Senior Geophysicist - Germany

at Vermilion
Location Germany
Date Posted June 15, 2017
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10


Senior Geophysicist

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

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