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Location: Calgary
Job Code: 373
# of openings: 1

Senior Geologist International New Ventures


Based in Calgary and reporting to the Team Lead, International New Ventures. The Senior Geologist will be responsible to explore for oil and gas with the expectation of capturing economically attractive projects through bid rounds, farm-ins, or acquisitions with a focus on European opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Generate large-scale ideas or prospects on limited data sets in new areas;
  • Work closely with a multidisciplinary team to identify and evaluate international growth opportunities
  • Draw on broad basinal experiences and evaluate both conventional and unconventional plays based on an understanding of key technical parameters
  • Provide adequate and complete background data for all maps, cross-sections, and prospects, including assumptions, cutoffs, reservoir parameters, data sources and any other pertinent information when appropriate
  • Proficient knowledge of logging, DST, completion and production concepts as pertaining to prospect generation
  • Work closely with the geophysicist to integrate seismic data with the geology and recommend drilling locations when applicable
  • Source new data from various sources and assess the quality and value to the evaluations
  • Source and manage local consultants where required, in accordance with Vermilion policies
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to executive management regarding growth opportunities

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc in Geology with a preference for advanced degrees
  • 10-15 years industry experience, European experience a plus
  • Conventional and unconventional experience
  • High level of proficiency in industry standard software applications; Kingdom and Petra experience is an asset
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to clearly present ideas to others in both formal and informal settings
  • Able to work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to think creatively with ‘outside-the-box’ thinking and can create ideas and ultimately value that others may have missed

Posting Close Date

September 2, 2014

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