Exploration Advisor

Location:  Oslo
Job function:  Geophysics and Geology
Deadline for application:  14/08/2022

We are looking for a Exploration Advisor to identify exploration and appraisal opportunities for participation in license evaluation and rounds, farm-ins, asset deals and other business opportunities to ensure a reserve replacement consistent with the company’s strategies and targets

Main Tasks

  • Perform advanced, diverse, and complex geoscience analysis, often involving multiple concurrent projects. Routinely sought out for mentoring by others.
  • Develop play models through the integration of regional seismic interpretation, structural geology, sequence stratigraphy, petrophysics, petroleum systems analysis, basin modelling, reservoir characterization and play fairway analysis
  • Generate new ideas and mature these to be added to the company’s Exploration prospect portfolio through well data analysis and seismic interpretation
  • Mature opportunities into drillable prospects 
  • Perform risk assessment and hydrocarbon resource calculations for each opportunity
  • Drive each opportunity through a consistent QC process with the peer review team
  • Keep abreast of new developments in geosciences technology and explore possible applications to exploration and development opportunities 
  • Work with drilling on planning and designing exploration well paths
  • Undertake risk assessment and hydrocarbon resource calculations for each opportunity
  • Assist in the screening and assessment of business development opportunities as required 
  • Contribute to formulating short- and long-range exploration plan


  • Master's Degree in Geology or Geophysics
  • Sedimentological background is an advantage
  • 6-10 years of relevant experience 
  • Fluent written and oral communications skills in English 

We Are Offering

  • Competitive salary and benefits such as pension, insurance schemes, loan arrangements, cabins, additional days off in addition to a comprehensive welfare package.  
  • Challenging tasks in a dynamic and technically strong environment with the opportunity to grow, learn and be creative  
  • International working environment and internal development opportunities  
  • To be a part of a company which believes in the future of the NCS and which offers rewarding tasks and responsibilities for the right candidate.  
  • A strong corporate culture where we are team players, with focus on new solutions, learning and integrity

Contact Person

Harald Aubert, Exploration Manager - Northern North Sea, Phone: 928 25 731

Vår Energi represents the next generation oil and gas operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Our 900 employees work at our offshore fields and onshore office locations. Our headquarters are at Forus outside Stavanger, with branch offices in Hammerfest and Oslo.

We operate fields in the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea, and will continue to explore, develop and produce value through our portfolio.
We are one of the largest exploration and production (E&P) companies on the NCS, and we will become even bigger. At the same time, we promise that greenhouse gas emissions from our operations will be close to zero in 2050.

We take industry leadership in continuously improving our carbon footprint and introducing low carbon technologies. Responsible operations and contribution to the transition: Two thoughts in mind.