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Lead Seismic Interpreter

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/01/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a leading independent FTSE 250 international exploration and production company, operating in the North Sea (offices in Aberdeen and Stavanger), Middle East/ Pakistan (offices in Abu Dhabi and Islamabad) and Asia (offices in Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta). The company has an enviable track record of success and is poised to grow production to 100,000 boepd in the medium term. With a healthy balance sheet, their strategy is to deliver growth from existing producing assets.

The Role:
We seek a talented and experienced Explorationist, providing technical leadership for designated projects and geographical areas. The role covers all aspects of a new venture evaluation, covering project management as well as hands-on technical contribution for assessment of prospective fairways, plays and prospects and their resource potential and risk.


• Lead and conduct basin analysis reviews of selected areas, creating common risk segment maps and recommending exploration activities in high-graded areas
• Provide guidance and leadership on basin, play and prospect ranking
• Identify, evaluate and recommend high quality prospective assets through participation in licensing rounds and farm-ins, with detailed assessments of volumetrics and sub-surface risk profile
• Coordinate technical evaluations, managing outsourced projects and provide quality assurance on geosciences issues
• Build and maintain strong relationships with prospective partners and host governments
• Work with other functional managers to ensure integration of multidisciplinary project team for the focused and successful completion of evaluation projects
• Mentor junior members of the team

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have core skills in prospect generation and evaluation and will be required to lead teams in data rooms and asset evaluations.
Key areas of responsibility include screening new business opportunities within geological themes, the identification, technical evaluation and capture of new exploration assets, and contributing to the identification of new focus areas for the company. This role is based in London and reports to the Exploration New Business Manager. Occasional overseas travel will be required.

Skills (and experience) required:
• 15+ years’ Upstream industry experience with an international operating company, with a focus on prospect generation through seismic interpretation.
• Working knowledge of petroleum geology in a variety of tectonic settings around the world, preferably with specific skills in frontal fold belts and rift basins.
• Proven track record of data room/technical evaluations, able to search for analogues among geological p

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Comfortable working within a flat management structure and able to thrive in an environment with substantial individual initiative
• Proactive, a team player with strong communication and project management skills, able to manage relationships at all levels.
• Self-motivated with an outgoing, positive personality,
• Skilled at effective engagement with internal management and external parties through active relationship management.
• Good at determining and acting upon priorities, able to deliver quality work within agreed time frames.
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