Polarcus appoints Dr. Paul Hanna as Senior VP, Human Resources

Polarcus has appointed Dr. Paul Hanna to the position of Senior Vice President, Human Resources.


Paul has over 22 years of industry experience including 18 years with Schlumberger. Paul's expertise was developed within Schlumberger's seismic division, Geco-Prakla, where he held a number of roles covering the technical, operational and personnel management of their marine acquisition operations. As Marine Personnel Manager Paul was also responsible for the successful HR integration of the Western Geophysical and Geco-Prakla marine divisions.


Joining Polarcus on 02 June 2008, Paul will report to Rolf Ronningen, CEO Polarcus, and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.



Polarcus is a pure play marine geophysical company with a pioneering environmental agenda, specializing in high-end towed streamer data acquisition from pole to pole. Polarcus is launching an ultra-modern fleet of initially 6 advanced seismic vessels designed by Norway's Ulstein Design AS incorporating the innovative ULSTEIN X-BOW® hull. The vessels are being built in Dubai, UAE, by Drydocks World – Dubai LLC, with the first vessels becoming operational in 2009.