Diving deep into Benthic

Benthic, part of the Acteon Group, is a complete end-to-end service provider of geophysical and geotechnical consulting, engineering, design, and data acquisition services. We strive to deliver the highest standard of service safely, efficiently, and to our client’s full satisfaction. Our vision is to be globally recognized as a provider of best-in-class geotechnical survey and geoconsulting services, admired for our professionalism and ability to create value for all stakeholders.

We will achieve this by attracting the best people, focusing on customer requirements, and enthusiastically promoting innovation and creativity at all levels of our organization.

We are proud of our history

Our Core Values

Safety

We are committed to protecting the safety and health of all personnel who play a part in our global operations. We will never compromise our commitment towards safety and the environment to achieve any other of our business goals.

Integrity

As a service provider, we will apply the highest ethical, moral, and professional standards in our conduct.

Innovation

We enthusiastically look for ways to do things better and encourage employees to cultivate innovation and new ideas.

Best People

We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best talent for our business; challenging our people; demonstrating a “can-do” attitude; and fostering a collaborative and mutually supportive environment.

Service Excellence

We are dedicated to exceeding client expectations, providing the best in quality, and honoring commitments in everything we do.

Our Leadership Team

Our highly qualified leadership team has decades of experience in helping the world’s largest organizations deliver successful projects across the globe.

  • Steve Pywell
    Steve Pywell Chief Executive Officer

    Appointed CEO of Benthic in 2012, Steve has more than 30 years’ experience in the global oil and gas industry, including extensive experience in subsea and deepwater developments. He has held senior positions with Brown & Root Energy Services, Rockwater, ABB Floating Production Systems and Wellstream International.

    Steve’s broad international management experience spans deepwater strategic markets (including the USA, West Africa, the North Sea, Brazil and the Asia Pacific region) with a strong focus on capital projects, commercial development and general management.

    Steve combines an in-depth knowledge of the oilfield contractor industry with a strong technical background in subsea engineering and deepwater projects, and direct experience in technology development and intellectual property protection.

  • Andy Thom
    Andy Thom Vice President Commercial & Business Development
  • Chris Howerter
    Chris Howerter Vice President Operations
  • Tammy Jenkins
    Tammy Jenkins Vice President Human Resources
  • Stuart Weyland-Smith
    Stuart Weyland-Smith Vice President Support Services
  • Clare Brouillette
    Clare Brouillette HSEQ Director
  • Violet Simmons
    Violet Simmons Financial Director

    Violet Simmons serves as the Finance Director for Benthic. She has over 25 years of financial and managerial experience in the oil and gas industry.

    Violet previously worked in a variety of management positions at Wellstream International and GE Oil & Gas. Her last position prior to joining Benthic in 2012 was North America Finance Manager. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Florida State University.

  • Lionel Roblin
    Lionel Roblin Legal & Compliance Senior Director
  • Steve Stuart
    Steve Stuart General Manager Asia Pacific

    Steve joined the leadership team as Corporate Development Manager in December 2005 after a long association with Benthic, including fund raising and business planning. Steve was appointed General Manager – Asia Pacific in November 2013. His experience includes business and financial consulting, capital raising and engineering project management. Before joining Benthic, he worked as an investment banker in major international finance houses. He started his career as a project engineer in infrastructure and development projects.

    Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Sydney and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW. Steven is a Chartered Civil Engineer.

  • Fabio Pereira
    Fabio Pereira Regional Manager Brazil

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