Senior Researcher Geophysics Seismic Processing in Houston, United States

at Statoil Gulf Services LLC
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted January 16, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


The Senior Researcher of Geophysics Seismic Processing at Statoil Gulf Services in Houston, Texas will be responsible for the research, development, validation and implementation of high-end exploration technologies, in order to find cost efficient and radical solutions for present and future petroleum resources. Duties of the position include:
Research numerical methods for efficient simulation of acoustic and elastic wave propagation;
Research high-end algorithms for quantitatively imaging of subsurface reflectivity and for inversion of velocity model;
Develop and implement high-performance computing for various numerical algorithms;
Utilize many cores skills for CPU and GPU implementation and detail optimization of computer resources on different algorithms, including RAM and cache usage reduction, IO and disk storage optimization, and the parallelization of computational intensive algorithms on shared and distributed high-performance computers;
Improve algorithm efficiency and accuracy;
And follow-up on external projects and evaluate technologies to ensure leading position of Statoil in the industry.
$115,000 per year.
A Master's degree in mathematics, geophysics, physics or a directly related field, plus two years of geophysics research experience in the oil and gas industry.
The experience must include at least two years of experience with each of the following:
(1) analytical and numerical solutions of partial differential equations and seismic wave propagations;
(2) C++, MPI, and GPU for large scale HPC;
and (3) inverse problems.
Personal Qualities
We Offer
Statoil offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Statoil is an equal opportunity employer.
General Information
Interested candidates can apply online at or by mailing a resume to Anke Jardine at Statoil, 2107 CityWest Boulevard, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77042.
Contact Anke Jardine at if you have any questions or need information about this application.

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