Principal Geoscientist at CGG (Remote)

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Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

o Develop technical scope and deliverables for project proposal generation

o Work closely with the Subsurface Imaging group on processing projects to support the delivery of a high-end integrated geoscience solution

o Act as technical authority in the field of geophysical interpretation, advising integrated project teams within different internal groups

o Contribute to business development activities including building strong long-term technical relationships with key clients

o Be a collaborator to the in-house Peer Review Process, reviewing integrated studies and seismic-focused projects

o Undertake coaching, training, developing, and mentoring of peers and junior staff regarding the effective use of geophysical tools and techniques and best-practice approaches to seismic interpretation


Your Technical Skills:

· Proven performance in frequently undertaking the following technical tasks:

Regional geological synthesis, well to seismic tying, 2D and/or 3D seismic interpretation, seismic attribute analysis, geobody definition and visualisation, velocity modelling, identification/definition of hydrocarbon plays and prospects and prospect risking and volumetric assessment. In addition, you will have a sound working knowledge of seismic processing workflows, AVO analysis and seismic QI approaches

· Highly experienced in undertaking North Sea licence evaluations and fully conversant with UK and Norwegian stratigraphic nomenclature

· Wide ranging technical leadership skills: applicable to tackling E&P subsurface challenges, most importantly related to geophysical and seismic interpretation solutions

· Comprehensive Project Management skills with a proven ability to keep a project on track and ensure the delivery of technically excellent results

· Creative problem-solving skills: you will analyse situations in a timely manner, diagnose problems, identify key issues, establish, evaluate, and implement the most appropriate course of action

· High quality, impactful technical assurance skills with a demonstrated ability to perform technical QC and provide value-adding feedback to teams

· Exemplary presentation skills for a wide audience both internally and externally that includes a clear and effective communication style

· Proven expertise in working with Schlumberger Petrel geological and geophysical interpretation tools



Your qualifications and experience:

· A BSc in geological/geophysical sciences, but ideally with an additional MSc or PhD in a geoscience discipline

· Extensive experience in E&P operating companies possibly combined with time in Petroleum Geoscience consultancy

· A proven track record in geophysical interpretation, preferably with multi-regional and/or global geoscience experience

The following is also desirable:

· Knowledge of machine learning and its implementation to assist seismic data workflows

· Strong familiarity with Ellis PaleoScan seismic interpretation software and familiarity with geospatial software applications such as Esri ArcGIS Pro and Petrosys

Additional Information

Development Opportunities

It is anticipated that a Principal Geoscientist may attend a combination of internal & external training courses and industry events. All our staff work with their line manager to agree development targets and a career progression plan.

Several routes exist for development as a Principal Geoscientist and these discussions will be undertaken with the line manager and Group Manager.

Benefits Package

· Competitive salary

· Highly attractive bonus scheme

· Initially 22 days holiday with future increases, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday program

· Company contributory pension plan

· Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programs, tailored to suit individual or family needs

· Employee Assistance Program to support our staff 

We Care about our Staff and Environment

We recognise the importance of work life balance for our employees, which is supported through our flexible working and relaxed dress code policies. This role is a hybrid one, the successful candidate will be able to choose which days to work in the office.

We recognise and actively support the wellbeing of our staff through many different initiatives:

· Onsite/online exercise classes and promoting active lifestyles

· Our restaurant, offering great food and a highly effective social workspace

· Regular social club events, spontaneous reward events throughout the year

· Many discount schemes, including gym membership and a cycle purchase scheme

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises. 

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.

More Information on CGG
CGG operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. CGG was founded in 1931. It has 4063 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and Mental Health Benefits. To see all 26 open jobs at CGG, click here.
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