Geophysicist in Midland, United States

at DiamondBack
Location Midland, United States
Date Posted May 19, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Job Title: Geophysicist
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Midland, TX
SUMMARY: Seeking a technically strong and motivated geophysicist to interpret Diamondback Energy's Permian Basin seismic data, and to oversee future data acquisition and processing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

Work with asset team geologists to tie all available well data to seismic.
Develop synthetics and generate velocity models.
Generate structure contour maps on horizontal drilling targets and significant geology surfaces.
Work with operations geologists to provide detailed structure and potential geohazards for steering horizontal wells.
Develop models for attribute analysis and inversion (where data quality is sufficient).
Determine availability of existing seismic data for purchase.
Negotiate and coordinate acquisition of proprietary seismic data, as well as participation in spec seismic shoots.
Work with Land and Legal departments to approve seismic contracts and permit requests.
Participate on multi-disciplinary asset teams to generate field development plans.
Demonstrate the ability to set realistic goals and be prepared to provide timely project updates and final Interpretations and recommendations.
Be able to seamlessly work within a diverse group of geoscientists and engineers to provide timely and business critical contributions.
REQUIREMENTS (minimum and preferred requirements): To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Master's degree in Geophysics or Geology (with significant geophysical training).
Minimum of two years of oil and gas industry experience.
Permian Basin experience preferred, but onshore U.S. resource play experience is acceptable.

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