Polarcus: Seismic Acquisition Restructuring

Former CEO at Polarcus

Why is this interview interesting?

  • Challenges for Polarcus competing with larger seismic acquisition companies
  • Polarcus' 2015 Agenda to restructure the business and reduce operating costs
  • How to make tough decisions in a crisis
  • The importance of communicating clearly internally and externally

Executive Bio

Rod Starr

Former CEO at Polarcus

Rod has over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry. From 2015-17, he was the CEO of Polarcus, an offshore seismic acquisition company with over $400m in revenue, which he led through the 2015/16 oil price shock. Rod was leading Polarcus during one of the lowest oil prices on record and led the company to restructure the capital structure. Previously, Rod spent over 6 years at TGS Nopec and 16 years at Unocal Corporation. Read more

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