Senior Geophysicist in Germany

at Vermilion Energy
Location Germany
Date Posted June 12, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


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
Must have the legal right to work in Germany.
Please forward all applications, cover letters and resumes, in English, to:

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