Business Development Geologist in Denver, United States

at PDC Energy
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted April 4, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


A brief description summarizing the overall purpose and objectives of the position and the results the worker is expected to accomplish.
The Business Development Geologist is focused in the Delaware Basin with primary roles of performing geological analysis, generating subsurface maps and cross-sections, updating Basin studies and integrating geomechanically focused studies in support of PDC’s ongoing Acquisition and Divestiture activities. The Geologist works alongside a team tasked with further growing and consolidating our assets in addition to helping identify future reserve potential and increasing drilling inventory. This position will work closely with our Evaluation Engineer and Exploration Geophysicist within the Business Development department, as well as PDC’s Reservoir Engineering and Asset Development Teams. The Geologist’s role is to perform log analysis, build geological maps and interpretations, review core analysis, compute rock and fluid properties, and utilize basin-wide analysis to evaluate and identify potential acquisition targets, trades and other BD initiatives that support PDC’s overall corporate strategy.
The tasks, duties, and responsibilities of the position that are most important to get the job done.
Perform geologic analysis for potential acquisition strategies primarily in the Delaware Basin (potential Wattenberg also);
Generate subsurface models to aid in reservoir description and well performance prediction;
Perform statistical basin-wide studies;
Integrate well results with subsurface mapping;
Work with BD Geophysicist to integrate seismic into studies and evaluations;
Work with Well Execution and Production teams on technical geologic learnings and applying these learnings to operations;
Coordinate with Asset Team to maintain fault layers, using well control and seismic data;
Identify, procure and evaluate geologic data to increase our understanding of peer operations and techniques to enhance our technical best management practices within the Delaware Basin;
Review investor reports on peer companies and monitor and evaluate activity in the Delaware basin;
Familiar geologic interpretation software (Geographix preferred);
Network with Industry Peers.
The specific minimum competencies required for job performance.
Strong knowledge/experience in:
a. Petroleum Geology;
b. Statistics;
c. GeoGraphix or other Geological Software;
d. Reservoir modeling;
e. Microsoft Office;
Functional knowledge/experience in:
a. DJ and Delaware Basin geology;
b. ArcGIS;
c. Petroleum Economics;
d. Oil & Gas Operations;
e. Seismic Interpretation (Kingdom preferred);
Self-starter with high level of Initiative;
Task and deadline oriented;
Curious and intellectual;
Strategically minded;
Knowledge of data sources, how to database and analyze data;
Strong computer skills;
Ability to present to large groups and senior management.
The scope of the person’s authority, including a list of jobs that report to the incumbent.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
The environment in which the job is performed, especially any unique conditions outside a normal office environment.
Consistent with that of a normal office environment.
The minimum level of education, experience, and certifications required to perform the job.
Master’s Degree in Geology preferred, Bachelor’s Degree in Geology considered;
Strong preference for a minimum of 2 years Delaware Basin experience;
Minimum 5 years oil and gas experience with demonstrated knowledge in horizontal wells and technical studies.

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