Senior Geophysicist

Job Title: Senior Geophysicist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Calgary, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-06-25
Reference: BH-110774
Contact Name: Malgorzata Stefan
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 26, 2019 21:11

Job Description

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry. Our client, a major oil and gas pipeline company, is currently seeking a Senior Geophysicist based in Calgary, AB.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • As part of the operations team, provide geophysical support from the planning to the successful execution of multi-pad drill programs for unconventional resource plays (include on call and geosteering responsibilities).
  • Apply both standard and advanced geophysical techniques suitable for unconventional tight sand plays to perform complex reservoir characterization, identify sweet spots, select well locations, maximize well productivity and monitor completions
  • Create and interpret multiple attributes from 2D & 3D seismic and inversion products to predict stratigraphic and structural variations (integration with geological maps) along with rock properties, geo-mechanical properties and other relevant subsurface variations
  • Evaluate land sales, acquisitions & divestment candidates
  • Provide geophysical support to engineering and production operation initiatives
Must Have Skills:

  • B.Sc. or higher in Geophysics
  • Be registered, or willing to register, with APEGA is required
  • Minimum 12 years of upstream oil and gas experience
  • Knowledge of petroleum geology and exploration principles from basin analysis to prospect definition
  • Knowledge of Rock Mechanics
  • Knowledge with Structural Interpretation
  • Understanding of project risk and decision analysis
  • Understanding of geologic mapping integration to develop comprehensive structure maps
  • Working knowledge of Petrel
  • Proficient in Seisware, Geosyn, Microsoft Office, Accumap, Wellview, and the ability to work with and learn to use a variety of geological software
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work, as a professional, in a well-established multi-disciplinary team environment. Good teamwork skills are essential
  • Excellent organizational skills to handle a wide variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • A willingness and commitment to maintain documentation of interpretive and operational results.