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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.


    Antonio Stempel


    SVP Marine Acquisition

    Antonio has over 25 years’ experience in exploration and production, geophysics, management, and offshore seismic operations. Antonio joined YPF Venezuela in 1996 as a geoscientist, moving to Schlumberger in 1999 where he had roles in geophysics, regional management, and global marine operations, working in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. In 2015 he joined Geokinetics as Global Business Development Manager for Seafloor Operations before joining Shearwater where he was Global Operations Manager for the Western Hemisphere prior to his current role.

    Antonio holds an M.Sci. in Geophysical Engineering from the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela.


    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. 


    Tanya Herwanger


    SVP Strategy & New Markets

    Tanya has over eighteen years of experience in the seismic industry. During this time, she worked in functional, commercial, and general management roles gaining a broad and diverse view of the industry and its developments. Most recently Tanya was EVP Staff & Support at TGS ASA where she was responsible for business support and environmental, social, governance (ESG) strategy and implementation. Prior to this she was VP Africa, Middle East. Before joining TGS in 2014, Tanya worked as legal and compliance counsel for SLB/WesternGeco in Houston and London. During her time at SLB she supported both offshore and onshore seismic operations in multiple jurisdictions and spent three years as global marine legal counsel responsible for the fleet.

    In addition to legal qualifications from Queen Mary & Westfield College and City University London, Tanya gained her Executive MBA from Mannheim Business School in 2020.


    Philippa Box


    SVP Human Resources

    Philippa started her Human Resources career in the finance industry working at HSBC and Bank of America Merrill Lynch responsible for the delivery of People, Learning & Leadership Development strategy. In 2015 she joined technology start-up GoGet Carshare based in Sydney and was responsible for the development and implementation of their HR function.

    Since returning to the UK in 2018, Philippa has worked across various industries including aviation and insurance, joining Shearwater in 2021 initially to lead UK HR and subsequently was responsible for the Global HR team prior to her current position.

    Philippa holds an BSc (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Surrey, specialising in Human Resources Management.



    Gunnvor Dyrdi Remøy


    General Counsel

    Gunnvor Dyrdi joined Shearwater in February 2019 and her background includes a combination of legal and commercial experience. Prior to joining Shearwater Gunnvor Dyrdi worked with an international law firm, specializing in corporate and transactional law.

    She received her master degree from the University of Bergen in 2013, including one year studies in Minnesota, USA, and became a certified lawyer in 2015. Gunnvor Dyrdi is also a deputy board member in the Norwegian Shipowner Association and serves as Board Secretary in Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS.