Centre for Coal Seam Gas

Senior Research Technician Seismic Interpreter

Job No: 501393

Australia's onshore natural gas industry has expanded rapidly with the establishment of a new Coal Seam Gas-Liquefied Natural Gas industry in Queensland. In this evolving environment, The University of Queensland recognised a need for a coordinated access point to address the community, government and industry challenges. The Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG) was established in 2012 to conduct and support research and education within onshore gas, creating a scientific energy platform. The Centre conducts research and supports education in key discipline areas including economics, business, petroleum engineering, geosciences, water, ecology and social sciences. The Centre also provides independent advice to industry and government on policy or business-relevant matters, leadership on scientific and technical issues as well as strategic planning.

For more Information about the Centre, please visit: https://ccsg.centre.uq.edu.au

The role

This position will provide the key seismic interpretation to drive the building, attribution and simulation of fit for purpose static and dynamic models of East Australian Basins (especially Surat & Bowen). You will be producing structure maps, undertaking seismic-well ties, depth conversion as well interpreting seismic horizons, faults and facies on 2D and 3D data in support of a wider regional geological modelling exercise.

The successful applicant will work on several projects in a multidisciplinary research team of geologists, engineers, geophysicists, hydrogeologists and modellers on matters relating to natural gas developments, aquifer modelling and/or carbon capture and storage. You will be working with senior academics, postdoctoral fellows and students to deliver high impact science outcomes.

The person

Applicants should possess:

  • Postgraduate qualifications in geology or geophysics or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience
  • Extensive experience as a seismic interpreter, including on regional interpretation projects, and knowledge of 2D and 3D seismic interpretation
  • Knowledge of the stratigraphy and structure of the Surat and/or Bowen Basin,and seismic data management
  • Experience in working in a multidisciplinary team with geologists and petroleum engineers in the context of a carbon storage project.
  • Detailed knowledge of PETREL for seismic interpretation and geo-modelling.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at: atsi_recruitment@uq.edu.au

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year at HEW Level 8, with a possible 1 year extension. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,811 - $104,214 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $108,589 - $121,930 p.a.).

Position Description

501393_3039790_Senior Research Technician-Seismic Interpreter PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Alistair Innes-Walker on +61 7 3346 3017 or a.innes-walker@uq.edu.au.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications Closing Date: 11:55pm 26th November 2017, A.Eastern Standard Time

posted: 03 November 201     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.