Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.
Authorized to work in: United Kingdom
Our Client is looking for a Senior Development Geophysicist, on a permanent staff basis, location in Aberdeen.
Provide geophysical interpretation and support to the UKBU for field development, subsurface mapping, reservoir modelling, well planning and seismic acquisition. Provide technical input into Field Development plans and Reservoir Management plans as required.
- Subsurface mapping and the integration of seismic data with geological, well and production data to develop fit-for-purpose subsurface depth structure maps, structural interpretations and reservoir quality predictions to be provided as input for reservoir models.
- Integration of relevant geophysical data, including interpretations, rock physics models and 4D data, leading to the identification and maturation of in-field and near-field drilling targets and production improvement opportunities.
- Provision of geoscience interpretation and support during well planning and the operational phase of development drilling.
- Development, maintenance and update of rock physics models for reservoirs and fluids in order to make predictions of hydrocarbon saturation / pore pressure and assist in reservoir history matching.
- Peer Review and mentoring responsibility for seismic interpretation and geophysical activity across the UKBU
- Responsible for leading the definition of requirements for Geophysical data acquisition and site surveys and coordination of safe and effective acquisition operations.
- Work closely with other specialists within the fields of reservoir engineering, geology and petroleum engineering in a multi-discipline team approach to reservoir development and production optimisation.
- Active participation in relevant external reviews, JV meetings and other ad-hoc technical meetings, representing the company as operator.
- A degree in Geophysics, Geology or a related discipline. Preferably with a post-graduate qualification in Petroleum Geoscience, Geophysics or related discipline.
- Extensive experience as a development geoscientist with an E&P Operator working on operated field development projects and producing assets.
- Strong interpretive geophysical skills including classical seismic interpretation, structural geology, seismic attribute analysis, rock physics, depth conversion and well-tie analysis.
- Experience in building structural frameworks for geological reservoir modelling (e.g. Petrel).
- Experience in recognising shortcomings in seismic datasets and recommending, planning and optimising seismic acquisition and processing projects to address these.
- Geological operations and well planning experience, coupled with a good understanding of drilling and production operations.
- Experience of 4D seismic acquisition and interpretation, and working with reservoir engineers, integration of this data with simulation models.
- Experience of managing seismic processing projects.
- Proven ability to bring forward clear, business-focussed recommendations and appropriate work programmes to influence the business and improve production and/or reserves.
- Ability to work at pace to produce high quality and fit-for-purpose subsurface interpretations and maps on schedule, as required to evaluate new development and in-field opportunities.
- Proficiency in the use of seismic interpretation and mapping software (e.g. Petrel), rock physics software (e.g. RokDoc) and specialist seismic attribute analysis.
- Practical experience and knowledge of reservoir model building and an understanding of how geophysics relates to reservoir engineering and petroleum economics.
- Systematic approach to uncertainty management and the ability to work with limited data.
- Good awareness of latest industry innovations and technology.
Attributes and behaviours:
- Highly motivated, goal-oriented professional.
- Ability to provide technical leadership and mentoring in the Geophysics discipline.
- Able to establish technical credibility in order to gain the respect of peers, supervisors, and external third parties. Ability to develop practical solutions to problems and gain agreement with senior managers in the BU, corporate and function.
- Ability to succinctly articulate risks and uncertainty in complex scenarios.
- Detail focused, with ability to prioritise workloads to ensure deadlines are met.
- Exhibits the core company behaviours of creativity, decisiveness, delivery, openness and ability to work well with others in a team environment.
- Ability to manage confidential information with appropriate sensitivity.