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    New technical Adviser for IMCA

    Organisations and Associations // April 1, 2005
    Nicholas Hough has joined the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as a Technical Adviser from WesternGeco, a market-leading seismic survey joint venture owned by Schlumberger and Baker Hughes, where he had for over ten years been a chiefobserver or senior data acquisition specialist.

    "We are delighted to welcome Nicholas to our team," says IMCA Chief Executive, Hugh Williams. "Initially his role focuses on bringing his recent field experience, high awareness of practical quality and safety matters, and strong presentation skills, tomany aspects of our work, especially the Safety, Environment & Legislation (SEL) and Training, Certification & Personnel Competence (TCPC) Committees."

    Nicholas Hough has seventeen years' experience at sea in marine seismic survey, having started in 1988 with Seismograph Service Ltd (SSL). Before working for SSL, he took a degree in Physics and Geology and also spent a year studying electronic engineering.

    He has worked in the North Sea, West Africa, the Caspian Sea, the Far East, and, most recently, Latin America and the Gulf of Mexico on some 13 different vessels; and has spent several years working in a Russian maritime environment with crews from the former Soviet Union.

    "His varied oilfield experience, including DP-based seabed seismic surveys in the North Sea and offshore Louisiana, and complex towed multi-streamer seismic surveys in many challenging locations throughout the world certainly give him an understanding ofthe work undertaken by many of our member companies, and the issues they face, " says Hugh Williams.

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