Senior Petroleum Economist

  • Crawley, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

A Technology Company with a Passion for Geoscience

CGG is a pioneering Technology Company providing world class fully integrated Geoscience services within the global Energy sector. Created in 1931, our history tells the story of a profession conducted with passion and of an adventure stretching across five continents. We employ in excess of 5,500 people worldwide, who bring a unique blend of talent and energy through working together to deliver unrivalled innovative solutions to our customers.

Through our cutting-edge Technology in Geoscience, we have achieved outstanding leadership with a strong focus on innovation and a commitment to delivering the best sustainable solutions to our clients' energy challenges.

Based on the foundations of mathematics and applied physics, we bring our clients a unique range of technologies, manufactured equipment and services, designed to generate stunning 3D images of the Earth’s subsurface structures.

Job Description

CGG’s consulting services offer comprehensive geoscience knowledge and provide our clients with valuable insight into all aspects of natural resource exploration and development, from basin prospectively to reservoir modeling and economic analysis.

Reporting to the Manager of Petroleum Reservoir and Economics, the Senior Petroleum Economist is responsible for providing global, economic evaluation of oil & gas fields and prospects in conjunction with the RCS teams.

The incumbent will be part of a proactive team of support staff and will be responsible for delivering high quality customer focused professional services whilst working in accordance with quality, security and health and safety processes.

The successful Candidate will carry out economic and financial evaluation of investment proposals for petroleum exploration and exploitation, as well as construct economic computer models for economic analysis of petroleum investment opportunities.

Additional duties will include giving training to upstream petroleum economic and financial evaluation and provide expertise in corporate and asset evaluations including stock market listing, rights issues, bank finance related studies and reports.

Within this role the candidate will provide expertise in corporate and asset evaluations including stock market listings, rights issues, bank finance and related studies and reports,

along with designing economic / fiscal terms, including licensing terms for petroleum exploration and development.


The ideal candidate will be educated to preferably PhD level in Economics or engineering with substantial experience of oil and gas economics work in a position of responsibility.

Extensive experience of financial and economic modelling of oil and gas explorations and development projects, as well as significant experience of dealing with oil and gas and governments on petroleum licensing terms.

Experience of coaching and mentoring lesser-experienced employees would be beneficial.


Additional Information

Additional information

Why choose CGG?

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs of each individual to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own CGG University platform.

Benefits Package

·        Competitive starting salary

·        Highly attractive bonus scheme

·        Accommodation assistance program

·        Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programs, tailored to suit individual or family needs

·        Employee Assistance Program to support our staff 

·        Initially 22 days holiday with future increases, complemented by a flexible holiday program

We Care about our Staff and Environment

We recognise the importance of work life balance for our employees, which is supported through our flexible working and relaxed dress code policies.

We recognise and actively support the wellbeing of our staff through many different initiatives;

·        Onsite Exercise classes, almost every day of the week and promoting active lifestyles

·        Onsite Social Games area which provide downtime through the working day

·        Our restaurant, offering great food and a highly effective social and work space

·        Regular social club events, spontaneous reward events throughout the year

·        Many discounts schemes, including Gym membership and a cycle purchase scheme

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises.

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