In 2017, PGS launched an offshore summer internship program for Canadians. In cooperation with Memorial University, PGS supports the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board goals of competency transfer to local communities.
Last summer, four earth science undergraduates from Newfoundland joined the PGS teams, first in our Houston Imaging center for three weeks, and then on a Ramform seismic vessel offshore Newfoundland and Labrador for a period of five weeks. This eight-week internship offers handson learning in marine seismic data acquisition and processing. Both in the Imaging center and offshore, the interns apply the concepts they have learned in school, supervised by experienced PGS professionals.
The program offers young Canadian geophysicists a unique work experience. The trip offshore, in particular, is a unique opportunity to build confidence through exposure to working life with an international crew.