Seismic Apparition elects new commercial director

first_imgSeismic Apparition, a seismic data acquisition, processing, and imaging services company, has named Robin Walker as its new commercial director.Seismic Apparition said last week that Walker has more than 30 years’ experience in the seismic sector, most of it with WesternGeco and its predecessor companies.Most of his time was spent in commercial roles, most recently as a VP of sales and marketing at WesternGeco for five years. He will take on the primary responsibility for formulating and introducing a series of new services and products based on the technologies which Seismic Apparition is developing.The company added that Walker would spend time in Seismic Apparition but would continue to run his own business, No2ndPrize.Johan Robertsson, CEO of Seismic Apparition, said: “We had asked Robin to help us turn our unique technology, for which we have filed several patents, into clear value-added services, as a consultancy project. It became clear that with our continuing R&E focus on developing a future pipeline of new high-value technologies, it would be useful to suggest Robin join the team on a permanent basis.”Walker added: “Once I engaged with Seismic Apparition and understood how fundamental their technology is to the future of improving seismic productivity but without compromising on quality, I was very happy to be asked to contribute a proportion of my time to it long term.“The team is technically extremely strong and the science exemplary, both of which will, in my view, lead to significant market interest as the recent agreement with Magseis indicates.”To remind, Magseis in late May signed an exclusive technology agreement with Seismic Apparition to jointly develop and implement a new technology named Source Isolation which could reduce operational time for ocean bottom seismic (OBS).last_img read more

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Trojans fills void at guard with the addition of Allen

first_imgFour days.That’s all it took for USC men’s basketball coach Kevin O’Neill to pick up the pieces from this week’s announcement that freshman guard Bryce Jones would be transferring schools.Friday the Trojans announced they have received a verbal commitment from Greg Allen, a shooting guard from Navarro College (Corsicana, Texas).Allen is returning to California, where he starred at Eureka High School in Northern California from 2006-2009.At 6-foot-3 and 175 pounds, Allen made his name as the Loggers’ point guard during his senior season.During the 2008-2009 campaign, Allen’s scoring prowess was put on display, as he averaged 25.1 points per game and shot almost 37 percent from three-point range.In 18 games at Navarro this year, USC’s newest acquisition averaged 11.9 points per game, 40.2 percent from behind the three-point arc and 84.8 percent from the free-throw line.Allen, who chose USC over Boston College, provides the Trojans with not only a three-point shooter (which aside from senior guard Donte Smith are few and far between this season), but a defensive-minded player who is known for guarding the other team’s top offensive threat on the perimeter.The addition of Allen bolsters an already impressive 2012 recruiting class for USC, which includes combo guard Larry Lewis (Arcadia High School in Phoenix) and local standout guard Katin Reinhardt (Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif.).Allen’s return to Division-I basketball caps off a remarkable two-year journey, as he initially committed to Creighton University out of high school, but failed to even attend a semester at the Omaha, Neb.-based school.The junior college transfer will be able to play for the Trojans in 2011 and will have two years of eligibility left.last_img read more

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