Senior Geophysicist in Romania

at Petrofac
Location Romania
Date Posted November 13, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Descriere Job Code-007077


Petrofac is the largest UK-listed service provider to the international oil and gas industry, employing more than 18,000 employees around the world. We have more than 30 years’ experience and a track record of several hundred projects spanning the oil and gas value chain: subsurface, asset management, field development, engineering, construction, operations, maintenance and training. Present in 31 countries and representing more than 80 nationalities, we work to achieve our vision: to become world's most admired oilfield service company.

Launched in 2011, Petrofac's Integrated Energy Services (IES) division harnesses Petrofac's broad range of capabilities to provide integrated services to oil & gas resource holders. IES works with customers to develop their resources either through the development of new fields or by enhancing production from mature reservoirs. The IES offering is characterised by commercial flexibility that ensures alignment with customers combined with differentiated execution strategies that deliver enhanced value.

Malaysia is a fast growing operational centre for Petrofac in the Asia Pacific region. With more than 1000 employees in country, our team is now responsible for more than US$2 billion of offshore projects. We will continue to draw on our resources and capability in order to support PETRONAS in the development of the country’s oil and gas resources.

Please note only Malaysian nationals will be considered for this role.


Responsible for providing timely, well-considered, technically sound geophysically-based advice to multiple in-house clients.

Main accountabilities

Support ED business development activities by providing geophysical advice to assist with technical and commercial evaluation of upstream investment opportunities in SE Asia.
Support ED asset teams by providing geophysical advice to challenge and assure quality of team’s technical work.
Mentor junior professionals to assist them to develop skills and experience.
Ensure all relevant data is used to characterise subsurface assets.
Ensure that uncertainties inherent in data are properly communicated, and that the effect of these uncertainties, on results, is understood

Job/Cost Impact

Responsible for the ensuring the quality of advice. Cost/Investment/Project impact situations are reviewed by supervisor.

Decision Making Authority

Key work outputs must be reviewed by the Head of Geology & Geophysics or equivalent.
Approval for acquisition of third-party services or data must be sought prior to any action to acquire.


Office based role with moderate travel, so as to be able to perform role locally, as well as centrally.

Primary Location
Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur

Cerinte Key skills, knowledge and experience required

Technical Competencies

In depth knowledge of exploration and development geophysics including play and prospect generation, seismic attribute analysis and risk analysis.
Thorough understanding of geology, petrophysics, reservoir engineering and petroleum engineering.
Comprehensive knowledge of seismic data acquisition (VSP/2D/3D)
Ability to plan and supervise seismic data processing and inversion work.
High-quality seismic interpretation skills at regional, prospect and reservoir levels
Practised in seismic calibration, velocity modelling and time-depth conversion, mapping and modelling using industry standard software.
Provide input to the evaluating field development opportunities with direct involvement in due the diligence process and the preparation of technical and commercial justifications.
Ability to evaluate such opportunities efficiently and work to tight deadlines when necessary.

Behavioural Competencies

Excellent communication skills.
Team player.
Ability to engage with and influence decision makers.
Cultural sensitivity.
Energy and drive; capacity to manage multiple tasks.

Minimum Requirements

Good degree in Geophysics/Earth Sciences
Working experience on multiple oil and/or gas fields or subsurface projects in the upstream petroleum industry.

Descriere Companie Petrofac is an international service provider to the oil & gas production and processing industries.


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