Focus on Geophysics 1

  • Date 13 Mar 2018
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Focus on Geophysics 1

13 Mar 2018, 11:40 - 13:00

South Gallery Room 7 & 8

Chaired by: Andy Hill, Marine Geohazard Technical Authority, BP Exploration & Mick Cook, Director, MCL Consultancy

This session starts with a presentation about managing the vertical reference in offshore survey which is the subject of a new IOGP guideline document. This is followed by an overview of the underwater search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH360 in the Indian Ocean. The last two presentations cover the latest developments in two areas of marine geophysical survey, namely UXO detection using gradiometer techniques and UHR 3D seismic.

Depths of Confusion – Managing Vertical Reference Surfaces in Offshore Survey and Positioning Operations
Mark Poole, Survey and Positioning Lead, BP Exploration  (Angola)
(White paper of presentation available from the Documents tab below)

Application of Low Frequency, Long Range Synthetic Aperture Sonar During the Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370
Jay Larsen, Engineer, Hydrospheric Solutions

Improving Magnetic UXO Surveys using Gradiometer Techniques
Thomas Harris, Geophysical Processing Coordinator, Fugro
(White paper of presentation available from the Documents tab below)

Cost Saving Benefits of Acquiring HRS 3D Data
Ed Self, Geophysics Manager, Gardline

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  • Andy Hill


    Marine Geohazard Technical Authority

    BP Exploration

    Andy Hill has spent his entire career working in geophysical site investigation, for the last 28 years he has worked with BP around the world. Prior...

  • Mick Cook



    MCL Consultancy

    Mick Cook has worked in the offshore sector since completing an MSc in marine sciences at Bangor University in 1979. Initially, he worked for...

  • Thomas Harris


    Geophysical Processing Coordinator


    Thomas is a geophysicist specialising in marine geophysical surveys in the renewable, environmental and coastal engineering sectors.  In his current...

  • Ed Self


    Geophysics Manager


    Ed has worked for Gardline for the past 20 years, for the last 5 years as the Geophysics Manager responsible for all aspects of geophysical...

  • Andy Sherrell



    Sherrell Ocean Services

    Andy Sherrell owns an Engineering Consulting company specializing in system engineering on AUVs, ROVs, HOVs, Landers, and towed systems. Sherrell...

  • Mark Poole


    Survey & Positioning Lead

    BP Exploration (Angola) Ltd

    Mark has 30 years' professional experience as a land and hydrographic surveyor in technical, management, sales and training roles within both the...

  • Jay Larsen



    Hydrospheric Solutions

    Jay is and electrical engineer and applied physicist by training and has been in the offshore industry for the last 16 years.  Jay specializes in...