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Job Title: Chief Production Seismologist

Company: SEPLAT Petroleum Production Company

Location: Nigeria

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Job Field: Oil and Gas / Energy


SEPLAT is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company incorporated and operating in Nigeria with a strategic focus on Nigeria. The company was founded in 2009 by Shebah Petroleum Development Company Limited and Platform Petroleum (Joint Ventures) Limited for the purpose of investing in Nigerian oil and gas opportunities. Maurel & Prom, a French independent oil company, subsequently acquired a 45 per cent equity interest in SEPLAT; this interest was later spun-off to form Maurel & Prom Nigeria S.A (now Maurel & Prom International)


In July 2010, it acquired a 45 per cent participating interest in three producing assets (OMLs 4, 38 and 41) and was appointed operator of these portfolio of three on-shore producing oil and gas leases located in the prolific western Niger Delta basin of Edo and Delta states. The 45% participating interest in these OMLs were acquired from SPDC, Total (E&P) Nigeria and NAOC. At the beginning, SEPLAT was in JV partnership with NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Co-operation) until NNPC transferred its 55% interest to NPDC (Nigeria Petroleum Development Company). SEPLAT is the operator of these assets in the NPDC/SEPLAT Joint Venture.


SEPLAT has become a leading indigenous oil and gas operator in Nigeria. The company has increased its production and reserves year-on-year and has grown revenues and net profit in each year since it commenced operations. The company’s production has maintained a remarkable growth trajectory, rising from a gross operated oil production of 14,000 barrels per day at inception to its current daily crude oil production of around 60,000 barrels per day. The OMLs have a combined proven and probable reserve in excess of 500 million barrels of liquid hydrocarbon and gas reserves in excess of 1.6TCF. These provide a platform for significant potential growth.


Job description:

-    The primary role of the Chief Production Seismologist is to technically lead and oversee all aspects of exploration programs. This includes leading a multidisciplinary group that includes the generative group and the regional technical specialists. Assist the exploration projects teams resulting in discovery of economically viable deposits that will have a significant impact on the Company’s earnings and growth.

-    Leading a focused team on identification of additional prospective terrains for giant deposits by developing exploration models and target generation. Identification and proposal of “New Frontiers” generative opportunities. 

-    Mentor, and provide guidance for career and skill development for the production geology seismology staff; and ensure best disciple practices are followed across the organization

-    Provide functional oversight of discipline processes, standard and procedures across the organization. Ensuring consistency with the company’s strategy and adherence to petroleum engineering best practices.

-    Ensuring workflow between production seismologist and other technical groups is effective and efficient

-    Establish and maintain an appropriate portfolio of projects, regularly reviewing projects in field, ensuring decision points are developed & maintained, and project deadlines & budgets are met. Define clear and achievable objectives and ensuring all projects are consistent with the Company’s strategic needs.

-    Co-ordinate, lead, disseminate and communicate key geo-scientific developments derived both from internal and external research programs and manage exploration links with research projects and education establishments.

-    Develop technical and leadership skills in all team members, providing regular, constructive feedback and coaching and ensuring that succession plans & career development plans are in place & current.

-    Participate in special technical projects: peer reviews, audits, technical reviews, troubleshooting, asset acquisition, etc.

-    Set corporate standards for the discipline community to provide a basis for assuring the quality of deliverables.

-    Assist with creation of realistic and well-justified annual budget requests and track budget activities


Desired Skills and Experience: – BSc. Geology, with 15-20 years’ experience. – Candidates with a sound postgraduate degree with 14 years’ experience may be considered. – Solid knowledge of Niger Delta geology is required.

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