ESG Solutions Announces Changes to Microseismic Operations in Australia

Brisbane, Australia (August 8, 2016) – ESG Solutions, an industry leader in microseismic technology and services, is pleased to announce significant changes to its Australian operations.  As of August 1st, ESG has welcomed new leadership in Dr. Willem de Beer as the Senior Manager for Australia.  In addition, to better support the Australasian market ESG has relocated its Australia operations from Perth to Brisbane.  These changes align with ESG’s focus on customer support and client-driven development while positioning the company for growth through international expansion.

Microseismic monitoring is routinely applied to underground and open-pit mine operations to enhance safety and production, decrease costs, and reduce economic, operational and environmental risk.  The technology is also widely applied in the energy sector, including hydraulic fracturing, coal gasification and hydrocarbon storage for production optimization and regulatory purposes.  ESG Solutions has provided industry leading microseismic services for over 20 years in over 35 countries, including Australia.  

“Microseismic users are very sophisticated in Australia,” says De Beer.  “They are very familiar with seismicity and passive seismic monitoring and are looking for reliable and powerful microseismic solutions.”  ESG presents many advantages as a microseismic supplier in the Australian market.  ESG’s Australia operations have been staffed locally since 2014 and the recent changes demonstrate the company's commitment to the Australian market.  De Beer looks forward to developing deeper relationships with clients in Australia. “We believe that leveraging ESG’s microseismic experience across multiple industries while ensuring a consistent local presence of technical experts will help us to provide a much higher level of service for existing clients while reaching out to new clients in the Australasian market.”

“Willem brings significant experience and expertise in mining induced seismicity and geophysics, and we are very pleased to have him on board at ESG,” says Zara Hosseini, General Manager for Mining and Geotechnical Services at ESG Solutions.  Willem draws on 19 years of experience in mining induced seismicity and geophysics and spent the last 12 years with Golder Associates in both New Zealand and Canada providing senior level management and technical support in geophysics and rock mechanics, designing and reviewing seismic monitoring systems, and directing consulting projects.  Willem joins Wei Duan, ESG’s Field Analyst who has a number of years of experience in mining geotechnical engineering, induced seismicity, rockburst and ground support and who recently completed his M.Sc. with the Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) at the University of Western Australia.  “Both Willem and Wei offer outstanding experience and technical expertise in mining induced seismicity and are positioned to provide exceptional local support to our Australasian clients,” says Hosseini.

View complete biographies of ESG Australia Staff here.

About ESG Solutions:

Founded in 1993, ESG Solutions (Engineering Seismology Group or ESG) is a pioneer and leading provider of innovative microseismic solutions for the mining, oil and gas and geotechnical industries.  ESG helps operators improve safety, optimize production, reduce costs and mitigate risk associated with underground and open-pit mining, coal seam gasification, hydraulic fracturing, thermal enhanced oil recovery, waste-water injections, natural gas storage, carbon sequestration and geotechnical applications.  In 2014, ESG was acquired by Spectris plc.  ESG is headquartered in Kingston (Canada), with operations in Houston, Denver, Calgary and Brisbane, and sales offices in Dallas, Pittsburgh, Beijing and Dubai.  For more information, visit 

About Spectris plc:

Spectris plc is a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Headquartered in Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom, the Company employs over 8,000 people with offices in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit


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