Geophysicist III in Houston, Texas

at Noble Energy
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted July 30, 2017
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Independently formulate and develop advanced geophysical and geological maps for reservoir characterization of exploration and field development activities. Autonomously interpret and integrate 3D seismic data with wells and other available geological information for creation of reservoir properties incorporated into a geologic model used for reservoir characterization and field management purposes in Deep Water Gulf of Mexico and West Africa Douala basins. Collects, organizes, evaluates, and maps geophysical and geological data to aide in determining economic viability of an exploration or development opportunity. Constantly assesses and seeks to identify additional exploration and development opportunities in arears of responsibility such as behind pipe completions, field extensions, or deeper potential reservoirs. Participates in post-mortem analysis of exploration or development opportunities to determine learnings. Use probabilistic and deterministic methods to analyze reservoir uncertainties, risks and resource ranges. Assists in writing requests for quotation of seismic acquisition, data purchases, or processing with subsequent evaluation of bids to make recommendations based on performance and cost. Create data packages and presentations to third party partners and government officials. Utilize advanced seismic techniques to determine reservoir or field development uncertainties, reservoir distribution, quality and fluid content, and hydrocarbon phase. These techniques include but are not limited to, well log fluid substitution, AVO analysis and modeling, polar and azimuthal anisotropy parameters evaluation, geostatistical pre-stack seismic inversion, seismic forward modeling at reservoir static and dynamic conditions (time-lapse). Support all aspects of the drilling program from regulatory document creation and submission to well planning and daily monitoring. Participate and coordinate as required in drilling, reservoir management, acreage acquisition, and production activities with other multi-discipline team members and departments.



Must have a Master's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Geology, Geophysics or closely related field with a minimum of three (3) years of recent experience with an Oil & Gas Operator working reservoir characterization of Deep Water Gulf of Mexico and Douala West Africa basins, including autonomous interpretation of 3D seismic data in supra and sub salt settings, analysis of structural and stratigraphic history to define environments of deposition, risk assessment and calculation of prospect volumetrics, sand prediction and distribution mapping, time-lapse seismic feasibility studies, well log interpretation for creation of both stratigraphic and structural cross sections, seismic petrophysics, seismic attribute and pre-stack inversion analysis, well log fluid substitution for prediction of hydrocarbon presence and type via geophysical modeling (AVO & wave equation), basic pore pressure analysis for use in active drilling program, and Pre-Stack Depth Migration principles with emphasis on RTM and Kirchhoff techniques.


**Decision-Making Authority/Knowledge

Responsible for the interpretation, evaluation and recommendation of exploratory and/or development acreage on which the company has been given the rights to drill.

**Working Conditions

Normal office environment

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Geophysicist III

Location: Houston, TX, US

Organization Name: 6245 GOM Development Geoscience

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