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Tesla Offshore Marks 10th Year with BF-21 AUV Program

Tesla Offshore mark1082523Tesla Offshore LLC, a leading survey service provider offering comprehensive Geophysical, Geoscience, Marine Construction and Marine Salvage support in offshore waters around the world, is celebrating its 10th year in business. In 2014, Tesla Offshore has also achieved a benchmark in its strategic plan for growth marked by the launch of its state- of-the-art Tesla Bluefin-21 AUV program ( reaffirming the company's commitment to enhancing its depth capabilities while expanding its global reach.

Upon reaching the 10 year milestone, Randall P. Bergeron, President and CEO of Tesla Offshore LLC, stated that, "2014 marks a decade of exceptional growth for Tesla Offshore, while maintaining consistently high standards of excellence in customer service. This dual accomplishment can best be attributed to the skill, dedication and integrity of our employees. Going forward, our team of highly respected industry leaders, now equipped with cutting edge AUV technology, is uniquely positioned to undertake the most challenging deepwater survey operations of our clients, anywhere in the world."

Tesla Offshore was established in 2004 by Randall P. Bergeron, Rick Clemmons, Donald Spicer, C.D. Schempf and Richard Habiak. The company adheres to a simple, yet uncompromising, business philosophy: Demand integrity of yourself and your co-workers; Offer only the highest quality compliant products and services; and, Focus on customer satisfaction as the best measure of success. Creating the unique character of Tesla Offshore began long before 2004. The company's core leadership has worked together since 1976. This extensive history provides a wealth of industry expertise resulting in unmatched project efficiency while delivering quality- assured survey services to its customers.

About the Tesla Offshore Bluefin-21 AUV

Nothing more clearly symbolizes the development of Tesla Offshore in these past 10 years than the addition of deepwater AUV services to its list of offerings. The Tesla Bluefin-21 AUV is a highly efficient untethered solution that enables full sensor suite operations at depths up to 4,500
meters, while maintaining the portability and flexibility necessary for deployment from vessels of opportunity worldwide.

The unique sensor suite onboard Tesla Offshore's AUV has been chosen to exceed the data quality, resolution and swath width of what is typically made available to today's deepwater survey customers. The system is the first AUV in the industry to boast a state-of-the-art synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) produced by Raytheon Applied Signal Technology. The PROSASĀ® Surveyor provides decimetric imaging resolution across swath ranges up to 450 meters per side, leading to increased survey efficiency at depth. Also included are broadband multibeam echosounder, chirp sub-bottom profiler, and a very high definition digital still camera.

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