Torsten Marten has taken up the new post of Brazil operations manager at NCS Survey, an Acteon company. Torsten will be based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from the 25 March 2012 and will look after all NCS’s current and future operations in the country.
A graduate in hydrography and ocean science from the University of Plymouth, UK, Torsten has over 17 years’ experience in the offshore survey industry in field and project management roles. He joins NCS from Subsea 7, where he was a project surveyor involved in major deepwater projects, including Total’s Pazflor development in Angola and the Petrobras PRA-1 tie-in project in Brazil.
CSIRO from Australia is undertaking a survey tour towards the Australian Bight for a baseline survey looking for oil traces in the water. The surveyors are deploying a CTD and a gravity corer measuring possible traces of oil in the water column. The survey mission also consists of hydrographic mapping techniques, GIS and environmental specialists to make sure the situation before exploration is mapped well in order to know what the environmental consequences of an eventual oil seepage or leak may consist of.