Senior Geologist - Germany

at Vermilion
Location Germany
Date Posted June 27, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Senior Geologist

Based in the Hannover area, we are looking for a Senior Exploration Geologist who will be a key member of the German Geosciences team responsible for the integration, interpretation and assessment of all subsurface data, in order to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the assets across the German portfolio and mature growth opportunities. The company has a fast moving work environment where decisions are made quickly, technical excellence is paramount and subsurface understanding is key to unlocking an asset and basin’s potential. This role provides an excellent opportunity to join a growing team within an exciting and growth focused company.
Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality subsurface Geological evaluations (including correlations, mapping at play and prospect level, depositional environments) through subsurface data integration and analysis (well logs, core, seismic, dynamic data) in order to generate prospects for drilling
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of relevant German Exploration Licenses to identify new exploration opportunities, define license maturation plans and input to long range exploration plans
  • High grade Vermilion Germany’s Lead & Prospect portfolio through detailed prospect analysis, volumetrics, uncertainty and risk assessments
  • Provide support to Production Assets as required
  • Recommend  drilling opportunities while ensuring their risk profile are in line with the requirements of the company strategy
  • Drive the maturation of drilling proposals; including documentation, monitoring of operations, analyzing results
  • Participate in Technical assurance reviews, partner meetings and mentoring of  junior staff
  • Manage external projects or consultants as required, including e.g. core studies, basin modelling, specialist studies
  • Support the reserves and resources booking process
  • Review, evaluate and bid for Farm-in or Business Development opportunities as required in Europe
  • Assess open acreage and recommend to apply for new Exploration licenses

Essential Experience & Skills

  • High technical proficiency in Geology with 10+ years industry experience
  • Strong background in Exploration required and experience in development projects a plus
  • Experience in structural geology, reservoir characterization and/or seismic interpretation would be a benefit
  • Proficiency in English is required, knowledge of German a strong plus
  • International experience would be preferred, with experience of German basins a plus
  • A strong team player, a good communicator who is self-confident and has the ability to take the initiative and show a creative approach
  • Demonstrates good project management skills


  • Geoscience graduates, preferably with a Masters

Attributes & Characteristics

  • Open and honest team player
  • Positive and engaging personality
  • Flexible, influential and assertive when required

Vermilion Attractions

  • International company, headquartered in Alberta, Canada
  • Diverse asset base in Europe, Australia, US and Canada
  • 20-year history of market outperformance
  • Ranked among the Top 10 Best Workplaces in Canada, France and The Netherlands
  • Challenging and inspiring environment that embraces teamwork and collaboration
  • Strong community investment and committed to giving back to the communities where our people live and work

Vermilion is committed to ensuring we conduct our activities in a manner that will protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the public. Our HSE vision is to fully integrate Health, Safety and Environment into our business, where our culture is recognized as a model by industry and stakeholders, resulting in a healthy workplace free of incidents.  All positions at Vermilion require a commitment to high levels of excellence in respect to HSE, reinforcing our corporate Core Values of Excellence, Trust, Respect, and Responsibility.
Posting Close Date: Until a suitable candidate has been identified

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