Principal Geophysicist Geophysics Exploration EXP IOF


  • 13974
  • Brazil
  • Rio De Janeiro
  • Equinor Brasil Energia Lt
  • Raphael Araujo
  • Onshore
  • Exploration
  • Master's Degree
  • 7 - 10 Years
  • Mar 27 2019

Job Description

We're Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We're the largest operator in Norway, among the world's largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we're building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.

The Exploration (EXP) business area represents an exciting centre of expertise and career development. Equinor is a leading global exploration company, focusing on early access at scale, drilling high impact wells and exploiting core positions, supported by a strong technology strategy.

Exploration Brazil (EXP IOF AAB) is seeking a Principal Geophysicist to help in delivering high-value and low-carbon opportunities in the Santos and Campos Basins. The position will report to the Manager Exploration, and will be based in Rio de Janeiro. The Team is responsible for identifying, accessing, evaluating and maturing exploration opportunities in the area.

Job Description

The selected candidate will work in close cooperation with the Exploration Manager and should have ability to work both in licence or access work:

License work on Equinor operated and partner operated licences

Maturation of a drillable prospect inventory, with clear accountability for developing and managing a prospect database with high focus on acreage access through nomination, bid rounds or business development opportunities

Ability to integrate regional understanding with new and existing play concepts, combine multiple seismic and well data and zoom in at a prospect scale

Broad experience in 2D and 3D seismic interpretation, prospect generation and reservoir characterization. A broad knowledge of geophysical software applications is essential

Broad knowledge of the value chain: access, discovery, development, production; needed to deliver on the portfolio

Experience with subsurface QC and approval processes

Expected to develop an internal network and to promote contacts and establish good external relationships

Expected to develop and make recommendations to EXP Management and to take responsibility for timely delivery of projects

Some travel required


Masters degree in geoscience or equivalent

Strong technical and commercial understanding; and experience with exploration processes

Demonstrated experience in prospect/field scale seismic interpretation is required

Experience in the carbonate presalt play

Strong background in quantitative interpretation methods and rock physics modelling.

Familiarity with seismic acquisition and processing methods

Familiarity with industry-standard decision gates and approval points

The candidate should be open to diverse business task flows and appreciative of multiple avenues to success in an exploration company

Capable of dealing with large and varied digital data sets

Be proactive and perform work in a structured and systematical way

Business oriented and flexible mindset. Ability to draw conclusions with focus on critical success factors

English fluency

Relevant experience may compensate for formal qualifications.

7-10 years of relevant experience preferred.

Personal Qualities

High HSE focus and ethical standard.  

Pro-active, self-motivated and capable of independent work

Ability to be hands-on and create business opportunities

Energized by organizing and contributing to the work of many  

Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment

Well-structured work practices

Ability to live by our safety and security expectations.

We Offer

We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Equinor wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.

General Information

Ability to live by "I am safety" expectations.

Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Portuguese. Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point..

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

Please note that this is a local position on local terms and conditions.