Alex Searle

Alex joined the Ternan team in September 2019 as Geoscience Director and Principal Geophysicist. A marine geophysicist with over 23 years of experience, Alex has gained significant expertise across a broad range of projects in the Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Marine Cable sectors. After more than a decade working offshore, Alex came onshore to continue his career in marine site investigation and survey.

Alex is a Fellow of the Geological Society; sits on the SUT Offshore Site Investigation & Geotechnics committee and is a member of several industry bodies such as the PESGB and EAGE.

When not at his desk Alex enjoys trail-running with his ever-enthusiastic cocker spaniel, Rocco. Born and bred in Cornwall, Alex never passes up the opportunity for a proper pasty and when it comes to cream tea, yes, it is always jam before cream!

Experience Summary

  • Highly experienced in the collection and processing of geophysical and shallow geotechnical data for high resolution site surveys, debris surveys, cable and pipeline route surveys and both acoustic and visual pipeline inspections.
  • Desk top studies, geophysical data interpretation and reporting for route development, drilling constraints and shallow gas/geohazard assessment, 3D integrated geo-modelling, asset integrity management and debris clearance, including unexploded ordnance.
  • Extensive experience managing hydrographic, geophysical, environmental, UXO, ROV and geotechnical surveys, including multi-discipline, multi-vessel operations.
  • Particular experience in the bespoke specification, scoping, and management of site and route surveys for marine engineering projects.