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Geophysical and Geotechnical Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/02/2020
  • Duration: indefinite
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  • Ensure safety and timely completion of projects.
  • Ensure Company rules, specifications and procedures are followed in the execution of projects.
  • Ensure Technical Authority role for the Geophysical/Geotechnical & Geohazards disciplines.
  • Ensure cost saving in budgeting and projects are executed within the estimated time frame and cost.



  • Ensure and promote the application of Company HSE and Safety Engineering rules and specifications
  • Ensure that contractors comply at all times with safety rules and provide the required HSE documentation related to the survey operations taking actions as required in case of disregards.
  • Promote safety culture within Company personnel and contractors as well as reporting of anomalies.


  • Identify and assess local technical survey specialist for further recruitment
  • Elaborate and Conduct competence enhancement program (knowledge transfer) of local specialist
  • Supervise activities of local specialist (if any)


  • Desktop study for site assessment using base maps and satellites imageries provided by Geomatics department as well as the Geophysical and Geotechnical site investigations data.
  • Know the geological surface, especially sedimentary, structural and geomorphologic processes, and their impact in terms of geological hazards.
  • Know the geophysical signatures and geological indicators of geohazards that may adversely affect the offshore oil and gas installations.
  • Mastering the interpretation of seismic data, mainly 2D and-or 3D seismic, but also high-resolution and potential methods data to specific offshore site reconnaissance surveys.
  • Mastering the integration of hydrographic and geotechnical data, from different sources and with different resolutions. to allow a thorough interpretation of the seabed and sub-seabed conditions for the installation of drilling and field development structures.
  • Use of seismic attributes, analogue and geotechnical data for potential geohazards detection.
  • Define, specify and carry out necessary technical studies in order to propose robust and optimized technical solutions.


  • Evaluate, plan and execute the geotechnical/geophysical surveys needs in an optimized way considering the operations constraints.
  • Prepare scope of work, cost estimates, budgets, technical dossiers for CFTs packages for offshore geophysical and geotechnical operations.
  • Lead the technical review of the bidders proposals and prepare technical recommendations accordingly.
  • Participate proactively in the scoping, CFT process, award and technical management of any Frame Agreement for geotechnical/geophysical offshore survey activities.
  • Review and approve contractors deliverables from offshore campaign preparation to final geophysical/geotechnical reports.
  • Supervision of HR2D seismic data processing and reprocessing
  • Plan and organize the supervision of the offshore geophysical/geotechnical campaigns to ensure technical compliance of the contractors with the Contract/Frame Agreement.
  • Supervise the offshore data acquisition campaigns as Company representative.Plan and conduct contractor's vessel, equipment and personnel pre-mob audits in liaison with HSE and Marine entities.
  • Ensure bridging documents and SIMOPS procedures if required are timely approved before offshore mobilization.
  • Plan and conduct KOM with contractors, JSA/work permits meetings in liaison with FO entity.
  • Ensure integration of acquired data in Company and GIS database in coordination with Geomatics department
  • Develop and implement the necessary technical specifications, working procedures, instructions & tools for this discipline.
  • Promote and support innovation and cost reduction initiatives in the geophysical/geotechnical disciplines.
  • Report to Engineering Head regularly with weekly report and when decisions impacting E&C activities must be taken.
  • Collaborate with Métier representatives from shareholders technical organizations for disciplines outside geotechnical/geophysical scope (ex: Metocean, seismic discipline).
  • Meet on a regularly basis the local contractors and ensure market knowledge in liaison with E&C Contracts duet.

Profile Required

  • Minimum Qualification: B.Sc. in Geosciences.
  • 15 plus years of experience in Geophysical/Geotechnical for offshore locations and experience in QA/QC.
  • Good sense of team spirit, leadership, strong interpersonal & soft communication skills. Fluent in English both verbal and written.

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