Atlas Professionals Interviews: Fugro Exhibits at Oceanology

As one of our core clients, Fugro has been an integral player in the development and progression of Atlas; offering our personnel opportunities all over the world. As a global leader in earth and engineering data services, Fugro is at the heart of the offshore industry providing the expertise and technology to support the exploration, development, production and transportation of the world’s natural resources.

Breaking into the Market

Atlas caught up with Reporting Manager at Fugro EMU Limited, Ben Rainbow, to discuss his experience at Oceanology and his views on how to break into the industry.

“I first attended Oceanology in 2000 when it was in Brighton,” explains Ben. “I was a Masters student back then and I was looking for opportunities as a Hydrographic surveyor.”

Similar to other exhibitions, Oceanology has a dedicated student day to inspire the next generation of the offshore industry.

“If you’re at University then I would suggest getting a summer placement. The better weather is great for our clients when collecting and processing data. They are more likely to take on students during that time as they can help process the data, it’s a great opportunity for an undergraduate.” 

“I would also suggest visiting a couple of exhibitions and start promoting yourself to industry leaders; ask questions and research into specific companies you may find of interest.”

Changing Points of View

Since moving from Brighton to the ExCel, Oceanology International has become one of the biggest events in the offshore industry.

“It’s interesting to see how the general discussion at Oceanology changes each year. I think there is still a lot of concern about the Oil & Gas market however, for the Cables and Renewables sectors there is more positivity in their buoyancy. I know there is work coming in for pipeline inspection and it’s fortunate that Fugro is keeping busy within this competitive market.”

Atlas: Easy to Work With

Fugro has worked with a number of different business lines within Atlas, including the Offshore Survey & Construction business line based in Newquay. 

“At Atlas I’ve worked with William Best and Alex Meeks who were my first points of contact at the company. I utilise Atlas’ professionals for geophysical and multibeam processing. I’ve found that Atlas’ lines of communication are always good and if I need a professional the following day they can be relied upon to get me a variety of personnel within the timeframe.”