Australia Operated Principal I Geologist in Australia

at BHP
Location Australia
Date Posted August 11, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Western AustraliaContractAbout BHP
At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success.
About the role
The Australia Operated Subsurface Team seeks the skills of an experienced geologist to assist with the characterisation, definition and planning of additional development projects across a range of existing oil and gas fields in operated acreage.

The main focus areas of this role are to assist with the identification and characterisation of additional development opportunities. This would be achieved through analysis and modification of an existing set of static models along with the creation and maintenance of new models as required.

The role requires a close working relationships be developed with the team reservoir engineer and geophysicist and will report to the Australia Operated Subsurface Technical Manager.
The successful candidate will have broad experience in aspects of development and production geology. Specifically, responsibilities of the role will require:
Building, maintaining and utilising static geocellular models, in Petrel, for the purpose field development planning
Undertaking integrated geoscience based studies in support of overall field developments
Estimation and quality control of in-place oil and gas volumetric estimates using a variety of software to determine 1D and 3D outcomes
Evaluation and design of appraisal and development wells along with corresponding technical proposals
Presentation and documentation of technical material and proposals
Generation of additional reserve opportunities
Supervision and mentoring of junior geoscience staff
About You
The successful candidate will possess the following:
A bachelors’ degree in geology or related earth sciences subject – an MSc qualification would be advantageous along with relevant industry training
The ability to develop integrated static reservoir models
Ability to recognise, quantify and characterise uncertainty as the basis for decision making
Experience in planning and designing horizontal development wells from a geoscience standpoint
Experience as Well Project Team Leader
Experience in well placement through geosteering applications
The below experience would be beneficial:
Experience in planning and designing horizontal development wells from a geoscience standpoint
Experience with 4D seismic data sets and interpretation thereof
An understanding of well design and planning principles and drilling and completion concepts including casing point selection and target identification


You will be based in Perth, Western Australia, in the multi award winning office tower - ‘City Square’. You will have stunning river views from your modern open plan office, state of the art facilities including virtual whiteboards and video conferencing facilities, 550 bicycle racks with ample lockers, showers and change room amenities and a large outdoor terrace with barbecues.

Remuneration and Benefits

Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including; incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and generous superannuation scheme. As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we offer a range of family friendly work practices, including flexible work arrangements, and a substantial parental leave policy, includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave.

Supporting a diverse workforce
At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

Reference Number – 99695
We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.

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