Ocean Floor Geophysics Appoints New CTO to Drive Innovation

Ocean Floor Geophysics, Inc (OFG), a leading provider of subsea survey services and technology, has appointed Dr. Lucy MacGregor as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). OFG’s retiring founder and CTO, Peter Kowalczyk will continue to be actively involved in OFG’s operations, providing expertise, mentorship and guidance as Chief Scientist Emeritus.

With the recent addition of the ultra-high resolution seismic P-Cable technology, OFG now provides the broadest range of marine geophysical technology and services available in the offshore market today, offering an extensive range of sensor solutions from surface, AUV and ROV platforms, combined with unique multiphysics processing, integration and interpretation know-how.

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As CTO, Dr. MacGregor will help propel OFG’s growth in emerging technologies and markets such as autonomous subsea infrastructure inspection, carbon capture and storage (CCS), renewable energy (wind farms), and seabed minerals.

Dr. MacGregor earned her Ph.D. in Marine Geophysics from the University of Cambridge and took part in the first trial of marine CSEM methods for hydrocarbon detection in 2000, which led to the emergence of the CSEM industry in offshore oil and gas. In 2002, she co-founded and served as CTO of Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping Ltd (OHM) and worked with the company through its merger with Rock Solid Images in 2011, where she led a multi-disciplinary team of geoscientists developing multiphysics approaches to quantitatively determining earth properties. She joined OFG as Principal Geoscientist in 2020.

Retiring CTO Peter Kowalczyk said, “It is with great pleasure that I see Dr. MacGregor taking on the role of CTO. She brings a rock-solid science background and great skills to her new position. I know she will support both OFG’s team and customers exceptionally well.”

Dr. MacGregor commented, “I am delighted to be joining a world-class team of scientists and engineers at OFG. I look forward to working with them to further develop and deploy their innovative technology in new and emerging markets.”

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