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Sr. Geologist (Functional Geoscience) Lead Business Development

Posted on: September 5th, 2019 | Engineering, Oil / Gas | Bakersfield. CA.

Geologist 4, Sr. Staff  (Functional Geoscience Lead) Business Development

Position Summary

The Senior Staff Geologist will be an integral member of the Business Development team reporting to the Executive Vice-President of Business Development. The incumbent will work in the Business Development team under general supervision and guidance from management and will at times serve as a project leader. The incumbent will support the acquisition and divestiture effort, work closely with the Manager Corporate Reserves on annual corporate reserves determination and reporting process, and provide technical guidance and support across the organization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Serves as lead technical advisor, possessing expert level knowledge and skills in multiple
    • Evaluates and integrates geological, petrophysical, geophysical, engineering and production data to develop and maintain a detailed geological understanding and characterization of a reservoir to be used for acquisitions & divestitures, reserves/resource determinations, depletion planning and exploration/development drilling.
    • Works collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team to quickly identify and evaluate opportunities and propose strategies to capture targets in order to grow the value of
  • Understands and utilizes deterministic and probabilistic methods to analyze reservoir uncertainties, risks and resource
    • Applies innovative thinking and regional understanding of petroleum systems in identifying growth opportunities on existing assets, nearby properties and in new
  • Skillfully influences decision makers with analysis, logic, business acumen, and
    • Works together with Asset teams and Business Development to identify and deploy key technologies and applications which may require to meet and exceed business
  • Support the drive to strengthen company as a learning organization by continuous engagement in project evaluations, the development and propagation of efficient and innovative workflows and guidelines and fostering constructive communication across the technical
  • Manages the geological peer review process and drives geological knowledge
    • Mentors and assists in creating development plans for early career and less experienced geoscientists.
  • Complies with all the Company’s Safety and Environmental policies, practices and
  • Participates in and adheres to all training programs designed to enhance EH&S knowledge and safety standards.

Education, Certificates, Licenses

  • Master’s Degree in Geosciences required.


  • Minimum 15 years of relevant work experience in oil and gas exploration, development and acquisitions and divestitures across a spectrum of petroleum basins and
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of mature oil and gas fields, involvement in reserves determination and reporting process, and acquisition and divestiture
  • Experience working with 3D seismic data and integrating into evaluations.
  • Working knowledge and experience in California, particularly the San Joaquin basin, and heavy oil reservoirs preferred.
  • Regional experience in several oil and gas producing basins, including exposure to multiple state regulatory schemes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • A demonstrated self-starter with ability to analyze and process information quickly and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong leadership, planning, organizing and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including technical writing.
  • Eagerly takes ownership of responsibilities and projects and works collaboratively to accomplish goals.
  • Accepts accountability for actions and decisions and actively learns from past results.
  • Entrepreneurial with a strong understanding and competency in the economic evaluation of oil and gas assets.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a multi-disciplinary asset team, across functional groups (drilling, land, business development, etc.) and independently.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to manipulate geoscience applications.


  • Expert working knowledge in geology or geophysics, including structural and stratigraphic interpretation and prospect generation.
  • Extensive and broad working knowledge of conventional development techniques and methodologies.
  • Experience evaluating properties and assets in support of the acquisition and divestiture process.
  • Exposure and working knowledge of standard industry reserves determination and reporting processes.
  • Experience and working knowledge of multiple hydrocarbon-producing basins and provinces.


  • Well-developed professional networking skills.
  • Positive attitude and support for company values and goals.

Work Environment

  • Primarily office work environment.
  • Routine work involves common office activities during a typical 9-hour day such as standing, sitting, walking, typing, and twisting as necessary.
  • May be required to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must follow all company safety policies, including when visiting field locations.

Please send resumes to Jackie Flesher, jflesher@prosearchservices.com for private and confidential consideration.

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