Wellsite Thin Section Geoscientist (6 month contract, potential to extend)

  • Conwy, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

CGG (www.cgg.com) is a global geoscience technology leader. Employing around 4,000 people worldwide, CGG provides a comprehensive range of data, products, services and equipment that supports the discovery and responsible management of the Earth’s natural resources. Whilst having an excellent reputation within subsurface imaging, more recently, CGG has moved into the wider energy transition sector, applying our diverse expertise to new areas such as Environmental Science, Mining, Carbon Capture & Storage and Geothermal.

Job Description

We are looking for enthusiastic, talented and highly motivated Wellsite Thin Section Geoscientists to join our Geology team on a short-term basis (although with the possibility for extension).  The successful candidate will be part of a dedicated project team; they will primarily be responsible for wellsite work, specialising in carbonate thin section stratigraphy. The candidate needs to have had experience in this field previously and be confident in delivering strong results in a high-pressured environment. 

We are looking for individuals who are intuitive, ask questions and will continuously seek to improve our interpretations and processes.

This position is for a minimum of six months with a possible extension of up to two years.

Principle Accountabilities

  • To independently analyse and advise stakeholder’s on carbonate stratigraphy and sedimentology at wellsite via thin section micropalaentological analysis of samples
  • To confidently make real-time decisions that could impact operational decisions, including well trajectory

This role will require the successful candidate to:

  • Travel, including overseas and to wellsite
  • Interpret and integrate stratigraphic data with all other drilling parameters and data such as LWD information
  • Generate well path diagrams using drilling angle, azimuth etc.
  • Review geological and biostratigraphic data and provide interpretations and correlations (predominantly within software such as Stratabugs and ODM / IC)
  • Integrate their data with others, as required
  • Independently and accurately generate and interpret data in real-time at wellsite
  • Prepare professional reports (both daily and final summary reports)
  • Contribute to daily and weekly client meetings
  • Assist in delivering on-the-job training, as required
  • Demonstrate strong project management and coordination skills and good communication skills
  • Attend training and development courses / workshops as deemed necessary


  • MSc or PhD in thin section micropalaeontology / sedimentology or alternate with significant on the job training equivalent
  • Strong wellsite thin section experience
  • Experience of writing technical reports
  • Ability to use computer software required for this role
  • English language skills
  • Other language skills an advantage

Person Spec

  • Enjoys hands-on work, including use of specialist machinery and equipment
  • Be willing and able to spend extended periods of time on wellsite
  • Remain calm in high-pressure and challenging situations
  • Open-minded and curious
  • Analytical skills with rigorous attention to detail
  • Bold and willing to experiment and try new methods
  • Team player
  • Shows initiative; be able to adapt quickly to new challenges and use problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Reliable and conscientious
  • Ability to forward-plan own work

Additional Information

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;

  • Promoting active lifestyles
  • 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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