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  • Job reference: RMS0104317

Development Geophysicist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/03/2012
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The Company:
Our Client is a leading independent international oil and gas exploration and production company, with operations in the North Sea, Middle East and Asia

The Role:
Reporting to the Subsurface Lead in Aberdeen, the Development Geophysicist will be responsible for the supporting the seismic interpretation, geophysical modelling and mapping of operated appraisal, development and production assets in the North Sea.

You will work seamlessly within a multi-disciplinary team (e.g. Reservoir Engineers and Geophysicists), making substantial contributions to maximising the ultimate recovery of fields through detailed geological modelling, prediction of Petrophysical properties (based on sound geological models and observation), and recommending optimal well placements

• Develop static models using Petrel, attribute and fault mapping
• STOIIP estimates and sensitivity analysis to variations in development options
• Development well planning and operational support
• Provide geological input to reservoir development plans and life of field strategies
• Manage and co-ordinate 3rd party geological contractors
• Work closely with other specialists within the fields of reservoir engineering, geology and petroleum engineering to produce a synergistic multi-discipline team approach to reservoir development and production optimisation.
• Responsible for inputs to the subsurface lead on the geophysical issues within the Aberdeen operated development assets, and advising on strategy for non-operated assets.
• Represent Premier in geological and subsurface related matters at partner meetings, internal reviews and ad-hoc technical meetings

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
you MUST have:-

• Graduate or post-graduate qualifications in Geology or a related discipline

• Minimum 5 years post graduate experience with an E&P an Operator working on operated production and development projects
• Proven capability in geophysical interpretation, utilisation of VSPS to integrate well and seismic data is essential. In addition an understanding of how to define and quantify volumetric uncertainties relating to mapped structures and the ability to incorporate these uncertainties into the static modelling process, leading to the optimisation of well placements
• Experienced in applying various depth conversion processes, and deriving elastic properties from seismic data
• Understanding of the use of seismically derived attributes in building a static reservoir model, with knowledge of currently available software tools
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