at Zachry Group
Location San Antonio, United States
Date Posted March 30, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Job Description:
Zachry Exploration
San Antonio, TX
Growing independent Oil and Gas Company seeks Senior
Prospect Geophysicist / Geological Interpreter and the
lead Manager for identifying and developing oil and gas
prospects for this San Antonio, Texas based operation.
Senior Prospect Geophysicist / Prospect Generator
Responsibilities: Must be able to identify and develop
conventional oil and gas prospects and develop those
into successful producing wells. Carry out extensive
detailed mapping on 3D or 2D seismic data, analyze
seismic attributes, and prepare detailed structural,
stratigraphic and amplitude maps. Evaluate 2D and 3D
seismic data sets for hydrocarbon potential and present
recommendations for future exploration efforts and
seismic data acquisition based on technical and business
experience. Correlate and identify events on the seismic
record for equivalency and time-depth relationship.
Assess seismic data quality and recommend ways to
improve the data. Rank and define leads and/or
prospects, estimate risk and propose additional studies
or resources to improve such risk (probabilistic and
deterministic methods). Recommend purchase or
disposition of leases based on integrated geological and
geophysical information as contributor to lease sale
evaluation efforts. Must be able to communicate
effectively and conduct discussions with Team Members,
Team Leader and Management.

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities:

Working knowledge of Petra and expert usage of SMT

Kingdom required along with a proficiency in Windows
Office software.

Must have experience and a strong understanding of

AVO modeling, fluid substitutions and other

Strong ability to analyze the cause of success or

failure of exploration projects.

Must be able to work in highly charged, fast-paced

work environment, and be able to handle multiple
projects at once.


Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Geophysics or


10-20 years working experience.
Must be a proven prospect generator with a record of

identifying and finding successful oil and gas finds

Experience with both exploration and development

workflows in conventional environments, generating
and updating maps, logs, cross-sections and
databases as required.

Experience drilling successful wells in LA, S. Texas

and the Gulf Coast areas and integrating well log
and geology information into the Seismic
interpretation and prospect generation (well tie,
wavelet extraction et al).

Business Travel: Minimal, 10% or less
Onshore experience is required.
3D seismic acquisition, processing and



Texas and Louisiana gulf coast expertise.
Shallow water experience
Some unconventional experience
Experience with generating and selling prospects
Certified Petroleum Geologist
Registered Professional Geoscientist
Member - Society of Exploration of Geophysicist
Leadership and mentoring of junior exploration staff

Zachry Group is America's pace-setter in turnkey
construction, engineering, maintenance, turnaround and
fabrication services in the power, energy, chemicals,
manufacturing and industrial sectors. It works with
customers to plan, build and renew their most critical
facilities, so they can achieve their immediate and
long-term goals, all at the highest safety standards.
Zachry Group operates 35 offices, with more than 20,000
employees working in more than 400 locations nationwide.
Please visit for more information.


Meaningful Work
Team–Based Culture
Opportunity for Growth

ZACHRY is dedicated to providing a Safe and Drug-Free
work environment; and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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