Seismic Data Processing Geophysicist

Saudi Arabia
31 Oct 2016
14 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Req Number: 13627BR
Position Description:
The successful candidate should possess hands-on processing experience, either with a seismic data processing contractor, or with a major oil and gas firm, with exposure to technology development. The experience is to be focused upon seismic data processing. The candidate will show past experience as an effective decision maker in land, transition zone, and marine processing, with preference given to land seismic time processing. The candidate will show evidence of having worked to implement new methods and technologies for the solution of geophysical challenges. Key challenges to have addressed will include multiples, noise (land in particular), statics, and resolution. The candidate should show experience in dealing directly with interpreters/clients, presenting work and making recommendations. The candidate should be able to show clearly his individual technical contributions, as opposed to being "part of" others' work.
Minimum Requirements:
The candidate should possess a minimum of a BSc or Engineering degree in Geophysics from a recognized university.

Alternative acceptable disciplines include physics or geology, but other disciplines will be considered in conjunction with the work experience.

The candidate should possess a minimum of 10 years
Duties & Responsibilities:
The candidate will have worked in a team, with preference given to those candidates with exposure to multi-discipline teams and to experience working with or supporting R&D. The candidate's experience should span multiple countries/regions, such that they can show evidence of having acquired skills covering a wide variety of settings. It would be preferred if the candidate has prior experience as an expatriate, preferably in a leadership role. Exposure to programming and software development for seismic data processing will be considered a positive addition. Formal mentoring and training experience is also to be considered, but evidence of structured training should be provided (courses given, curriculum developed, processing centers established).
About us:
Saudi Aramco's Exploration & Producing (E&P) business line oversees the world's largest reserves of conventional crude oil, and the fourth-largest reserves of natural gas. The Company's reserves portfolio include Ghawar, the world's largest onshore oil field, and Safaniya, the largest offshore field. Company geologists are actively seeking additional reserves in many areas of the Kingdom, offshore in the Gulf and the Red Sea and onshore in the deserts and mountains. Petroleum engineers and earth scientists in E&P work with cutting-edge technology to manage and produce these reserves, including 3D visualization, reservoir simulation and remote geosteering of multilateral wells. The Company's Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center, or EXPEC, is home to one of the industry's most powerful computer centers. Research and development into subsurface upstream technology is conducted at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center. For more than two decades in a row, Saudi Aramco has been ranked the No. 1 oil company in the world by Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the men and women of Exploration & Producing.