Company: Shell
Skills: Geophysicist
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Job Description

  • As a geophysical focal point in Rio, you are expected to
    • Evaluate well proposals towards Geohazards, Geophysical Well Positioning and Formation tops uncertainty aspects
    • Represent IRM team's views in the partner meetings held in Rio
    • Tracking progress of geophysical acquisition and processing projects and communicate progress / concerns to the IRM team
    • Evaluate and integrate on-going drilling results and flag issues / concerns to the project team/s
    • Organize well after-action reviews
    • Establish a productive relationship with operators and partners and pro-actively assist on data requests.

This includes:
  • Application of subsurface DEPs to well placement & monitoring. Experienced in well placement across multiple Santos fields
  • Contribute to real-time updates and post-well reviews. Preferable working from knowledge of exploration and development well results and their implications across the non-operated Santos portfolio
  • Supporting and monitoring on-going and upcoming geophysical projects
  • Supporting project maturation activities. Comfortable working across fields at different development stages and tailoring workload accordingly.
  • IRM modelling - through collaboration and team work the candidate need to deliver major geophysical inputs to static and dynamic models such as: interpretation surfaces and fault frameworks, integration of inversion products and attributes, 4D interpretations, etc
  • Major interface role and integration with other disciplines demanding strong inter-personal skills.

Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In Brazil, Shell has been present for more than a century (since 1913), and was the first international oil company to produce oil in Brazil, in the Campos Basin, after the market was opened up to private investment. Currently, Shell is one of the largest energy companies in the Brazilian market. Shell in Brazil is also a major producer of lubricants and, through Raízen (a joint venture with a Brazilian energy and logistics group), invests in the production of sugar cane ethanol, a viable biofuel alternative for smarter and cleaner mobility in the future. We deliver energy responsibly, aiming to meet society's energy demands today and in the future in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. We operate safely with respect to our neighbors and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

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This position requires a technical professional with a broad and deep understanding of the EP business, with a minimum of 5 years in an E&P Development environment.

The candidate is well versed in geophysical aspects of (fractured) carbonate reservoirs, including seismic interpretation, seismic inversion use of advanced geophysical methods to inform carbonate reservoir quality, depth-conversion and GRV range evaluation.

A distinct advantage if the candidate can demonstrate knowledge/experience of dealing with seismic-imaging, seismic imaging, and velocity modeling.

A typical candidate would hold a Bachelors level geophysics, physics, electrical engineering or geology degree or can demonstrate equivalent experience, and has had assignments, at least one of which involved the appraisal/development of reservoirs.

Additional Experiences:
  • Pre-salt carbonate
  • Turbidite systems
  • Seismic reservoir characterisation, reservoir property modelling, seismic to match matching
  • Well planning, Well and Reservoir Management
  • Seismic acquisition, OBN, 4D QC seismic processing


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