Hans-Peter Burlid is our Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for overseeing the Company’s financial affairs. He has over 15 years of experience in the seismic industry and before joining PXGEO he served as Chief Financial Officer of Polarcus. He was formerly Senior Manager, Business Development and co-founder of Eastern Echo Ltd and was instrumental in the start-up of Polarcus in 2009. Mr. Burlid holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Hans Peter Burlid
Lars Oestergaard is our Chief Commercial Officer and is responsible for leading the Company’s sales and commercial organization. Mr. Østergaard has over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and before joining PXGEO he served as Chief Operating Officer of Polarcus. Mr. Oestergaard was previously employed at Maersk Drilling where he held a number of operational and commercial leadership roles, including Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Oestergaard holds a degree in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and a Master Degree in Political Science from the University of Aarhus.
Duncan Eley is our CEO and is responsible for guiding the vision and strategy of the Company and leading the management team. Mr. Eley has over 20 years of experience in the oilfield services industry and before joining PXGEO he served as Chief Executive Officer of Polarcus. Prior to joining Polarcus in 2009, Duncan worked for several years with strategy consultancy firm, L.E.K. Consulting, across the energy, transport and natural resources sectors. Prior to that, he worked with Schlumberger supporting marine seismic operations in Europe, West Africa and North America. Mr. Eley has a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering from Monash University in Australia and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Erasmus University in Holland.
Peter Zickerman is our founder, strategic advisor and a member of our Board of Directors. He is responsible for advising on the vision and strategy of the Company. Mr. Zickerman has over 25 years of experience in the seismic industry. He was the founder of Eastern Echo Limited where he held the position of Executive Vice President & Business Development and was also a Board member. In 2008, he founded Polarcus Limited where he held the position of Executive Vice President & Head of Strategic Investments and Board member until 2016 after which he served as Strategic Advisor and Board member. His experience covers entrepreneurial activities in the maritime and seismic industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from Linnaeus University.
Founder, Director & Strategic Advisor
Tamzin is our SVP People & Communication and oversees all aspects of human resource management and communications. She is responsible for developing and executing the people strategy in support of our overall business plan. Mrs. Steel has over 18 years of experience working in global multinational companies in the oil & gas industry and before joining PXGEO she served as SVP People & Business Services at Polarcus Tamzin worked for KCA DEUTAG Drilling Group, an international drilling and engineering contractor in various global roles and latterly worked for Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA). Mrs. Steel holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
SVP People & Communication
Caleb Raywood is our General Counsel & Company Secretary, responsible for the Group’s legal, regulatory and insurance matters. Mr. Raywood has over 25 years of commercial experience, predominantly in offshore oil and gas services and shipping. For over 5 years prior to joining PXGEO, Caleb held the same position at Polarcus. Before this role, he worked at a blue-chip international law firm, a global payments network and a global offshore pipeline contractor. Holding a bachelor’s degree in English and European Laws (First Class) from the University of Essex and a master’s degree in European Business Law from the University of Nijmegen, Caleb qualified as a barrister with a leading London commercial set of chambers in 1996 before subsequently qualifying as a solicitor (England & Wales).
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Gary Winfield is our Vice President Geophysical Services & Technology and is responsible for the global geophysical and technical support of PXGEO’s vessels and projects. He has more than 25-years of seismic industry experience. Gary joined Concept Systems Ltd. in 1993 and worked in the UK and internationally for 13-years supporting and developing software used in the marine seismic industry. In 2006 he joined Veritas DGC in the USA, and was responsible for the specification and building of the instrument rooms on the CGGVeritas X-Bow vessels, before joining Polarcus in 2013. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Optoelectronics and Laser Engineering from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.
VP Geophysical Services and Technology
Martin Hartland is our Vice President OBN Operations & Engineering and is responsible for the OBN operation and related Engineering, including Node related equipment development. He has more than 25 years Seismic and Subsea industry experience. Martin Joined Fugro Norway in 1996 and notably managed the conversion/newbuilding, and taking into operation of 12 offshore vessels for the Seismic and Subsea services divisions, in 2015 he transferred over to Seabed Geosolutions. He holds a Master of Science in Marine Engineering from Plymouth University and an EMBA from ESCP Paris / BI Oslo. He is Chartered Engineer (CEng & CMarEng) and is a fellow of the institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology.
VP OBN Operations and Engineering
Ali Jalloul is our VP Operations and EHSQ, leading the operations, maritime and EHSQ teams. Ali has over 14 years of seismic industry experience both onshore and offshore. Before joining PXGEO He held a number of operational roles with Polarcus and technical positions with CGG. Ali holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Polytechnique Tours – France.
VP Operations and EHSQ
John Scott is our Vice President Western Hemisphere and is responsible for the sales and commercial organization within the region. Mr. Scott has more than 25-years of seismic industry experience. John joined WesternGeco in 1992 and worked internationally for 14-years in different managerial roles within operations, sales and business development. In 2013 joined Polarcus from Kazakhstan where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Caspian Services Inc. a publicly listed oil field services company. John has a Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping Sciences from the University of East London.
VP Sales Western Hemisphere
Brent O’Brien is our Vice President of Sales for the Americas and is responsible for the sales and commercial organization within the region. Brent has over 30 years of seismic research and industry experience, particularly onshore and seafloor seismic data acquisition. This includes fieldwork on or offshore all seven continents and a number of international office- and field- based roles in seismology, operations geophysics, bid management and business development. Brent graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand with a BSc (Geology) and MSc (Geophysics).
VP Sales Americas
Andy is our VP Global Sales and is responsible for the sales and commercial organization. He has over 25 years of experience in the marine seismic industry, starting his career as a Field Geophysicist for Western Geophysical in 1989 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Physics from Bangor University in Wales. Prior to joining Polarcus in 2018, he held various regional and global sales and operational roles within CGG, OHM and WesternGeco in locations as diverse as Singapore, Angola, Kazakhstan, Indonesia Malaysia and the USA.
VP Global Sales
Phil is our Chief Geophysicist and is has more than 35 years of experience in the seismic industry. Prior to joining Polarcus in 2008 he held senior technical management positions in the geosciences organizations of Western Geophysical, Veritas, and CGGVeritas, He has worked on projects and with clients in all three of the main operational regions of the world. From 1998 until 2006, Phil was a joint instructor for the SEG continuing education course “Planning and Executing a Marine 3-D Seismic Survey”. Phil holds a BS degree in Geology and a MS degree in Geophysics, both from the University of Connecticut.