Sr. Geophysicist in Calgary, Canada

at Vermilion Energy
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted April 2, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Calgary, ABSenior Geophysicist

Vermilion has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Geophysicist. Based in the Calgary office and reporting to the Team Lead, Oungre, the Senior Geophysicist will provide technical support in a multi-disciplinary setting for all development activities within the Oungre land base through the application and integration of 2D and 3D seismic practices. The geographical focus will be to maximize the value of the existing development and appraisal land in the portfolio, and also identify other play opportunities outside of Vermilion’s current land position.

Key Responsibilities
Provide geophysical expertise, detailed seismic interpretation, and horizontal drilling execution support as a member of the Oungre asset teams
Utilize traditional and advanced seismic interpretation techniques to identify, characterize and rank Vermilion’s prospect inventory, including but not limited to acoustic impedance, Vp/Vs, and seismic inversion attribute mapping to predict lithology and other indicators of reservoir quality
Generation and proposal of high quality prospects to support drilling inventory
Collaboration on the development, exploitation and growth of the Oungre assets and execution of the budget and Long Range Plans (LRP), including providing necessary support for the construction of annual budgets and ensuring an inventory of high quality, execution ready locations exist
Work in partnership with D&C; to design and execute the Oungre DCET operations including geohazard reviews and depth conversion for geo-steering support
Complete look backs of drilling campaigns and budget cycles; make recommendations to improve well performance and reduce capital
Monitor and influence non-op DCET activity
Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary (GG&E;) team to identify, assess, and evaluate economics of growth opportunities (i.e. M&A;, land sales, swaps, farm-ins) within asset team area
Work closely with land to evaluate and make recommendation on expiries
Monitor competitor activity outside of existing land base and identify opportunities for farm-ins, new land acquisition and new technology application
Manage and direct the budget, execution, and design on new seismic programs
Additional responsibilities as assigned

First Year Deliverables
Support the RTD process
Exploration activities
Evaluations for land sales and acquisitions
Championing continuous improvement in respect to ‘Best in Class’ HSE

Essential Experience & Skills
Minimum of 10+ years of relevant oil and gas industry geophysics experience is required
SE Saskatchewan experience is a must
High level of proficiency in Seisware, Geoscout/Accumap
Possess high level of understanding in seismic data processing and 2D/3D acquisition
Good interpersonal communication skills, capable of presenting ideas to others in both formal and informal settings
Possess the ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
Possess the ability to think creatively with ‘outside-the-box’ thinking and can create ideas and ultimately value that others may have missed

University Degree in Geophysics
APEGA Member

Attributes & Characteristics
Open and honest team player
Positive and engaging personality
Flexible, influential and assertive when required
Vermilion Attractions
International company, headquartered in Alberta, Canada
Diverse asset base in Europe, Australia, US and Canada
20-year history of market outperformance
Ranked among the Top 10 Best Workplaces in Canada, France and The Netherlands
Challenging and inspiring environment that embraces teamwork and collaboration
Strong community investment and committed to giving back to the communities where our people live and work
Vermilion is committed to ensuring we conduct our activities in a manner that will protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the public. Our HSE vision is to fully integrate Health, Safety and Environment into our business, where our culture is recognized as a model by industry and stakeholders, resulting in a healthy workplace free of incidents. All positions at Vermilion require a commitment to high levels of excellence in respect to HSE, reinforcing our corporate Core Values of Excellence, Trust, Respect, and Responsibility.
Outstanding People. Outstanding Opportunities.

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