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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Mike Burrett

Mike's has enjoyed a career in the seismic industry in technical and management positions on assignment in various areas of the world. Initially working for Geophysical Service International in marine operations followed by 5 years in Italy on land operations. In 1980 Mike was appointed Operations Manager & Director of Sensor Nederland B.V., a subsidiary of Geosource Inc. and relocated to The Netherlands until retirement in 2009.

Mike was appointed General Manager & Managing Director of the Sensor organisation in 1992, participating in the consolidation of Sensor's global position with manufacturing and support operations in the UK, Houston, Calgary, India, Dubai & China. In 1994 Sensor was certified to the ISO-9000 standard and retains this certification today.

In 2005 Mike was appointed Senior Vice President of Sensor's parent company ION Geophysical Corporation with board positions in 6 ION subsidiaries.

A member of EAGE, PESGB, AMBA and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute up to retirement, Mike served on the Board of the British School in The Netherlands for 16 years. He was appointed to the MBA Advisory Board of Durham Business School in 2006 and to the Advisory Board of Durham Energy Institute in 2011. With BA and MBA degrees Mike is a committed technologist and educationalist.