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Research Geophysicist at ConocoPhillips (Houston, TX)

Our Company
ConocoPhillips is the worlds largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 16 countries, $70 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,242 MBOED in 2018, and preliminary proved reserves were 5.3 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.
Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.
ConocoPhillips has an opening for a Research Geophysicist in their Houston, TX location. The candidate will be part of a team responsible for developing a broad range of seismic processing solutions for both land and marine data to support exploration and production business units. The candidate is expected to interact with seismic processors and business units to identify high value technology development projects, to stay abreast of the latest industry technical developments, and to share responsibility for transfer of development technology into business applications.
This research geophysicist will be part of a research and development team addressing the latest technologies in seismic processing and prestack depth imaging.
Responsibilities May Include
  • Develop innovative technologies in the fields of signal processing, depth imaging and velocity model-building
  • Implement research ideas as practicable software, conduct studies to validate the method using synthetic and real data, and deploy the technology to production processing
  • Optimize production software/workflow to improve user-friendliness, quality, and efficiency
  • Provide technical support to seismic processing personnel and internal clients
  • Report/present technical results internally and promote successful workflows and technologies
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Masters degree or higher in Geophysics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics or related discipline
  • 3+ years of experience developing wave equation modeling, seismic imaging or full waveform inversion
  • Advanced level of proficiency with programming (Java/C/C++/FORTRAN)
  • Ph.D. in geophysics
  • Land processing R&D experience
  • Strong Signal processing background
  • Knowledge of data analytics/machine learning/high-performance computation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Good communication skills and team player able to work closely with seismic processors
  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results
  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of April 25, 2019.
Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.
ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
Job Function
Job Level
Individual Contributor/Staff Level
Primary Location
Line of Business
Exploration & Production
Job Posting
Apr 11, 2019, 6:59:07 PM