Senior Geophysicist Job - Houston

at Hess
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted June 18, 2017
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 7


Senior Geophysicist Job

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Date: Jun 19, 2017

Location: Houston, Texas, US




Hess is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.


We have a world-class portfolio of assets with industry-leading margins and visible growth in areas where we have proven technical capabilities: Asia Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, onshore U.S. and the West Africa conjugate margin. We are a leader in the production of shale oil and gas, and one of the largest operators in the Bakken formation, North Dakota. We are also known for our expertise in the development and production of projects in deep water offshore.


Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth.  We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.


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This position is for an Exploration Geophysicist in Hess's Guyana Stabroek Exploration Team. The focus area for exploration in the Stabroek license spans multiple play types across a vast exploration license in Guyana.  An active drilling program includes geophysically supported prospects requiring careful quantitiative geophysical analysis.   Competence with both geophysical and geological interpretation-evaluation is essential. The ideal candidate will have experience with rock physics, seismic inversion, quantitative amplitude evaluation at the basin and prospect scale. The position will utilize a mix of skills integrating geology with quantitative geophysics to better define both stratigraphic and structural prospects.  The individual will be part of an integrated exploration team putting together drill ready prospects and seeing them through from concept through execution including operations as a non-operator.  Team boundaries are fluid and often support is required of individuals across exploration, appraisal, and development.  This position will have high profile in the company and be under tight deadlines and  is ideal for a dynamic high-energy individual seeking a significant opportunity for impacting the company’s future.  The position reports directly to the Guyana Stabroek Exploration Team Leader.



- Regional 2D and 3D seismic interpretation of entire basin area and integration of well logs and seismic stratigraphy with quantitative geophysics

- Following processing and reprocessing projects with an eye on getting the data to the highest quality the first time through

Opportunity identification, evaluation, and prospect maturation through economic valuation

- Probabilistic assessment of petroleum volumes, risk, and working with PreDevelopment to determine economic value and risk of multiple prospects

- Strong individual contributor and team player

- Effective project management, ability to multi-task

- Mentoring of colleagues and junior staff

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