Our client is a responsible developer of energy resources in some of the worlds most significant basins, and manages a diverse suite of assets around the globe. The Senior Geophysicist is a seasoned technical professional with broad technical skills. He/she works in an integrated team, providing sound geophysical expertise in the evaluation of exploration opportunities in which the company can participate. The Senior Geophysicist has proven competencies and is responsible for handling complex geological/geophysical assignments independently. He/she receives work in terms of broad objectives, and is relied upon to deliver key results. At times, the Senior Geophysicist may provide leadership on assignments requiring broad knowledge of geology and geophysics.
This position will be based in the Houston, Texas, office; candidates must either reside in Houston or be willing to relocate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned.
As a senior technical staff member, propose and carry out complex assignments independently with minimal day-to-day direction from supervisor;
Carry out extensive detailed mapping on 3D or 2D seismic data, analyzing seismic attributes, and preparing detailed structural, stratigraphic, and amplitude maps;
Evaluate 2D and 3D seismic data sets for hydrocarbon potential and make recommendations for future exploration efforts based on technical and business experience;
Recommend purchase or disposition of leases based on integrated geological and geophysical information; major contributor to lease sale evaluation efforts;
Correlate and identify events on the seismic record for equivalency and time-depth relationship;
Conduct AVO modeling and fluid substitutions;
Assess seismic data quality, recommending ways to improve the data; as required, work with Chief Geophysicist, in-house seismic processor, and vendors on data improvement initiatives;
Recommend major areas of future exploration efforts;
Recommend areas for future seismic data acquisition;
As a senior technical staff member, provide insights into competitor technical efforts and exploration strategies, recommending ways to exploit opportunities;
Generate/recommend opportunities for drilling to management;
Mature prospects to drill ready status, working with support departments (drilling, land, development, production, etc.) to ensure all processes are adhered to and that the highest quality drilling program is prepared;
Participate in peer-based risk and resource estimation processes; ensure such processes are adhered to in conducting evaluations; seek input from peers to ensure high technical quality is achieved in evaluations;
As required, evaluate farm-in opportunities, making recommendations to management on participation;
Provide mentoring and technical assistance to junior staff.
There are no direct supervisory responsibilities; however, he/she may act as leader of small groups of technical personnel and provide technical guidance to lower-level geologists.
QUALIFICATIONS - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Masters degree in Geology or Geophysics, or a Bachelor's degree with experience commensurate to a Masters degree, is required;
Minimum of 10 years' professional oil and gas exploration and development experience working with or in a business unit cross-functional team or technology group;
Deepwater experience is preferred, with strong preference for Gulf of Mexico expertise. Similar deepwater experience in other Frontier Basins would be considered;
Familiarity with depth-imaging technology a plus;
Must be a proven prospect generator;
Must be able to work in highly charged, fast-paced work environment, and be able to handle multiple projects at once.