Geophysicist – NES Fircroft – Aberdeen

NES Fircroft

Job Description

Our client, an oil and gas operator, requires a Geophysicist – (GBA Portfolio & Resource) to join them on a long-term contract. Multiple levels of experience will be considered.


Purpose of Role:

• Seismic interpreter within the Operated Assets multi-disciplinary subsurface team

• Deliver opportunities for production enhancement and resource additions through

subsurface characterisation, reservoir geological modelling and opportunity generation &


• Support well planning & delivery programmes

Areas of Responsibility Competence Level:

• Responsible for all aspects of structural interpretation and mapping/modelling of

subsurface opportunities using seismic and other geophysical methods, under the

supervision of a senior geophysics mentor.

• Identify, mature and deliver opportunities for production enhancement and resource


• Responsible for completing geophysical work programmes in support of business strategy

and integrating results effectively with other subsurface disciplines.

• Communicating results and influencing stakeholders appropriately to drive effective

business decisions.

• Daily tasks include:

• Well ties using synthetics and VSP data

• Structural and stratigraphic seismic interpretation

• Velocity modelling, depth conversion

• Construction of structural framework models

• Mapping and volumetric assessment

• Seismic amplitude and attribute analysis

• Well location/path definition and optimisation

• Visualisation techniques

• Risking and resource uncertainty modelling

• Monitoring and assisting with specialists and contractors to manage seismic acquisition,

processing and quantitative seismic analysis projects

• Geophysical aspects of internal/external business approvals (Internal/Partners/OGA etc)

Critical Skills, Qualifications Experience, etc.:

Core Technical Experience

• Broad knowledge of core discipline, multiple anchor skills have been developed

• Able to deliver sound basic subsurface characterisation projects under limited supervision

• The ability to work influentially in a multi-disciplinary team

• Awareness of geophysical aspects of the well planning process

• Sound working knowledge of industry software packages, particularly Petrel


• MSc in a Geoscience subject, or relevant PhD.

Personal Characteristics

• Clear, concise and thoughtful, solution focused communication

• Listens actively, asks insightful questions and provides constructive feedback

• Takes accountability and bases decisions on available information, consistently seeks

additional information. Considers broader impact of tasks and decisions on others.

• Works to build trust and proactively looks for opportunities to assist others, supporting

teamwork based collaborative work practices and being caring, respectful, honest and

sensitive to cultural diversity

• Assigns tasks to others, engages and motivates others, thinks strategically

• Comfortable with change and ambiguity

• Proactively avoids negative confrontations and arguments and works to de-escalate conflict

• Possesses a range of effective problem-solving techniques and displays some creativity

when solving problems

• Driven to complete their tasks to a high standard, Views quality as critical and

independently prioritises and balances work to meet agreed timelines.

• Promotes Core Values and works actively to create and sustain a positive culture

that embodies those values.

• Awareness of HSEQ Policies

With over 90 years’ combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world’s leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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