Reservoir Geomechanical Expert in Crawley, United Kingdom

at CGG Services (UK) ltd
Location Crawley, United Kingdom
Date Posted August 12, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


CrawleyPermanentCompany Description

Where People, Data and Technology Meet

CGG is a pioneering Technology Company providing world-class fully integrated Geoscience services within the global Energy sector. We employ in excess of 5,300 people worldwide, who bring a unique blend of talent and energy through working together to deliver unrivalled innovative solutions to our customers.

Through our cutting-edge Technology in Geoscience and customer focus, we have achieved outstanding leadership with a strong focus on innovation and a commitment to delivering the best sustainable solutions to our clients’ energy challenges. We bring our clients a unique range of technologies and services, designed to generate stunning 3D images, geological data and remote sensing information of the Earth’s subsurface structures.
Job Description

CGG’s consulting services offer comprehensive geoscience knowledge and provide our clients with valuable insight into all aspects of natural resource exploration and development, from basin prospectively to reservoir modeling and economic analysis.

The Reservoir Geomechanical Expert is responsible for all geomechanical analysis and project work, which mostly includes generation of 1D and 3D geomechanical models. The successful candidate will be the expert for reservoir geomechanics and any other related activities within the group. A major element of the position will be to work with the business development team to promote geomechanical activities.

The incumbent will ensure they strive to ensure productions deadlines, project objectives, technical specifications, quality control requirements and financial targets are met.

Technical Execution of the Project

Perform independently internal and external geomechanical project work, including, wellbore stability analysis, stress analysis, fault seal analysis, pore pressure, 1D and 3D mechanical earth modelling, and other related activities. As part of the reservoir services group, the successful candidate will integrate their results in multi-discipline projects. Runs and presents technical results to clients as required for the optimisation and validation of the workflow. Develops and optimises the workflow along with their peers. Ensures that quality control procedures are applied and that product quality is optimal. Communicates the resource requirements to ensure the project progresses according to schedule.

Project Management

Responsible for keeping projects on schedule and fulfilling project management commitments. With input from the client and direct supervisor, organizes and plans the various validation, production and QC phases of the project as per the contract and following quality procedures. Identifies and makes timely requests for any additional resources to ensure the continued progress of the project. Draws up and manages project monitoring documents.

Communications and Client Relations

As an expert in geomechanics, the ideal candidate will have strong communication and presentation skills, as well as have proven ability to communicate at different levels in the organization. The successful candidate will work closely with other business activities in Crawley to support Geoscience integrated study activities.


The Reservoir Geomechanical Expert will work closely with Sales & Marketing to define the scope of work and project timings during the preparation of tenders. In some cases preparation of simple quotations for clients or other BLs is expected. The successful candidate should take the initiative in promoting the use of optional processes and new technologies in order to provide the best technical results possible, as well as increasing project revenues & margin. The Reservoir Geomechanical Expert will be expected to visit customers for data collection, interim meetings, or project presentations, as well as technically promote geomechanical offerings while building relationships and providing good customer care.


Proactively seeks new techniques and innovative solutions to colleagues.

The ideal candidate will be educated to preferably MSc level in Geophysics or Geoscience or similar with at least 10 years in the oil & gas industry, ideally working in a service or oil company as a Geomechanic expert.

Extensive experience in reservoir characterization, 1D and 3D geomechanical modelling is required.

Strong problem solving skills, the ability to identify problems and articulate solutions, as well as experience working in an integrated team is necessary.

The ideal candidate will also be familiar with geoscience industry standard software and with finite element modelling and programming.

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