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Seismic Operations Geophysicist
Operations Geophysicist

Off Site position with the availability to travel and work offshore

Reporting to: Chief Operations Geophysicist


The Operations Geophysicist has advanced level knowledge of the principles of seismic acquisition and quality control including seismic data, source, navigation and positioning, data quality and assurance and seismic data recording systems (OB nodes, navigation and positioning, and seismic sources). Vision, creative problem-solving, leveraging technology, exceptional customer service, ambition, and drive are strongly encouraged in this role and throughout the Company.


Helps prepare the time motion analysis for each Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP), or Request for Quotation (RFQ), received by the bid team.

Provides alternative acquisition methods and time motion analysis with efficiency, cost and safety in mind.

Works with the Chief Operations Geophysicist, bid team, technical and operations teams to review and provide feedback/guidance on all technical and acquisition specifications for each RFI, RFQ, and RFP.

Works directly with the technical team members and the operation managers to monitor each awarded survey for progress vs expectation (as bid), for contractual assurance, and internal KPI performance; and support project meetings with clients.

Assists with monitoring and analyzing competition surveys, in conjunction with bid team.

Assists with technical support for operations teams on any other special projects as maybe necessary and required.

Supports new equipment installations and system upgrades / changes in the offshore environment.


Every employee is responsible for the health and safety of themselves and others who may be affected by their actions or omissions, and for the protection of the environment.

You shall;

Contribute to continual QHSE improvement.
Co-operate and comply with any requirement imposed by the Company in accordance with the Company QHSE Management System.
Stop any activity where there is good reason to believe that the circumstances involved could jeopardize the health and safety or those of any individual, or have adverse effect on the environment.

As a manager, you are responsible for providing your team with:

A safe and healthy place of work
Tools, equipment and materials free from uncontrolled risks to safety and health
Safe systems of work
Appropriate levels of supervision, instruction and training to allow them to work in a safe and healthy manner.



Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics, Math, Physics, or other related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


5-7 years of hands-on experience working within the seismic industry.

Must have advanced level knowledge of the principles of seismic acquisition using bottom reference systems.

Previous experience working with OBS acquisition programs.

Advanced level knowledge of seismic data recording systems (OB nodes, navigation and positioning, and seismic sources).

Current working knowledge of simultaneous source acquisition and de-blending techniques.

Required skills

Advanced level knowledge of seismic acquisition QC, including seismic data, source, and navigation and positioning, data quality and assurance.

Working knowledge of seismic data processing, including onboard data processing workflows.

Demonstrated ability to recommend solutions that meet or exceed needs within project/program.

Effective communication/presentation/facilitation skills (oral and written).

Ability to think logically, critically, and constructively about complex problems, clearly communicate findings of analysis, and propose solutions that address expressed needs.

Software Applications Requirements:

Seismic survey planning software (OMNI, Mesa, Norsar, other).

Seismic crew production software (MultiSeis or equivalent).

Navigation software (Gator, etc.).

Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.

US Citizen or Green Card holder with the ability to work in the US without sponsorship.

Physical demands

Travel Requirements

The availability to travel and work offshore is required. Travel is at approximately 10% within the job scope of responsibility.

Must have the ability to obtain the following certifications:

Valid Passport

Qualified candidates are invited to email a detailed, chronological resume and please include ALL DATES for both experience and education to: All replies confidential. This is an ASAP direct hire need.

For confidential consideration, send your resume to Gladney Darroh,

Piper-Morgan/AEI is committed to carefully reviewing each resume it receives. Every effort will be made to review your resume the same day it is received. If we determine there is not a reasonable fit for the position you responded to, please know that time limitations don't permit us to respond to each candidate. Piper-Morgan/AEI is constantly receiving requests for new talent from our clients. Your expertise and experience are very important to us. If there is not a reasonable match, your resume will be retained for review with each new job opening.
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