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Graduate - Geophysics

Graduate - Geophysics

  • Location United Kingdom - Flexible
  • Travel required
  • Job category Subsurface Group
  • Relocation available
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code 141918BR
  • Experience level
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Job summary

The energy transition to a net zero future requires geoscientists to play a meaningful role in ensuring we can meet the world’s growing demand for energy while striving for an efficient transition. At BP, our geoscientists use leading-edge technology to develop and deliver low emissions, sustainable energy solutions. This includes exploring for and exploiting hydrocarbons as we continue to diversify supply to lower carbon energy sources like hydrogen, geothermal, renewables, CCUS & bioenergy.

The energy transition is well underway, and its direction is shaped by geological factors, as well as economic, political, technology and societal considerations.

For this graduate role, we are looking for someone to be part of the Geophysics team. Geophysics is concerned with the acquisition, processing, interpretation and analysis of seismic and other geophysical datasets (e.g. gravity-magnetic surveys) to create an image of the subsurface. Could you be the next geophysicist to join our team?

Here at BP, the combination of geology and geophysics — as geosciences — delivers a powerful description and evaluation of the subsurface, growing our ability to safely deliver hydrocarbons and develop lower carbon energy sources. Join us as a geophysicist and you’ll find our dedication to today and tomorrow stretches beyond the success of our business to the development of our people and their successful careers.

Duties and responsibilities
The precise nature of your role will be defined by your skills as well as the needs of the business but your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Working on projects and supporting your team to find the best solutions
  • Helping to maintain performance within your team and for bp as a company
  • Building relationships both within BP and with our external partners, collaborating across functions, segments and teams to deliver excellence
  • Demonstrating drive and dedication through the bp values with an emphasis on safety.

As part of bp, you will also be able to take part in additional activities outside of your role, whether it be supporting local community initiatives, our bp Business Resourcing Groups and you are given the encouragement and time to participate.

In addition, demonstrable data science skills would be advantageous for any geoscience candidate applying for a role in bp. Specifically, proficiency in using statistical methods to interrogate large datasets for geophysical insight, and in the application of using scripting languages such as Python and R, and development environments such as Jupyter and Rstudio.

We particularly encourage applications from students working towards a Petroleum Geoscience or Geophysics MSc and from PhD candidates, who have completed either a relevant BSc or MSc, who are now conducting research in geophysics specializations (seismic acquisition, processing & imaging, signal analysis, coding, etc.).

To succeed you’ll need a willingness to learn, a passion to excel and deliver results, and to be undertaking or committed to further study of a relevant BSc (as a minimum) MSci, MSc or PhD beyond a 2:1 bachelor’s degree in geophysics, earth science, natural sciences, environmental science, maths, and physics.

You should be either:
in your final year of your degree,
or, already graduated.

Other information

Remember, you can only apply for ONE opportunity. If you are not sure that this is the opportunity for you, please return to our Candidate Matcher to review your other matches.

Within the education section please list all information for any degrees that you have studied or are currently studying.

If you need to make any adjustments to any stage of the recruitment process, for example due to an illness, injury or a disability, please contact us on 0800 279 2088 or email enquiry@bpgraduates.co.uk. If you are calling from overseas, please dial +44 1635 584149.

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