Postdoc position in Geostatistical reservoir modelling

Section of Earth and Planetary System Science (EPSS), Natural History Museum, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen is offering a postdoc position in Geostatistical reservoir modelling starting 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description

The position is part of an outcrop analog project aiming at building chalk reservoir models based on a cross-disciplinary effort combining geological, geophysical and geostatistical methods, and spanning heterogeneities at widely different scales. Statistical models have been developed for each regime and combined to one multiscale model to provide a framework for upscaling reservoir models to coarser grids to facilitate reservoir simulations. The postdoc will be using large sets of geological, geophysical and statistical data into a single, detailed geo-model.

Experience with:

  • geological and geophysical methods in reservoir modeling (including analysis of data from outcrops and boreholes, and seismic data) theory and application of probabilistic/geostatistical methods in reservoir modeling
  • numerical implementation of geostatistical algorithms on industrial software platforms used in oil exploration, such as Petrel.
  • The position is funded by the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre. Model development will take place in close cooperation between Professors Lars Nielsen, Klaus Mosegaard and Lars Stemmerik, University of Copenhagen and DHRTC.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Lars Stemmerik, lars.stemmerik@snm.ku.dk.

Job description

  • Project management
  • Model building
  • Participate in work shops
  • Disseminate your research
  • Terms of employment

The position is available for a 2-year period for applicants holding a relevant PhD degree or equivalent documented relevant industrial experience.

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment according to the agreement between Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426,625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72,952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • The deadline for applications is 20 November 2018, 23;59 GMT +1.

After expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

Interviews will be held during week 51.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Further information on the Museum is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.

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posted: 18 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.