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Geophysicist Advisor

Date: Mar 5, 2023

Location: Cairo, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are healthier, have access to better education, and are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living. Nearly 3 billion people — roughly one-third of the global population — live without electricity or without clean cooking facilities. We are committed to providing energy in innovative and more sustainable ways to help raise the standard of living for those living in energy poverty and to meet the ongoing demands of people and economies around the world. The products we deliver power increasingly cleaner electricity across the globe, fuel tractors and trucks, make fertilizer to keep the world's food supply on the table, and heat our schools, hospitals and businesses.


Our employees bring a wide range of talents and skills to the job every day to tackle complex business challenges. We believe in providing a truly rewarding work environment supported by a benefits platform that ranks among the best in our peer group. Our company offers career development opportunities where employees can grow personally and professionally. We promote employee benefits that cultivate a family-friendly work environment and focus on our employees' overall well-being. We are committed to being a workplace where all employees are valued and can thrive with a sense of belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion benefits our individual employees, our company and our external stakeholders; we are better as an organization when various ideas and perspectives are brought to the table.


Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA). Apache has operations in the United States, Egypt's Western Desert and the United Kingdom's North Sea and a sister company with exploration opportunities offshore Suriname. Whether supporting Apache, APA Corporation or one of its subsidiaries, team members are employed by Apache Corporation.


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Specific Responsibilities

The expatriate Geophysicist Advisor for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Geoscience team within our Egypt Asset at the company’s Cairo, Egypt office and assigned to the KPC joint venture exploration team. This position will report to the Director of Geophysics.

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:
•    Identify exploration opportunities and fully characterize prospect risks and resource potential 
•    Mature into exploration well proposals by preparing structure maps of all reservoirs, integrating seismic data and appropriate derivatives with well all control 
•    Provide geophysical support for efficient exploration drilling design and safe drilling operations
•    Planning and executing exploration wells and providing post-drill lookbacks on every well
•    Collaborate with Development team in hand-off of newly discovered fields
•    Sharing all findings from exploration studies for future use in field development
•    Mentoring junior staff on workflows and successful geophysical methods

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•    Proven oil finder with 20+ years oil and gas exploration and development experience with a major IOC; minimum a relevant M.S. degree
•    Significant experience in Egypt Western Desert petroleum systems
•    Expert assessment of conventional reservoir volumes and risk in various depositional and structural settings
•    Expert with industry standard seismic interpretation software packages (Petrel experience a plus) 
•    Strong seismic interpreter with focus on exploration. Strong data integration, mapping, and workstation skills
•    Accurate structural interpretation and depth conversion essential; seismic stratigraphy skills a plus
•    Understanding of quantitative geophysical products and methods for lithology prediction and structural interpretation
•    Experience with probabilistic volumetric and risk assessments 
•    Ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information
•    Excellent communication skills – presentation experience to management and JV partners; effectively communicates work procedures to relevant personnel
•    Ability to work and drive recommendations in a fast-paced environment within an integrated multi-discipline team from concept through implementation
•    Excellent time management skills; mature and professional attitude
•    Cultural awareness and sensitivity

Experience with the below software applications is preferred:
•    Petrel and Studio
•    GEOX, Spotfire
•    Microsoft Office Suite


The successful candidate should demonstrate and exhibit the following core competencies:


  • Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents information effectively and persuasively across communication setting.
  • Results: Pursues work with energy, drive, and results orientation to positively impact Apache's business success.
  • Collaboration: Works in partnership with others and encourages different perspectives, while building and maintaining trust.
  • Culture: Willingness and ability to align one's behavior with the needs, priorities, and goals of Apache.

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.


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