Senior Geophysicist in Russia

at Staffwell
Location United States
Date Posted October 26, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent



от 09.03.2017


Направления деятельности:
Геология и геофизика, Добыча сырья и производство, Управленцы и руководящий состав

Р егионы работы:
Любой город


The Senior Geophysicist will have a wide-ranging pan-asset role with accountabilities to (i) provide geophysical support to each of three assets on a need-to basis for well planning and drilling operations, 3D seismic (volume) interpretation, and reservoir prediction, (ii) support each asset with 4D interpretation and integration, (iii) carry out cross-asset or asset-specific special studies (e.g., involving QI and seismically-constrained IRM), and (iv) support the design of a 2018/2019 seismic acquisition campaign (3D/4D; streamer/OBS) covering all assets.
This role will require extensive cross-disciplinary engagements and Technical Assurance involvement, and will also include coaching RF staff in, especially, integration of 4D results into the business. Given the pan-asset accountabilities, substantial flexibility in project execution will be required.

Specific accountabilities:

Stand in and support for (three) asset geophysicists when needed (3D/4D interpretation, TD-conversion, well planning and drilling operations, input to FDPs and field reviews).
Support asset geophysicists in detailed 4D interpretation and integration of 4D results (including 4D Close-the-Loop) into reservoir model updates.
Carry out special studies outside the scope and/or time availability of the asset interpreters (e.g., QI, 4D-geomechanics implications), partly in direct cooperation
Provide support for activities around design and execution of a 2018/2019 seismic acquisition campaign
Provide support in setting-up and steering extensive 3D/4D processing (likely including PS and DAS) of the 2018/2019 seismic to be carried out by a third party.
Coach RF geoscience staff in best practices in seismic qualitative and quantitative interpretation and integration.
Take a lead role in improved data management of large amounts of new geophysical data (3D/4D)
Identify opportunities to improve seismic data quality, acquire additional geophysical data, and to deploy new technologies (e.g., in volume interpretation).
Lead elements of the Geophysics discipline improvement plan, and participate in discipline meetings.

As TA2, or after TA2 accreditation:

Work with the GP TA1/TA2 and PG TA1/TA2s in providing assurance for horizon and fault prognosis, well trajectory, and geohazards.
Ensure there is an audit trail of own assurance activities.
For projects where nominated TA2, keep connection with project lead and give input early (in framing & planning), and provide advice during project. Maintain an overview of the Hydrocarbon Maturation activities in the project(s).
Keep Chief Geophysicist informed of any issues.
Maintain overview of global best practise, ensuring that latest technologies and standards are applied.

Experience & qualifications:

Master’s or PhD degree in relevant field (e.g., Geophysics, Physics, Mathematics).
At least 11 years relevant experience as Geophysicist with broad exposure to other PE disciplines.

Key competences required

Demonstrated competences in 3D/4D interpretation (nDI / Petrel) and 4D integration.
Competences in areas of reservoir characterization (QI), seismically-constrained reservoir modeling, seismic acquisition and processing.
Experience in brownfield surveillance and infill development an advantage: *** has previously been in primary development mode and is only recently making the transition to maintain and extend. Ability to bring “brownfield thinking” would be an advantage.
Good interpersonal and communications skills.
Ability to influence without formal leadership role, particularly in other cultures.
Enthusiasm for technical hands-on peer-assist and coaching and ability to coach and inspire others.
Motivated and flexible to adapt work practices to meet an aggressive project timeline, specifically meeting Russian approvals and internal decision gates, without jeopardizing work quality.

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