About Us

Offshore Analysis & Research Solutions (OARS) was established in 2006 to combine efforts of exceptionally qualified peers motivated towards providing a multi-disciplinary range of services to the geoscience industry.

The OARS team has more than 90 years of combined experience and unparalleled practical knowledge in the field.  In addition to a management team and a core group of associates, the company utilizes a growing pool of contractors to provide services to the global offshore industry.

OARS is headquartered in Austin, Texas (USA).

Our Team

Matt Meyer

General Manager – Geoscientist

Mr. Meyer offers 12 years of diversified experience in the marine geoscience and survey industry. He has a strong background in project coordination and management of geophysical, geotechnical, hydrographic and IRM projects. He also has the technical experience to provide geophysical interpretation, geotechnical analysis, and GIS/CAD mapping in support for engineering and construction design, geohazard site and route surveys, sediment dredging, slope stability assessments, and contaminated sediment management. Recent field assignments include client representative, party chief and senior geoscientist positions for various drilling and survey operations, worldwide.

As General Manager of OARS, Mr. Meyer oversees the financial and logistical aspects of everyday operations, supporting a team of employees and contractor staff alike. Prior to OARS, he was employed by Williamson & Associates as a senior geophysicist, and by The RETEC Group as an environmental geologist. Since 1999, he has contracted as an independent geophysical and GIS consultant for a variety of oil & gas and telecommunications clientele. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, and a Master of Science degree in Geological Oceanography.


Ryan Thomas

Project Manager – Geoscientist

Mr. Thomas has been involved in the offshore survey and consulting industry supporting oil and gas, telecommunication, and governmental clientele for over 12 years. He has a strong background in marine geology and geophysics, and hydrographic survey. His focus is geophysical data processing and interpretation, reporting, and charting. He has the technical experience to manage and provide support for large scale construction and engineering projects, as well as geohazard, and hydrographic surveys. Recent assignments include client representative, party chief, and senior geoscientist positions for marine survey operations in Greenland, North Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.

As a project manager and geoscientist at OARS, Mr. Thomas’ primary responsibilities include data management, CAD mapping and design, and technical document preparation. Prior to OARS, he worked as a geophysicist, then senior geophysicist, for Williamson & Associates, and as an independent marine geophysical consultant on a variety of projects for survey, oil and gas, and telecommunication clientele worldwide. Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts in German, and a Master of Science degree in Marine Geology and Geophysics.