Recruitment starts for joint Gazprom Neft – St Petersburg State University Laboratory
A digital modelling laboratory, supported by the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre and due to open in 2018 at St Petersburg State University, is advertising for staff, inviting applications for the following positions:
— geological modelling specialist;
— oil-industry geophysical borehole data processing and interpretation specialist;
— oil-industry surface geophysical data processing and interpretation specialist;
The Digital Modelling Laboratory’s activities will be organised around two key areas — the first being research and development (R&D), i.e., tasks for which ultimate solutions have not yet been determined, including, for example, machine-learning algorithms, indexing (of both text and images), the use of Block Chain technologies, and so on. The second area will involve analytical work to address production objectives.
Employment may be combined with a master’s degree or post-graduate research, and applications will be accepted from students currently in the fourth year of a BSc course and planning to continue their studies under St Petersburg State University’s master’s degree course in “Geological Support for Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Development”, applications for which can be accepted from spring 2018.*
CVs should be sent to Sorokin.firstname.lastname@example.org, after which successful candidates will be invited to take online aptitude tests, followed by an interview.
Potential candidates must demonstrate the following skills and qualities:
— a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in geology or geophysics;
— ongoing research activity;
— commitment to professional development, in their own and in related specialisms;
— willingness to address non-standard tasks and objectives;
— good communication skills, including the ability to put forward their own point of view.
* Applications for entry to a new master’s degree programme in “Geological Support for Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Development”, developed with the support the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre at St Petersburg State University, open in spring 2018. The first two semesters will be devoted to specialist disciplines — well work and 3D seismic investigations — with the third semester giving students an understanding of related areas — economics, oil and gas field development, etc. The final semester will give master’s students the opportunity to work on preparing their graduate thesis.