Offshore roles combine technical skills and education with a hands-on approach, and a love of the outdoors. Excellent collaboration skills are a must to excel.
The offshore seismic crew is typically a team of about 20 people, reporting to the Party Chief. They work alongside a maritime crew, which manages the ship and reports to the Captain. Offshore work can be very intensive, but also offers a lot of free time. Typically a crew works five or six weeks on, followed by an equal amount of weeks off. Onboard, the team is split into two shifts, working seven days a week, twelve hours a day.
Geophysicists analyze, investigate and quality control the seismic data we acquire. This position has the primary responsibility for ensuring that the data acquired meets client specifications. Once this is achieved, the data is merged with navigational data for final processing.
Mechanics operate and maintain the mechanical equipment onboard our seismic vessels. Specifically, they quality control and maintain the seismic source systems, deflectors, in-sea equipment positioning, towing and handling hardware, as well as various other mechanical and seismic equipment.
Navigators plan the acquisition schedule and are responsible for positioning the vessel and all in-sea navigational equipment. Their task is to ensure that accurate positional information is produced for all seismic data acquired.
Observers operate the seismic recording instruments and seismic streamers, while constantly monitoring the signal versus noise characteristics to ensure recorded data quality is acceptable. Deployment, recovery and maintenance of seismic streamers and in-sea equipment is another important part of the Observers' responsibility.