Advisor Geology Job in Houston, United States

at Hess Corporation
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted August 31, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent



Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

We have an industry leading position in two key U.S. shale plays – the Bakken in North Dakota and the Utica in Ohio. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

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This position is for an Exploration Geoscientist in Hess's Exploration Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Regional Team. The Regional Team is responsible for the geological underpinning of Hess’s growing Miocene and Mesozoic portfolio with regional analysis. Work that supports the exploration and exploitation teams includes field analog studies, sub-regional interpretation and evaluation of hydrocarbon play elements and the integration of those elements to help extend plays and/or de-risk prospects. This position reports directly to the Exploration Manager, Regional Gulf of Mexico.

Basin scale regional 2D and 3D seismic interpretation integrating well logs and seismic stratigraphy when possible.
Regional to prospect scale structural interpretation including tectonics, basement/crustal mapping, fault network mapping, fault seal analysis and various quantitative structural analyses
Working knowledge of salt tectonic and deepwater depositional systems concepts to identify depositional fairways and predict reservoir presence on a play scale
Working knowledge of stratigraphic, structural and petroleum systems data types for the purpose of integration, trend identification and phenomenon explanation/prediction
Strong individual contributor and team player
Effective project management, ability to multi-task
Mentoring of colleagues and junior staff
Active participant in partner TCMs with ability to influence operator with technical work and sound reasoning
Additional duties could also include Lease Sale and data room evaluations support. Background and experience in structural geology is a plus.

Minimum of 15-years experience
Previous GoM experience is required; specific Exploration experience strongly preferred
Experience and expertise to include: subsurface mapping, well-seismic integration, cross sections and fluid systems.
The ideal candidate will have regional-play-prospect evaluation skills, display competence in salt tectonic regimes and possess both geological and geophysical interpretation experience.
Strong analytical and synthesis skills and commitment to continued learning and improvement.
Strong communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills
Well developed sharing, listening, and collaboration skills are highly valued
Comfortable with aggressive timelines
Ability to manage projects with strong focus on delivery and results

Software Requirements
Petrel (or Paradigm)
Microsoft Office

Masters of Science, in a Geoscience field required

The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.
Builds Trusted Relationships
Develops Talent
Creates Effective Teams
Thinks Strategically
Inspires Innovation
Demonstrates Courage
Drives Continuous Improvement
Makes Quality Decisions
Delivers High Performance
Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Brad Janik | Employee | Geoscience | United States| Texas | Houston | | | | | No | 24426

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