Qualifications
Professional Afilliations MRICS - Professional Member of the R.I.C.S.
MCIOB - Member of the Chartered Institute of Building
T.E.C. Higher Diploma T.E.C. Higher Diploma in Land, Sea and Engineering Surveying and Mapping. This was taken at North East London Polytechnic (Now the University of East London) during 1980 and 1981. I obtained distinctions in Maths, Computing, Astro and Trigonometric Surveying. The qualification exempted me from parts I and II of the R.I.C.S. finals.
Following this I also attended the R.I.C.S. finals course (part III) for a year concentrating on the geodesy option. I was extremely privileged to be taught by Paul Cross (now Professor Cross) and this gave me a good grounding in geodesy and GPS.
'A' Levels Mathematics and Engineering Drawing obtained at Wellingborough Grammar School.
'O' Levels Mathematics, Engineering Drawing, English Language, Physics and Metalwork obtained at Wellingborough Grammar School.
Experience
Sep 19 - Nov 19 Kurdistan-Iraq for Rosneft - Survey QC on BGP seismic crew in Harir.
Oct 17 - Jan 19 UAE for Al Yasat (ADNOC/CNPC) - Survey QC on BGP seismic crew in Western Abu Dhabi.
Jul 16 - Oct 16 Sabah for Petronas - Survey QC on BGP seismic crew in Pinangah.
Jun 16 Sabah for SKE - Survey QC on Geokinetics seismic crew in Kota Kinabatangan.
Feb 16-Mar 16 Sabah for Petronas - Survey QC on Geokinetics seismic crew in Kudat.
Sep 13-Dec 15 India for Cairn Energy - Survey QC on AES seismic crew in Rajhastan.
Mar 13-Aug 13 Kurdistan-Iraq for Hess - Survey QC on Terraseis seismic crew in Dinarta area.
Feb 12-Sep 12 Kurdistan-Iraq for Hess - Survey QC on BGP seismic crew in Shakrok area.
Sep 11-Dec 11 Kurdistan-Iraq for HKN - Survey QC on BGP seismic crew in Sarsang area.
Apr 11-July 11 Algeria for IAJV (BP, Statoil, SH) - Seismic QC on ENaGeo seismic crew near In Amenas.
Dec 09-July 11 Algeria for IAJV (BP, Statoil, SH) - Survey QC on ENaGeo seismic crew near In Amenas.
Apr-May 09 Ethiopia for Africa Oil Corp/Lundin - Survey QC on UPSL seismic crew near Dire Dawa.
Oct 08-Jan 09 Algeria for Hess - Survey QC on BGP 3D seismic crew at El Borma.
May 08-Jun 08 Algeria for Repsol Exploration - Survey QC on WesternGeco 2D seismic crew at Gassi Chergui.
Nov 07-Apr 08 Algeria for Repsol Exploration - Survey QC on Global Geophysical 3D seismic crew at Reggane.
Aug 07 Algeria for Medex - Survey QC on WesternGeco 3D seismic crew near In Amenas.
June-July 07 Algeria for Repsol Exploration - Survey QC on WesternGeco 2D seismic crew at Reggane.
Oct 05-Mar 07 Algeria for Repsol Gassi Touil Project - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 3D seismic crew at Nezla, Brides and Toual.
Mar-Sep 05 Algeria for Repsol Exploration - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 3D seismic crew at M'Sari Akabli.
Nov 04-Jan 05 Algeria for Repsol Exploration - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 3D seismic crew at Tifernine.
June 2004 Uganda for Heritage Oil and Gas - Survey QC on IMC land 3D seismic crew, including ITRF and control.
Jun-Oct 2003 Algeria for Repsol YPF - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 3D seismic crew near Adrar.
Nov-Apr 2003 Algeria for Medex Petroleum - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 2D seismic crew near TFT.
Sept 2002 Algeria for Petronas Carigali - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 2D seismic crew near In Salah.
August 2002 Tunisia for Anadarko - Datum check and well positioning.
June 2002 Uganda for Heritage Oil and Gas - Geodetic investigation and well positioning.
May/June 2002 Pakistan for Petronas Carigali Pakistan - Survey QC on BGP land 2D seismic crew near Sukkur.
Apr/May 2002 Algeria for Petronas Carigali - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 2D seismic crew near In Salah.
Nov 2001 Algeria for Petronas Carigali - Supervision of well positioning survey carried out by ENaGeo, just North of Hassi Messaoud.
July 2001 Pakistan for Petronas Carigali Pakistan - Survey QC on WesternGeco land 2D seismic crew.
June/July 2001 Mozambique for SASOL - Survey QC on BGP land 2D seismic crew.
This job also involved investigation of the local datum, old seismic and well positioning information.
Feb-June 2001 Algeria for BHP - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 3D seismic crew at Ohanet.
Nov 00-Feb 01 Algeria for BHP - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 2D seismic crew near Hassi Bel Guebbor.
July 2000 Algeria for Petronas Carigali - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 2D seismic crew near Hassi Messaoud.
June/July 2000
and Oct 2000
Algeria for Lasmo PLC - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 2D seismic crew South-East of Hassi Messaoud.
Apr/May 2000 Algeria for Petronas Carigali - Survey QC on ENaGeo land 2D seismic crew near Hassi Messaoud.
Jan 2000 India for Cairn Energy - Survey QC on CGG transition zone crew near Rhajamundry in Andhra Pradesh. The job involved an ITRF tie and derivation of new transformation parameters.
Nov/Dec 1999 Pakistan for Petronas Carigali - Survey QC on Western Geophysical land seismic crew near Sukkur in Sindh province. This job required investigation of the transformation situation which resulted in a re-computation.
Aug/Sept 1999 Algeria for Petronas Carigali - Supervision of well positioning survey carried out by ENaGeo, just North of Hassi Messaoud (DKR-1).
Apr 1999 Algeria for Petronas Carigali - Supervision of well positioning survey carried out by ENaGeo, just North of Hassi Messaoud (GMA-1).
Feb-Apr 1999 Algeria for Oryx Energy - Supervision of control survey carried out by ENaGeo near In Amenas. This required an ITRF tie and derivation of shifts to the local North Sahara system.
June/July 1998 Kazakhstan for Repsol - Supervision of control survey and 2D seismic carried out by TopNav/CGG on the Russian steppe. TopNav processed an ITRF tie and produced shifts. This job also involved investigation of the old seismic positioning information.
Jan-May 1998 Sudan for Greater Nile Petroleum (G.N.P.O.C.) - Supervision of 6 seismic crews working for BGP, ZPEB and Agesco in Southern Sudan. Also supervised a control survey carried out by Racal.
Oct-Dec 1997 Algeria for Petronas Carigali - Supervision of control survey carried out by ENaGeo near Hassi Messaoud.
July-Aug 1997 Saudi Arabia for C&MT/ARGAS - Supervision of 3D seismic crew working for Aramco.
Feb-July 1997 Algeria for BP/Sonatrach - Supervision of ENaGeo 2D seismic crew near In Salah.
1991-1997 Oman for Rees Geophysical Oman LLC - Survey Supervisor, responsible for all survey matters, including technical support and development, software and database maintenance, personnel and recruitment, introduction of survey and vibrator positioning GPS, contracts and tenders, and the supervision of two 3D seismic crews working for PDO.
1990 Nigeria for Shell (through Geocon) - Supervision of Western Geophysical swamp crew in Niger delta near Port Harcourt.
- Supervision of marine 3D survey carried out by Prakla.
1987-1989 Oman, Italy and France for Rees Geophysical - Free-lance senior surveyor on 2D land seismic crews.
Greece for Geco - Free-lance surveyor on 2D land seismic crew.
South Africa for Geoseis - Free-lance surveyor on 2D land seismic crew.
UK waters for Trinity House/Resource Group - Free-lance navigator/surveyor on M.O.D./Navy charting survey around the Scilly Isles.
Germany for CGG - Free-lance surveyor on 2D land seismic crew.
1985-1987 Oman, Italy, France and UK for Rees Geophysical - Senior surveyor on 2D land seismic crews. The Oman job was on a PDO uphole crew where I was also Party Manager for a period.
1977-1984 Brunei, Pakistan, UK and Oman for Seismograph Service Ltd - Surveyor on 2D land seismic crews.
Nigeria - Surveyor on shallow marine crew in Niger delta.
Interests and Other Information
Computers/IT I can programme in Visual Basic, HTML and Javascript. I produce websites in my spare time, and maintain the Van der Graaf Generator website. I also co-wrote "Van der Graaf Generator - The Book".
Photography I have my own colour darkroom at home, but this has been superceded by digital of late. Nowadays I use a Canon 400D camera.
Courses Attended
2012 Seismic Equipment and Quality Assurance - RPS course.
Subjects covered:
Wave propogation, signal analysis, seismic sources, 3D parameter selection, broadband techniques, deconvolution, statics, F-K filtering, migration.

Seismic Principles, Survey Design and Processing - RPS course.
Subjects covered:
Acquisition principles, recording system principles, source principles, receiver principles, principles of quality assurance.

1996 Dassault Sercel NP GPS course in Nantes, France. The course covered ManPack, ManKART and the vibrator positioning system based on the NR107V.
PDO driving course in Oman.
1995 General GPS course run by R.A.Curley Chartered Land Surveyors, using Leica GPS equipment in the UK.
PADI First Aid course - intermediate - in Oman.
1993 Trimble GPS course 3A, in the UK.
1991 Supervising Safety, in Oman.
1989 GPS seminar at Nottingham University.

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