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User Support Geoscientist

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 14/10/2015
  • Time left:
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The Company:
is a super major company in the oil and gas industry

The Role:
Looking for someone with perm residency in Abu Dhabi/UAE

Position: Describe activities and responsibilities.
The User Support Geoscientist provides guidance and assistance in the effective use of geoscience technology, promotes effective and efficient work flows using the appropriate technology, and facilitates the delivery of technology to the geoscience community. The User Support Geoscientist works closely with the geoscience community as a liaison between the geoscientists and the broader IT organization and may interact with software vendors.
Activities and responsibilities:

Technical Consulting
 Advise and promote the effective usage of geoscience technology to support business workflows and best practices
 Collaborate with the various internal groups to develop technical application workflows to facilitate work processes and foster technology uptake
 Develop a deep understanding of the business objectives, and be able to respond with the appropriate technology guidance
 Resolve and / or coordinate the resolution of geoscience application issues and enhancements with appropriate internal organizations or vendors
 Provide geoscience expertise and workflow knowledge to the IT organization to assist in understanding business needs, specifications, priorities, strategies, and technical issues
 Advise and consult with the geoscience community and data management organization with regard to data, databases, data flows, and data tools.

Geoscience Application Training Development and Delivery
 Develop and / or deliver formal and informal technical training for the geoscience community

Geoscience Software Evaluation and Implementation
 Participate in the evaluation and implementation of new geoscience technology

Technical Engagement
 Actively seek opportunities to leverage technical computing expertise to create geoscience work products aligned with Geoscience project goals
 Actively participate in various geoscience technical communities.
 Collaborate with global and regional groups to meet local business needs and achieve global impact
 Evaluate business workflows and seek opportunities to optimize efficiency and effectiveness through scripting and automation
 Identify opportunities to integrate geoscience and engineering workflows, processes, and applications

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree minimum in Geoscience
Three to five years business workflow experience

Personal Skills:
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Excellent communication skills
 Excellent problem solving and deductive reasoning skills
 Ability to correctly prioritize activities and manage time
 Ability to rapidly learn new technology
 Ability to mentor and teach others
 Ability to influence without authority
 Ability to rapidly build a network of contacts
Technical Skills:
 In-depth understanding of Geoscience applications, workflows, data, and technology
 Petrel, GeoFrame, Geolog, RokDoc, HampsonRussell, VoxelGeo, OpenSpirit
 Understanding of the Petroleum Industry
 Understanding of petroleum geology (additional engineering understanding desired)
 Understanding of Windows and Linux computing environments
 Ability to utilize and develop macros, scripts, and application workflow editors to automate and optimize geoscience workflows
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