Re: Need advice - Processing Geophysicist
Its good to know you are keenly interested in becoming a Seismic Processing Expert.
Somehow you seem to have started well by starting your working career with a Company that does Surface Seismic Acquisition.
As for me, for a young Graduate like you hoping to make a career in Seismic Processing, it is better for you firstly to have a solid foundation in Seismic acquisition before moving on to Processing.
In short, my advice is this.
Try and get employed with an Oil & Gas Seismic data Acquisition Company (the likes of Western Geco, PGS, Grant Norpac, TGS, BGP and the rest), and with the knowledge and experience you must have acquired there, move on to Processing. The interesting thing here is that most of these Seismic Acquisition Contractors have Seismic Processing Subsidiaries so it will be easier for you to transfer your Services to such sister Company.
The truth of the matter is that a Processor with a good Acquisition background will always deliver a better processed data than one without Field experience. Data do come to the Processing Centre with recording errors (some caused by Crew Personnel and some due to natural unavoidable Field conditions) and it 'll take a Processor with good Field experience to be able to analyse and resolve such as practicably possible.
Wish you good luck.