Geophysical Analyst

Job Description
The successful applicant will join ESG’s Mining and Global Energy Services Group in Houston, Texas. The Geophysical Analyst will be reporting to the Manager of Acquisition and Processing. The Geophysical Analyst is to acquire, process, and report on microseismic data related to Energy and Mining industry applications. They will work closely with multiple groups including, Data Processing, Specialists, Software, Wireline, Field Services, and Project Management teams in order to ensure deadlines are met and client deliverables are optimized. This position requires an individual with a strong attention to detail and good problem solving skills. The Analysts participate in a rotation schedule and therefore must be available to work on weekdays as well as weekends (some exceptions apply).

Primary duties will include:

  • Project (site) set up, configuration and optimization
  • Microseismic Data Processing (picking, event location, source parameter calculations)
  • For recurring projects (Resmap, ISM, MGS) – Maintain and monitor site(s) performance and health and update (optimize) site parameters as needed (prc files, sensor files, triggering, etc.)
  • Data Interpretation
  • Report Writing
  • On-call response – evening, weekends and holidays
  • Potential for Office support – up to 12 hours per day, either during the day or night
  • Integration of (geological and geophysical) data sets
  • Modeling/Feasibility Analyses and array designs 
  • Potential to participate in client meetings/presentations
  • Potential to participate in advanced microseismic analyses – SMTI picking, 3DVM building, Hazard analysis
  • Potential for short term travel to site, for client meetings or conferences

 Qualifications and Experience:

  • B.Sc. or higher Geophysics, Earth Sciences or related field
  • Valid Driver’s License, First Aid
  • P.Geo, P.Eng, P.Geoph or the ability to obtain said designations is considered an asset
  • Spanish speaking considered an asset
  • 0-2 years of work experience. Field experience is considered an asset
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Work under guidance of managers and project managers
  • Effective communication (oral and written)
  • Ability to continuously learn
  • Ability to use microseismic systems and installation tools    
  • Proficiency in MS Office, ESG software suite
  • Ability to program is an asset
  • Good problem solving skills
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts
  • Knowledge of the principles of geophysics and microseismics
  • Ability to learn new computer software is essential
  • Possess excellent organizational skills

ESG is a rapidly growing enterprise with offices in the Middle East, Asia, the U.S. and Canada. Please apply via our ESG Career Centre with resume and cover letter. ESG thanks all interested applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.