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COCHRANE TECHNOLOGIES INC. BY KELLY MCCABE Cochrane Technologies’ proprietary software has made it a leader in providing navigation, positioning, sonar and geophysics services to the oil and gas industry. LOUISIANA-BASED COCHRANE TECHNOLOGIES HELPS ITS VARIED CLIENTS FIND THEIR WAY THROUGH THE GULF OF MEXICO. IN THE RIGHT PLACE U COMPANY PROFILE Cochrane Technologies Inc. www.cochranetech.com HQ: Lafayette, La. Employees: 45 Services: Navigation, positioning, sonar and geophysics Douglas Cochrane, president: “We’re very persnickety about giving [customers] first-class service.” 110 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM sing proprietary software, applications and technologies, Cochrane Technologies has become a leader in navigation for oil and gas clients. The Louisiana-based company offers navigation, positioning, sonar and geophysics services for its clients throughout the Gulf of Mexico. “No matter where you go, you have to have an idea of where you’re going,” President Douglas Cochrane says. “If a customer has a boat at a dock and they need to go out into the Gulf of Mexico to find a pipeline, we navigate them from one place to another.” To maneuver these clients, Cochrane Technologies uses its proprietary software, which it wrote and is constantly amending and upgrading. Randy Menard, vice president of operations, explains that once the company has navigated a client to its desired area, the work turns into positioning of that vessel for a particular project. Some projects, such as placing a rig on the correct location, can last just a few days, while pipeline construction projects take much longer. But no matter what the project’s length, Cochrane Technologies knows every second counts, so it is always on its toes. “There are so many dollars riding on what we do,” Cochrane says. “We do a job that, for customers, doesn’t cost a lot of money, but they can spend thousands of dollars a day waiting on our response.” Many of Cochrane Technologies’ competitors take a day or two to respond to WINTER 2011 http://www.EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011

Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011
Redefining Refining
Synfuels Success
A Natural Solution
After the Fallout
Uranium on the Rise
Galleon Energy Inc.
Gibraltar Mines Ltd.
The Municipal Group of Companies
Selwyn Resources Ltd.
Redmond Minerals Inc.
Copper Fox Metals
Henry Resources
OFM Pump Inc.
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Co.
Thermo Design Engineering
Alexco Resource Corp.
North American Palladium
Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd.
KSM Inc.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.
Flexpipe Systems
Guyana Goldfields Inc.
Flotek Industries Inc.
Dominion Terminal Associates
Compressor and Engine Service LLC
BEHR Energy Services Ltd.
LoneStar Energy Fabrication
American Oil & Gas – The Goliath Project
Alberta Oilsands Inc.
Southern Petroleum Laboratories Inc.
Cochrane Technologies Inc.
Crystal Flash Energy
Energold Drilling Corp.
Esperanza Resources Corp.
Explorator Resources Inc.
Rush Sales Co.
Kimber Resources Inc.
Nelson Bros. Oilfield (1997) Services Ltd.
Gulf Copper and Manufacturing
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011