Name Russell Reekie
Employer Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited
Job title Senior Geophysicist
Qualifications BSc in Geoscience from the University of St Andrews and a MSc in Petroleum Geology from Aberdeen University

Russell entered the energy sector with a Geophysical consultancy called Odegaard UK Limited (now part of Schlumberger). Odegaard specialised in Rock Physics and AVO inversion of seismic data. After around a year with Odegaard Russell then moved to Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited as a Geophysicist.

Maersk Group and was established in 1962. The company is independent oil and gas exploration and Production Company and has production of about 600,000 barrels of oil per day and gas production of up to 1,000 million cubic feet per day.

Russell works in multi-disciplinary teams in the Petroleum Engineering Department. He plans for new wells in existing fields, and in the Exploration Department where he integrates various data types and combines them with geological knowledge to find new prospects, understand how big they might be and quantify risk.

One Response to “Russell the Geophysicist”

  1. Michael Brown

    I am 17 years old and attend Douglas Ewart High school, Newton Stewart.
    I am very interested in a career in the oil industry but I am not sure which path I would like to take. I still have another year at school but would like to plan for my career. I am very interested in a modern apprenticeship route into the oil industry. I would appreciate any kind of advice and help that you could offer me.
    Michael Brown.


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