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Sr Advisor Geophysics Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Geoscience
Date:  Mar 7, 2023



Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and eastern Canada.


Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at




The position is for a Senior Advisor Geophysics in the non-operated Guyana Stabroek Appraisal team, reporting to the Subsurface Manager. This is a Houston based position providing geoscience technical support for exploration and appraisal activity for deep water reservoirs located in the prolific Stabroek block offshore Guyana.


The successful candidate will be able to combine strong seismic and geologic interpretation skills with quantitative geophysical skills. A high degree of competence in AVO and QI workflows is important, as is an understanding of seismic acquisition and processing workflows and seismic data quality issues. The position will require integration of geophysical knowledge with wells and seismic data at a semi-regional to prospect scale to contribute to reservoir characterization, volumes, well planning and drilling operations. Good communication skills combined with the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team seeking innovative solutions in a fast-paced environment will be highly valued.





• Seismic interpretation from semi-regional to prospect-scale including generation and evaluation of seismic attributes (amplitude based, spectral decomposition etc.).
• Monitoring and reporting of ongoing appraisal well operations. Activities will include providing maps and updating seismic images while following operations activity, performing real time well ties,

updating volumes post drill and maintaining and updating depth-to-depth seismic updates.

• Application of quantitative interpretation methods with the appropriate tools to address subsurface risks and uncertainties.

• Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to integrate geophysical, geologic and engineering data to understand well results and their implications for exploration, appraisal and future development options.

• Opportunity to serve as a technical leader to seek opportunities to add value to future developments through identification of new appraisal/development/infill opportunities, smarter depletion options or cost reductions.

• Collaborate with others in the team to ensure a high standard of geological and geophysical rigor is applied to all prospects and projects.

• Effectively communicate results of subsurface assessments to Hess management and Joint Venture partners.Work with the team to identify and promote value creation opportunities and influence future development plans.

• Strong individual contributor and team player.

• Effective project management, ability to multi-task.

• Lead, coach and mentor of colleagues and junior staff.

• Active participant in partner engagements with ability to influence operator with technical work and sound reasoning.





• Minimum of 15 years experience with roles in operators

• Experience and expertise to include seismic interpretation, AVO analysis and experience handling gathers, quantitative interpretation workflows, modelling AVO response, seismic attribute analysis, real-time     geophysical operations including well ties. Familiarity with seismic processing, inversions and basic rock physics skills are advantageous.

• Experience in integrating geophysical and geological data such as deep water stratigraphic depositional and petroleum systems information together in order assess and prioritize prospectivity.

• Strong analytical and synthesis skills and commitment to continued learning and improvement.

• Well-developed sharing, listening, interpersonal, and collaboration skills are highly valued.

• Ability to manage projects with focus on delivery and presentation of results.


Software Skills

• Petrel • Rockdoc, PsPro or equivalents advantageous

• Microsoft Office

Education,Training & Certifications

• A minimum of an MSc in Geoscience or related discipline with a preference for Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering.


Competencies The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute prerequisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

• Builds Trusted Relationships

• Develops Talent

• Creates Effective Teams

• Thinks Strategically

• Inspires Innovation

• Demonstrates Courage

• Drives Continuous Improvement

• Makes Quality Decisions

• Delivers High Performance


Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to