Job title: Geophysicist - UK
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Expertise: Geoscience
Salary: Negotiable
Location: UK - Scotland
Job published: 16/09/2022
Job ID: 32845

Job Description

Subsurface Global is currently recruiting for a Geoscientist/Geophysicist (Staff) for a UK based E&P company.

This will be a full-time staff position based in Aberdeen.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

All aspects of geophysical technical work across the asset, exploration & appraisal and CCUS within multi-disciplinary subsurface team.


  • Ensures that all activities are carried out in a safe manner complying with all regulatory requirements, legislation, and company HSEQ procedures.
  • Acts in compliance with Company policies and values at all times.


  • Integrates well, geological, petrophysical, geophysical and other field data types as required to update subsurface understanding and associated operational risks from pore to play scale.
  • Conducts appropriate analyses/studies including but not limited to structural and stratigraphic seismic interpretation, rock physics (AVO, attribute analysis), velocity analysis and depth conversion utilizing PETREL and other appropriate software (RokDoc, GeoTeric).
  • Seismic interpretation and mapping in structurally complex areas with the ability to quantify impact of seismic imaging and velocity model uncertainty, especially in areas with poor data or complex geology. 
  • In collaboration with the company's wider geoscience community, uses a full range of seismic datatypes (impedance inversion data, pre- and post-stack attribute data) for reservoir characterization.
  • Delivers relevant inputs to static, dynamic and geomechanical model(s) for generating and executing hydrocarbon development / CCUS plans.
  • Coordinates external studies, ensures that the work is performed according to company best practices (standards normally required by an operationally and commercially efficient operator) and applies study findings.


  • Conducts prospective hydrocarbon reservoir /CCUS store evaluations including risk analysis and volume estimations (deterministic and probabilistic) within Company licensed acreage.
  • Evaluates hydrocarbon/CCUS opportunities across the exploration, development and production/injection lifecycle (farm-ins, data rooms, open acreage ahead of licence rounds etc.).
  • Evaluates requirements for seismic purchases/upgrades/re-processing options.
  • Within multi-disciplinary team, evaluates and selects drilling candidates and compiles technical and business cases for investments.
  • With corporate team, uses appropriate methods and software for risks and volumes, plus regional strategy factors to evaluate, compare and prioritize prospects in Company UK’s portfolio within the global portfolio.


  • Contributes to well planning (e.g. depth prognoses, data acquisition plans), operations support and post well analysis.


  • When required, acts as a technical leader on projects, coordinating activities across disciplines and within JV partners.
  • Ensures that all relevant information is stored appropriately, identifying and proposing improvements to the geological and geophysical databases.
  • Assesses and tests new technologies and software.


  • Contributes to technical proposals, reports and presentations to NSTA (stewardship), partners (workshops/TCMs) or internal processes (Decision Review Boards, Business Reviews, Exploration Reviews Investment Committee, and Peer Review) managers and technical authorities as requested.
  • Joins technical peer reviews and lookbacks.
  • Participates in technical meetings across Company’s subsurface community to share best practices, influencing and advising on procedures and workflow standardization, inspiring and motivating colleagues.
  • Provides technical support/mentoring to other geophysicists, geologists, graduates, interns and trainees.
  • Acts as a representative in technical conferences, joint industry projects and workshops.

Required Experience:

  • PhD / Master degree or equivalent in geoscience with significant experience covering structural and stratigraphic interpretation, rock physics and reservoir characterization.
  • Experience with the petroleum systems of the North Sea basin, multiple reservoir & fluid types, structural settings and recovery mechanisms.
  • Conceptual understanding of subsurface characterization for Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilisation.
  • Strong background in seismic interpretation and reservoir characterization with standard industry software packages (e.g. Petrel, RokDoc, GeoTeric, Blueback SRC).
  • Working knowledge of quantitative rock physics techniques and their applications.
  • Good understanding of 2D/3D seismic (acquisition and processing) and time lapse/4D principles (reservoir development).
  • Prospect generator who is capable of maturing an idea from a lead into a drill ready prospect.
  • Team player, with ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to integrate the other disciplines into a project.
  • Technically creative, with an appetite to investigate novel technologies and new geoscience challenges.
  • Extensive experience in operated and non-operated ventures.
  • Ability to present results and issues, and make investment recommendations. 

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