International survey company Fugro has promoted an engineering graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to head up the company’s Gulf of Mexico and Arctic regions.

Blaine Thibodeaux was named president of Fugro Chance Inc., a Lafayette-based division of Fugro that has offices in Houston, company officials announced Thursday.

Thibodeaux, 41, will oversee operations, including marine positioning, offshore construction and subsea projects in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally. The international duties cover projects in offshore waters of the Arctic.

Thibodeaux, of Lafayette, graduated from UL-Lafayette with a degree in civil engineering, and is a graduate of the Fugro Academy Executive/Leadership Development Program in the United Kingdom and the LSU Executive Development Program in Baton Rouge.

He started working at Fugro’s IT group in 1995 and transferred to Fugro subsidiary John Chance Land Surveys in 1997. He oversaw the collection of thousands of miles of mapping data for government and the private sector.

Glynn Rhinehart, the current president, is stepping down this year after 19 years with the company.

Fugro employs about 12,500 people in 60 countries. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, its 2013 revenue was approximately $2.76 billion.