Principal II Geophysicist - Long Term Renewal - Exploration - Houston

at BHP Billiton
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted July 20, 2017
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


BHP Billiton

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About the role:
The lead geophysicist in the Discovered Resources Team of Long Term Renewal will provide fully integrated geophysical products describing volume, risk and value of targeted resource opportunities. It requires close collaboration with Portfolio, Strategy and Development and Assurance teams, as well as reservoir engineering, projects and economics staff as needed. The secondary purpose of this role is to pro-actively contribute to the understanding of ongoing global discovered resources and input to the direction of future exploration. The third purpose involves mentoring and coaching geophysical principles and applications within the Long Term Renewal Team and BHP Petroleum. The position reports directly to the Manager, Discovered Resource Team, in Long Term Renewal of the Exploration Division.

This is a grade 12 role.

In this role you will:
Deliver comprehensive subsurface descriptions at the prospect and field scale, as well as surrounding areas for context and exploration potential. All subsurface elements should be addressed and integrated with the team to formulate access recommendations.

Provide ranges of uncertainty and risk, if applicable, to all volume equation inputs

Understand and characterize available geophysical data with respect to quality and suitability for required interpretation

Key deliverables include:
Well ties and synthetics

Seismic data characterization and rock physics templates

Structure maps in depth and velocity maps as appropriate

Depth and structural sensitivities

Amplitude and Quantitative Interpretation where possible

Integration of the above with geologic and engineering products

Set and achieve clear performance goals within context of team priorities

About you:
MSc degree or higher in relevant geophysics

15-20 years or more of exploration, appraisal, and development experience in the petroleum industry,

Expert level understanding of Geophysics

Acquisition, processing and velocity analysis

QI and attribute analysis

Geophysical interpretation, formulates independent opinion

Geological integration, influences within team for best technical answer

Integration of Rock Physics with geology, Geomechanics, Petrophysics

Potential Fields

Volumetric assessment, Risk and Uncertainty ranges

Able to work in flexible environment, quality work within time constraints

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, works well with other cultures

Mentors staff as needed, those with less experience or exposure to topics

Supporting a diverse workforce

Competitive remuneration packages will be offered, commensurate with experience At BHP Billiton, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options; a generous paid parental leave policy; other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

We support flexible work at BHP Billiton. Talk to us about the flexible working options in this team



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