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Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:40 pm

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Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:26 am

Could please somebody tell me how does the job interview for the marine seismic observer/navigator look like?
Thank you very much!
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Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:32 pm

That's a bit of an ambiguous question. I've had telephone interviews before, and a couple of office interviews. The format is always different. Some companies just want a warm body, and if you have experience that will do. Usually you get in by being known by somebody else. Some other companies like to program their employees, so they look for young intellectuals that they can manipulate (and pay terrible money). WesternGeco are just laying off people at the moment (so I hear on the grapevine)...
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Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:11 pm

Thank you very much for the answer!
I have an interview at PGS next week, and no experience in the field, but a master degree in engineering, so I wonder how does the technical interview look like? since there is no specific degree or diploma needed for this jobs
Thank you in advance!
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Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:15 pm

Sorry I didn't see this.. how did it go?
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Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:43 pm

well, they told me they want to continue the process and call my references, so now I am just waiting
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:11 am

How does the medical look like?
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Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:15 pm

Depends which one... normally you get an Oil & Gas UK or equivalent, but some companies are insisting on a Norwegian Seaman's medical (not to be confused with a Norwegian Offshore medical)...
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Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:49 pm

thank you for the answer!

can you tell me anything about the safety course?
and also if you could tell me, when you work on a seismic vessel, do you have your schedule for the whole year?
have you ever had to wait for more than 5 weeks to be on board in between missions?

thanks in advance!
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Wed May 21, 2014 7:12 am

Sorry I've not checked this for a while. Normal BOSIET (do a google search) is minimum requirement. I would suggest doing the Norwegian chute training as it is only a little bit more. Depending on how established the seismic company is, you will normally get a crew change schedule for the coming year, though that is obviously dependent on operations.
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