Exploration Geologist in Uxbridge, Canada

at CNOOC International
Location Uxbridge, Canada
Date Posted April 2, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Uxbridge, ONCompany Overview
CNOOC International, the international division of CNOOC Limited, is a global energy company with operations in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. As one team, we are all united by our vision to deliver energy for all. Our successful growth as an upstream oil and gas producer has been achieved by consistently finding and developing world-class assets.

Our business is focused on safely exploring and producing from conventional offshore, unconventional and oil sands assets. As part of the CNOOC Group of companies, which span the entire energy supply chain, our size and capability create a competitive advantage that ensures we deliver long-term value. Our growth strategy is to safely and sustainably develop our high-quality portfolio to deliver energy for all.

Why CNOOC International?
At CNOOC International, we take pride in our corporate culture. From East to West, we foster an ethical, responsible and safety-first mindset to build trust among our stakeholders.

Bold ideas, diverse perspectives and the determination to fuel our success are what set us apart.

A career at CNOOC International is about moving forward – learning new skills, broadening experiences and making meaningful contributions. We offer an unprecedented opportunity for growth and development. From personal career development that enables you to fulfill your potential, to employee programs that help you make the most of life outside of work, we care for our people and it shows.

Working for us means no matter what you do, you have the ability to make an immediate impact.

Your contributions are rewarded with highly competitive compensation and training that will open doors to your future. In return for your hard work, tenacity and contributions, you can expect an array of benefits.

The Role
We’re seeking a Senior Geologist to join our New Ventures team in Uxbridge.

You will make a direct impact on growing our exploration portfolio on the Atlantic Margin of Europe and West Africa, with additional focus on the Mediterranean and Black Sea. We have exciting and challenging targets to grow our portfolio and increase our global production by 2025 and beyond.

Your focus will be to evaluate regional databases; build basin mastery; identify evaluate and recommend acreage. You will need to project manage subsurface evaluation project and demonstrate your ability to work across teams, locations and functions for the effective delivery of recommendations to senior management.

You will present your work in a variety of scenarios including to Technical Assurance, Peer Reviews and taking your recommendations to senior management for support and approvals.

We actively encourage the sharing of technical expertise around the geoscience community, so you will be encouraged to disseminate your technical expertise to others in the global geoscience world. This may be specific technical skills or basin/regional knowledge. Your depth of expertise and ability to share and communicate will make you well placed to coach less experienced colleagues

There is a possibility of travel as part of this role, sometimes at short notice.

Reporting to the Manager, New Ventures you will play an important role in delivering results for Global Exploration by:

Leading New Venture projects
Working closely and collaboratively with explorationists around the organisation to rank basins based on regional petroleum systems and focus technical evaluations on areas likely to generate profitable entry opportunities
Recommending appropriate data acquisitions/database/report purchases for regional assessment, play trend analysis and prospect evaluation
Evaluating and ranking new opportunities through licence rounds, data room visits and meetings with oil companies and contractors
Working closely with Technical Assurance to assess prospect resource and risk
Presenting prospects to Peer Reviews, Senior Management and partners (as appropriate) with clear and well structured recommendations
Having safety at the heart of all that you deliver and in how you work
Fostering a collaborative culture across a diverse group of people to achieve key results
Who are we looking for?
Successful candidates will have a track record of finding hydro-carbons and have previously worked in a New Venture environment. We are particularly interested if you have the following skills and knowledge:

A higher degree (Ph.D., M.Sc. or equivalent) in a geoscience discipline
Demonstrable exploration expertise across multiple basins which includes in working regional evaluations, play fairway mapping and high-grading of basins, along with expertise in integrating geological and geophysical data
Structured project management capabilities
Demonstrable ability to generate, rank and recommend economically and technically valid exploration prospects and leads; creating basin-scale and prospect-scale assessments in a timely manner
Proven experience of working with a variety of structural and stratigraphic play types; it would be particularly valuable to have experience of this in deep water environments
Broad, demonstrable knowledge of clastics and carbonates regimes couple with a good knowledge of petrophysics, geophysics, basin modelling and satellite imaging
A strong influencing ability and a high degree of flexibility in your working style to adapt to changing operational and business environments and priorities

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