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Geophysicist Deepwater

With an office in Calgary, Alberta, this company is an integrated energy and energy-related companies, with upstream, midstream and downstream segments operating in the United States, Canada, China, Indonesia and several other areas.

The Company is a financially disciplined, integrated energy company with a consistent record of strong operational and financial performance. They provide investors with a top quartile yield and a prudent business model which combines quality investment and operational excellence. Management has a proven track record of executing projects on time and on budget, achieving project goals and creating shareholder value.

This deepwater project is a multi-TCF gas pool being developed currently. The project is slated to be on production in 1 to 2 years at an estimated cost in excess of $2 billion. The team is looking for a Senior Geophysicist. In this role you will hold a key technical position within the integrated Subsurface Team for several deepwater blocks. Primary responsibilities will include the various geophysical activities required for the delineation and development of deepwater projects together with exploration, delineation and development activities within their deepwater portfolio. This will include geophysical mapping, reservoir and pay prediction, providing recommendations for drilling locations, evaluation of drilling results, together with assessments of original in-place hydrocarbons and the provision of geophysical inputs for field ODP (Overall Development Plan) reporting.   Position will initially be Calgary based but the incumbent must be willing to relocate to SE Asia if required (possibly by end of 2010 ex-pat). Key responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking the geophysical interpretation of 2D and 3D seismic data
  • Applying advanced 3D seismic interpretation techniques, including AVO and seismic inversion
  • Developing and recommending well locations and evaluation programs
  • Preparing recommendations and documentation in support of drilling and evaluation programs
  • Providing geophysical interpretation for hydrocarbon volumetric evaluations
  • Acting as a technical specialist and resource to the team on all geophysical matters
  • Providing geophysical inputs into Overall Development Plans
  • Implementing project plans and schedules in a timely manner
  • Ensuring that a culture of strong and effective team-work exists in the subsurface Team
  • Interfacing with partners and government authorities


Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A B.Sc./M.Sc. degree in the Geosciences
  • APPEGA “Professional Geologist” designation or eligibility for same
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience as a development and exploration geophysicist with at least 10 years working on international projects
  • A strong geological background and understanding of marine depositional systems, including deepwater
  • Sound knowledge of geological, geophysical and/or reservoir engineering disciplines
  • A thorough understanding of seismic inversion and other specialist geophysical techniques would be an asset
  • 3D and 2D seismic interpretation skills are required
  • Working knowledge of seismic inversion and AVO techniques is preferred
  • Experience with Jason inversion software
  • Proven track record in prospect generation and mapping
  • Strong command of the English language, with good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning and multi-tasking skills to set and exceed established goals, schedules, and deadlines, often under tight time lines and with shifting priorities
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment dealing with people from various disciplines to achieve goals, and to identify and resolve problems

Business travel will be required approximately 10% of the time to South East Asia, therefore a valid passport is required.

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