Sr. Geophysical Consultant - Houston

at Aramco Services
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted August 23, 2016
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Contract
Min. Years Experience Required 20


Serve as a senior technical consultant to ASC and to the SAO Exploration Organization in the geophysical field. Handle assignments that require the highest level of Professional expertise. He/she is capable of originating new concepts and approaches to problems and to critically evaluate any aspect of the geophysical operation from data acquisition to final interpretation. Depending on his/her particular geophysical specialty.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and geophysical technology development for industry scale applications
  • Lead the development of advanced seismic depth imagine using frontier techniques such as RTM and FWI. This includes all stages of development from conceptual level to a complete industrial solutions
  • Provide work direction to assigned professionals and technicians as necessary to complete work assignments
  • Undertake specific assignments related to analyzing complex geophysical problems and develops techniques or solutions for resolving these problems
  • Evaluate geophysical data in an area and either presents results that represent an satisfactory conclusions or recommends procedures to be inaugurated that would have a high probability of improving results
  • Prepare presentations for management or other geophysical personnel that would clearly define certain geophysical procedures, or that would illustrate specific techniques for the solution of various interpretive problems
  • Prepare written reports evaluating various geophysical procedures, or making presentations of new technology with potential applications to SAO exploration objectives
  • Consult with Geophysical management and company geophysicists on the effectiveness of methods being employed by Exploration and makes recommendations for improvement in data acquisition, processing and interpretation procedures
  • Act as a senior geophysical representative for ASC in meetings with technical personnel from SAG, the U.S. Companies or other companies
  • Critique the work of Company and contractor geophysicists working for Aramco, to insure that the best techniques available are being employed throughout the organization
  • Constantly keep up-to-date on new geophysical technology by reading technical journals, attendance at technical meetings, or through outside professional contacts; and takes steps to insure that other geophysicists are kept abreast of any new developments
  • Maintain a close contact with all SAO Exploration Departments and the EXPEC Computer Center and maintains an awareness of geophysical, geological and data projects and objectives
  • Investigate non-standard geophysical techniques or applications not currently being utilized by exploration, to determine whether they might be gainfully employed by the company
  • Assist in training the less experienced geophysicist’s through discussions and work sessions
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required in Geophysics or related field (e.g. Geology, Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering). Graduate study or extensive formal training in specialty field is desirable
  • Twenty (20) years of professional experience, at least five (5) years of which should be as a specialist in his/her discipline.Incumbent must be highly regarded and accepted as an expert in his/her discipline by his/her peer group
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of geophysical practices including scientific and economic principles, calculation methods, design details, and codes, standards and specifications
  • Must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette
  • Ability to design, implement and evaluate seismic processing algorithms on a high end workstation is required
  • Must be able to communicate and comprehend both orally and in writing, accurately, clearly and concisely in English at the high level required to perform the job as outlined


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