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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.
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
Relevant experience may compensate for formal qualifications.
7-10 years of relevant experience preferred.
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 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.
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.