Steven D. Kalavity

E-mail: [email protected]

Professional Summary

I have worked globally in the upstream energy and defense industries in varied geo-services professional positions, including data processing geodesist, mathematician, and geophysicist. I am a US citizen currently residing in Chiang Rai, Thailand. (My wife is a Thai citizen.)

I provide project planning, as well as commercial and operation risk assessment services. As a certified ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) Lead Auditor, I apply a systems approach coupled with knowledge sharing to mitigate enterprise risks. W. Edward Deming’s Theory of Profound Knowledge management philosophy is embraced in what I call Knowledge Risk Management.

I enjoy writing / blogging. My blogs focus on upstream oil and gas market analysis of the marine seismic streamer geophysical exploration industry, which I believe is indicative of the overall health and trend of the offshore oil and gas industry.

I am a strong advocate against workplace bullying and believe that the most safe and productive workplaces are team oriented, knowledge sharing / learning organizations where trust and civility are always on display and verifiable through positive results. I also write/blog about workplace culture and bullying.

Whistleblowers are often the targets of workplace gang-bullying (mobbing). I was a target of severe workplace mobbing, I believe, because I complained about upper management breach of contractual duty of care and mutual trust and confidence responsibilities, breaches in UK labor laws, and company personnel policy. I believe that I was illegally terminated for blowing the whistle. I articulate and provide evidence as to why I hold these beliefs within my blog post articles. I believe that my public disclosures are protected through the UK Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) and The (Norwegian) Working Environment Act. Victims of workplace wrong-doing by those with entrusted corporate power cannot end corruption themselves. They require government law enforcement intervention to hold corrupt and/or criminal officials accountable.


  • Marine Seismic Streamer Data Acquisition and Processing Commercial and Operational Project Planning and Risk Assessment.
  • Data Processing project resource allocation and throughput optimization.
  • Global experience working along with culturally and professionally diverse colleagues.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (English).
  • Experience processing and analyzing large data sets using a variety of hardware and application platforms.
  • Professional training and development, as well as classroom teaching experience

Professional Experience

  • Geophysical Consultant / Training – ISO 9001 Quality Management  (Contract)

Knowledge Risk Management / Marine Seismic Survey, Houston, TX USA, March 2014-present

Various Positions with Affiliates of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS), Norway

  • Contract Sales Supervisor – Africa Projects

PGS Exploration UK Limited, Weybridge, United Kingdom, September 2010 – December 2013

  • Learning and Development and Quality Management Coordinator – Asia Pacific

PGS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 2010 – September 2010

  • Senior Geophysicist / Project Leader Data Processing – Asia Pacific

PGS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 2008 – March 2010

  • Senior Processing Geophysicist / Project Leader Data Processing – West Africa Centers

PGS, Luanda, Angola & Lagos, Nigeria 5-week Rotation 2005-2008

  • Senior Processing Geophysicist/Geophysicist – On-board Seismic Data Processing/QC

PGS, Global Survey Vessels 5-week Rotation, 2000-2005

  • GPS / Survey Equipment Sales

R.L. Sargent, Houston, TX, 2000

  • Navigation Geophysicist

PGS, Houston, USA 1999-2000

  • Field Geophysicist – Field Processing Development / Training and Development

PGS, Houston, USA 1998-1999

  • On-board Navigation Data Processor

Western Geophysical, Vessels 6-week Rotation, 1997-1998

  • Secondary/Middle School Teacher (Mathematics + substitute)

Gadsden Independent School District/Las Cruces, New Mexico 1996-1997

  • Mathematician/Geodesist  – – Electronic/Optical Tracking + Gravity/GPS/Geodetic  

National Range Operations + Geodetic Survey Detachment 2, White Sands, New Mexico 1986-1995

Education and Training

  • M.A. Secondary Education – New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA, USA (1996)
  • B.S. Solid Earth Geophysics – New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, USA (1980 – 1983)