Senior Reservoir Modeller/Geophysical Interpreter in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Location Nottingham, United Kingdom
Date Posted February 12, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


£37,789 - £41,988 a yearInterview Date: week commencing 29th April 2019
BGS has established a reputation of international research excellence in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Working within the CCS Research Team you will be expected to undertake research in the modelling and monitoring of subsurface processes linked to CO2 storage.
We are seeking a talented individual with experience in multiphase flow modelling and an understanding of fluid processes in porous rocks. Much of the research is undertaken in collaboration with leading university departments, industrial partners and overseas research institutes.
You will be expected to lead projects and develop new proposals for grant funding. You may also be required to make contributions to a range of other interdisciplinary projects within the Decarbonisation Challenge. The work will be mostly UK based but there may also be opportunities to work overseas for short periods of time.
Primary Tasks:
numerical multiphase reservoir modelling
using geophysical data interpretations to construct subsurface models
development and application of novel algorithms
developing research projects (proposals for grants and other funding) in the areas of geoenergy research
developing links with universities and other research organisations to develop joint research projects
scientific project management.
Other Tasks:
coding/programming for reservoir simulation work
line management of junior staff.

Organization Description
UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at
The British Geological Survey (BGS), founded in 1835 is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is the world's longest-established national geological survey and the UKs premier centre for earth science information and expertise.
Shortlisting & Interview criteria
2:1 or above Degree in a relevant science discipline
an MSc and three years’ experience or a PhD in geoscience or geophysics with a focus on the deep sub-surface.
full driving licence.
relevant post-graduate experience of at least 3-5 years working in a project driven research environment
demonstrable background in multiphase reservoir flow simulation
demonstrable experience in the interpretation or application of geophysical datasets
capability in the use of complex datasets to understand subsurface processes.
experience of and familiarity with aspects of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and/or Geothermal Energy and/or energy storage areas of research
publications in peer reviewed literature.
expert knowledge and understanding of fluid processes in the deep sub-surface
knowledge of geophysical interpretation techniques.
knowledge of high performance computing in a geoscience environment
knowledge and experience in algorithm development.
Skills and abilities:
must be able to lead projects and work efficiently and to tight project deadlines
must possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral
ability to present their science clearly to non-scientists.
experience of working with external research partners
capability to program in C++ and Fortran.
Personal qualities
willing to take on responsibility
ability to travel off-site and overseas when required.
multi-disciplinary team working.
demonstrates an interest in the work of BGS, NERC and UKRI
displays an enthusiasm for their science and a desire to develop this further
an understanding of the drivers for decarbonisation in the UK and internationally.
Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays. NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation.
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