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Sr. Geophysical Consultant (345456)

Our Houston Research Center focuses on research and innovation in geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, production technology, drilling, and sensors development to advance the discovery and recovery of oil and gas. Located in Houston’s Energy Corridor, the center neighbors the nation’s leading petroleum engineering universities, labs, manufacturers, and service companies.

Basic Function

Serve as a senior technical consultant to Aramco Services Company (ASC) and to the Saudi Aramco Overseas (SAO) Exploration Organization in the geophysical field. Handle assignments that require the highest level of Professional expertise. Candidate is capable of originating new concepts and approaches to problems and to critically evaluate any aspect of the geophysical operation from data acquisition to final interpretation depending on their particular geophysical specialty.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and geophysical technology development for industry scale applications
  • Lead the development of advanced seismic depth image using frontier techniques such as RTM and FWI; this includes all stages of development from conceptual level to a complete industrial solutions
  • Provide work direction to assigned professionals and technicians as necessary to complete work assignments
  • Undertake specific assignments related to analyzing complex geophysical problems and develop techniques or solutions for resolving these problems
  • Evaluate geophysical data in an area and either present results that represent satisfactory conclusions or recommend procedures to be inaugurated that would have a high probability of improving results
  • Prepare presentations for management or other geophysical personnel that would clearly define certain geophysical procedures, or that would illustrate specific techniques for the solution of various interpretive problems
  • Prepare written reports evaluating various geophysical procedures, or make presentations of new technology with potential applications to SAO exploration objectives
  • Consult with Geophysical management and company geophysicists on the effectiveness of methods being employed by Exploration and make recommendations for improvement in data acquisition, processing and interpretation procedures
  • Act as a senior geophysical representative for ASC in meetings with technical personnel from SAG, the U.S. Companies or other companies
  • Critique the work of Company and contractor geophysicists working for Aramco, to insure that the best techniques available are being employed throughout the organization
  • Constantly keep up-to-date on new geophysical technology by reading technical journals, attending technical meetings, or through outside professional contacts; and take steps to insure that other geophysicists are kept abreast of any new developments
  • Maintain a close contact with all SAO Exploration Departments and the EXPEC Computer Center and maintain an awareness of geophysical, geological and data projects and objectives
  • Investigate non-standard geophysical techniques or applications not currently being utilized by exploration, to determine whether they might be gainfully employed by the company
  • Assist in training the less experienced geophysicist’s through discussions and work sessions
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required in Geophysics or related field (e.g. Geology, Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering); Graduate study or extensive formal training in specialty field is desirable
  • Twenty (20) years of professional experience, at least five (5) years of which should be as a specialist in their discipline; candidate must be highly regarded and accepted as an expert in their discipline by their peer group
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of geophysical practices including scientific and economic principles, calculation methods, design details, and codes, standards and specifications
  • Ability to design, implement and evaluate seismic processing algorithms on a high end workstation is highly preferred
  • Must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette
  • Must be able to communicate and comprehend both orally and in writing, accurately, clearly and concisely in English at the high level required to perform the job as outlined

 

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