Workshops and conversations with leading geophysicists at CGG provide opportunity to see what makes a top flier in this sector.
On 3rd December, 14 of our Sixth Form students had the chance to find out more about a career in one of the leading global geoscience companies, CGG, by spending the day at one of their UK offices in Crawley. Pawel Radtke, a Year 12 IB student, provides a write-up of the trip.
“When I was getting on the bus, I thought that the visit in CGG was going to be another not-so-interesting series of lectures about things I’m not concerned about. And I was right, on one count; we had a series of lectures. But it was a series of fascinating, eye-opening and informative lectures!
“We had an insight into cutting-edge geophysics equipment and advanced data processing technologies. We even had an opportunity to look for some precious oil and gas reservoirs hidden deep in the oceans by ourselves.
“But the visit to CGG was not only about geophysics; we were presented with a wide view on the market and industry, and got the chance not only to become more familiar with a variety of possibilities and career paths which CGG provides but also encouraged to apply for a summer job.
“During the whole visit we were aware that we were surrounded by professionals; people who really love their job and who are keen on answering any question, not only related to their particular profession. The trip to CGG was very interesting and informative. I really hope that we are going to have more of these trips in the future.”
CGG provides leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to a broad base of customers, primarily from the global oil and gas industry (onshore and offshore) and prides itself on employing high-achieving and innovative individuals. In November the company won a national STEMNET Award (presented at the House of Lords) recognising its “efforts in helping to inspire young people to study and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects”.
The trip was offered to students studying Science and/or Geography. It was organised by Chemistry Teacher, Mrs Andrea Kirpalani, who said: “This was an excellent opportunity to take Sixth Form students to CGG. During their visit our students were able to be involved in workshops with geophysicists – a great first-hand chance to spend time with experts in their field. It also enabled the Sixth Formers to get an insight into the geophysical career path.”
Image courtesy of CGG