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PGS ASA Executives Mocked September 11 Attacks to Torment and Harass a USA Citizen Foreign Worker Blog Listing


PGS Executives also scheduled their abusive harassment meetings to coincide with significant personal dates

Steven Kalavity (SDK) was employed with Petroleum Geo-Services when the September 11, 2001 (9-11) happened. I was on break and travelling to Da Lat, Viet Nam that day. I had just got off the bus from Na Trang where I had spent the night following a train ride from Da Nang. One of the best things for me about working offshore on marine seismic survey vessels was the 5-weeks on the vessel and 5-weeks off the vessel rotation schedule that gave me time to travel. It was morning when I reached Da Lat and I wandered around as I often would when arriving to an unexplored destination. On this morning, I had come across an interesting coffee shop. The attendent of the shop was frantic trying to explain to me what was on the news. For the first time, I actually found a taxi to take me back to the town center and learn what had happened. I saw the videos of the plane crashing into on of the New York World Trade Center Towers.

In 2013, September 11 was the day that my employer, PGS Exploration (UK) Limited, 4 The Heights, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY (PGSUS) had scheduled an appointment to reveal the outcome to their Investigation for possible implementation of a Performance Improvement Plan that was corrupt management’s solution for eliminating their target of harassment and discrimination without having to address toxic and illegal mismanagement. The paradox is that the meeting that was scheduled for 11 September 2013 never happened in reality. It only took place within the false records that PGS processes within my PGS professional personnel file. The records being processed within my PGS professional personnel file are all fabricated defamatory bullshit. Nothing is signed by me and dates, events and records are made-up. This can be easily proven. In fact, it has been proven within several online publications. Unfortunately, the capability of criminals to lie and steal seems to confound UK compliance organizations like the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and ActionFraud (the police) who seem not to know how to catch non-compliant criminals.

The actual date is not formed in my memory. But, I was working for PGS offshore Saudi Arabia on an ocean bottom seismic survey when the USA was forming plans of invasian of Iraq following 9-11. The seismic vessel group passed ahead of USA and UK war ships en route to the survey site. Sorties flew above. The PGS Health, Safety and Environment office (HSE) had produced an action plan for the event that the tense situation turned “hot.” PGS assured offshore crew that if certain thresholds were crossed, then the project vessels would retreat out of the area. A few crew members did not show-up to work that crew-change. Those of us who did make-it to crew change assumed that the promised HSE protocols which had been put in place would be executed when the defined conditions for retreat from the survey area were met. What we learned was that these HSE protocols would not be followed. This truth is denied by offshore operators, but money and preserving the corporate power structure will usually take precedence over HSE concerns. Money is real now, and disasters only might happen.

The crew would receive memos from PGS Norway assuring everyone that management was considering events closely and that the survey could carry-on. At the time, the concern was that Iraq had a supply of chemical-weapons – weapons of mass destruction – which could be unleashed in the region when the US coalition invaded. Of course, looking back, this threat was never real. But, PGS HSE did not know that and nether did the crew. PGS still ignored their set procedures that defined what conditions would stop data acquisition. Prior to my work in the marine seismic industry, I had worked for the US Department of Defense (DoD) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico (WSMR). It was both scary and amusing to me that PGS HSE executives were trying to explain how they had considered weather and missile trajectory scenarios and assured us that our work environment was safe. The cold hard truth is that PGS was not in the best financial health as a company at the time. PGS was desperate to keep on working, damn the weapons of mass destruction! PGS HSE had no clue about Iraq weapon systems.

My work in the marine seismic industry had been in navigation (instrument positioning) and seismic data processing offshore and in remote centers located in Luanda, Angola and Lagos, Nigeria. Most data processing projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME) were managed from the PGS office in England. The offshore data processing staff supervisors and managers worked and communicated to vessel and remote center personnel from their office in England. Offshore staff would submit their time and expense sheets through the office in England. This was my only interaction with Gareth Jones. I never worked with Jones in England, as he was working at PGS in Houston when I worked in Weybridge. Nevertheless, he has had no qualms in helping evil criminals hurt a US citizen and his family. (Did I make an unredeemable mistake on my expense form?)

On September 20, 2013, I delivered a formal grievance to senior PGS management in Lysaker, Norway complaining of misconduct directed to me by my supervisor, his supervisor, Simon Cather, and the EAME HR Manager, David Nicholson. However, these events are only preserved within the pages of the termination settlement contract which resides within my PGS personnel records. PGS knew the importance of this date of 20 September because I had to provide a translated copy of my marriage certificate as part of the Tier 2 work permit application. And of course, since I was a USA citizen with a US home address in Houston, Texas, they understood the significance of 11 September, as well. On 11 September, PGS was going to destroy citizen of the USA and his family. This is the evil that I have been writing to the world about since 3 July 2015. (I had meant to publish on 4 July, USA Independence Day from English tyrannical rule.)

The life of wanderlust one can enjoy on the vessel and remote Africa centers rotation schedule was not as appealing with a family at home. On September 20, 2004 I was married to a Thai woman in Thailand. Thailand was my home of record and I would usually depart from Bangkok for crew changes. I was excited when I moved to England to work with the PGS Exploration (UK) Limited, Marine Contract Africa Region business unit. I transferred to work in England from the PGS processing center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (My Thai wife actually wanted for me to remain in southeast Asia.) I thought that I would be able to meet many people in person who I had communicated with by email and telephone in the past.

As a Contract Sales Supervisor, our team would produce bid proposals for offshore Africa data acquisition and processing projects. While living in England, I did meet many of the people who planned and managed projects. But, I did not interact too much with the individual data processors and former co-workers. At PGS, offshore data processing personnel were not in the same work division and management. Operations managed the vessel personnel seismic source, navigation, observers, and real-time data QCs. The Marine Contract business unit worked closely with Operations in assessing operational and commercial risks for projects that would be used for pricing in bids. Over time, I learned that my new work colleagues within the business unit, project management and operations groups had been involved in the decisions made during the Saudi Arabia project.

Through preparing tenders for projects offshore Africa, I learned very quickly the importance of relating successful technical and HSE procedures and processes to winning bids. Work offshore anywhere can be dangerous for operational reasons such as weather, water depth, ship traffic, offshore structures, etc. However, offshore Africa projects especially had to consider issues of political stability, offshore border disputes, and piracy. HSE plans did not only have to be acceptable to the onshore managers, but also to the offshore vessel workers whose safety could be imperiled by these other hazards. That’s how I looked at it anyhow. I was always committed to considering risks and empathetic to the HSE concerns of vessel personnel. I would sometimes bring-up the Saudi Arabia project and relate how the vessel personnel felt when the promised HSE protocols were not followed in the “hot” situation.

What the Deepwater Horizon offshore platform disaster revealed was the hazard of workplaces where reporting health and safety concerns that are serious enough to halt expensive offshore operations is often ignored or retaliated against by the office bean counters. We are told as offshore employee’s that we can stop offshore operations for health and safety concerns. Then how did the Deepwater Horizon disaster happen? What I experienced while working as a USA citizen in England was a business climate where we would tell customers whatever was necessary to win work and then scramble to make sure we could actually meet obligations after we won the work. It seemed very risky and it was. There was a huge gap between the profit that was modeled and that which was realized. It could go either way, which meant our modelling method was not robust. At the end of the day, the only work is from the bids that are won. Risking a percentage loss is better than losing money on idle vessels. Major disasters result from the accumulation of ignoring several smaller risks.

I am not sure why I was chosen to be the target of workplace mobbing. What I do know is that my ability to escape a toxic work environment was more difficult because I was a foreign worker USA citizen. PGS exploited this advantage in the most egregious and mean-spirited way. PGS sponsored me and my family – my children. This is why I will not stop publishing until there is some retribution or until I die. Normal decent people do not treat other people the way that those whom I expose do. These criminal peices of shit belong in prison. There are people of different character and morals. When the NAZIs reigned, some people hid families in their homes while others delivered children to their murderers.

My former coworker’s are morally bankrupt cowards who aid and abet evil criminals, which means they are criminals. In NAZI Germany, laws were evil and law-abiding citizens did evil things obeying evil laws. Good deeds were illegal in NAZI Germany, and yet morally strong people risked their lives by breaking the evil laws. Only evil people will actually break the law to help evil people hurt children and old people – the family of a whistleblower. Everyone that is named and exposed within my protected disclosure could invoke the Confidentiality terms and conditions which form part of their employment contracts and penalize me for false claims or defamatory content. The reason that no legal action is taken when I publish criminal accusations is because the accused are criminals! I publish the truth. And several illegal non-disclosure agreements do not change the truth, John Francas and Lars Mysen.

The criminals include a substantial number of London executives and lawyers who are bribed and used by the corrupt parent corporation to pervert the course of justice with their silence. Truth has patience and while I long for justice today, I know that I must be persistent in my pursuit and message. It is tragic that I cannot share positive stories about my work in England. But, it seems even more tragic to me to not be able to live truth because of the fear of truth. Gareth Jones is too scared to declare which PGS subsidiary he worked for in 2013-2014. Simon Cather is a proud Artist Manager who is too scared to counter accusations that he is a lying criminal cunt (and so is Jon Erik Reinhardsen, for that matter). Eddie von Abendorff is too stupid and probably doesn’t even know what he did. David Nicholson will be reknown for being an HR professional who helped collapse the Norwegian low-corruption myth and setting the corporate cock-sucking record during his 40+ year career (But, Joshua May is gaining in you!) My former co-worker John Barnard was copied on several emails and knows the truth. But, John agreed to be a criminal and help destroy my children’s future. My hope is that your children can enjoy visiting your criminal pussy-arse(sp) in prison. Truth and justice has patience.