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Seismic Navigation Field Representative

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Halifax
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/12/2013
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The Company:
Our client, a major Owner/Operating company, is seeking expertise for their mega projects in Canada

The Role:
- Develop a good working relationship with the Prime Contractor’s personnel in the field.
- Be fully conversant with, and promote widely, Client’s expectations for the project.
- Be fully conversant with the Project Risk Register, the Major Risks (e.g. Top Ten) and the associated safeguards.
- Participate in the development of, and attend the start-up orientation meeting.
- Review and accept pre-survey calibrations, navigation and positioning instrument tests, and contractual coordinate reference system set-up.
- Approve the methodology and process of reducing positioning information to a format acceptable to data processing.
- Assist with acquisition of optimal positioning data throughout the entire survey across the entire spread - vessels, sources, streamers.
- Participate in job planning meetings.
- Review the performance of positioning instrumentation during the course of the survey verifying that observations are being taken within acceptable tolerances and that positions meet specified accuracies and are within acceptable distances from pre-plot locations.
- Attend daily morning meeting with Client office-based project team and provide update on operations and 24-hr look-ahead [HSSE summary (Stops, JSA audits etc) / operations over the past 24hrs / weather conditions / 24hr look ahead / any concerns or support needed from office based team].
- Ensure the most realistic real-time binning possible with the resources available on the vessel, to optimize vessel efficiency and minimize overall survey cost.
- Analyze environmental factors such as currents, feather angles, tides, towing configuration and vessel speed to optimize coverage while minimizing the need for infill.
- Provide onboard analysis of all parameters affecting the survey, navigation and positioning, tracking trends in the observations to recognize equipment deficiencies before they introduce harmful acquisition artifacts into the seismic data.
- Actively participate in:
-the Client Safety Observation & Conversations (SOC) program and the Prime Contractor’s safety intervention systems, with minimum of two interventions per week.
-risk assessments and toolbox meetings of seismic related activities.
-investigation of incidents and near misses.
- Ensure positioning specifications are being met across the survey area and across the spread, and know how and when to relax the specifications without jeopardising the geophysical objectives.
- Participate in the On Site Verification process of the Prime Contractor and their sub-contractors equipment and management systems.
- Promote and monitor compliance with Client’s Golden Rules.
- Ensure that all incidents are reported, investigated in accordance with SMS requirements and in accordance with the Client Interface Document reporting procedures.
- Encourage people to “Stop the Job” if they have any safety concerns and to immediately address any reported unsafe acts or behaviors.
- Communicate pertinent best practices & lessons learned to the Client Seismic Project Manager.
- Attend daily operational meeting with the Prime Contractor’s Party Chief and Project Manager when required.
- Be aware of the Prime Contractor’s technical & HSSE status.
- Request performance feedback at the end of the project from the Prime Contractor’s Party Chief and Project Manager and Client Seismic Project Manager.
- Attend the Post-Appraisal Meeting.
- Ensure final positioning deliverables are correctly populated with all relevant project parameters.
- Provide a final technical QC component report to the Client Seismic Project Manager within two weeks of completion of the survey that captures an unbiased independent review of the performance of the contractor's navigation and positioning.
- Adhere to the operations SMS requirements at all times.
- Ensure changes to personnel, equipment and technical parameters are properly managed by the Prime Contractor.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Bachelors degree in Geomatics, Surveying, Mathematics, Engineering or Earth Sciences.
- Field experience with a seismic contractor as a navigator, or positioning specialist.
- Formal HSE qualification of at least a NEBOSH International General Certificate (or equivalent).
- 3 years industry experience.
- 5 years specialist experience (10 years preferred).
- 10 years managerial/supervisory experience (20 years preferred).
- Willing to accept a rotational leave schedule, as per the Prime Contractors schedule.
- Above average computer skills (MS Office).
- Experience working with Geometis.
- Willing to commit to a second season in 2015, if needed.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Nova Scotia resident.
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