Seismic/survey operation in offshore environment course

This course teaches the best practice for safe handling of seismic vessels. It focuses on practical simulator exercises, and also covers other important elements such as risk assessment, communication, acceptable conditions, etc.

Bureau Veritas

This course is certified
by Bureau Veritas.
Duration: 5 days
Participants: 6 prs
Validity: 5 years

Course Contents

The training aims to instill best industry practice through a hands-on approach using the Kongsberg 290° full-mission bridge simulator. The course can also cover key areas of seismic vessels operations, such as alongside operations, towing streamers, replenishment and refueling at sea with support vessels, emergency scenarios such as breakdown towing, etc. A variety of environmental conditions are used in simulations to give participants a realistic training scenario.


All participants gain valuable hands-on experience, including a deeper understanding of:

  • safe maneuvering using ship’s engines and helm;
  • natural forces (wind, current, interaction) and their effect on the behavior of ships involved in different operations;
  • the importance of assessment and planning and the need for alternative plans;
  • safe and effective operation management using bridge resource management tools;
  • efficient bridge procedure management during RAS operations.

Admission Requirements

The course is designed for Masters, Chief Officers and Deck officers of support and seismic vessels with limited knowledge of offshore vessel operations.

Reviews - Seismic/survey operation in offshore environment course

Excellent course
I passed this course some time ago and would like to share my impressions. Experienced staff, friendly and helpful. programme is obviously extensive and well-prepared. Surilly will recommend it to my friends. Review by: Rimantas
I'm excited with the course. Lots of practice, huge amount of information and professionalism of instructor left me lasting impressions. Review by: Vladyslav
Helpful course
I would like to thank Lerus group for such interesting and informative course. I deppened my knowledge and aquaired precious experience in operating a seismic vessel. To my mind, gaining such experience as initial skills in simulated enviroment is extremelly important. Review by: Alovsat
Critical knowledge an a short form
I received priceless experience regarding performing safe operations on seismic vessels. It was both interesting and educational. So much critical information was tighten into a short course. Review by: Artemij
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