Geophysicist Job Description

Geophysicist Job Description

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Geophysicist provides high quality quantitative geophysical attributes, including AVO and inversion products in support of Exploration and Development drilling, leasing, and other activities.

Geophysicist Duties & Responsibilities

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Integration of Rock Physics with geology, Geomechanics, Petrophysics
Compile, interpret and integrate geophysical/geological data for regional scale interpretations, prospect generation or lease evaluation
Function as the discipline lead/resource manager for TtECI geophysics
Concurrently manage various geophysics-related tasks for multiple MMRP projects
The Senior Geophysicist must be willing to accept CONUS/OCONUS temporary assignment
Expert level understanding of Geophysics
Acquisition, processing and velocity analysis
QI and attribute analysis
Geophysical interpretation
Geological integration

Geophysicist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Geophysicist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: OSHA, OGUK, HAZWOPER, DAWIA, EM385

Education for Geophysicist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the geophysicist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Geophysics, Geology, Physics, Engineering, Geoscience, Mathematics, Science, Interpretation, Electrical Engineering, Earth Sciences

Skills for Geophysicist

Desired skills for geophysicist include:

Area of applied mathematics
Geophysical concepts and seismic imaging/inversion
High-performance computation
Physics
CERCLA and RCRA regulatory processes
Company specific acquisition
Sites
But not essential
Capacity to learn new ones to perform work assignments
Disciplines

Desired experience for geophysicist includes:

Ability to design, QC, oversee and advise 3-D seismic acquisition programs
Adept at working the full seismic section on a regional basis and providing focused interpretations on shallow and deep horizons
Exceptional communication and presentation skills to convey technical concepts and explain geophysical methodology to non-Geophysicists
Investigative mindset grounded in scientific theory to test and re-test innovative seismic solutions
Ability to deliver outstanding results with minimal supervision
10+ years onshore experience including 2D and 3D seismic in conventional and unconventional reservoirs

Geophysicist Examples

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Geophysicist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of geophysicist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for geophysicist
  • Risk and Uncertainty
  • A PhD or equivalent research experience in geophysics with geology but direct applicability and relevance to the analysis and application of airborne electromagnetics must be demonstrated
  • Demonstrated ability in processing and inversion of ground and airborne electromagnetic data in applications for exploration through coverand for groundwater investigations in Australian settings
  • Experience in the use of EM processing and forward and inversion codes, including a high level understanding and use of AarhusGeosoftware’s Workbench, EMFlow, & GA-LEI, along with programming skills in Matlab or equivalent
  • Provides high quality geophysical products in support of development horizontal well planning, geomodel construction and horizontal drilling support
  • Identifies and progresses new leads and development opportunities within and outboard of established field areas
  • Participates in the ongoing Fiord West seismic reprocessing project and leads the post processing and interpretation effort in support of the ERD Fiord West Development
  • Participates in the ongoing Rendezvous (GMT2) CSI survey processing QC and take a lead role in the post processing and interpretation effort in support of the GMT2 project
  • Provides key maps/grids for subsurface geologic models to help design optimal development plan strategies and support reserves evaluations, production forecasting and long range planning efforts
  • Provides geophysical support for a variety of regulatory and stakeholder issues (Unit and participating area expansions/contractions, redeterminations, annual stakeholder meetings)
Qualifications for geophysicist
  • Experience required in horizontal operations and geosteering
  • Master’s Degree or higher in Geology or Geophysics
  • Experience with SMT and Hampson-Russell required
  • At least a BS in Geophysics (or related field) with over 5 years experience
  • Experience with UXO classification
  • Experience with Oasis Montaj Geosoft Geophysical Data Analysis software and Matlab Computational Software
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of geophysicist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for geophysicist
  • Design and implement geophysical survey strategies for munitions response investigations and removal actions under regulatory programs such as CERCLA and RCRA
  • Select and utilize various types of geophysical instruments and ancillary components to include high precision global positioning systems, inertial motion sensors and software to control and integrate the geophysical system as a whole
  • Manage and monitor the quality of geophysical survey data acquisition by the site/field geophysicists from geophysical systems including advanced electromagnetic induction (EMI) instruments like MetalMapper and TEMTADS
  • Serve as a mentor and provide technical guidance and expertise to practice area professional staff
  • Confirms companywide geophysical projects are being conducted in a manner to assure technical completeness, accuracy and ingenuity and identifies and secures additional expertise where needed
  • Lead and/or participate in proposal efforts
  • Conduct site visits or fieldwork as required
  • Provide presentations as part of the technical project planning process, restoration advisory board or other public meetings
  • Responsible for the overall technical quality and efficiency of the geophysics practice area
Qualifications for geophysicist
  • Compile, interpret and integrate geophysical/geological data fo prospect generation or lease evaluation
  • Generate regional scale interpretations by using seismic data and information from key wells to recommend areas of interest to management for further exploration
  • Use calibrated relationships as predictive tools for exploration, appraisal and development problems
  • Work with the drilling teams of Geoscience and Engineering staff on exploration/production wells (conventional and unconventional)
  • Prepare and present prospect data and interpretations in support of farmout efforts
  • Utilize computer workstations to enhance accuracy of geoscience interpretations by applying processing, modeling, 2D & 3D seismic mapping, attribute analysis, and utility software as necessary
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Geophysicist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a geophysicist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for geophysicist
  • Deploy Earthquake Recording Arrays
  • Acquire, model, process and analyze high-resolution seismic refraction, reflection and surface-wave data in numerous environments
  • Operate drilling equipment
  • Operate detonation equipment
  • Assist in loading and generating explosive sources
  • Prepare written technical reports
  • Make oral and poster presentations at national scientific conferences
Qualifications for geophysicist
  • Offshore Gulf of Mexico
  • International Exploration Groups
  • Geophysical/Geological Technology Groups
  • This position will require outdoor work within the U.S. during all seasons, including peak summer and winter conditions
  • Experience with processing seismic attributes, AVO, Inversion
  • Experience with instrument-specific software
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Geophysicist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a geophysicist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for geophysicist
  • Assist with design and implement geophysical investigation plans for munitions response remedial investigations and removal actions under CERCLA and RCRA regulatory programs
  • Proper usage of equipment and instrumentation
  • Mentors/trains junior staff
  • Design and implement geophysical investigation plans for munitions response remedial investigations and removal actions under CERCLA and RCRA regulatory programs
  • Select and utilize various types of geophysical instruments and ancillary components including high precision global positioning systems, inertial motion sensors and software to control and integrate the geophysical system as a whole
  • Manage and monitor the quality of geophysical data acquisition by the site/field geophysicists from geophysical systems including advanced electromagnetic induction (EMI) instruments
  • Prepare planning documents such as Advanced Geophysical Classification for Munitions Response for Quality Assurance Project Plan (AGC-QAPP)
  • Confirms geophysical projects are being conducted in a manner that assures technical completeness, accuracy and ingenuity and identifies and secures additional expertise where needed
  • Oversee the collection of geophysical survey data using various geophysical systems including advanced electromagnetic induction (EMI) instruments like MetalMapper and TEMTADS
  • Participate in proposal efforts
Qualifications for geophysicist
  • In depth knowledge of seismic processing techniques and their application to seismic interpretation
  • Experience with the application of full waveform inversion for land seismic data
  • Familiarity with Landmark SeisSpace
  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to
  • Interpret and evaluate subsurface geologic/geophysical/well data to construct integrated maps, cross sections, and other geophysical/geologic displays to further the team's understanding of the field and identify/evaluate additional drillable opportunities
  • Work closely with a team of geologists, geoscience specialists, reservoir and production engineers to integrate seismic interpretation with other data sets including well performance and reservoir behavior
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Geophysicist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a geophysicist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for geophysicist
  • Manage and monitor the quality of geophysical data acquisition by the site/field geophysicists from geophysical systems including advanced electromagnetic induction (EMI) instruments like MetalMapper and TEMTADS
  • Perform geophysical data collection, processing, and analysis for advanced classification methods and when necessary traditional digital geophysical mapping surveys
  • Prepare planning documents such as a Geophysical Classification for Munitions Response Uniform Federal Policy for Quality Assurance Project Plan (AGC QAPP)
  • Confirms company geophysical projects are being conducted in a manner that assures technical completeness, accuracy and ingenuity and identifies and secures additional expertise where needed
  • Contribute to all stages of seismic processing including data conditioning, noise suppression, data enhancement, velocity analysis, and imaging
  • Conduct analysis, recognize issues, support the formulation of new and innovative workflows and methods to resolve problems, and ensure optimal quality of results
  • Work with computational scientists, engineers, and geoscientists to deliver, test, and support various geophysics computational tools, models, algorithms, and software
  • Interpret time and depth seismic volumes to identify faults and geological horizons (stratigraphic boundaries, reservoir delineation)
  • Interpret advanced seismic attributes for enhanced interpretation
  • Familiarity with seismic characterization using AVO, seismic inversion
Qualifications for geophysicist
  • Proficiency required with advanced geoscience concepts, including structural, facies and sequence stratigraphic analysis and seismic recognition of hydrocarbon indicators
  • Familiar with seismic attributes and inversion techniques and their application to hydrocarbon detection in sandstones, carbonates and shales
  • Knowledge of micro-seismic fundamentals, theory and applications
  • Evaluate seismic acquisition and processing plans proposed by the operator and make sound recommendations to subsurface team, Geoscience Function and management
  • Oversee the acquisition and processing of all seismic activities in the field
  • Collaborate with Geoscience Function and Central Engineering on geological /geophysical matters

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