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Geohazards Specialist - TSI

Geohazards Specialist - TSI

  • Location IN: Pune - Building 5
  • Travel required Up to 10% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Subsurface Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ074192
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Subsurface Group

Job Description:

What you will deliver

  • Be part of a group of specialists with responsibility across bp’s global portfolio, giving insight to and gaining experience from a wide variety of geological settings and engineering challenges.
  • Support Geohazards projects, providing key integration between subsurface, wells and sub-sea/facilities engineering teams to deliver recommendations which impact the design and engineering of offshore developments.
  • Access bp’s global database of geophysical, geological and geotechnical engineering data to develop integrated ground models, maps and geospatial databases to communicate potential risks.
  • Support project manager in work with site survey contractors to plan and deliver geophysical and geotechnical surveys based upon the results and recommendations of your work and designed to address project specific geohazard challenges.
  • Have an impact on the evolving area of Offshore Wind and Carbon Storage projects, identifying emerging technologies to efficiently assess the suitability of facility locations over large areas and their long-term monitoring.
  • Collaborate with integrated subsurface teams to deliver critical assessments for the safe delivery of offshore wells (for Carbon Storage and focused Oil and Gas Production).
  • Engage with a wide range of bp entities and technical specialists to help develop internal and external technical capability in the industry, with a focus on more efficient operations with a reduced carbon footprint.

What you will need to be successful

Must have educational qualifications:

Geophysics / Geoscience / Geology / Engineering Geology degree from a recognized university.

Preferred education/certifications:

Higher degree (PhD/MSc) on geophysics related subject.

Minimum years of relevant experience:

Seeking applications from candidates that offer a range of relevant industry experience (minimum of 5 years). Successful candidates will be assigned dependent on experience and technical capability.

Must have experiences/skills (to be hired with):

  • Familiarity with typical offshore engineering activities for oil and gas and/or renewables.
  • Excellent geophysics and subsurface interpretation skills, including hands-on workstation skills.
  • Experience in seismic Interpretation of different geological settings and data types (e.g., 2D, 3D).
  • Experience in seismic attributes analysis for hazard identification (e.g., gas, pore pressure).
  • Awareness of the variety of site-survey data types commonly used in different settings.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.

Good to have experiences/skills (can be trained for – learning/on-the-job):

  • Familiarity of geophysical site survey acquisition design, oversight and QC, and/or offshore experience on site survey, geotechnical or geophysical vessels.
  • Familiarity with the concept of ground models to support front end engineering design and infrastructure layout optimization.
  • Experience in data integration (particularly with geophysical, geotechnical and geological logs).
  • Understanding of the offshore drilling process, the need, and requirement to assess shallow hazards in order to safely deliver wells.
  • Familiarity with Petrel and ArcGIS.
  • Familiarity with Agile working practice.
  • Skilled in characterizing and communicating subsurface uncertainty and risk.
  • Effective planning, prioritization, communication, documentation and teamwork skills.
  • A drive to find solutions to complex problems, in an efficient manner.

You will work with

Your line manager will be the Geophysics Discipline Leader India and you will work as part of the GSS Geohazards Team.

You will be based in Pune, India and you will be deployed into an agile integrated subsurface delivery squad (well planning squad, offshore wind squad), where day-to-day activities/works will be prioritized by the squad leader.

The deployment will be managed by Geohazards Discipline Leader through Geohazards meetings. You will also work in close collaboration with major projects, area development planning, and depletion management squads in regions your squad supports.

TSI Geohazards Specialists will follow existing practices and guidelines. You will be working closely with Subject Matter Experts and Geohazards Specialists in the other region. You will undertake the formal assurance process with Marine Geohazards Technical Authority.

Shift support

It is expected that you will be supporting Eastern Hemisphere projects and some flexible working may be required depending on project location.

Travel Requirement

Up to 10% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Data Analysis, Data Management and Integration (DMI), Depositional framework, Earth Science, Geodesy and coordinate integrity, Geohazard Assessment, Geologic Hazards, Geospatial Data, Geospatial data visualization, Integrated Well Delivery, Seismic Acquisition, Seismic Analysis, Subsurface verification and assurance

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