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Seismic Data Tech

Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, 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 Seismic Data Tech for Apache Corporation will be a member of the Exploration Pillar at the company’s Houston, TX office reporting to the Geoscience Data Management Function Lead and assigned to the Geophysics team of the Applied Geoscience Technology group. 

This role will be primarily responsible for the following: 


Loading and management of land and marine seismic data in various applications (Exploration Archives, Petrel, Kingdom, DUG, etc.); 

Data management: source, format, OCR, load, QC, catalogue, transmittal, and physical and digital storage; 

Create/Implement/Maintain best practices for seismic cataloguing and archiving; create 3D surveys and 2D lines in Exploration archives; manage entitlement documents; 

Receive, QC, and load/distribute all incoming seismic data; 

Ensure geoscience teams are accessing the most current and accurate data; 

Provide JV (Joint Venture) partners all required seismic related data; 

Manage 3rd party requests for potential seismic data licensing; 

Interface with Corporate IT to manage seismic related data on the network including regular forecasting of required storage based on anticipated incoming data; and 

Interface with IT Applications group for troubleshooting, software implementation, and software development. 

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Geophysics or 10 years relevant experience working with large volumes of seismic and support data  

Experienced user of Exploration Archives 

Advanced knowledge of geoscience data loading and management in both 2D and 3D environments 

Subject matter expert loading and validating 2D and 3D land and marine seismic data including pre-stack, post stack, vintage seismic data, micro seismic, and various other seismic data 

Working knowledge of geodetics and units of measure used with seismic surveys. 

Working knowledge of seismic datums and replacement velocities and how they apply to seismic data. 

Ability to sort through and define key components of SEG-Y headers for loading and identifying seismic data. 

Excellent communication skills – presentation experience to management and JV partners; effectively communicates work procedures and standards to relevant internal and external personnel 

Ability to work and lead in a fast-paced environment within an integrated multi-disciplinary team 

Capable of directing the work of others 

Excellent project management skills; mature and professional attitude 


Experience with the below software applications is preferred:  


Petrel, Studio, Kingdom  

Paleoscan, DUG, Hampson Russell, Landmark/SeisWorks  

UNIX/Linux knowledge a plus  

Working knowledge of ArcPro/ArcMap 

Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams 


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; and
  • 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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