Senior Geophysicist - Germany

at Vermillion Energy
Location Germany
Date Posted October 13, 2017
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Vermilion has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Geophysicist. Based in the Hanover office and reporting to the Exploration Manager, the Senior Geophysicist 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 German portfolio and to 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 Geophysical evaluations (including well ties, 2D/ 3D structural interpretation, time to depth conversion, seismic reservoir characterization) through subsurface data integration and analysis (well logs, core, and seismic, dynamic data)

Develop comprehensive knowledge of relevant German Exploration Licenses to identify new exploration opportunities and define license maturation plans and input to long range exploration plans

High grade Vermilion Germany’s Lead & Prospect portfolio through detailed prospect analysis, volumetric, 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. seismic processing, acquisition

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 Geosciences with 10+ years industry experience

Strong background in Exploration required and experience in development projects a plus

Experience in seismic processing, acquisition and reservoir characterization would be a benefit

Proficiency in English & German is required

A knowledge of German geological basins is required, international experience would be a plus

A strong team player, a good communicator who is self-confident, takes initiative, and shows 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

Must have the legal right to work in Germany.

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