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Case Study

Case study maritime partners Training is a key component of maritime subcontractor management. Photos courtesy of Captains Jacek Slomka and  Ronan Marec.

Challenge

Managing contractors who are within our prevailing influence is of prime importance for CGG to ensure that they are prepared to meet CGG Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility (HSE & SR) standards so as to avoid unwanted events.

Background

Focusing on high risks, e.g. risks that can result in fatalities, serious injuries or extensive losses is one of the cornerstones of our HSE Operating Management System (HSE-OMS). Our maritime partners and subcontractors are considered as critical business partners for CGG activity. It is them who actually run the seismic and support vessels on which CGG staff operate its high-tech and costly equipment.

Solution

CGG regularly ensures that its maritime partners’ HSE standards are aligned with CGG standards through various initiatives.

CGG HAS ASSIGNED ONE EMPLOYEE TO DEDICATE 75% OF THEIR TIME TO BUILD LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS WITH MARITIME SUBCONTRACTORS. 


TRAINING
As with any CGG employee, maritime personnel are invited to attend some CGG training:

  • CGG induction day: for Officers prior  to joining CGG operations for the first time
  • HSE Operation Management System: to train maritime personnel on and to share the CGG management system.
  • Simulator training: performed at the National Maritime College of Ireland in Cork, where vessel masters (seismic and support vessels) are trained on such risky at-sea maneuvers as ship to ship, towing (as illustrated above) and inline bunkering operations.

They also have access to innovative training like e-learnings and videos on HSE or Operational topics.

AUDITS
CGG’s robust HSE-OMS internal audit program verifies that its policies and management system are properly implemented across all CGG activities. The scope of HSE-OMS audits covers our subcontractors including maritime partners. They are performed at different audit scope levels: ship manager Company office, support vessel Company office, support vessels, chase vessels and shipyards.

DOCUMENTATION REVIEWS
Yearly documentation reviews are conducted in order to ensure coherence in both CGG and subcontractors’ management systems.

MEETINGS
Meetings are key opportunities to ensure that maritime partners and CGG management speak the same language and share valuable information. Regular operational meetings and reviews are held on board vessels. Additionally, weekly and quarterly meetings as well as a yearly seminar are organized with seismic ship managers at office level.

Results

CGG provides around 10,000 hours of HSE & SR training yearly to its Maritime partners worldwide. All those initiatives ensure an ongoing and transparent dialogue with our subcontractors, essential for a good understanding of mutual objectives, constraints and issues. While ensuring our key suppliers have access to all CGG documentation and necessary training, we achieve our common goals to raise HSE & SR operational excellence levels.

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