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Geophysicist Sr

Company: Occidental Petroleum
Location: Spring
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Title: Geophysicist SrLocation: United States-Texas-The WoodlandsOther Locations: *Description*Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit Oxy.com for more information.Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do business.PRIMARY PURPOSEIntegrates and interprets subsurface data from wells and other sources with 3D seismic data to identify and assess hydrocarbon traps in the supra and subsalt basins of the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This is a technical role for someone with the ambition to further grow and develop into a geophysicist with high impact across Oxy's assets in the GoM and around the world.Technical:

  • Uses the full range of seismic attributes and inversion products to describe the size as well as the structural and stratigraphic complexity of the trap
  • Explains seismic amplitudes in terms of fluid fill, as well as shale and reservoir properties
  • Quantifies exploration risk elements, such as trap and reservoir presence, seal integrity, and charge
  • Provides the structural and stratigraphic framework for static reservoir models
  • Incorporates production and pressure data into subsurface interpretation leading to increased accuracy on future production expectations
  • Provides the geophysical input for reserves booking
  • Propose solutions to avoid or address geo-hazards that may exist during drilling operations
  • Work with the RE and geologist to integrate geophysical interpretations into a comprehensive and robust earth model
  • Incorporates information from a variety of sources including surface mapping, sequence stratigraphy, and geological data
  • Engage in strategic well development activities and apply seismic in real-time drilling operations to look ahead and to avoid drilling hazards and to predict target reservoir interval depthsTeam Interaction & Leadership:
    • Member of an integrated multi-disciplinary subsurface team
    • Collaborate with geoscience technology team on seismic acquisition, processing, and quantitative interpretation.
    • Collaborate with multidiscipline development, exploration, and execution (operations) teams across the GoM
    • Collaborate with partners on key recommendations such as drilling proposals, seismic acquisition and seismic re-processing*Qualifications*REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND COMPENTENCIESEducation:
      • MSc Degree in GeophysicsProfessional/Technical Knowledge:
        • Seismic interpretation experience utilizing 2D/3D seismic interpretation software to create synthetic seismograms, produce structural/stratigraphic maps and frameworks, and to integrate seismic interpretations with geologic and engineering data
        • Extensive experience in the identification and utilization of seismic attributes and seismic inversion studies, as well as techniques to identify faults and fractures via coherence, curvature, ant-tracking or other attributes, to aid in the characterization of reservoir models.
        • A working understanding of seismic acquisition and processing and its impact on data confidence and the interpretation process.
        • An understanding of and/or experience using geophysical methods for reservoir and production monitoring, including vertical seismic profile (VSP) and microseismic studies.
        • Experience with supporting reserves estimation and petroleum economics based upon geotechnical mapping.
        • Previous experience with deepwater depositional systems and salt tectonics preferred Professional / Technical Qualifications/Licenses/Certifications:
          • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities with the ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information.
          • Excellent time management skills with ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently and meet tight deadlines.
          • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills with experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
          • Strong communication skills, with the ability to present work product in an effective manner; possess the ability to share information to mentor/develop others.
          • Creative thinker with a desire to challenge the status quo and conventional thinking with the ability to implement new ideas, processes, and technologies. Experience: Minimum 7 years of experience in similar role within industry; Preferably in DWGOM or deep-water international development.Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation.Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Occidental Petroleum, Houston , Geophysicist Sr, Other , Spring, Texas

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