Lead Geophysicist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

at Equinor
Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date Posted July 25, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


We're Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We're the largest operator in Norway, among the world's largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we're building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.
Development and production Brazil (DPB) is responsible for the company’s operations and business development in Brazil. DPBs ambition is to develop safe and sustainable value growth in Brazil, shaping the future of energy and bringing progress for society.Equinor has been present in Brazil since 2001 and is located with head office in Rio de Janeiro. The company has a diverse portfolio with activities at all stages including:Exploration licenses (Campos, Espirito Santo and Santos basin) Operated producing asset: Peregrino field (Campos Basin), that is our largest operated international offshore operation;Partner operated licenses: Roncador field (Campos Basin) in partnership with PetrobrasProject Development: BM-C-33 (Campos Basin) and Carcará (Pre-salt development in Santos basin)Renewable energy: Apodi solar project in partnership with Scatec Solar (which is under construction in the Ceará state).

Job Description
• Lead geophysical activities for field appraisal, development and production;• Coordinate data acquisition strategy, follow-up and QC of seismic data acquisition and processing;• Maximize use of geophysical data and ensure excellence in deliverables of the geophysical discipline by engaging with partners and internal and external experts;• Initiate and coordinate geophysical technical studies;• Provide complete evaluation of seismic data including 3D seismic interpretation, well to seismic correlation, velocity model building, time to depth conversion, quantitative and qualitative analysis and uncertainty evaluation;• Integrate rock physics analysis; • AVO analysis seismic attributes analysis and seismic;• Interpretation to support reservoir characterization; • Ensure integration with other subsurface; disciplines while providing input to geomodel and well planning in a carbonate reservoir framework; • Represent company in technical meetings with Partners or other external stakeholder;• Prepare and revise reports for government; authorities and for internal documentation in English and Portuguese;• Safety and compliance management of geophysics related contracts;• Mentor and provide guidance for less experienced staff;• Contribute to digitalization and simplification initiative.
• Minimum 10 years’ experience with project development and production;• Proficient on carbonate seismic interpretation. Experience with pre-salt seismic interpretation is an advantage;• Higher education at MSc or PhD level in geophysics preferred. Relevant work experience; with proven high-impact deliveries can compensate. • Experience as an Operator is an advantage;• This position requires strong technical skills, ability to work well with others and a desire to make a difference;• Working knowledge in OpenWorks and Petrel is an advantage; • Experience within the following topics is also an advantage:• Innovative Geophysics;• 4D seismic;• Seismic acquisition and processing support;• Carbonate geoscience;• Well planning;• Rock physics and quantitative interpretation;• Uncertainty analysis.
Personal Qualities
• Proactive by nature, takes initiative and has ability to work independently; • Strong focus on digital initiatives and solutions;• Embraces cooperation with others;• Ability to drive and lead processes through close interaction with team and other relevant organizational units;• Ability to handle a high work load and tight deadlines when needed. Performs well under pressure when it really counts;• Ability to create network and utilize the broader Equinor organization to achieve desired results;• Creative, independent and flexible. Comfortable working in a multicultural business environment;• Team player who works and communicates across disciplinary borders;• Ability to take and give constructive feedback;• Good communication skills and strong command of the English and Portuguese language, both oral and written.
We Offer
Not just a job: a career. We encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities our global company offers, and empower you to build your career across multiple disciplines and geographies, exchange ideas and learn from others.Rewards. We offer a range of reward programmes within one Equinor framework adapted to the local market. This includes competitive salary, variable pay schemes and a share savings plan. Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees’ health and well-being is a priority and we encourage our people to make use of our flexible work arrangements to help balance their work and home lives efficiently. An inclusive culture. Embracing an inclusive culture is a fundamental part of our values, and leveraging our diverse perspectives and experiences help us deliver together.
General Information
Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration attach a copy of your résumé in English. Applications submitted without such attachment will unfortunately not be evaluated.Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

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