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Cenovus Energy
Geophysics Student, May 2024 (Calgary)
Worker Type: Employee
Job Post End Date: 10/10/2023
Start Date: May 2024
Location: Calgary, AB
Length of Term: 4 months
About this opportunity
Are you looking for an exciting Internship opportunity full of meaningful, diverse, and challenging assignments working alongside industry leading professionals? You will be part of a driven, and collaborative team completing important projects while receiving the mentorship, knowledge, and experience to develop the skills you need to build an exciting career.
This role provides a tremendous opportunity to contribute meaningful, value-add Geoscience work to Cenovus while working in an engaging and inclusive team environment. We are seeking candidates with strong communication and organizational abilities, and good interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has a steadfast desire to learn and gain new practical skills in Geophysics.

Note: The application deadline for this position is Monday, October 9th, 2023.
  • The responsibilities of the position will vary depending on the business unit.
  • Students are assigned projects that fulfill a business need and will be working under the direct supervision of a Geophysicist.
  • Tasks can include seismic interpretation, log interpretation, mapping, and data analysis.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada full-time for the duration of your work term and able to produce documentation upon application (e.g., work visa)
  • Available to begin work in May 2024
  • Troubleshooting knowledge.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer competence (MS Office) are essential, particularly Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Exposure to subsurface interpretation and mapping software such as Petrel, Seisware, HampsonRussell or Accumap is considered an asset.
  • Exposure to data analytics software is not required but considered favourably (i.e Python)
  • Previous experience or exposure to oil and gas would be considered an asset, either in the office or in the field.
  • Strong demeanor for carrying out all work in a safe, cautious manner while following safe work practices.
  • Must be enrolled in a Geoscience Undergraduate Program at an accredited post-secondary institution at the time of intended work term and returning to full-time studies after the work term OR registered in an accredited post-secondary co-op or internship program for the duration of the work term
  • Candidates currently enrolled in either a Masters or Ph.D. program at an accredited post-secondary institution may also be considered
  • New graduates are not eligible for student opportunities.
Please submit a resume and transcript in one (1) PDF document.
Note: Applications without a recent transcript will not be considered.
If you require accessibility assistance to complete the on-line application or otherwise apply for an open position with Cenovus, its subsidiaries and affiliates, please email careeropportunities@cenovus.com.

Student Program Benefits:
  • A multi-discipline program with meaningful, hands-on work experience
  • Networking events coordinated by the New Grad Committee including group mentoring from senior/executive leaders, lunch ‘n learns, guest speakers, technical presentations, and holiday celebrations.
  • Wide support network including direct leaders, program leads, human resource, peers, mentor(s), New Grad Committee, and buddy.
  • Structured goal setting and performance evaluations.
  • Opportunity to present work-term takeaways to the Cenovus Leadership team.
  • Students moving for their work term may be eligible to receive a lump sum relocation payment to assist with relocation expenses.
    • Candidates must have their own means of transportation as there is no public transportation in field locations.
Additional Information
  • New graduates are not eligible for student opportunities.
  • Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Learn more about our Student and New Grad program!
  • Interested in some of our past student experiences? Read their stories here.
About Cenovus
We’re a Canadian-based integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary. We’re committed to improving value by sustainably developing our assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into our business plans.
Sustainability has always been deeply engrained in Cenovus’s culture. We have ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets in five focus areas – climate & greenhouse gas emissions, water stewardship, biodiversity, Indigenous reconciliation and Inclusion & Diversity – and are taking action to achieve them.
Cenovus is a founding member of the Pathways Alliance, Canada’s largest oil sands producers working together to address climate change. For more information on Cenovus’s ESG focus areas and targets, and overall sustainability efforts, visit
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At Cenovus, we embrace diversity of thought, experience, and backgrounds to help us make better business decisions, address our challenges, seize opportunities, and unlock innovative solutions. We’re committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where people feel respected, valued, and engaged. We strive for a collaborative, physically and psychologically safe environment where you can be yourself, feel a sense of belonging and thrive.
The requirements of this posting may be modified to support business needs. Title and compensation administration will be based on the skills and capabilities of the successful incumbent.
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Company overview

5001 to 10000 Employees
Company - Public
Energy & Utilities
Energy, Mining, Utilities
$10+ billion (USD)

Cenovus Energy Ratings

  • 63 %
    Recommend to a friend
  • 74 %
    Approve of CEO
  • Jon McKenzie
    17 Ratings
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Culture and Values
  • Senior Management
  • Work/Life Balance

Cenovus Energy Reviews by student

  • "Everyone I worked with was very passionate and helpful." (in 6 reviews)
  • "good compensation." (in 5 reviews)
  • "Supportive environment, growing company, and great benefits." (in 3 reviews)
  • "Amazing company culture with great work life balance." (in 4 reviews)
  • "Management is still not aligned at site level between shifts." (in 4 reviews)

Cenovus Energy – Why work with us


We’re a Canadian-based integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary. We’re committed to maximizing value by sustainably developing our assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into our business plans.

We operate in Canada, the United States and the Asia Pacific region. Our operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, thermal and conventional crude oil and natural gas projects across Western Canada, crude oil production offshore Newfoundland and Labrador and natural gas and liquids production offshore China and Indonesia. Cenovus’s downstream operations include upgrading, refining and marketing operations in Canada and the United States.

Our shares trade under the symbol CVE, and are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

On January 1, 2021 Cenovus Energy acquired Husky Energy. The combined company is the third largest Canadian oil and natural gas producer and the second largest Canadian-based refiner and upgrader.

Our purpose:

We energize the world to make people’s lives better.

Our values:

Protect what matters.
Safety will always be our top value. We care about each other, our communities and the environment.

Do it right.
Accountability is vital and how we achieve results makes a difference. We listen, respect and value diversity. We are transparent and act with integrity.

Make it better.
Performance matters and we always look for opportunities to improve. We make decisions with a sense of urgency and pivot to meet changing needs. We don’t shy away from hard work or difficult conversations.

Do it together.
We are one team. Together we win, grow and celebrate. We’re determined to be successful through inclusivity, trust and empowerment.

Cenovus Energy Benefits

3 Ratings

Employer summary

Cenovus offers a competitive total rewards package.

Employee benefit reviews

Most commented

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(33 comments)

    "Vacation time based on age. Decent flex days"

  • Life Insurance(19 comments)

    "Can submit as much as one wants to it"

  • Performance Bonus(9 comments)

    "It is in the middle"

  • Oct 31, 2023
    Current Senior Analyst in Calgary, AB, Alberta

    Great medical benefits, pension, and savings plan

  • Oct 28, 2023
    Current Employee in Lloydminster, SK, Saskatchewan

    Excellent vacation allocation, good health coverage, good retirement contributions. Would benefit from a wellness spending account

  • Oct 24, 2023
    Former Facilities Engineer in Calgary, AB, Alberta

    Average benefits package for the industry

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