at Total
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted January 11, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


ContractJoin our Geoscience team in Houston !

Microseismic monitoring is a technology to monitor reservoir processes due to injection or production by passively listening/locating the micro-earthquakes induced by those processes. The geophysical research team at Total-EP-RT USA is currently working in collaboration with NanoSeis to build state of the art surface / borehole microseismic processing and QC software. NanoSeis is a surface microseismic processing company, their software is built on Halliburton Landmark’s SeisSpace platform.
During the first phase, you will gain the knowledge of microseismic technology (nature of microseismic events, source mechanism, locating events in subsurface, data acquisition etc. ), basic microseismic processing and interpretation through selected reading and training.

For the second phase you will participate in the collaboration with NanoSeis on the development of new capabilities in microseismic data processing and QC, testing them, and feedback to NanoSeis for improvement. Through the second phase, you will have a training on NanoSeis software and SeisSpace workflows on seismic/microseismic/ DAS data processing, and gain hands-on experience on microseismic processing and interpretation.
Context and environment
The selected candidate will receive a VIE allowance according to the Business France rates and the subsidiary will provide a furnished accommodation (with roommate).

Please check the following website to make sure that your application complies with the criteria to carry out a VIE assignment:
Candidate profile
Desired qualifications :Masters or equivalent at minimum, Ph.D. preferred.

A 12-month experience (minimum) in the discipline is mandatory to be eligible for a 18 months VIE mission in the US

Technical skills:
Good knowledge of numerical methods, maths.
Ideally some elements of geoscience, and knowledge of inverse theory and methods.

Computing skills :
Good programming skills in at least one scientifc programming language (FORTRAN, C, C++ OR JAVA) and MATLAB.

English and French: fluent
Offer ID15851BR
Region, department, area
Employment typeVIE
Contract duration
Duration unitMonths
Experience level required
0 - 3 years, 3 - 6 years
BranchExploration and Production
Interview location
Proposed start date1ST APRIL 2019
About us / company profile

Give your best to better energy and make the commitment with Total. With over 500-plus professions in 130 countries, we offer high safety and environmental standards, strong ethical values, an innovation culture and wide-ranging career development. Be part of the global team whose mission is already shared by 100,000 employees: to make energy better each and every day.
Job Expires29-Apr-2019

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