After completing my Bachelor of Surveying degree in 2002 I was hired as a surveyor for an international oil company. My first assignment was a 450 square km seismic survey in Bangladesh where I was in charge of the conventional survey crews (this meant there were 85 people that I was supervising) - quite a daunting task for a fresh graduate. After 8 months the job was completed under time and well within budget.
Since my first job in Bangladesh I have worked in India, Mexico, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and I am currently Chief Surveyor for the first ever onshore seismic survey conducted in Cambodia. Every day brings new challenges and obstacles but that’s what makes being a seismic surveyor so exciting.
The Bachelor of Surveying degree from Otago University is very well regarded and it enables graduates to gain employment in a wide variety of fields all around the world.