Delaware Sand Dunes & Midland Basin Development Geologist in Houston, United States

at ConocoPhillips
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted July 3, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Delaware Sand Dunes & Midland Basin Development Geologist - 00SND

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P; company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $71 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of March 31, 2019. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,318 MBOED for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and proved reserves were 5.3 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.

Permian Overview

ConocoPhillips and its heritage companies have operated in the Permian Basin for almost 100 years. Across New Mexico and Texas, the company holds conventional positions in the Northwest Shelf and Central Basin Platform, and an unconventional position in the Delaware Basin. At year-end 2017, the company held about 1 million net acres across the basin, with net production of 60 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally-responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that it is using in this area exemplify that.


The Permian South East New Mexico/Midland Basin/OBO Development Team is seeking an experienced geologist with a background in working development programs, supporting ongoing drilling operations and characterization of new-entry areas.

Our unconventional assets in the Delaware Basin are one of the company’s primary opportunities for growth. Spanning West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, the company held approximately 87,000 net acres in the Delaware at year-end 2018. The company is well positioned in some of the most-prolific and lowest cost of supply zones, with an active development program underway. ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally-responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that we are using in this area exemplify this commitment. The Sand Dunes third operating area is critical to the Permian growth strategy.

The successful candidate will support the Sand Dunes and Midland Basin development programs and work closely with the Reservoir Characterization team on technical content.

Responsibilities may include:
Support development planning for the Delaware Basin Sand Dunes area and Midland Basin
Integrate Sand Dunes and Midland Basin Plans of Development into Long Range Plan
Provide Geoscience support for the Business Development Team
Evaluate unconventional play opportunities in the Permian Basin
Monitor industry activity in areas of interest
Define cost effective subsurface data acquisition programs to de-risk plays and quantify hydrocarbon volumes
Coordinate geotechnical aspects of AFE and well justification processes, along with permitting and regulatory issues associated with drilling wells
Work with the team of geoscientists and engineers to provide subsurface assessments for potential farm-ins/outs and/or regional and basin scale evaluations
Prepare technical support for New Mexico (State Land Office) and Federal BLM hearings and testifying as needed

Legally authorized to work in the United States
Master's degree or higher in Geoscience or foreign equivalent
5+ years of experience in exploration and/or development positions in the upstream oil and gas industry
1+ years of experience with unconventional resource plays
1+ years of horizontal drilling experience
Able to travel approximately 10% of the time

Demonstration of strong interpersonal skills supporting ability to work with multiple individuals with concurrent project requirements/deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively within multi-functional teams
Multi-year experience with well operations
Knowledge of subsurface project management, project economics, and prospect portfolio management
Strong interpersonal, good communication, and presentation skills
Prior work experience in the Permian Basin
Permian Basin regional mapping skills
Familiarity with Permian competitors and basin trends
Confirmed experience and proficiency in Petrel is a plus

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of July 14, 2019.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
Job Function: Engineering
Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level
Line of Business: Exploration & Production
Job Posting:Jul 3, 2019, 8:50:59 PM

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