Oil & Gas Services



Commitment to Safety

Exploration in the oil and gas industries is dependent on reliable data gathered safely at a moments notice. Austin Powder Company supports the seismic exploration of oil and natural gas resources throughout North America and around the world. We provide the products and know-how to enable the effective mapping of oil and gas resources.

For more than 180 years, Austin Powder Company has been in the business of helping customers blast safely and efficiently. Our long history reflects continuous development of new, safer and more reliable blasting products along with innovative technologies and analytic software.

Our top priorities are to work safe and to blast safe.

It all begins with our commitment to safety. We employ certified blasters, state-of-the-art delivery systems and the safest and highest quality products. We also place great importance on environmental concerns, minimizing or eliminating any environmental impacts.

Technical Services

Each exploration project is different. Requirements and constraints regarding blasting are different, and every day, conditions on site may be different. Austin is able to provide explosives, detonators and accessories for drilling contractors, and geophysical companies, to achieve the desired seismic data.

Austin Powder is the manufacturer of the E-Star Electronic Seismic Initiation System which includes SeisDC QC (Quality Control) Software and GPS-enabled Seismic Drill Data Loggers. The multiple data capture communicates through GPS based Drill Data Loggers that upload to Austin Powder’s proprietary SeisDC Analysis Software.

This innovative system provides the Drill Push, Birddog and Project Manager with Custom Drill Reports, Daily Production Progress, Shot-point Position Mapping and QC analysis. This also includes seismic drill hole-loading procedures, geophysical recording crew “shooting” procedures, data management QC, and the use of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) hardware-software for shot-point data mapping archive. The intended goal is data accuracy for the geophysical processors which results in a superior product for the producer.

SeisDCData Mapping & QC Software simplifies the formidable challenge of correctly QC-ing and logging both the drilling and the geophysical recording crew’s seismic explosives life-cycle management. In addition, SeisDC provides a superior, defendable electronic database with mapping of important details to the drill contractor, geophysical contractor, seismic data processor, HSE (health, safety and environment) regulatory compliance and ultimately the oil or gas producer.