Sr. Geophysicist - Unconventional Center of Excellence in Calgary, Canada

at Progress Energy Canada Ltd
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted December 12, 2017
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


With over 300 employees, we are committed to professional development to build upon the strengths of the team. At Progress we encourage initiative and career growth, and offer a positive, dynamic and challenging working environment. With a competitive total compensation package and a track record of success, Progress seeks the brightest and most talented professionals in their area of expertise to join our team to meaningfully contribute to the ongoing success of our company.

The Role

Unconventional Center of Excellence

Progress Energy is pleased to announce the creation of an Unconventional Center of Excellence (UCOE) in Calgary. The focus of this COE is to lead the company in unconventional petroleum development and production. Key deliverables include delivering technical innovation, providing expertise to other teams, and technical recommendations to deliver our upstream priority of growing unconventional resources. The team will bring together technical experts, who collaborate and provide recommendations for optimizing performance on all unconventional development and production aspects of our business for Progress, and Petronas globally.

The Role

Progress Energy currently has a vacancy for a Geophysicist for the Unconventional Center of Excellence (UCOE) to join our team in Calgary. Reporting to the Manager, Geosciences, UCOE the incumbent will contribute and provide guidance on key geophysical activities and interpretations for all current Canadian and international unconventional/low permeability assets, with the addition of emerging basins. Responsibilities will also include the assisting of integrated reservoir studies with innovative strategies for evaluating prospects and potential acquisition opportunities as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Assist and advise on current state of processed 3D seismic interpretations

Perform pre-stack inversion and relate elastic property estimates to predict dynamic geomechanical and reservoir properties

Characterize regional faults and localized fractures utilizing 3D seismic

Generate multiple seismic attributes for use in multi-variate statistics

Analyze microseismic data for maximum data generation

Stay current on seismic innovations regarding unconventional reservoirs

Coach, mentor and peer assurance when required

Assist with technical evaluations and develop workflow recommendations

Advise operating groups on feasibility of seismic processing projects and planning and executing approved projects

Provide geophysical advice on all aspects of seismic imaging technology

Required Education, Experience and Skills

Degree in Geophysics from an accredited post-secondary institution

P.Geoph designation is required

A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience within the oil and gas industry

Experience in multiple unconventional plays an asset

Familiarity with geomechanical models an asset

Familiarity with multi-component seismic data an asset but not required

Strong computer skills with demonstrated experience in Petrel, Seisware and other seismic inversion software an asset

Strong people skills and an ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment

Strong attention to detail, a high degree of accuracy and the ability to communicate effectively, confidentially and professionally

Able to prioritize work, multi-task and adapt to changing priorities in a fast paced, high volume team environment

Open to innovation

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