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Sr. Geologist – Rocky’s

Posted on: June 22nd, 2019 | Oil / Gas | Dallas, TX

Geologist Sr. – Rockies

Position Summary

The Senior Geologist 3 will be an integral member of an asset team that works closely with operations to plan and implement development programs that add value to the company.  The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of geology and geological techniques and will work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary asset team.  The candidate will work under general supervision and guidance from management and will at times serve as a task or project leader.  In addition, the candidate will often work on growth, exploration and/or acquisition projects with the Business Development team to enhance and grow the value of the company.  The successful candidate will also exhibit Company’s core values of leadership, entrepreneurship, accountability, ownership and communication.

Key Accountabilities

  • 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 depletion planning, development drilling, and reserves/resource determinations.
  • Recommends and assists asset team in collecting and acquiring key geologic, petrophysical, geophysical and engineering data for analysis.
  • Interprets a broad spectrum of technical data and constructs subsurface maps (structural, stratigraphic, thickness, gross/net pay, reservoir property, original oil in-place, pressure, etc.) and builds/maintains 2D and 3D reservoir models for operational and planning purposes, and reserve/resource determinations.
  • Plans, optimizes and recommends, with the asset team, development drilling locations, recompletion/workover candidates, wireline programs and completion strategies.
  • Supports all aspects of the drilling process from permitting, wellbore design, directional planning through operations to wireline logging, completion and post-execution reports and analyses.
  • Utilizes deterministic and probabilistic methods to analyze reservoir uncertainties, risks and resource ranges.
  • Creates pre- and post-project reports to summarize and document project objectives, activities, results and critical lessons learned.
  • Applies innovative thinking and regional understanding of petroleum systems in identifying growth opportunities on existing assets and nearby properties.
  • Works independently and mentors early career and less experienced geoscientists.
  • Complies with all the Company’s Safety and Environmental policies, practices and programs. Takes corrective action within training limitations. Escalates as necessary.
  • Participates in and adheres to all training programs designed to enhance EH&S knowledge and safety standards.
  • Collaborates with both the operational and EH&S team to effectively meet area and departmental EH&S goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Certificates, Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geosciences required.
  • Master’s Degree in Geosciences preferred.


  • Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience in oil and gas exploration and production required.
  • Working knowledge and experience in the Rockies region preferred, with preference given to those with experience working Colorado and Utah basins.
  • Experience working with and mapping geophysical data preferred.
  • Exposure and working knowledge of regulatory systems the Rockies region.

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 projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary asset team and across functional groups (drilling, land, business development, etc.).
  • Well-developed professional networking skills.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to manipulate geoscience applications.
  • 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

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