Research Geophysicist (Houston, TX)

at Sinopec
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted July 8, 2016
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 5
Must Already Have Work Rights Yes


Job Title:   Research Geophysicist

General Description:  The Research Geophysicist will have extensive Research and Development (R&D) experience with seismic imaging & related algorithms, and various relevant Geophysical technologies.  Candidate will interpret, evaluate various seismic data to determine the technologies to apply in imaging.  Candidate should have a proven track record in the oil and gas industry having vast knowledge and experience working with various regions.


  • Solid understanding of seismic imaging or related technologies.
  • Experienced knowledge of geological analysis.
  • Research and develop seismic imaging or related technologies.
  • Will need to utilize creative, innovative approaches to maximize the accuracy and efficiency of geophysical technologies.
  • Mentor and train colleagues, applying solid knowledge of geophysical disciplines to various projects.
  • Preparing consolidate technical reports for management and other parties as required.
  • Collaborates well with other employees.
  • Ensures timely and technically competent completion of work within budget limitations.
  • Promotes the company health safety and environmental policies, procedures, regulations and objectives.


  • Expert knowledge in seismic propagation, numerical simulation, seismic imaging, seismic inversion, and related research topics.
  • Strong programming skills including C/C++, Fortran, and CUDA.
  • Familiar with Linux and high performance computing systems.
  • Ability to do present technical topics to peers and management.
  • Promote industry best practices and work safety.
  • Must be able to read and write English fluently.
  • Effective communication, problem-solving and teamwork.
  • Strong project management skills.


  • Must have a Master’s Degree or Doctorate Degree (from an accredited school) in geophysics, mathematics, physics, computer science or related Geophysical discipline.
  • Must have 5+ years industry related experience working in the Oil & Gas industry as a geophysicist.
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required.
  • Must have a valid Texas driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

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