Geophysicist – North Sea in Den Haag, Netherlands

at Mrestart
Location Den Haag, Netherlands
Date Posted February 19, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent



For some of our clients in the offshore oil & gas industry we are looking for a Geophysicist.

The Geophysicist/Seismic interpreter will support the management and technical teams by providing appropriate, accurate and timely geophysical analyses used in assessing business opportunities.

Your activities are, for example:
Participate in multi-disciplinary teams in evaluating technical opportunities;

Provide geophysical support and evaluations, e.g. seismic interpretation, depth conversion, special studies;

Plan, conduct and supervise exploration studies for the operated Dutch & Danish offshore acreage;

Construct static models;

Advise on geological aspects of new business opportunities in the Netherlands and Denmark;

Identify, evaluate and promote exploration opportunities to enhance the overall value of the organization’s operations;

Support NL & DK asset and exploration management;

Evaluate prospect volumes and associated risk;

Participate in teamwork to achieve cost-effective and successful exploration and development programmes;

Interpretation and mapping of G&G; data to support business decisions in areas such as;

– Acreage evaluations for licensing rounds, license renewal, new ventures opportunities

– Exploration prospect generation

– Development well planning

– Field evaluations

Seismic survey program layout, initiating and monitoring technical projects including seismic processing;

Support well location and trajectory planning;

Well seismic program design, acquisition and processing monitoring;

Documentation of project work, maintaining project and corporate databases and records archives;

Technical presentations to peers and external meetings;

Participate in multi-disciplinary teams undertaking appropriate geophysical evaluations leading to technical recommendations for significant corporate expenditures;

Timely and accurate geophysical contribution to the following decisions:

– Acreage acquisition

– Seismic data acquisition, processing and reprocessing

– Seismic interpretations & mapping (Petrel)

– Velocity analysis

– Special geophysical studies

– Volumes and risk assessments (GeoX)

– Planning/drilling wells

– Well seismic data acquisition and processing

– Field development

– Production Geophysics

Role provides high-grade technical assessment and support to management whose key decisions are guided by this advice. Main decisions are technical judgements;

Geological and geophysical understanding for major decisions on, for example:

– Regional studies

– Applications for new acreage

– M&A; activities

– Drilling of wells

– Acquisition of seismic data & well seismic programs (e.g. VSP, check shots)

– Technical studies


At least an MSc/MEng degree in geology or in a related geoscience;

North Sea experience;

Over 5 years of professional experience in reservoir engineering gained in oil/gas industry, gained in a North Sea operating environment, preferably including development and new play evaluations;

Current knowledge of standard interpretation, mapping and geo-modelling applications, e.g. Petrel;

Experience with Netherlands Oil and Gas Industry and exploration regulations;

Preference for candidates with Chalk evaluation experience;

Relevant experience of the upstream cycle from frontier exploration through field appraisal, to development, production and rehabilitation;

Proven track record of technical excellence and achievement in evaluation and securing best value from technical opportunities.

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