Company: Raeburn Recruitment
Skills: Geophysicist, Geotechnical Engineer
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Southampton, England, 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.

You are an experienced, commercially aware geophysicist with a strong technical background in operated exploration programs and new ventures.
You will have the ability to influence decisions made through your technical expertise and experience and will be capable of managing issues that may arise as part of exploration evaluations.
You can quickly identify the critical value drivers of a project and know when additional support is required to address them. You are comfortable working to multiple strict deadlines and are confident representing the company in an outward facing role.
The position will also be required to support new venture activity as and when required, you will also provide peer review and technical support across the London based exploration portfolio as an experienced and respected member of the team.

Key Accountabilities
Ensuring health, safety, environmental and security of self and others.
Commercially aware exploration geophysicist capable of managing those issues that may arise as part of exploration evaluation and operations.
Collaborate with other Exploration BU geophysicists to ensure sharing of best practice and consistency in interpretation and quality of technical assessments and outputs.
Comfortable working to multiple strict deadlines, and will be confident representing the company in an outward facing role and dealing with senior stakeholders.
Co-ordinate technical evaluations; manage outsourced projects as required and provide quality assurance on geoscience issues.
Work with other evaluation team members to steer evaluation work through internal Functional Review and Gate processes, following EMS guidelines.
Ensure effective documentation and data management of evaluations
Continue to develop own expertise and knowledge.
Specific responsibilities include:
Delivery of 2 well exploration programme (1 operated) in 2020, including well planning and operational support.
Maturation of evaluation on existing licences plus participation in New Venture evaluations.
High quality mapping and prospect evaluation, including post-drill assessment.
Detailed seismic reservoir characterisation.
Depth conversion sensitivities.
Seismic attribute analysis and data conditioning.
Detailed structural mapping.
Work with Geologist and Function to update volumes and risks based on all new incoming data.
Ž Major Challenges
The major challenges for this role will likely be:
Presenting project evaluations and recommendations to senior management, partners and government authorities. Managing expectations of these key stakeholders.
Working on multiple projects at the same time whilst delivering a quality product and successfully engaging with function to obtain endorsement.

Geology or Geophysics degree or equivalent with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience (required)
Post graduate education, or equivalent (advantage)
Relevant PhD (advantage)
'Candidate Profile

Skills / experience:
Relevant post graduate experience in upstream oil and gas (exploration & production), based on core skills in geophysics with a minimum of 8 years industry experience in exploration focused roles.
Experience of engaging and influencing partners and key stakeholders.
Direct experience of maturing leads to robust drillable prospects, well planning, operations and post-well analysis and reporting. Proven interpreter and prospect generator.
Direct experience of working as part of an international new ventures team.
Experience of seismic survey acquisition and reprocessing and interacting with seismic contractors
Ability to interpret in a 3D multi-cube environment. Familiarity with relevant geoscience software (e.g. Kingdom, Petrel, Paleoscan etc).
Expertise of AVO techniques, QI assessments and 3D visualisation. Familiarity with the SAAM (Seismic amplitude analysis module) an advantage
Familiar with seismic acquisition and processing in both the time and depth domain
Thorough understanding of EMS maturation workflow (advantage).
Ability to quickly identify and quantify the key value drivers of an exploration project
Understanding of broader exploration business and strategy to allow the correct positioning and decisions to be taken with regards to its assets (advantage).
Experience working in a number of basins both regionally and at the prospect level (advantage)
Ability to work on a number of projects at the same time
Understanding of exploration project economics and commercial drivers.
Ability to contribute technically beyond immediate project focus.

Attributes and behaviours:
Strong self-starter, highly motivated to initiate and conclude projects.
Ability to engage external parties in a professional and effective manner.
Ability to effectively communicate opportunity scope and subsurface technical issues.
The ability to think creatively to identify upside in projects others may have missed.
The ability to communicate and work with other disciplines (RE, commercial, drilling etc.)
Good communicator and presenter.
Displaying strong cultural awareness in respecting local people and culture.

Established in 1981, Raeburn has more than 34 years’ experience supporting our clients in the UK and international Oil & Gas and Petro-Chemical Industries.




Raeburn is built upon a solid foundation of experience and genuine hands on appreciation of our client’s project and operational developments - from the very first generation of UKCS offshore platforms to onshore refineries, tension leg platforms, pipeline and subsea completions, deep water projects, FPSO developments and de-commissioning projects, Raeburn have effectively supported our clients at all stages of their UKCS and international upstream and downstream projects and operational requirements with qualified and experienced multi-disciplined personnel.




Our combined knowledge of worldwide Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical projects both onshore and offshore, operations and standards, our unmatched professional technical and commercial recruitment experience, pay-rolling services, access to one of the world’s largest Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical specific databases, and our proven experience in the fields of international Visa, Work Permits, Payroll and Taxation management, ensures that Raeburn are best placed to support our clients with their recruitment needs, and provide support and advice on industry related matters.




Raeburn are fully committed to supporting our clients with all their recruitment and on-boarding requirements, and have the scalable structure, experience and dedication to provide a high quality, unrivalled and professional services enhancing efficiency and adding value to our clients’ businesses.




Raeburn have an outstanding track record of delivery for the Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical industry’s major operators, service companies and contractors at all stages of their developments both in the UK and internationally. We are aware of the ever changing recruitment market and the need to ensure we are pro-active in the delivery of recruitment services provided to our clients, specifically in terms of legislation, technology and contractual demands.




Raeburn’s growing success is built upon our knowledge and expertise within the Oil & Gas and Petro-Chemical industries delivering the very highest of standards and reliability in sourcing the very best talent available in the market. Raeburn’s management and our teams of dedicated recruitment professionals are committed entirely to delivery and support for our clients now and in the future.