15375 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
ATTN: Jon Erik Reinhardsen, Chairman; Gottfred Langseth, Director; Christin Steen-Nilsen, Director; Kevin M. Hart, Secretary; Corina Maria Ragazzo, Secretary; Robert Johnson, Treasurer
Petroleum Geo-Services, Inc.:
My name is Steven Kalavity (SDK). SDK is a USA citizen who worked with several of Norwegian company Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (now PGS ASA, “PGS”) subsidiaries from 2000 – 2013. SDKs first assignment with PGS was in Houston, Texas (PGSUS). When SDK worked globally for PGS, Houston, Texas, USA, remained SDKs home of record for USA federal purposes, such as voting. However, SDK spent very little actual time in Texas over the years working globally for PGS. SDKs home of record for PGS while working on vessels and remote data processing centers was Thailand. SDKs final assignment was with PGS Exploration (UK) Limited, 4 The Heights, Weybridge, England, KT13 0NY (PGSUK) as part of the Contract Sales – Africa group from September 2010 to December 2013. SDK was sponsored on a Tier 2 work visa by PGSUK which allowed him to work and live in England with his family. At the time of SDKs signing a termination settlement contract agreement (SCA) in December 2013, the directors of both PGSUK and PGSUS were Jon Erik Reinhardsen, Gottfred Langseth and Christin Steen-Nilsen. SDKs SCA included provisions for relocation expenses to Houston, Texas. SDK was the only one of the Thai-USA family who had actually lived in Houston. SDKs family departed England 24 December 2013. According to records, this was one day following PGS’ board of directors had signed their commitment for PGS to abide by the Principles of the UN Global Compact. As CEO and President of PGS, Reinhardsen highlighted this commitment within a letter to PGS stakeholders.
PGS has refused to confirm the employer / agency of employee Gareth Jones, especially from the period of between 1 June – 31 December 2014. This withholding of information is an obstruction of justice. In October 2014, SDK submitted a subject access request (SAR) to PGS / PGSUK citing the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) so as to receive copies of the personal data that PGS / PGSUK was processing relevant to SDK. UK (England) Data Controllers, such as employers, are legally obligated to abide by DPA Principles. As a USA citizen who worked under contract in England governed by the laws of England, DPA compliance formed part of the employment contract.
Subject data must not be transferred to other countries outside the European Enterprise Area (EEA) without adequate protectionuk data protection act 1998 (DPA), eighth Principle