At Optic Earth we build advanced seismic imaging software, giving our clients more confidence when operating in subsurface environments.


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We're Growing

We are looking for Machine Learning Engineers & Geophysicists to join our team.


TechX performance award

Optic Earth receives the TechX performance award for 2019, sponsored by BP.

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TechX Highlights 2019

Check out the highlights reel from the TechX 2019 graduation.

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Markets we Serve

We build software that enables our clients to see through solid earth. 


We build advanced seismic imaging tools for Energy Exploration & Development, and Carbon Capture and Storage.

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Environment and Engineering

Our imaging technology reduces risk and provides more clarity in near-surface environments.

Our Technology

Our seismic imaging software provides our clients with robust images of the subsurface much faster than ever before, providing more confidence in exploration and development.

  • Full acoustic wavefield model building for more robust imaging.
  • Machine learning-driven to reduce processing times in exploration.
  • Provides structural uncertainty information for asset development.

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Our Team


 Nathan Payne

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Nathan formed Optic Earth following an 8-year career with a major geophysical service provider in roles covering seismic imaging, sales, and marketing. Nathan has a passion for geoscience and is on a mission to deliver instant, de-risked seismic images.


Stephanie Earp

Co-Founder & Technical Director

Steph Co-Founded Optic Earth having recently completed her Ph.D. in machine learning methods for seismic imaging and uncertainty estimation. In addition she has 6 years of commercial experience running seismic imaging teams in the field. 


Tushar Gautam

Machine Learning Geophysicist

Tushar joins Optic Earth from IIT, Roorkee.  Tushar has spent the last 2 years building commercial products at the intersection of geoscience and machine learning, including automated semblance picking and salt body interpretation.  


Wenfang Fan

Machine Learning Geophysicist

Wenfang is a Geophysicist with many years of experience in seismic inversion. She holds a Geophysics Masters from the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development-Langfang, China and an MSc in Data Science from RGU. 

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Let's work together

We are an ambitious team of geophysicists and machine learning engineers on a mission to revolutionise the way we process and evaluate seismic images for the Energy and Engineering community.

Our current areas of development are in automated and instantaneous depth velocity model building and image uncertainty estimation. If you are interested in working with us to deploy new imaging technologies in your organisation, please get in touch via the form here, contact Nathan through his LinkedIn page above.

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