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​Our Management Team

  • Irene Waage Basili


    Before being part of establishing Shearwater GeoServices in 2016, Irene held the position as CEO in GC Rieber Shipping for six years. Prior to this Irene was VP of Marine Strategy with PGS, following PGS' acquisition of Arrow Seismic in 2007 where Irene served as CEO. Irene has more than 25 years of experience from the maritime industry both within offshore service and conventional shipping.

    Irene gained her degree in Business Administration from Boston University School of Management, and has several leadership courses from Solstrandprogrammet (Norway) and IMD (Switzerland).

    She serves as Director of the Board for Pacific Basin Ltd. (Hong Kong Stock Exchange).


    Andreas Hveding Aubert



    Andreas has over eight years’ financial management experience in the oil industry. He has worked with companies such as Technocean/Reef Subsea and more recently, Omega Subsea.

    In 2007 Andreas gained a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Auditing, prior to this he also obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management.


    Peter Hooper



    Peter has over twenty years’ experience in offshore seismic, sub-sea survey and marine operations. Peter had gained considerable operational experience working in both offshore and senior management roles. In 2006 he co-founded the seismic survey company, Wavefield AS and following a corporate merger later became Senior Vice President of Marine Operations at CGGVeritas before joining Dolphin Geophysical where he served as VP Operations and later COO.

    Peter holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen and a post Graduate Diploma in Hydrographic Surveying from the University of Plymouth.


    Massimo Virgilio



    Massimo has over twenty years’ experience between technology, geoscience and management applied to the seismic business. In 2005 he joined Geosystem, a small start-up as one of their first employees. In his recent assignments between technology, marketing, and line management, he served as Manager of the Electromagnetics unit for Schlumberger, Vice President for Signal Processing, Imaging, and Interpretation for WesternGeco, Research Director for seismic technologies, and Sales for Digital business for Schlumberger.

    Massimo holds an M.Sci. in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico di Milano where he also served as Researcher for 3 more years after his degree.


    Patrick Legh-Smith


    SVP Marine Acquisition

    Patrick began his career as a seismologist in 1988 and joined WesternGeco in 1992. He has held a number of operations and management positions both offshore and onshore in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the US, including marine fleet manager, HSE manager and marine manager Eastern Hemisphere. Patrick also served in technical management positions including fleet technical support and new builds manager before being named WesternGeco vice president marine in 2015.

    He holds a BSc (Hons) in ocean electronics from the University of North Wales, Bangor and an MSc in marine resource management from Herriot Watt University. 


    Simon Telfer



    Simon has over 20 years’ experience in Seismic Processing & Imaging in both offshore and onshore roles.

    Prior to joining Shearwater GeoServices he worked for Dolphin Geophysical where he held the position of Onboard Processing Manger and was responsible for establishing the department and also part of the team that launched Processing & Imaging using OpenCPS. Before joining Dolphin Geophysical he worked for CGG in the Houston and London offices as a Geophysical Advisor and Veritas DGC in onshore and offshore positions.

    Simon holds an M.Sci. in Exploration Geophysics from University College London. 


    Kerry Walker


    Global Head of HR

    Kerry has over 13 years’ experience in Human Resources, 10 of which have been in the oil industry.

    Before joining Shearwater, Kerry previously worked for CGG and held the position of VP Hub HR, responsible for the delivery and communication of the overall People strategy across Northern Europe.

    Prior to this Kerry held the position of Regional HR Business Partner for EAME, where she was responsible for the development and delivery of the People strategy of the Processing & Imaging business line across EAME.