Development Geophysicist in Houston, United States

at Chevron
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted September 25, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources.
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Employee Referral Posting - MCBU - Geophysicist (PSG 24-25, FL 5-6, 1 Position) located in Houston, TX through October 9, 2019 at 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time).
Requisition ID#407142
Position Overview
Mid-Continent Business Unit is in full production mode due to the increased activity in the Unconventional and Tight Rock plays in the US. Large scale drilling programs are underway in the Delaware and Midland basins to capitalize on our extensive land position in those basins and are the primary area of interest for the BU. The basins have thousands of wells and a large volume of 3D and 2D seismic coverage, plus Chevron is continually acquiring and processing seismic surveys over critical development areas in the Delaware and Midland basins. Targeted reservoirs include the Bone Spring and Wolfcamp in the Delaware Basin and Spreyberry and Wolfcamp in the Midland Basin.
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

Key focus on Induced Seismicity effects in MCBU operated fields
Working closely with operations and performance teams
Incorporating daily field activities to model the potential causes and impact of operations in the basin
Work alongside Legal and PGPA teams to support regulator activity, steer academic research, and be able to present material to internal and external technical and public audiences

Required Qualifications:

Minimum of Master’s degree in Geophysics, Physics or Geology or Engineering.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in application of induced seismicity (IS) monitoring and its effects in O&G production environments
Minimum of 3 years’ of demonstrated project management including work planning, risk assessment, contingency plans and business acumen.
Technical development geophysics abilities: structural and stratigraphic interpretation, seismic calibration to wells, depth estimation, seismic inversion and rock property estimation that support well planning, reservoir modelling and field operations.
Familiar with geomechanical modeling for stress characterization work feeding Fault Slip Potential Modeling
Acute awareness of SWD activity and HF mechanisms that impact Induced Seismicity
Geophysical interpretation with software such as Petrel, Hampson-Russell, RokDoc and Petra
Proven track record of fundamental interpretation geophysical skill set, including 3d visualization, seismic mapping, RPFS (reservoir properties from seismic) work flow, well to seismic correlation, velocity model building, depth conversion, acoustic and elastic inversion
Ability to integrate 3D seismic, geological/well data, and production data to characterize reservoirs reduce uncertainties
Effective oral / written communication across diverse technical disciplines (Geophysics, Geology, Geomechanics, Reservoir Engineering) as well as presentations to internal/external non-technical partners in business settings

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated application of the latest digital geophysical analytical methods to quantify reservoir uncertainty, optimize development, with a desire to develop the next generation of integrated geoscience applications.
Experience in advising oil and water operations, presenting to and informing/influencing regulators (RRC), and shaping external research consortia. Flexibility to analyze vendor packages, workflows, and differentiate their capabilities

Relocation Options:

Relocation will be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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