at Schlumberger
Location Kuwait
Date Posted August 5, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Al AhmadiThe Exploration Geophysicist is a multi-disciplinary integrator working in the areas of Geophysics with knowledge of Geology, Geochemistry, Risk Analysis and Exploration Economics and belongs to Schlumberger Technical Community. He/She should be able to work in a wide variety of projects including single well interpretation, exploratory play evaluation, integrated reservoir studies and field development planning. He/She is involved in integrated reservoir projects, field development planning, and production development. Although geophysical skills are the most necessary aspect of this position, knowledge of static model construction, geology, petrophysics, basin analysis and Schlumberger logging tools and various software is important. He/She should be able to analyze market trends and developments of the exploration functions to provide input to SLB strategy across Product Lines.

Relationships: Supervisor: Technical Team Lead /Sub-Product Line Operations Manager / Country Field Operations Manager /GMKT Operations Manager /Project Manager

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

The Exploration Geophysicist works on short and long term studies for Clients, applying geophysical interpretation for prospect development or as an input to geological models for fluid flow simulation. Typically the position implies performing well-seismic tie and wavelet extraction, limited well log editing, limited seismic data conditioning, pre-and post stack amplitude inversion, seismic-attribute analysis, and prediction reservoir properties e.g. lithology, porosity, and fluid. It may involve applying forward modeling and amplitude versus offset (AVO) analysis, low frequency model development, and recommendations for seismic acquisition and processing.
As a secondary skill, interpretation of horizons, faults, and geologic bodies for velocity control and/or static model development may be required.
The Exploration Geophysicist works on projects for clients with the objective of conducting wide range of activities from play identification to drilling and post-well evaluation, managing appropriate resources and delivering the products on time with the required technical standards.
Should understand the interaction/overlap with other disciplines/multi-projects for clients with the objective to offer suitable risked opportunities in pre-established areas adding reserves and/or energy resources.
In a Project, leads development of client solutions coupled to the Exploration Cycle Time.
Makes independent studies, analysis, interpretations and conclusions. Difficult, complex or unusual matters or decisions are usually referred to a more senior authority.
Has good knowledge in conventional (oil and gas) exploration, unconventional exploration (heavy oil, tight gas, coal bed methane, shale oil and clathrates) and ground water.
Should be well acquainted with the Petroleum Systems Analysis emphasizing aspects:
In geology, should have knowledge of stratigraphy, sedimentary petrology, structural geology, tectonics and mapping techniques.
In geophysics, must know different geophysical methods (potential fields, heat flow, and remote sensing) and have a good knowledge of seismic (acquisition, processing and interpretation).
Should understand and integrate geochemistry analysis (inorganic, organic, kinematics and basin modeling).
Would train and support clients in applying the software functionality to their interpretation needs as well as help NExT on technical training.
In a Geomarket, leads development of client solutions.
Induces the customer to incorporate new technologies developed by Schlumberger for energy/ground water exploration.
Identifies technical solutions that are clearly relevant to client needs and impact SLB business.
Helps evaluating new services and techniques under field test
Establishes a good network with key clients as well as local professional society and academia.
Offers technical guidance to the clients on various topics of oil exploration in order to have a link between Schlumberger and the oil companies.
Organizes client seminars, understands and catalogues client needs and implements solutions
Represents the Organization at Service Quality meetings, forums and conferences
Provides active mentoring to the Geomarket technical community, exploration geoscientists and/or technicians assigned to work on a common project.
Complies with applicable company policies, including Personnel, Quality System and Health, Safety and Environment standards and procedures. Successfully complete required safety training
Employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in place of those described above, and any duties are subject to change at any time, according to the needs of the location or Company

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree or other higher Degree in Engineering or Pure or Applied Science. Preferred MSc or MA Geophysics or other relevant Geo-Science discipline
Minimum 15 years of related experience as Exploration geophysicist
Preferably require industry experience in AVO, seismic inversion or pressure studies, seismic interpretation and modeling, seismic data processing and/or multi-component analysis. Has a good understanding of geophysics and geology with strong practical reservoir geophysics applications capability.

Competencies to be kept current:

Problem Solving
Deep understanding in hydrocarbon system analysis applied to the identification of economic exploration opportunities in different geological settings.Advanced ability to validate structural, stratigraphic and charge models.Multidisciplinary integration capabilities of information in the definition of economics exploration opportunities.Strategic approach to using the most suitable technology for exploration projectsBe able to assemble exploration portfolio and exploration campaigns.Knowledge and handling of the cycle time activities in exploration.Advanced knowledge in risk and uncertainty assessments for exploration.Good understanding of the hydrocarbon business in order to identify viable exploration projects.Develops new approaches to enable others to resolve similar problems in the field of expertise.Uses conceptual skills to tackle problems which have not been addressed before.

Contributes to the team/area to optimum performance levels through leadership abilitiesEstablishes goals in order to meet objectives.Provides strategic direction and support to area.Advanced mentoring skills

Inspires belief in/or commitment to an idea/concept by confidently and articulately communicating a vision (Inspirational presenter able to cope with any audience and adapt presentation on the move).Expert oral and written communication skills: Regularly consults senior management or executive levels on matters concerning areas. Requires the ability to change the thinking of and gain acceptance of other in sensitive situationsAbility to negotiate effectively with customers, contractors, and competitorsCustomer oriented, actively communicates with peers, internal and/or external customers to ensure service level exceeds expectations.

Cross Discipline
Advanced understanding of how other disciplines interact with own, leads contributions within other disciplines for increased synergyAbility to analyze area in the identification of risks and methods of applying company strategy.Advanced understanding of and practice of the principles of Quality ManagementAdvanced understanding of the company's strategy and how own role, project and/or department fits inAdvanced understanding of own Product Line's range of services & products, and the relationship to other parts of OFS/WG.Knows strengths, competitive advantage and position in market placeActively participates in Oil & Gas E&P; forums, symposiums, etc.Promotes standards & develops procedures to improve qualityIs familiar with the way our customers work and can apply this to deliver improvements of commercial benefit to SLBKeeps track of the competition so that the benefit can respond to changesCarries out strategic management of multiple projects; identifies and anticipates future business-wide projects and adopts plans accordingly

Managing the Assigned Tasks
Has advanced functional and technical skills required to do the job.Capable of setting of own and team's objectives and identifies key requirements.Balances priorities & interfaces with internal/external customers & stakeholders to ensure expectations are met.Able to identify, assess & manage risk effectively in a project based environment.Develops plans & critical paths for complex projects.Co-ordinates and liaises between projects which involve cross-disciplinary resources, monitoring a number of different projects at different stages of the project cycle, and checking achievements to key milestones. Ensures objectives are achieved within budget.

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