Atle has 17 years of experience in the offshore E&P industry with several contractors including PGS and Stolt Offshore, Multiwave and Wavefield Inseis. Before taking the position as CEO in Wavefield Geophysical in 2006, he was VP Operations in Multiwave Geophysical Company. Atle holds a Master of Science in Nautical Engineering from NTH in Trondheim. Atle has served on boards in several offshore and service companies.
Erik has more than 20 years' experience from the Marine Seismic industry and 5 years' experience from the audit and banking industry. He joined PGS in 1991, where he held senior Financial Director positions for 10 years. Erik was one of the co-founders of Wavefield Geophysical in 2006 and filled the CFO position of Wavefield Inseis ASA until 2009. He was CFO of InSeis from 2002 to 2004 and CEO from 2004 to 2006. He is educated at the Norwegian School of Management (BI) and Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).
Peter has more than fifteen years' experience in offshore seismic, sub-sea survey, and marine operations. One of the founders of the seismic service company Wavefield AS and Global VP Operations at Wavefield Inseis. SVP Marine Operations at CGGVeritas following Wavefield purchase. Hooper has also held senior positions with Geoconsult and Multiwave Geophysical; Combining many years offshore experience with several years working in senior Project Manager roles onshore. Hooper holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen and a post Graduate Diploma in Hydrographic Surveying from the University of Plymouth.
Bjarne has 20 years of experience in the seismic industry with several contractors including Western Geco, Multiwave and Wavefield. In Wavefield he held a position as Vessel Conversion Manager, responsible for project management and delivering of 6 conversions/new build. Before taking the position in Wavefield he had 15 years offshore experience. Bjarne holds a BS in electronics from HIT, Porsgrunn.
Mike has extensive experience within the offshore geotechnical and seismic industries since 1983. This includes time spent with Thales, Western-Geco, Schlumberger's Integrated Project Management Division, Multiwave and CGG. More recently Mike was a co-founder of Wavefield, serving as QHSE Manager. After acquisition of Wavefield-Inseis by CGGVeritas, Mike became VP HSE for the Marine Division of CGGVeritas. Mike graduated from Southampton University in 1981 with an M.Sc. in Electro-Acoustics.
Marketing & Sales
Phil commenced his career as a geophysicist with Seiscom Delta. In 1978 he joined Geco, and held several senior processing and marketing positions until the company was acquired by Schlumberger in 1987. Following the acquisition, Phil was Marine Acquisition Manager for EAME and latterly Exploration Services Director for Asia and Middle East. In 1999 he joined Paradigm Geophysical as Geoscience Director. In 2006, he joined Wavefield as Marketing Director until the company was acquired by CGGVeritas in 2009.
Ian T. Edwards
VP Global Multi-Client
Ian manages the Design, Marketing and Sales of Multi-Client 2D and 3D seismic surveys. Ian brings a wealth of knowledge from the oil and gas industry, with a career that has spanned over 40 years. He started his career in 1970 with Phillips Petroleum. In 1982 he became one of the initial team of JEBCO Seismic Ltd which was followed in 1992 by his move to Digicon Geophysical where he was responsible for starting the Data Library and Geological Services departments for EAME Division. Throughout Ian's time with Digicon/Veritas and finally CGGVeritas in 2010, he held various senior positions with his last role as Senior Vice President Data Library EAME and Global New Ventures. During his career Ian has initiated many unique Data Library seismic surveys which have led to industry investment and exploration of these areas. He was also responsible for the concept and implementation of the highly successful PROMOTE Licensing mechanism in the UK. Ian studied Geology at Birkbeck College, University of London and Law externally in London.
Dr. Gareth Williams
Gareth is responsible for ensuring that all geophysical aspects of our surveys are of the highest standard. Since joining the seismic industry in 1981, Gareth has global experience in a variety of roles covering both R&D and marketing. He has worked in both Europe and Singapore for Digicon and then Veritas DGC before becoming a Senior Vice President for CGGVeritas. Gareth is the author of numerous papers at conferences across the world and was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the ASEG in 2001. From 2005-6, he served as President of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. Prior to joining the Oil and Gas industry, Gareth had an academic career at Southampton University and Imperial College in the UK and also spent a year at Colorado University as a Fulbright scholar.