Romano Cosi

Date and Place of Birth: 8th November 1964, Ruffano (LE) – Italy
Home Address: Via Bortignano 45, 40060 – Pianoro (Bologna) – Italy

Education


1996 Degree in Earth Science – Geology. Thesis on acquisition, processing and interpretation of multichannel seismic data from a submerged sector of Apulian foreland.

Final mark: 110/110
1983 Technical College: Technical Institute for Electronic Engineers “Feltrinelli” Milano, Italy.

Work experience


From 01/03/2013

Carmacoring Srl
Geologist

  • 08 and 10/2020: Supervisor offshore as Saipem Rep. for a Geotechnical Survey (Wind Farm) in Scotland, performed by Gardline.
  • 02-03/2020: Supervisor offshore as Saipem Rep. for an Inspection Survey of two pipelines “Nord Stream”, performed by MMT.
  • 10-11/2019: Party Chief for Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey for a Geotechnical Survey of a Wind farm area. Client: Orsted.
  • 09/2019: Supervisor offshore as Saipem Rep. for an Inspection Survey of one pipeline “Green Stream”, performed by RINA.
  • 06/2019: Supervisor offshore as Saipem Rep. for an Inspection Survey of two pipelines “Nord Stream”, performed by MMT.
  • 02-03/2019: Supervisor offshore as Saipem Rep. for a Pre-Engineering Survey in Egypt, performed by Fugro.
  • 11/2018: Supervisor offshore as Saipem Rep. for an Inspection Survey of two pipelines “Nord Stream”, performed by MMT.
  • 07/2018: Supervisor offshore as Saipem Rep. for an Inspection Survey of two pipelines “Nord Stream”, performed by MMT.
  • 03-04/2018: Supervisor offshore as Saipem Rep. for an Inspection Survey of two pipelines “Blue Stream”, performed by Fugro.
  • 10/2017: Geologist for a geotechnical survey in Mediterranean Sea using Carma® Piston Corer 12m long for a Wind Farm Project (Client: EDF; Contractor: G-Tec).
  • 08-09/2017: Supervisor offshore as Saipem Rep. for an Inspection Survey of two pipelines “Nord Stream”, performed by MMT.
  • 11-12/2016: Supervisor offshore as Saipem Rep. for an Inspection Survey of two pipelines “Nord Stream”, performed by DeepOcean.
  • 01/2014: Geotechnician for a geotechnical survey in Mediterranean Sea using Carma® Piston Corer 10m long for a Wind Farm Project (Client: EDF; Contractor: Igeotest).
  • 06-07/2013: Geotechnician for a geotechnical survey in the Black Sea (Romania) using Carma Piston Corer up to 15 meters long with Carma® Handling System (Client: Exxon; Contractor: Fugro Alluvial).
  • 05/2013: Geologist for an environmental survey in Lago Maggiore (Italy) using Carma Piston Corer up to 10 meters long with Carma® Handling System and Carma Winch for using new coring method: Angel Descent (Client: Environ).
  • 02/2013: Technician for an environmental survey in Lago Maggiore (Italy) using grabs (Client: Environ).

From 2008 to 2011
Freelance in Marine Geophysics, Geotechnical study:

  • EGS (Asia) Limited:
  • Party Chief
  • Conduct cable surveys in Red Sea / Indian Ocean / Atlantic Ocean for several cable projects.
  • Technical and operational support to the team onboard (acquisition / processing / reporting) for Sea-floor mapping and cable route planning.
  • Support engineers and surveyors to operate, maintain equipment and perform equipment calibration and check.
  • Control system specifications and addresses the logistic of field operations.
  • Keeps relationships among vessel crew, clients and company.
  • Management and analysis of cartographic production, interpretation and charting for cable route surveys.
  • Full support to Client Rep. for best cable route selection
  • Job performed for: Alcatel Submarine Network, TYCOM

From 2003 to 2008

G.A.S. Geological Assistance and Services s.r.l.
Employed

Site/Logistic Manager in Aktau, G.A.S. Branch Kazakhstan

Main activities:

  • Cooperates with Business and Project Managers for evaluation and feasibility of new projects;
  • Verify procedures and technical/operational specifications for proposed new projects;
  • Verify availability of personnel and equipments for proposed new projects;
  • Follows, together with Client Project Manager and GAS managers, projects in progress;
  • Ensures proper fulfilment of procedure and specification during projects in progress;
  • Addresses vessel/barges activity throught a daily, frequent information exchange with Party Chief on board.
  • Coordinates logistics (people and equipments embark and disembark, bunker, water and food supply, garbage/sewage discharge) of survey vessels/barge;
  • arranges mob/demob of survey vessels/barges;
  • prearranges calibration/check of vessel equipment like gyro, GPS, motion sensor, total stations prior to start a new project;
  • Coordinates and cooperates with electronic engineer for Kazakhstan Branch laboratory/stores activity of equipment maintenance and certification;
  • Proposes purchase of new equipment;
  • selects and trains new personnel
  • Activity of coordination, cooperation and verification of Kazakh Office Manager duties:
  • emission and control of working and business VISA;
  • prearrange and mark out custom operations of import/temporary import/export of equipment;
  • verify custom account;
  • verify logistics of welcome/departure of personnel (commercial flights booking, taxi, hotel reservation, helicopter booking, crew boats booking, . . . );
  • verify the correct emission of paking lists/documents requested for equipment loading onboard of survey vessels/barges/rigs/tugs from Local Authorities and Base Administrations;
  • arrange training and certificate for incoming personnel;
  • Survey vessels inspection/technical advice/management:
  • Pre-MOB vessel audit for project specification fulfilment like technicians accomodation, survey room equipment, winches specification/locations, deck operations planning, shore communications/data transfers, safety equipment, environmental rules accomplishment.
  • Planning for hull mount instruments installation (RESON8160 multibeam echosounder, SBP array).
  • Planning for moon pool instruments set up (MBES, USBL)

Job performed for: ENI Exploration & Production, AGIP KCO (Kazakhstan), TOTAL (Kazakhstan), REPSOL, SAIPEM, SONSUB.

Party Chief. Main activity:
Provides technical operational support for Sea-floor Mapping cruise operations, utilizing low- and high-frequency seismic energy sources and their respective data acquisition systems, sidescan-sonar imaging system, underwater video, and integrated conventional acoustic navigation systems. Keeps relationships among vessel crew, clients and company.

Experienced in Well Site Survey and 2D high resolution multichannel seismic survey, data acquisition, quality control, processing and interpretation, field reporting and survey reporting, seismic data interpretation, shallow gas hazard analysis.

Also participates in cruise mobilization, establishing ship specifications, and operating and maintaining equipment. Determines and implements system specifications and addresses the logistic of field operations.

Management and analysis of cartographic production of high resolution marine geophysical survey data., interpretation and charting for offshore pipeline and cable route surveys, experienced for inshore and shallow water geophysics, pipeline and cable trenching recommendations, nearshore and coastal surveys data interpretation, geophysical, hydrographic, environmental, oceanographic and geotechnical integration.

Job performed for: ENI Exploration & Production, AGIP KCO, REPSOL, SAIPEM, SONSUB, TELEFONICA DE ESPANA, GALSI, EDISON, ALCATEL, INA CROATIA.

From 1999 to 2003:
Coastal Consulting & Exploration s.r.l. (CCE)
Managing Director

On 1996 I started working on the idea to grow up a company with a contribution of European found. After 2 years, a second partner joined the company then on 1999 CCE was born, thanks to European found for an amount of 1’350’000 eur. CCE starting idea is to specialize a new company on inshore, highly qualified survey, inside Mediterranean area. CCE is equipped with 2 survey boats (a 9m RIB and a 6m launch), DGPS systems, single and multibeam echosounders, side scan sonars, sub bottom profilers, maggy, ROV light class, light gravity corer, processing and interpretation software and everythings needed for small surveys. On November 2003 I left the company.

Main activities:

  • Relationship with bank, management of differents advance in account (for European found, for invoice, etc.);
  • Documents drawing up for European investments monitoring;
  • Relationship with supplier, RIB shipyard, custom;
  • Study of governmental credit facilities programme;
  • Attending of several enterprise courses;
  • New personnel training;
  • Equipment maintenance.

From 1995 to 1999
G.A.S. Geological Assistance and Services s.r.l.

Party Chief. Main activity:
Provides technical operational support for Sea-floor Mapping cruise operations, utilizing low- and high-frequency seismic energy sources and their respective data acquisition systems, sidescan-sonar imaging system, underwater video, and integrated conventional acoustic navigation systems. Keeps relationships among vessel crew, clients and company.

Experienced in Well Site Survey and 2D high resolution multichannel seismic survey, data acquisition, quality control, processing and interpretation, field reporting and survey reporting, seismic data interpretation, shallow gas hazard analysis.

Also participates in cruise mobilization, establishing ship specifications, and operating and maintaining equipment. Determines and implements system specifications and addresses the logistic of field operations.

Management and analysis of cartographic production of high resolution marine geophysical survey data., interpretation and charting for offshore pipeline and cable route surveys, experienced for inshore and shallow water geophysics, pipeline and cable trenching recommendations, nearshore and coastal surveys data interpretation, geophysical, hydrographic, environmental, oceanographic and geotechnical integration.

Surveyor:
Survey vessel, barge, rig, tug positioning and data quality control in all type of survey, including pipeline surveys, cable surveys and multichannel seismic surveys. Experienced in:

  • operating and calibrate various positioning systems including HPR / USBL systems and navigation softwares;
  • gyro compass, motion sensor calibration and DGPS pre survey performance check.
  • Tide Gauge/Current Meter installation and control.
  • Geodetic calculation, Datum calculation and Hydrographic Data Processing.

MB acquisition and processing:
Seafloor mapping with real time multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data acquisition, post processing, map production.

SBP acquisition, SSS acquisition:
Experienced in pre-engineering / pre-construction pipe route surveys, as-laid / as-built surveys, jacket / rig site surveys, port / harbour development projects and pipeline projects.

Offshore and inshore Hydrographic surveys, Land surveys, Channel and Harbour surveys, Deep sea surveys, offshore construction surveys and seismic surveys.

Experienced in equipment/cable fault detecting and fixing.

Vibrocoring and CPT technician:
Pipeline/cable projects. Geotechnical Engineering, Marine Geologist and Geophysicist with geotechnical duties. Experienced in seabed mapping, shallow to deep water soil investigation

Job performed for: ENI, AGIP Division., AGIP GABON, REPSOL YPF, ELETTRA TLC, PIRELLI CAVI, ALCATEL, TYCO, MARISTEL, AGIP RECHERCHES CONGO S.A., SNAMPROGETTI, SAIPEM, SNAM, TMPC, C.N.R., INFOSTRADA, PETROJET, ANSALDO, TECNOMARE, TELEFONICA DE ESPANA, GALSI, EDISON, ALCATEL, INA CROATIA, GLOBENET, PETROJET.

From 1994 to 1995
University of Bologna
Consultant
Surveyor, seismic data acquisition, interpretation and processing of multichannel seismic data.

1995
G.S.O. Srl
Consultant
Surveyor for pipeline laying surveys.

From 1988 to 1994
University of Rome – Physics department
Acquisition, interpretation, processing of oceanographic data

Partecipation in exhibitions and workshops


Bologna – Training course Datasonics SIS 1000
Bologna – Training course SIMRAD EM 3000 Multibeam acquisition system and data processing (NEPTUNE and IRAP)
Bologna – Training course LOOKOUT SEASCOPE, LOOKOUT RWW
Bologna – Training course RD Instruments , currentmeter ADCP
Bologna, R/V Odin Finder – Training course DATEM, MINI CPT system
Aktau (Kazakhstan)– Training course, pipe calibration with Pipetracker TSS440
Bologna/Ancona. Training course on Pipetracker TSS 440 with filed tests.
Bologna – Training course Pipetracker Innovatum

Partecipation in education and training courses


CERTIFICATE – Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) course
CERTIFICATE – Proficiency in personal survival techniques (Sea survival)
CERTIFICATE – Personal safety and social responsibilities training course
CERTIFICATE – Fire fighting Base
CERTIFICATE – Fire fighting advanced
CERTIFICATE – Elementary first aid on board ships

Computer knowledges


SW and O.S. name + version
DOS v.6.0, Windows 98, ME, XP , NT, 2000, Unix, Linux
Microsoft Office SW packet: Word, Excel, Access, Power Point latest versions
NAVPRO, PDS2000 v.3.1.0.19, Trimble Hydro v.6.0, Trimble Hydro Pro
SIMRAD Neptune v.4.6.u1; ROXAR Cfloor v.5.1.1; PDS2000 v.3.1.0.19
Triton Vista Mosaic v. 5.44 ; Elics Delphmap v. 2.00.033; Chesapeake Technology Sonar WizMap3K
Adobe Photoshop
Autodesk AutoCad 2000
Elics Delph II
Triton Isis from v. 2.00 to v. 4.23
Disco v. 10.0.3.; Focus; Lookout Seascope Processing System
Golden Software Surfer 8, 32

Foreign languages


English: fluent
Spanish: basic

Equipment


1995 – present
DGPS RTK Systems. – Trimble
4000SE, DSM 232, SPS550 base and heading.
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical/ environmental surveys

1995 – present
DGPS RTK Systems, – Thales
Skyfix, Landstar and Multifix
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical/ environmental surveys.

1995 – 1998
DGPS Systems. – Omnistar
3000
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical/ environmental surveys.

1999 – present
RTK Systems, Ashtead
Z-Surveyor
Gyro, motion sensor USBL calibration

2003 – present
DGPS RTK Systems, – C&C Technologies
C-NAV2000, 2050
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical/ environmental surveys.

2007
DGPS RTK Systems, – HEMISPHERE
Crescent VS100 base and heading
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical/ environmental surveys

1995 – 1998
Range – Range systems. Syledis
MR3,SR3,STR4, SB5
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical/ environmental surveys. Rig positioning, jacketlaying.

1997 – present
USBL
Simrad HPR 300/400
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical/ environmental surveys

1995 – present
Gyrocompass /MRU Meridian, Anshutz, Ixsea, TSS, Trimble, Crescent
SG Brown, STD20/22, Octans, DMS-05, SPS550H, VS100
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical/ environmental surveys

1995 – present
CTD, SVP Probes
Sippican; Seabird SBE19; Navitronic SVP20, SVP15
Sound velocity profile, chemical and physical water analyses

1995 – present
Single beam and multibeam echosounders – ODOM, NAVITRONIC, RESON, SIMRAD
Echotrack MKII, Hydrotrack, Seabat 9001, 8101, 8125, 8160, Simrad EM300, EM950, EM1000, EM3000 EM3002, EM12
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical/ environmental surveys

1996- 1998
Interpherometric bathymetric system Submetrics
ISIS 100/200
Well Site, pipeline, cable and general bathymetric surveys

1996 – present
Acoustic Doppler Profiler RD Instruments
Workhorse Sentinel 600, 1200
General environmental surveys

1996- present
Side Scan Sonar Benthos, C-MAX, Klein, Edgetech
SIS1500, SIS1000
Klein: 2000, 3000
MAX800, Edgetech
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical/ environmental surveys

1996- present
Sub Bottom Profiler Benthos, Innomar, Simrad, EG&G
Chirp II, SIS1000; SES 96; Topas
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical/ environmental surveys

1996 – present
Thermal Printers
EPS 100/1086/9800
Connected to all SSS, SBP, SPKand Uniboomsystem

1996 – present
TRITON Elics
DELPH II
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical surveys

1995 – present
Magnetometer Geometrics, Marine Magnetics
G-822, G 881, G880; Sea Spy
Well site, pipeline, cable and general geophysical surveys.

2004 – present
Single Channel Seismic Geo Resources
Geo Spark 200 FW
Well site and general geophysical surveys.

1997 – 2000
Multi Channel Seismic
48 channel streamer, GI GUN, OYO acquisition System
Well site and 2D multichannel surveys.

2005 – present
Pipe Tracker TSS, INNOVATUM
440, Innovatum
Pipeline, Cable Survey

1995 – present
Geotechnical, DATEM
Piston Corer, Grab, Vibrocorer, Mini CPT DATEM,
Well site, pipeline and general geotechnical surveys.

 

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