Senior Carbonate Sedimentologist

Llandudno, UK/Remote
Added: April 12, 2024
Company Description

CGG ( is a global technology and HPC leader that provides data, products, services and solutions in Earth science, data science, sensing and monitoring. Our unique portfolio supports our clients in efficiently and responsibly solving complex digital, energy transition, natural resource, environmental, and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future.

Our Geology & Engineering experts provide valuable insight for natural resource exploration and development and support geothermal, CCUS and environmental programs for the energy transition.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Senior Carbonate Sedimentologist to join our highly collaborative team!

Reporting to the Geology Team Lead, you will use your geoscience skills to generate, compile, synthesize, and interpret geological data. Using your carbonate sedimentology expertise in an applied environment, you will technically collaborate in a multidisciplinary team and have responsibility for using a range of techniques and processes to contribute to exciting projects. We are looking for individuals who are intuitive, ask questions, and will continuously seek to improve our interpretations and processes.

The ideal candidate must be able to drive projects using a range of techniques, software and processes relating to the areas of carbonate sedimentology. They must have the ability to accurately generate and interpret data and prepare professional reports related to their specific discipline.

Principal Accountabilities

Depending on their preferred role/area of focus, the successful candidate should have many of the skills identified below. The skills possessed by the candidate must be highlighted in their application.

  • Accurately generate and interpret data related to Carbonate Sedimentology and prepare professional deliverables, notably:
    • Undertaking core description, facies analysis and depositional modelling.
    • Conducting petrographic analysis, utilising light microscopy, automated mineralogy (QEMSCAN) techniques, SEM and XRD in the assessment of authigenic mineralogy, phases of diagenesis and controls on reservoir quality.
    • Integrating core analysis and other geological data in the assessment of reservoir quality.
    • Integrating multi-datasets in sequence stratigraphic analysis and both facies and reservoir quality mapping.
  • Collaborate and integrate with other technical disciplines to gain detailed subsurface insights.
  • Take part in and lead client meetings, presenting both internally, externally, and at conferences.
  • Support in the content creation and delivery of training programs.
  • Mentor and coach junior staff, providing feedback when required to aid their career development.
  • Maintain open communication and collaboration with teams and clients.
  • Coordinate or manage projects that involve diverse data and stakeholders, with the ability to define and manage project deadlines.
  • Contribute to business development for CGG.


Educated to Degree, Masters, or PhD-level in the field of Carbonate Sedimentology and have experience applying their knowledge in a commercial or academic environment.

Essential Skills And Competencies

  • Passion and enthusiasm for science, geology, and problem-solving.
  • Experience in producing and interpreting sedimentological datasets.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive client relationships.
  • Experience in successfully managing and delivering on project deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic attitude towards learning and flexibility to adapt to new challenges or changes in direction.
  • Ability to quickly locate, digest, and compile information from different sources.
  • Understanding of the impact of data and technology and the potential for enhancements to address technical and commercial opportunities.
  • Experience in mentoring and coaching junior staff and/or students and providing feedback to aid their development.
  • Willingness to travel as required for business.

Desirable Skills And Competencies

  • Programming, data science, statistics, generating visualizations, or related skills.
  • Experience in interpreting and integrating data from other technical disciplines, such as seismic, geochemistry, stratigraphy, and/or petrophysics.
  • Knowledge of reservoir model builds and inputs.
  • Knowledge of the energy sector, including a keen interest in energy transition.

Additional Information

Why work at CGG?

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Initial 22 days annual leave with future increases, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday program
  • Company pension with generous employer contribution
  • Wellbeing Unmind app – puts you in control of your mental health
  • A flexible benefits platform with numerous discount schemes - gym membership, restaurants, cinema tickets, and much more!
  • Cycle purchase scheme
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programmes

We are Flexible

  • Flexible Working – through our hybrid working scheme, we offer a flexible blend of home and office working
  • Bank Holiday Swap - our holiday swap program allows you to change it for another day of your choice!
  • Buy & Sell Holiday Programme - you can buy extra holiday, sell unused holiday or even save it up!
  • Relaxed dress code policy

Learning and Development

At CGG, you will have the space to grow at the pace of your passion and explore the opportunities available to those who dare and deliver.

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs our employees to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own Learning Hub.

We Care About The Environment

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises.

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.