Senior Geophysicist in Perth, Australia

at INPEX Corporate
Location Perth, Australia
Date Posted November 8, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


PermanentINPEX Corporation is an international oil and gas company currently involved in more than 70 projects across 26 countries. INPEX is ranked among the top global petroleum companies and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

INPEX Australia is headquartered in Perth with offices in Darwin, Northern Territory, Broome and The Kimberley. INPEX Australia is active in the Timor Sea and the Carnarvon, Browse, Bonaparte and Beetaloo basins.

INPEX Australia’s portfolio includes the flagship Ichthys LNG Project and participating interests in the Bayu-Undan/Darwin LNG, Prelude FLNG and Van Gogh projects and the development of the Ravensworth, Coniston and Kitan oil fields.

These projects represent investments of billions of dollars and comprise a number of joint ventures forging dynamic and exciting alliances.

INPEX is currently seeking a Senior Geophysicist within the Australia Ventures Exploration Department. This Perth-based position will undertake petroleum exploration activities as a Senior Geophysical member of the Exploration Team.
Key responsibilities include:
Geophysical interpretation and evaluation in the offshore Browse Basin, and other basins as required, with a focus on the generation and development of exploration plays, leads and prospects for drilling. Prepare documents/reports.
Contribute to the creation and peer reviewing of initiatives and projects underway in the Exploration team, with specific emphasis on peer review and quality assurance of geophysical interpretation projects.
Provide expertise, peer review and assurance on depth conversion and quantitative interpretation studies in support of INPEX-operated, non-operated and new business exploration evaluations.
Preparation of predrill/post-drill geophysical documentation and analysis; provide geophysical support and monitoring during seismic and drilling operations.
Evaluate new venture opportunities as required, attend data reviews, provide reports, analyses and advice to the Manager Exploration Geophysics and/or GM Exploration.
Support and input as required into new seismic acquisition and seismic (re)processing projects.
Attend Operated and non-operated JV meetings, with report and provide advice to the Manager Exploration Geophysics and/or GM Exploration.
Plan, lead and supervise geophysical studies by external contractors.
Compile presentations and contribute to discussions with Regulator and JV’s.
Prepare technical submissions to Company management, JV’s and the Regulator.
Advise and assist the Manager Exploration Geophysics and/or GM Exploration and Geosciences on regional and permit strategy, and permit management
As a leading member of the geophysics group and Exploration as a whole, contribute materially to the ongoing development of the structure, systems, capability and ethos of the Exploration team.
Provide mentoring, guidance and leadership to less experienced geophysicists and other staff.
Support the Manager Exploration Geophysics and/or GM Exploration and Geosciences in designing, implementing and managing annual exploration work programs and budgets

Key qualifications, skills and experience required:
Minimum requirement is Bachelor of Science (Geophysics) or similar geoscience degree.
At least 10 years of experience as a geophysicist in the petroleum exploration industry.
The role requires an up-to-date appreciation of the latest geophysical and geological techniques, with a high level of skill in geophysical interpretation, use of interpretation and mapping software, reporting and data recording systems
At least 10 years in the petroleum exploration industry with expertise in the appropriate earth science and petroleum exploration analysis and interpretation software applications.

All activities must be carried out in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with INPEX policies and procedures, ensuring the welfare of personnel and the protection of assets and the environment at all times.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to contribute to a team that will have an enduring impact on the Australian energy industry, this is it. This is your chance to use your skills and knowledge to enhance and grow our business through a successful exploration program.
Information on this role and details on how to apply can be found on the INPEX website at
“INPEX is building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, for the benefit of our people, our business and the community. We therefore encourage women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.”

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