Senior Geophysicist - Delaware Basin Subsurface Characterization - Midland

at Anadarko
Location Midland, United States
Date Posted February 23, 2017
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 8


Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is one of the world's largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, with corporate offices in The Woodlands, Texas. Anadarko's mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to Shareholders by developing, acquiring and exploring for oil and gas resources vital to the world's health and welfare.

  Job Summary:

This position will be located in the Midland, Texas working with the Delaware Basin Subsurface Characterization team.  Anadarko is seeking a Senior Geophysicist who has significant experience with field development, appraisal mapping, microseismic data, and regional evaluations using available well control and the 3D and 2D seismic data base.



The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ of relevant experience
  • Proficient working knowledge of processes and methodologies utilized in regional to prospect level evaluation including play and petroleum systems analysis, prospect generation and recommendation, exploration and delineation well planning and drilling, and post-drill analysis.
  • Strong fundamental geoscience skillset, with strengths in 2D/3D seismic and microseismic acquisition, processing and interpretation, GIS software, and well log interpretation
  • Demonstrates ability to clearly convey concepts and objectives verbally; in presentations and in written reports
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills for working in a multi-disciplined team environment and is willing to mentor less experienced geoscience and engineering staff
  • Prospect generator in unconventional resource exploration programs
  • Familiarity with depth imaging and seismic attribute generation
  • Knowledgeable with the use of seismic for fracture detection and delineation
  • Experience with the interpretation and integration of micro-seismic data
  • Proficient in 2D onshore seismic interpretation and pitfalls


  • Horizontal well placement mapping in designated area
  • Appraisal of current and future discoveries
  • Generation of regional scale integrated structural and stratigraphic interpretations by using seismic data and information from key wells to recommend areas of interest to management for further exploration
  • Work with other Anadarko teams to plan, execute and evaluate exploration and appraisal wells
  • Represent the company at partner and government technical committee meetings
  • Evaluate outside submittals/proposals and advise management of technical details
  • Advisor/Mentor for less experienced geoscience and engineering staff


B.S., M.S. or PhD degree in geology, geophysics or physics is required. M.S. or PhD degree in geophysics is strongly preferred.


This position may be eligible for relocation.


Travel Requirements:
Travel will be required up to 25%.


Work Schedule:
This position is eligible for the 5/40 or 9/80 work schedule.

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