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Seismic Data Navigation Analyst

Spring, Texas | IT
Job ID: 91824
Listed on 7/11/2019

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Title: Seismic Data Navigation Analyst


Job Description & Responsibilities

The Seismic Data Analyst is responsible for facilitating the progress of and loading seismic data within the business from the time of planning and acquisition through interpretation, analysis, and archival to ensure optimum efficiency in the process. The SDA is responsible for ensuring that all processes and standards in place are followed. 

  • Planning for seismic asset management by ensuring all parties are consulted at the initiation of project.
  • Verify coordination of acquisition efforts with Procurement, Geophysical Operations, Data Room, and BU Interpreter.
  • Ensure that 3rd party data providers know exactly what our needs are and continue to work with them to assure that those needs are met.
  • Ensure all parts of data have arrived including contracts, navigation, and seismic
  • Validate the navigation using ArcGIS, python scripts, internal applications
  • Load seismic data into Petrel application 
  • Load gathers data to Omega
  • Condition data using various applications
  • Move seismic data from one application to another
  • Ensure data quality is certified after loading and before it is delivered to the customer.
  • Look for ways to improve/automate existing processes
  • Understand the seismic data lifecycle (purchasing, business/customer interaction, contracts, analysis, loading, qcing, etc)
  • Understand seismic data concepts and are able to discuss them with the business units
  • Have seismic data loading experience (2D/3D) with Petrel
  • Have gathers data loading experience with Omega
  • Have the skill set in evaluating cartographic information / data 
  • Provide datum transformations and coordinate conversions to spatial data
  • Maintain knowledge of cartographic, GIS, and spatial data practices and trends


Skills, Experiences, Knowledge

  • Geoscience, Geology, GIS degree
  • Experience loading seismic data and validating navigation
  • Innovative thinker
  • Petrel/Studio – competent 
  • Cartography - competent
  • ArcGIS – competent
  • Omega – competent 
  • Python - competent
  • Data Management – competent
  • Safety Oriented Mindset
  • Proficient in English (written & verbal) 
  • Team Oriented Personality & Positive Attitude
  • Effective End User Communication (written & verbal)
  • Analytical skills
  • Customer Oriented
  • Problem Solver
  • Time Management
  • Team Player
  • Detail Oriented
  • Efficient
  • Responsible
  • Interface with the business/client- High
  • Experience working independently
  • Experience working with a global team


Nice-to-have skills/experiences

  • Developing Petrel Macros – competent – nice to have
  • GeoFrame – competent - nice to have
  • Troika – competent – Nice to have
  • OpenCPS – competent – Nice to have
  • Database concepts – Nice to have