Our history begins back in December 14th, 2010, when Seismik was established as a private company in the Czech Republic. There were 5 founding members with Leo Eisner, as a major shareholder and Jana Lauerová as a Holder of Procuration. The Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics had a one-year long option to gain 20% but never has executed this option.
The first contract was focused on induced seismicity with a large independent US based oil and natural gas company. We benefited from initial cooperation with MicroSeismic, Inc., know-how and experience from Leo’s 10 years of work for service sector together with the professional team of top-level researchers and operatives. From the very beginning, our aim was high quality service to international clients – oil and gas producers.
The very first year brought also exciting development of gaining a new client for the analysis of the 2011 Blackpool seismicity – we have been part of the international team working for Cuadrilla Resources. Our company used the advanced methodology of template detection to provide solid evidence for weak seismicity proceeding the felt seismicity in the Blackpool case. This insight (summarized in 2014 publication) enabled establishment of traffic light system for future shale gas development in the UK.
The first year, the year 2011, was probation stone of our effort and expertise, and our team started grew: we have offered the first internship, hired new employees and widened our contractor cooperation including Petr Matoušek.