Research Petrophysicist/Rock Physicist Software Developer—Downstream

at Sinopec
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted November 8, 2016
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 5


The Research Geophysicist will be responsible for research and development (R&D) in seismic inversion, seismic attribute analyses, and various relevant geophysical technologies. Rock physical analysis experience is a strong plus. Candidate should have proven track record in geophysical R&D.


  • Research and develop software in rock physical modeling and petrophysical interpretations.
  • Track and analyze technology trends in petrophysics and rock physics.
  • Will be responsible for preparing technical reports for management and other parties as required.
  • Complete quality projects timely and within constraints of budget requirements.
  • Collaborate with team members in geology, geophysics, computer science, and other disciplines.
  • Participate in industry technical consortia, conferences, symposiums, maintaining current industry network and creating new connections.
  • Promote and abide by company health, safety and environmental policies.


  • Solid understanding of seismic wave propagation, numerical analysis, and related signal processing technologies.
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++, Fortran, and CUDA.
  • Familiar with Linux and high performance computing systems.
  • Experience with industry seismic inversion and rock physics tools a strong plus.
  • Ability to track, analyze new technology trends, and write clear in-depth reports.
  • Strong ability to meet deadlines and manage time efficiently while multi-tasking.
  • Team player with good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Professional attitude and demeanor in dealing with all levels of staff, vendors and customers.


  • Master’s Degree in Geophysics, or related Geoscience disciplines (mathematics, physics, and/or computer science) is required, from an accredited university.
  • PhD in same disciplines is preferred.
  • Minimum 5+ year’s experience in Geophysics and rock physics working in the oil and gas industry.
  • Must have 3-5 years of software development experience working within geophysics or rock physics.
  • Must have 5+ years working with any of the following software: C/C++, Fortran, CUDA, Linux, or equivalent type programming software.
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required.
  • Recent certifications are preferred.
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
  • No Relocation extended.

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Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Houston, TX

Required education:

  • Master's

Required experience:

  • Software Development: 3 years
  • Petrophysics: 5 years

Required license or certification:

  • Texas Driver's License, or have the ability to obtain one.

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