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​Our People

  • Tas Weedon

    Area Geophysicist, Gatwick

    “Coming to shearwater as a processing team leader from another company, I immediately settled in to the friendly and interactive atmosphere in the Gatwick office. The work environment and software made it very easy to get involved quickly, and my close relationship with peers and managers makes day to day work life enjoyable. There are lots of technically challenging projects to work on which keeps things interesting whilst being able to maintain a good work/life balance.”

  • Taz Sharip

    HR/Crewing Administrator, Singapore

    "I have supported offshore crews for a long time and with different geophysical contractors. I especially enjoy the variety of issues that I manage and I get to communicate with many different people. Since Shearwater was formed there has been a positive attitude that has prevailed and it makes a big difference in how people interact with each other."

  • Maria Harrington

    Marketing Project Manager, Gatwick

    "Having worked for a number of years for various oil companies (including 2 super majors), I joined to support the Multi-Client business in 2012. Since then I have moved to the Marketing Team. I have found that despite the change in function, people behave in the same respectful way that makes coming to work a pleasure, even when we are all under pressure."

  • Clare Grice

    QA & Technical Training Supervisor, Gatwick

    "I joined as a processing Team Leader in 2013 from another geophysical contractor. It was instantly apparent that people were very approachable and welcoming. Today, at Shearwater, in the same way, I try to make new staff feel part of the team and I like to help grow their confidence. In my work I bring together the focus values, the technical competency framework and the improvements on how we process data. I enjoy the variety of work and how my work interacts with so many different parts of the business."

  • Mike Staddon

    Onboard Processing Supervisor, Offshore Support

    "I am a Senior Geophysicist with the onboard support team. I recently transferred to this department after returning from Mumbai, where I was supporting local nationals to process data that our vessels had acquired previously in the region. The project had moments of high pressure but the team atmosphere was always positive and we had both the time and the facilities to relax too. It was a great experience but it is good to be back in Gatwick to work on a variety of projects again."

  • Helena Zapata 

    Project Geophysicist Shift Leader, Gatwick 

    “I joined Multi-Client and New Ventures team in 2013 as Interpretation Geoscientist. This was an exciting role as seismic interpreter, exploring new opportunities worldwide. In 2017 I was transferred to the Offshore team as Processing Geophysicist, where I had the opportunity to work on surveys at different locations, as part of a teams of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Currently, I work as Project Geophysicist based in the UK office as part of the P&I team where I work in Depth Imaging. I feel lucky to have had the chance to work in different areas of the Seismic industry: from acquisition, processing to interpretation; both offshore and in the office. This has been an enriching experience both for my professional career and as personal growth, and I keep looking forward for new challenges” 

  • Kristine Juell Johnsen

    IP Counsel

    “I joined Shearwater as an in-house legal counsel in June 2020, and felt welcome from day one. My area of responsibility is intellectual property rights, which allows me to interact with all parts of the organisation. As an IP lawyer, it is highly gratifying to work in an organisation that has protection of intellectual property high on the agenda. I also work closely with our ongoing R&D projects developing new technologies to the seismic market, providing the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field. I enjoy the variety of work and the dynamic and interactive atmosphere that characterize Shearwater. ” 

  • Daniella Tordal Småbrekke

    Senior HR Generalist Norway, Bergen 

    “I joined Shearwater and the seismic industry in January 2019 as a HR Assistant. In 2020 I was promoted to HR Generalist. None of the positions existed before I joined Shearwater but joining an evolving organisation has enabled me to develop and grow in my career. There are a lot of different areas to explore and experience as a HR Professional. My career in Shearwater has allowed me to see different parts of the world and meet new people and cultures. Along the way, I’ve been exposed to various HR tasks and challenges. One of the experiences I find most rewarding in Shearwater, is that I can see how our work as HR professionals enables employees and the overall organisation to reach company objectives and performance”

  • Yuan Bin Yee

    Maintenance & Facility Manager – Penang Product Center

    “I have been working with several MNCs in earlier part of my career, specialized in factory automation. Joining this organization has however provided me multi-dimensional exposure, from being manufacturing engineer, to safety committee leader and my current role is maintenance engineer, to facilitate smooth production run. The role change along the journey is not without challenge and resistance. Nevertheless, it has been a lot of fun because of the people-oriented culture & positive working environment in Shearwater has made it easy. “