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  • Job reference: RMS0107957

Senior Development Geophysicist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London and South East - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/12/2014
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The Company:
Our client is a renowned global operator thats building a sustainable future with their unconventional resource developments and world-class operations. From oil sands, coalbed methane and shale gas in North America to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, offshore West Africa and the Middle East and is at the forefront of industry innovation and development. They have earned a global reputation for doing the right thing, giving them the edge in many challenging locations.

The Role:
• Lead the geophysical activities for the New Developments projects and ensure high quality and timely deliverables. Provide support to the asset
for all geophysical aspects, including, but not limited to, seismic interpretation, generation of maps, structural frameworks, seismic attributes to
guide static geomodel builds, volumetric estimates, risks analysis, uncertainty analysis, and well planning. It is the duty of the Lead
Geophysicist to all understand all aspects of seismic data and its interpretation and provide geophysical support to the appraisal, development
or ongoing development of the New Developments projects.
• Lead the geophysical team and work with other asset team members in a collaborative style and support asset data integration.
• Leading interpretation projects and integration of both regional and asset focussed reservoir data. Deliver high quality maps for use in field
development and well planning;
• Volumetrics. A critical aspect to the geophysicist role is the estimation and distribution of GRV. This requires the integration of time, velocity
and depth geophysical data and work closely with the geologists employed in both deterministic and probabilistic assessments;
• Description of the structural style definition observed on seismic data, stress regime, and the potential influence of structure on reservoir
presence and quality;
• Well planning. Work closely with the geologists to prepare well prognosis for drilling and identify any potential geotechnical uncertainties, risks
or hazards to the Drilling Engineers;
• Well planning. The value of future wells should be estimated in close collaboration with the rest and the team, in particular the Reservoir
Engineering community;
• Uncertainty analysis: any significant project should be considered in a probabilistic manner. Ranges should always be considered; use of
probabilistic tools such as Crystal Ball or PRISE is encouraged. Provide statistically evaluated parameter ranges for input to probabilistic
assessments. The concepts of Decision Analysis need to be understood and the use of decision trees and explicit definition of risk factors is
• Support Field Development Planning. Provide geotechnical input to optimise field development plans for the New Development projects with
Reservoir Engineers;
• Present to JV partners, management and other as required;

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Undergraduate or post-graduate degree in Geology or Geoscience subject or equivalent required;
• Post graduate Geoscience qualification preferred;
• Proven industry track record of delivering high quality technical work essential;
• Experience in leading projects and coaching mentoring other members of staff is desirable;
• Affiliation to professional body e.g. EAGE, SEG, PESGB is desirable;
• Robust knowledge and understanding of the upstream oil and gas business model;
• Broad knowledge of G+G, petrophysics, reservoir engineering and production engineering;
• Detailed knowledge and / or experience of the following:
• Fundamentals of seismic interpretation;
• Principles in seismic acquisition & processing;
• Basic structural geology and structural geology principles;
• Techniques for mapping and predicting reservoir presence and quality;
• Geotechnical Risk and Uncertainty analysis;

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Operational, offshore experience would be desirable. In any case an understanding of the offshore environment is essential;
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