Geophysicist in Calgary, Canada

at Vermilion Energy
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted November 7, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent



Vermilion has an excellent opportunity for a Geophysicist. Based in the Calgary office and reporting to the Team Lead, Carrot Creek, the Geophysicist will be a key member of the Geosciences team, responsible for providing technical support in a multi-disciplinary setting for all development activities within the Carrot Creek land base, through the application and integration of 2D and 3D seismic practices. The geographical focus will be to maximize the value of the existing development and appraisal land in the portfolio, and identify other play opportunities outside of Vermilion’s current land position. The company has a fast-moving work environment where decisions are made quickly, technical excellence is paramount and subsurface understanding is key to unlocking an asset and basin’s potential.

Key Responsibilities
Provide geophysical expertise, detailed seismic interpretation, and horizontal drilling execution support
Utilize traditional and advanced seismic interpretation techniques to identify, characterize and rank Vermilion’s prospect inventory, including but not limited to Quantitative Interpretation using Ikon RocDoc and Hampson-Russell software, and rock-physics interpretation of inversion results
Collaboratively integrate geophysical interpretation into multidisciplinary geologic models
Collaboration on the development, exploitation and growth of Vermilion’s assets and execution of the budget and Long Range Plans (LRP), including providing necessary support for the construction of annual budgets and ensuring an inventory of high quality, execution ready locations exist
Work in partnership with D&C; to design and execute the operational plan including geohazard reviews and depth conversion for geo-steering support
Complete look backs of drilling campaigns and budget cycles; make recommendations to improve well performance and reduce capital
Monitor and influence non-op activity
Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary (GG&E;) team to identify, assess, and evaluate economics of growth opportunities (i.e. M&A;, landsales, swaps, farm-ins) within asset team area
Work closely with land to evaluate and make recommendation on expiries
Monitor competitor activity outside of existing land base and identify opportunities for farm-ins, new land acquisition and new technology application
Manage and direct the budget, execution, and design on new seismic programs
Additional responsibilities as assigned

First Year Deliverables
Plan and prog the upcoming 2019 drilling program
Identify and interpret existing data and prepare for the 2020 budget cycle
Championing continuous improvement in respect to ‘Best in Class’ HSE

Essential Experience & Skills
Minimum of 10+ years of relevant oil and gas industry geophysics experience is required
Strong understanding of geologic principles relating to seismic interpretation
Basic well-log interpretation skills
High level of proficiency in Seisware, Geoscout/Accumap, Ikon RocDoc and Hampson-Russell software
Possess high level of understanding in seismic data processing and 2D/3D acquisition
Possesses the ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
A strong team player, a good communicator who is self-confident, takes initiative, and shows a creative approach
Demonstrates good project management skills

University Degree in Geophysics, preferably with a Masters;
APEGA Member
Attributes & Characteristics
Open and honest team player
Positive and engaging personality
Flexible, influential and assertive when required

Vermilion Attractions
International company, headquartered in Alberta, Canada
Diverse asset base in Europe, Australia, US and Canada
20-year history of market outperformance
Ranked among the Top 10 Best Workplaces in Canada, France and The Netherlands
Challenging and inspiring environment that embraces teamwork and collaboration
Strong community investment and committed to giving back to the communities where our people live and work

Vermilion is committed to ensuring we conduct our activities in a manner that will protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the public. Our HSE vision is to fully integrate Health, Safety and Environment into our business, where our culture is recognized as a model by industry and stakeholders, resulting in a healthy workplace free of incidents. All positions at Vermilion require a commitment to high levels of excellence in respect to HSE, reinforcing our corporate Core Values of Excellence, Trust, Respect, and Responsibility.

Posting Close Date: November 30, 2018

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