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2019 November Technical Meeting

  • 12-Nov-2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Texas T Tavern, 1535 Brittmoore Rd, Houston, TX 77043



The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter's November Technical Meeting

Location: Texas T Tavern, 1535 Brittmoore Rd, Houston, TX 77043

Speaker: Olivier Cervantes VP - Energy Market & Marine Services at iXblue

Topic: “ DriX ”… a proven solution for offshore operations.

Meal & Refreshments:

Talk Overview: 

DriX has been designed with the absence of Human factor as a fundamental, from launch and recovery to mission’s execution.
Fast, enduring, safe, high seas going and sea proven, it shows outstanding seakeeping capabilities and takes the industry of surface drones several steps further.

Designed and built by iXblue' shipyard, following the in-house surveyors’ teams’ requirements, Drix has been refined with iXblue's long-time international major partners in the fields of Geosciences and Offshore Energy.

Initially targeted at the civilian market, DriX has proved to be a real game changer and already conducted many successful operations ranging from subsea positioning to bathymetry missions. The Defense community identified DriX as a real asset which would bring added value on the battlefield while keeping crews out of harm’s way. 

Looking forward, iXblue continue to develop and expand the capabilities of USV`s for Offshore projects that require additional capacity.

Speaker Bio: 

After receiving his Master’s degree in Physics,  Olivier started his career working as a Marine Scientist engineer and was involved in a number of Oceanographic, Geophysical and Environmental survey projects. This was prior to taking a position at iXblue as their Commercial Manager.

Olivier has been with iXblue for over 15 years and has been instrumental within the company in various positions such as,  Global VP – Sales,  Marketing & Strategy until 2017.

Following on from this when iXblue launched USV and solution oriented technologies, Olivier moved into developing service offerings into the energy market and accepted a position of VP - Energy Market & Marine Services.

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