updated 3/10/2011 11:15:34 PM ET 2011-03-11T04:15:34

HOUSTON, March 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Microseismic Services, Inc., a Global Geophysical Services Company, (NYSE:GGS) appoints John Gillooly as Vice President of Microseismic Processing & Analysis.

Mr. Gillooly's 36-year geophysical career started in surface seismic data processing, progressing through the ranks rapidly into management, and holding notable leadership roles in several leading geophysical companies. Prior to joining Global Microseismic, John served as Worldwide Vice President of Processing and Interpretation at Geokinetics. Previously, John led three other major data processing entities as regional Vice President, including Paradigm North America, PGS Western Hemisphere, and PGS Asia Pacific. John's career foundation is comprised of 20 years at Western Geophysical in land and marine data processing, R&D, and software development. Mr. Gillooly earned a B.A. degree in Geology from Auburn University. 

In his new role at Global, Mr. Gillooly will focus on standardization of microseismic data processing workflows, excellence in customer service, rapid commercialization of microseismic R&D, and the regional expansion of our analysis centers. Mr. Gillooly will enable Global Microseismic Services, Inc to provide all the hallmarks of a mature data processing culture to the industry's microseismic business segment, which heretofore has lacked this level of service.

Christopher Usher, Global Geophysical Services' Sr. Vice President and CTO commented: "John and I have worked together to establish top performance in three prior companies. I am delighted to work with him again now in this exciting new area of microseismic processing, as John works with our technologists to introduce new innovation, as well as adapting proven methods from a rich library of 3D seismic processing tools within Global's leading conventional seismic business."

About Global Microseismic Services℠, Inc. |   A Global Geophysical Services Company

Global Microseismic leverages the synergies between Global's capabilities in land seismic data acquisition, multi client seismic programs, data processing and geophysical technology, and integrates these capabilities to provide the most cost-effective and highest quality microseismic service offering in the industry. To learn more about Global Microseismic, visit www.globalgeophysical.com/docs/Microseismic.pdf

About Global Geophysical Services, Inc.

Global Geophysical, 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. To learn more about Global Geophysical, visit www.GlobalGeophysical.com.

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CONTACT: Christopher T. Usher
         Sr. VP & CTO, Global Geophysical
         13927 South Gessner Road
         Missouri City, TX 77489
         Phone: 713-972-9200

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