Job: Staff Geophysicist at Ormat Technologies, Reno/ Nevada

Geothermal plant by Ormat, Steamboat, Nevada (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Alexander Richter 25 Jan 2019

Ormat is seeking to fill the position of Staff Geophysicist at its offices in Reno/ Nevada. The position is responsible for modeling subsurface rock properties using geological, geophysical, and drilling data.

Ormat Technologies has published a job opening for Staff Geophysicist, a full time position at its offices in Reno, Nevada.

This position is responsible for modeling subsurface rock properties using geological, geophysical, and drilling data.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for preparing maps and presentations of geological and geophysical data.
  • Responsible for combining geological interpretations with geophysical data and models.
  • Responsible for evaluating geothermal exploration projects.
  • Interpret 3D and 2D seismic data and correlate wireline logs to seismic data.
  • Interpret and model gravity, magnetic, and electrical data.
  • Maintain and utilize magnetometer to collect ground magnetic surveys
  • Work with geologists and reservoir engineers to recommend drilling targets.
  • Prepare technical reports under supervision of Project Manager.
  • Compile data sets and evaluate data quality using statistical and graphical methods.
  • Coordinate contract field crews performing geophysical evaluations.
  • Perform structural interpretations and stress-field analysis of prospect areas.
  • Research existing literature and prepare summaries for project evaluation.
  • Assist in acquisition of geophysical and remote sensing data and integration into mapping and GIS data bases.
  • Assist with execution of contract geophysical and drilling projects.
  • Assist in planning, reporting and documentation of geologic investigations.
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner.

Other Responsibilities

  • Other duties and projects as assigned by management.
  • Occasional oversight of data reprocessing contracts.
  • File reports and samples with regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain well files and other geotechnical files.
  • Assist drilling staff in location of access roads and well pads.
  • Maintain inventories on exploration materials and equipment.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geoscience discipline is required and a Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Knowledge of seismic and potential field processing and acquisition techniques.
  • Must be able to use and acquire knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and use of the Internet.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Kingdom, Landmark, Oasis Montaj, CAD, GIS, ENVI, Global Mapper, 3D modeling.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English at a level which will permit the employee to accurately understand and communicate information to safely and efficiently perform the job duties.
  • Must possess at any time a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to ORMAT auto insurance carrier.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to navigate and work in remote field locations and work outdoors in difficult weather conditions.
  • Ability to periodically lift 75 lbs.
  • Travel approximately 30% of time.

Source: WorkForce/ Ormat