SoftSearch Holdings, Inc., and GeoQuest International Holdings, Inc.

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In the Matter of SoftSearch Holdings, Inc., and GeoQuest International Holdings, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

9510130

Docket Number:

C-3759

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Consent order settles charges that the acquisition of Petroleum Information Corporation could create a monopoly for production and well history data used by geologists and petroleum engineers to find additional oil and gas reserves. The settlement requires Dwight to license a complete set of well history to HPDI, an independent competitor, or another Commission-approved licensee.