Imaging Scientist / Geophysicist 2018 Graduate Scheme in Crawley, United Kingdom

at CGG
Location Crawley, United Kingdom
Date Posted March 27, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


CGG ( is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from the global oil and gas industry.
Through its complementary business lines of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and exploitation.
CGG employs over 5,500 people around the world, all with a passion for Geoscience and working together to deliver the best solutions to its customers.
Job Description
Are you interested in working for a world leading Geoscience company?
CGG are recognised leaders in building stunning subsurface images. To do so, we need world class Imaging Scientists!
Come and join us and be part of the CGG Equation.
Are you passionate about science and technology? Maybe you’re a maths mastermind or physics whiz? Do you want to use your technical skills to solve real problems?
Our Subsurface Imaging Graduate Programme is looking for exceptional people with excellent analytical and problem solving skills, who will apply these skills to solving these complex data issues.
We use exploration geophysics to map the subsurface structure and our imaging techniques are based on applied physics, using high performance computer systems.
CGG is a recognized leader in subsurface imaging and our international teams are dedicated to solving our clients’ complex challenges.
Technology & Innovation
We are looking for people with excellent analytical & exceptional problem solving skills to join our imaging teams. Using your mathematics and physics skills in an applied environment, you will learn to develop and apply the latest signal processing & imaging techniques to create start of the art images of the subsurface.
We are a recognized leader in subsurface imaging and your continual drive & creativity to develop our existing workflows and innovate new solutions, will ensure that we remain at the forefront of our business.
You will have an innate desire to keep learning and your curiosity will be satisfied through our comprehensive development programme and on the job training in addition to the benefit of further self-led learning, from both internal and external sources.
Customer service
You will be a strong communicator with good intuition in order to understand our clients’ requirements and deliver projects that will exceed their expectations every time.
You will need to have a high level of integrity and initiative to keep solving our clients’ complex challenges; surprising them (in a positive way!) while still delivering on schedule.
You will join a project based imaging team in a flexible working environment in which you are encouraged daily to share ideas and problem solve in collaboration with your team.
We work together to meet our client’s expectations; knowledge sharing and continually evaluating our clients’ needs and expectations to ensure everyone contributes to delivering the highest quality subsurface images.
What does an Imaging Scientist do?
Working in a project focused team, you will be responsible for building 3D subsurface images from reflection seismic soundings, all of which are constructed using data processing modules on CPU and GPU computer systems.
Through the acquisition, processing and analysis of seismic data, our subsurface images increase our clients’ ability to safely explore and recover hydrocarbon resources.
Using your practical mathematics and physics skills in an applied environment, you will learn to develop and apply the latest data imaging techniques to overcome geophysical challenges, such as noise and multiple attenuation and data regularization.
You will also perform velocity model building and data migration, all with the aim of creating state of the art images for our clients.
Our Imaging Scientists will be expected to learn CGG’s processing modules and how to run a complete seismic projects; from testing to QC and the presentation of these results to management and clients.
We are looking for individuals who are intuitive, ask questions and will continuously seek to improve our technology and processes.
Person requirements and required Education and Experience:
Our Graduate Programme requires individuals who can exhibit a collaborative approach to working and a proven ability to critically analyse scientific data and problems to reach solutions and conclusions.
You will have a degree in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Geophysics or other related technical discipline, either at MSc or PhD level.
You will be expected to demonstrate your experience in applied mathematics during the application and interview process and you will ideally have some experience in programming.
Additional Information
Why choose CGG?
Learning and Development
Joining a company with a culture of learning and a world-class structured career development pathway, our graduates can develop their technical, commercial and personal skills for the future via a suite of internal courses led by our own CGG University.
We encourage you to take ownership of your development by identifying opportunities to further progress your own skills and experience.
CGG focuses on the strengths and talents of our people and develop learning opportunities that encourage development at every step of your career.
Global Reach
Our Subsurface Imaging division operates on a global scale. You will be part of a worldwide network of data imaging centres and have the opportunity to discover how a global business operates and interacts.
Work / Life Balance
CGG recognise the importance of work life balance and therefore, in addition to operating a flexible working week, we encourage and support a strong social community; through sports activities, monthly get togethers, charity fundraisers and annual events.
We have great Benefits
As well as a competitive salary and bonus scheme, CGG has flexible holiday allowance, pension scheme, private healthcare & dental and financial wellbeing assistance.
Working in an open plan office environment with dedicated social space, our employees are given the freedom to research innovative new ideas and processes, in addition to organising their working week, based on the needs of their projects and teams.
You will work with cutting edge technology and have the opportunity for continuous peer to peer learning.

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