Devon Energy Geophysicist - New Ventures & Heavy Oil Technology in Calgary, California

GeophysicistCalgary Office

Devon Canada and The New Ventures/Heavy Oil Technology team is seeking an intermediate to seniorGeophysicist. The responsibilities for this role include designing and executing programs to evaluate Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery (EHOR) projects as well as seismic interpretation of the pre- and post- recovery projects. Integration of seismic and geomechanical data for both reservoir and cap rock will be focused on pilot studies but will also include evaluation of New Ventures opportunities throughout the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

Environment, Health & Safety and Regulatory Performance is a critical component of our overall success at Devon Canada and as such this position calls for a high level of excellence in respect to Health and Safety, requiring you, and those you engage with, to anticipate risk and ensure safety in the workplace is a priority.

Jackfish uses SAGD thermal recovery to produce more than 100,000bbl/d from its three facilities. Maintaining this production level economically and ensuring the integrity of the project are critical for Devon.

Why Consider this Role?

You will be part of a leading edge team working to unlock greater potential from the Devon heavy oil asset portfolio.

Performance Objectives:

  • Improve reservoir characterization using geophysical data

  • Provide input on reservoir characterization as well as cap rock integrity on a multi-disciplinary team

  • Provide recommendations for alternative data acquisition, processing or inversion approaches

  • Integration of geophysical, geological and engineering data and interpretations

  • Mentoring and educating non-geophysicists on the team


This position offers the right candidate variety in their daily work life, learning opportunities and the chance to offer creative solutions. We are seeking an individual with a strong work ethic, who is self-motivated and able to work under minimal supervision. Our ideal candidate will possess excellent planning and organization skills and be able to be influential and assertive when necessary. We require someone who is known as an open and honest team player, and who has a positive, engaging attitude.


  • Degree in the field of Earth Sciences from an accredited institution

  • Master’s Degree or PhD considered an asset

  • Current member of APEGA or qualified to apply for membership


  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience working with a producer in the Oil & Gas industry

  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Readiness to champion ideas

  • Well organized with attention to details

  • Self-motivated with a positive, flexible attitude

  • Experience with 4D seismic and enhanced heavy oil recovery projects is considered an asset

  • Experience with Seisware and Petrel is preferred

The Devon Advantage:

Every day, Devon employees bring their talent, skill and innovative spirit to work. That’s what’s made us a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, and has helped us rank onFORTUNE Magazine’s 100 BEST Companies to Work Forand on the Best Workplaces in Canadalist. Plus, Devon offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • An industry-leading compensation and benefits package

  • Bonuses and long-term incentive programs

  • Focused employee development

  • A great place to do great work

  • An environment that values employees and is driven by performance