Senior Geophysicist St. John's, Canada

at Husky
Location St Johns, Canada
Date Posted June 17, 2017
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.

We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.

Husky, Atlantic Region is currently looking for a Senior Geophysicist to join the Exploration group within the Subsurface Team.

The Senior Geophysicist will be a key member of an integrated team of diverse professionals that together are responsible for identifying and quantifying exploration opportunities, evaluating existing discoveries for development potential, and monitoring and evaluating partner-operated projects offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing 3D and 2D seismic data to generate horizon and fault interpretations in a highly rifted setting.
  • Collaborating with other geoscientists to apply sequence stratigraphic principles
  • Assessing tectonic timing, and structural and bathymetric controls on reservoir distribution and quality.
  • Analyzing seismic attributes to evaluate potential fluid signals and to extract reservoir quality and paleodepositional trends where possible.
  • Identifying and quantifying structural and combination structural-stratigraphic traps.
  • Generating structural frameworks in support of trap seal analysis, volumetric estimations, and static and simulation models.
  • Assisting in preparing regulatory applications and interfacing with the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.
  • Maintaining and enhancing knowledge and skills by keeping informed of technical advancements in the geosciences field.
  • Presenting internally to peers and management, as well as externally to partners.
  • Coaching and mentoring junior geoscientists within the team.


Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science in Geophysics.
  • Member in good standing or eligible for Professional Geoscientist status with Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL).
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in a geophysicist role working within the oil and gas industry.
  • Seismic mapping and sequence stratigraphic interpretation experience in highly structured basins.
  • Familiarity with interpretation workstations and strong computing skills.
  • Knowledge of synthetic seismogram generation, velocity modeling and depth conversion.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively.
  • Superior analytical skills and the ability to identify key issues based on relevant data and provide appropriate solutions/recommendations.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment dealing with people from various disciplines and backgrounds.
  • Excellent presentation as well as written and oral communication skills.


  • Experience in AVO/seismic attribute analysis.
  • Prior experience working geophysical data from offshore Eastern Canada.
  • Knowledge of geophysical data acquisition and processing implications for data visualization and analysis.

The deadline for the submission of all applications is Monday, July 10th, 2017.

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