Brazil Exploration Geologist

at Shell
Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date Posted December 1, 2016
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Auto req ID 40742BR Job Title Brazil Exploration Geologist Country of Work Location Brazil City, State (if applicable) Rio de Janeiro Work Location Rio de Janeiro - BRA Company Description Working for Shell Brasil will see you join world-class employees who run ground-breaking projects, such as the Parque das Conchas fields off the coast of Brazil, where ultra-deep fields have been brought on stream. You will work on projects that really matter, and benefit from Shell’s local and global outstanding network of specialists. In Brazil, Shell celebrates 100 years of operations this year (2013). Shell is also a major producer of lubricants and through Raízen, a joint venture with a Brazilian energy and logistics group, invests in the production of sugar cane ethanol, a viable biofuel alternative for smarter and cleaner mobility in the future. Job Description General Position Definition
This position is for Exploration Geologist in the Brazil Exploration Team.

Position description
The Exploration Geologist will be part of the team of creative and innovative professionals, being responsible for conducting regional studies and evaluate growth opportunities in Brazil. The goal is to unlock new play (s), continuously rejuvenate our play knowledge and high-grade the exploration portfolio.


  • Provide sound regional geologic frameworks for generating and evaluating play prospectivity;
  • Proactively identify/generate/evaluate new material opportunities;
  • Derive reliable volumes, risk assessments, & critical subsurface parameters for defined plays, leads & prospects;
  • Participate in proposing activities (e.g. seismic, acreage acquisition, divestiture, etc.) appropriate for exploration investments in existing venture areas;
  • Participate in license rounds and/or acreage acquisitions;
  • Participate in regional 3D/2D seismic mapping & interpretations, well to seismic correlation, depth conversion, and structural reconstructions, visualization & data management;
  • Stay abreast of relevant technology developments within and outside the company. Test and apply new technologies and work-flows to enhance basin/play assessments;
  • Proactively use GIS for mapping, maintain appropriate data management procedures for archiving & retrieval.
Requirements Experience and Qualifications required:
  • MS or PhD in geology related subjects;
  • Significant understanding of Deepwater depositional systems;
  • Play-Based Exploration & regional framework studies;
  • Should have a proven track record of successfully 2D/3D seismic interpretation and mapping;
  • Prospect maturation (including volumes & risking);
  • Structural interpretation and reconstruction of rift basins, convergent margins, salt tectonic regimes;
  • Carbonate Stratigraphy and reservoir architecture;
  • Has sufficiently wide knowledge in Basin Modeling;
  • Proficiency in English and Portuguese language, both written and oral is essential.

Desired key behaviors include:

  • Commitment to HSSE & Goal Zero;
  • Think global, “Enterprise First”;
  • Take personal accountability to ensure timely delivery;
  • A “Can Do, We Can Make It Work” attitude;
  • Work for the good of the team, support other team members to deliver;
  • Capacity to manage shared accountabilities;
  • Multi-tasking for quick delivery when required;
  • Comfortable receiving and providing constructive challenge;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Identify and implement solutions to achieve continuous improvement.

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