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Geophysicist Sr Staff

Date: Oct 6, 2021

Location: Cairo, EG, 11865

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas.

At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.

  • Our VISION is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world's energy needs.
  • Our MISSION is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our stakeholders.
  • Our STRATEGY is to take a differentiated approach to the exploration and production of cost-advantaged hydrocarbons through innovation, technology, optimization, continuous improvement and relentless focus on costs to deliver top-tier, long-term returns.

Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.

Apache believes in a culture that encourages everyone to bring their unique perspective and background to work every day and to know that their voice is valued and respected.
Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.

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Position Description & Duties:

The Senior Staff Geophysicist for Apache Corporation will be a local hire and 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 development team. This position will report to the Director of Geophysics.

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Identify development opportunities and mature into development well proposals by preparing structure maps of all reservoirs, integrating seismic data with well control 
  • Support geologic modeling for volumetric assessments and planning of field development by providing integrated geophysical interpretations
  • Provide geophysical support for efficient drilling design and safe drilling operations
  • Planning and executing development wells and providing post-drill lookbacks on every well
  • Collaborate with Exploration team in hand-off of newly discovered fields
  • Sharing all findings from development and reservoir characterization studies for future use in exploration

Preferred & Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Proven oil finder with 20+ years oil and gas appraisal and development; experience with a major IOC a plus; relevant M.S. degree
  • Significant experience in Egypt Western Desert petroleum systems
  • Expert with industry standard seismic interpretation software packages (Petrel experience a plus) 
  • Strong seismic interpreter with focus on field development. 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


Experience with the below software applications is preferred:

  • Petrel and Studio
  • GEOX, Spotfire
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Core Values & Leadership Attributes

The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

  • Expect top performance & innovation;
  • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
  • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
  • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
  • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
  • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
  • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
  • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.

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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