Sr Geophysicist - West of Shetland in Uxbridge, Canada

at CNOOC International
Location Uxbridge, Canada
Date Posted April 2, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Uxbridge, ONCompany Overview
CNOOC International, the international division of CNOOC Limited, is a global energy company with operations in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. As one team, we are all united by our vision to deliver energy for all. Our successful growth as an upstream oil and gas producer has been achieved by consistently finding and developing world-class assets.

Our business is focused on safely exploring and producing from conventional offshore, unconventional and oil sands assets. As part of the CNOOC Group of companies, which span the entire energy supply chain, our size and capability create a competitive advantage that ensures we deliver long-term value. Our growth strategy is to safely and sustainably develop our high-quality portfolio to deliver energy for all.

Why CNOOC International?
At CNOOC International, we take pride in our corporate culture. From East to West, we foster an ethical, responsible and safety-first mindset to build trust among our stakeholders.

Bold ideas, diverse perspectives and the determination to fuel our success are what set us apart.

A career at CNOOC International is about moving forward – learning new skills, broadening experiences and making meaningful contributions. We offer an unprecedented opportunity for growth and development. From personal career development that enables you to fulfill your potential, to employee programs that help you make the most of life outside of work, we care for our people and it shows.

Working for us means no matter what you do, you have the ability to make an immediate impact.

Your contributions are rewarded with highly competitive compensation and training that will open doors to your future. In return for your hard work, tenacity and contributions, you can expect an array of benefits.

The Role
We’re seeking a Senior Geophysicist to join our UK Exploration team in Uxbridge.

We have an exciting period ahead of us with the appraisal of the new Glengorm discovery, and active drilling programmes on other prospects in the West of Shetland area. CNOOC International currently have the most active drilling programme in the North Sea with our commitment to exploration and infill drilling activity.

Reporting to the Team Lead – UK Captured and Growth, you will be primarily responsible for delivering against this team’s work plan with high-class technical evaluations. Additionally, we will look to you to provide expert guidance and mentoring across the UK team. You will focus on providing expertise in seismic and quantitative interpretation as well as broad, geological and geophysical skills.

We actively encourage the sharing of technical expertise around the geoscience community, so you will be encouraged to disseminate your technical expertise to others in the global geoscience world. This may be specific technical skills or basin/regional knowledge.

Work will combine West of Shetland Regional activity with supporting our active drilling programme during 2019 and into 2020. It will include 32nd round activity to lead the geophysical analysis ultimately bringing forward proposals for applications in the Round. You will also be involved in well planning to ensure the effective and safe execution of the well before and during operations. You will follow through with the safe acquisition of data to be assimilated, interpreted and understood within the context of the wider Exploration strategy.

Who are we looking for?
Successful candidates will have a track record of finding hydro-carbons and have previously worked in a New Venture environment. We are particularly interested in you if you have the following skills and knowledge:

A higher degree (Ph.D., M.Sc. or equivalent) in a geoscience discipline or a Bachelor’s degree with experience commensurate to an M.Sc
Demonstrable exploration expertise in exploration and development of oil and gas assets which has included cross functional team work and/or a specialist technology group
Experience in the safe and successful delivery of wells is essential, ideally within the UK
Familiarity and expertise in seismic interpretation, inversion and rock physics is also essential
The ability to communicate effectively across technology and face to face is an important skill and you should have a high degree of adaptability in your working style to manage changing operational and business environments and priorities
It would be highly desirable if you also had experience of passive margin and extensional expertise including GOM, UK North Sea, and West Africa
We are also interested in hearing from you if you have knowledge of deep water and other foreland basins

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