Senior Geophysicist - Unconventional in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

at International Development Company Manpower Supply
Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted March 13, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


The successful candidate will report to the Team Leader of the Geoscience Team within COMPANY's Unconventional Department.
The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the database of geophysical data used in the evaluation of all Unconventional plays in Abu Dhabi. The specific responsibilities will include, in collaboration with the COMPANY Upstream technical Center, the planning and execution of all geophysical activities include 2D and 3D seismic acquisition and processing, microseismic imaging, borehole geophysics (e.g. VSP), and non-seismic geophysical methods (e.g. gravity and magnetics).
The candidate will also be responsible for the integrated interpretation of 2D and 3D seismic incorporating all relevant well data and non-seismic information (e.g. gravity and magnetics). They we be accountable to maintain an ever-green data base of structural maps (time and depth) of all critical stratigraphic marker horizons.
The candidate will work closely with the team geologist in defining exploration and appraisal well locations appropriate for the de-risking plays and reducing subsurface uncertainties.
Where appropriate they will initiate and execute programs of seismic data reprocessing and quantitative interpretation studies either in-house or via specialist service providers.
They will be required to provide input into well proposals, specifically the definition of the target selection, depth prognosis, identifying HSE issues and the geophysical elements of the data gathering program. During well operations the candidate will be expected to monitor progress closely and supply necessary geophysical support to the Unconventionals Operations & Engineering Team as appropriate. During the planning and drilling of horizontal wells the involvement of the Senior Geophysicist will be critical to ensure the horizontal well trajectory is accurately defined to stay in zone and the drilling progress is monitored in real time
A critical role for the Senior Geophysicist will be in knowledge sharing and coaching of Emirati geophysicists to ensure the full set of geophysical skills, relevant to Unconventional activities, are transferred and embedded within the COMPANY Unconventional team.

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