Borehole Seismic Data Processor in London, United Kingdom

at BP
Location London, United Kingdom
Date Posted April 8, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


BP Launchpad is our new way of scaling innovation to tackle the dual challenge. We take great ideas generated from within our internal and external ecosystem and deploy them fast.

Our first technology is focused on breakthrough subsurface analytics, using fibre optics.

Over the past few years, a small R&D; team has been designing and deploying game-changing algorithms that interpret data captured from fibre optic cables deep in the subsurface into actionable information. The results of these algorithms are now being used to increase production and make our wells even safer - adding millions of barrels of oil each year in Azerbaijan.

These advances have prompted BP to make fibre optics sensing a global design standard for all our wells, as part of our ambition to become the leading upstream digital company. Now we are scaling up a new unit to deploy the technology globally – and build the next wave of applications. This unit is set up differently from most in BP – located in its own separate offices, liberated from some of the corporate ways of working - to accelerate and supercharge development and deployment. Run like a start-up, but with the financial backing of BP – and its global customer base.

Joining the team now provides an opportunity to shape a breakthrough technology agenda and to deliver truly global impact, within a start-up environment.
Key accountabilities:
Our market-ready, app-based technology allows teams to listen to wells and reservoir activities via fibre optic cables. This means they can effectively manage production risks and increase reservoir recovery.

You will be responsible for
Processing and analysis of 3D/4D vertical seismic profiles (VSP) and microseismic data
Development of imaging velocity workflows for 3D/4D/Microseismic datasets
Supporting borehole seismic data integration
Pre-survey planning and feasibility studies
Successful execution of borehole seismic processing and quality control of field data sets
Completes assigned tasks, ensuring projects meet or exceed quality and turnaround objectives
Essential Education:
Undergraduate or Higher degree in geophysics
Essential experience and job requirements:
Experience in Oil and Gas
Proficient with borehole/surface seismic data processing
Experience with applications of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) data for vertical seismic profiling
Proficient within prestack imaging workflows in time and depth including migration velocity analysis workflows.
Proficient with Forward modeling, Illumination and Velocity model building workflows
Proficient in software development methodologies such as agile/scrum.
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location):
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Desirable criteria & qualifications:
Experience in software development a plus
About BP:
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

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