data processing and interpretation services, and Multi Client data products. Global Geophysical Services combines experience, innovation, operational safety and environmental responsibility with leading edge technology to facilitate the success of its clients by providing them the tools to Gain InSight. To learn more about Global Geophysical Services, visit www.GlobalGeophysical.com.

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