Development Geophysicist in Perth, Australia

at Chevron
Location Perth, Australia
Date Posted August 1, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Offering some of the most dynamic career opportunities in the industry, Chevron Australia leads the development of two of Australia’s largest natural gas facilities - the Gorgon and Wheatstone Projects - and manages world-class operations and exploration activities.
Chevron Australia has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Development Geophysicist to join one of our multi-disciplinary teams within the asset development organisation responsible for appraisal and ongoing development of discovered fields in the Carnarvon Basin. The two to four-year maximum term role will be based in Perth. and will report to the Producing Assets Subsurface Manager, Asset Development.
Key responsibilities include:

Identify and evaluate high potential appraisal and/or development opportunities, and progress through Chevron’s project management processes as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Deliver geophysical/geologic interpretations and models to support business decisions, forecast reserves, and mature resources to meet gas supply demands.
Responsible for building and maintaining reservoir models to mature development plans, forecast production and reserves, and incorporate production surveillance information in real time
Provide structural and stratigraphic 3D and 4D seismic interpretation, reservoir property from seismic analysis, input to reservoir characterisation interpretations and reservoir models, well planning, execution and production mapping and surveillance
Assist in the planning and execution of 4D seismic and seismic reprocessing as required. 4D modeling capability and integration with history matching workflows
Provide technical input on the acquisition and interpretation of reservoir surveillance data to inform reservoir offtake decisions
Lead the planning and execution of appraisal, development and infill wells as required. Accountable for maintenance, QC and management of subsurface data
Provide technical support to projects involving Chevron’s Energy Technology Company and Corporate technical teams
Effectively communicate results to local and corporate leadership, and other internal stakeholders
Provide general earth science and specialist geophysical leadership and mentoring, influence joint venture partners and communicate key findings to peers and management
Concise written documentation of technical work and development plans
Commitment to health, environment and safety and Chevron best practice

Key skills and experience required:

Minimum masters level qualifications in geophysics or related discipline
A minimum of 10 years’ international oil and gas exploration industry experience, with a proven track record in offshore, deep-water field appraisal and development
Extensive 3D and/or 4D seismic interpretation experience with complex clastic reservoirs
Ability to effectively integrate geophysical and geological data
Understanding of development geology, geologic depositional environment concepts, building field development plans, reserves estimation, well planning, executing drilling programs, and tracking/monitoring development well results
Demonstrated experience in all phases of subsurface evaluation and project management, from appraisal through greenfield and brownfield development and production surveillance analysis
Timely integration of field surveillance data into the static modelling process
Experience with Petrel software, with construction of reservoir models including integration of geophysical data is preferred
Strong experience with uncertainty management, understanding of experimental design workflows, and data analysis software (SPOTFIRE, etc.)
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment
Effective communication skills for stakeholder management and cross-functional dialogue
Highly proactive in all areas and the ability to deliver high quality products on schedule
Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to understand and discuss complex technical matters with internal stakeholders and regulatory agencies
Demonstrated ability to identify and build key relationships that contribute to high-class business results
Demonstrated commitment to Chevron’s values of diversity and inclusion, high performance, integrity and trust, partnership and protecting people and the environment

Why join Chevron:

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies and has been present in Australia for more than 60 years
You will be provided a competitive package and an opportunity to contribute to two of Australia’s largest natural gas facilities
Chevron offers career development opportunities to all employees including onboarding, training and development, mentoring, volunteering opportunities and networking groups 
Chevron is proudly recognised as an employer of choice, guided by a vision of diversity, inclusion and committed to equal employment opportunity
Chevron supports work-life balance and offers employees access to various health and wellness programs
A nine-day fortnight is offered for eligible roles

We actively encourage applications from Australian Aboriginals, women, mature age applicants, candidates with disabilities and those with diverse cultural backgrounds. To be a part of our success, apply now.
Position Close Date: Wednesday 28 August 2019, 3pm WST

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