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Women make a splash in marine seismic exploration!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Believed to be the very first 'all female' managed marine seismic project management company in the world, Aqua GeoProjects is set to make a splash across an industry sector that until now has been a traditionally male-oriented environment. And with four industry- experienced women heading up the new company, this operation is aiming to do things a little differently.

The senior management team, consisting of Managing Director, Claire Jennings, PR and Quality Manager, Kelly Richards, Marketing, Emma Duncan and Senior Project Manager, Kerry Thain, between them have more than 35 years global marine seismic experience, having successfully delivered projects in Norway, Azerbaijan, Panama, Greenland, Ecuador and the Russian Federation.

Aqua GeoProjects provides cost-effective geophysical project management and bespoke seismic solutions for marine surveys within the oil and gas industry. The service offering includes bespoke shallow water vessel design, seismic project mobilisation, technical outfitting, and specialised marine management services.

Drawing upon their extensive operational experience in deep-sea, shallow-water and transition zone seismic surveying, the Aqua GeoProjects team offers a range of niche-market services and qualified project personnel to a diverse client base.
Claire started Aqua GeoProjects in May 2014, and is motivated by the challenge of building the company as a niche player in the industry. 'My desire is to build a prosperous business focusing on both the success of our clients and the health and happiness of our employees' Claire says.

In the early part of her marine seismic career, Claire was responsible for all areas of marine seismic operational project support, including supervising survey vessel crew changes and logistics provision in port locations all around the world. In more recent years, Claire's focus has been towards financial management and project budgeting, and she has previously filled the role of Chief Commercial Officer for WGP Exploration. 'Our driving ethos is to help our clients derive maximum benefit from every project that they undertake;' Claire says, 'and in so doing, build upon our reputation for reliability, flexibility and professionalism.' 'Being an all-female management team does make us a little different within the industry, but that does not mean that we should be under-estimated. We compete strongly and robustly for every project and we always ensure that we deliver on the projects that we undertake.'

The company's services include geophysical vessel outfitting and mobilisation, design and fabrication, project management and procurement, experienced personnel provision and technical solution consultancy and transition zone operations.

Unlike larger seismic contractors, who must focus efforts on the collection of seismic exploration and reservoir monitoring data for their clients, Aqua GeoProjects provide the same levels of experience gained within the larger areas of the industry to smaller scale operations in emerging areas, where bespoke solutions are more often required and that need to be reliable, cost effective and scaled to fit the project budget. The company promises to solve extraordinary marine survey and seismic data collection problems, without costing the operator a fortune.

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