Hassan Odhwani graduated in 2005 from the University of Calgary receiving his B.Sc in Geophysics. In October 2005, he was hired as a Seismic Processor for Geo-X Processing (now Divestco Inc.). Currently, he is working in a group that specializes in AVO processing. Using the principles and methodologies he acquired through his degree, Hassan excels at his work and is very passionate about what he does.
A: Processing Geophysicist
A: I process raw seismic data which is acquired out in the field and turn it into a true representation of the subsurface. The seismic section that I create can be interpreted by an seismic interpreter to pick drilling locations for oil and gas reserves.
A: I mainly work from 8:00am 5:00pm. May at times have to work over weekends and late at night for projects that need immediate turn around.
A: Mainly office work
A: Seismic processors work on high performance computers using very sophisticated programs
A: Four year Bachelors program, concentrating on Geophysics.
A: Must be able to work as a team and individually. Creativity is important (should be able to think out of the box). Should be able to picture things/objects in 3-D Need to be strong in Physics and Calculus.
A: Starting is around $40,000. After 5 years of experience your salary may go up to $75,000. Salary ranges can also be found on the APEGGA website.
A: The best part about my job is the fact that I get to tackle different challenges every day. No one day is the same.
A: The benefits/advantages of this field is that I get to work on data from all over the place.
A: After a few years of experience, a person can become a team lead and then work their way up to a management position. If one is really into the research and development they can transition into a development role and be a part of world class technology.
A: There is no physical labour required.
A: I found geophysics to be captivating. You never stop learning and new challenges come up every day.
A: Always be open to suggestions. Be a sponge and absorb.
A: I look forward coming to work every day! Not everyone can say that