Geologist - Central Basin Platform Development in Houston, United States

at ConocoPhillips
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted December 23, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Geologist - Central Basin Platform Development - 00T9I

Who We Are

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent Exploration and Production (E&P;) company, based on production and proved reserves. With operations in 17 countries, we explore for, develop and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

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 2018, the company held about 800 thousand net acres across the basin, with net production of 66 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 Central Basin Platform Development team is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual for the position of Geologist. The successful candidate will support the Central Basin Platform and Midland Basin development programs and work closely with the team reservoir engineers and geoscientists on technical content.

If you are selected as the Central Basin Platform Development Geologist, you will be responsible for assessing future development or well intervention opportunities in a fully integrated work environment. We are looking for people with a proven technical background who are interested in broadening their technical/functional knowledge while developing a broader understanding of the business. The candidate must be comfortable working as an individual contributor and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced work environment and managing priorities for multiple projects.

Your responsibilities may include:
Leveraging strength in data integration, evaluation and prospect generation to efficiently develop and fully monetize assets, creating value and optionality within our leasehold.
Supporting development planning and execution for the Central Basin Platform and Midland Basin
Working with engineers and geoscientists to develop the best strategies for realizing the highest value for our asset (inventory building & long-range planning)
Performing subsurface characterization work for current and prospective development areas and reservoir intervals
Providing well bore utilization evaluations and supporting base management (re-fracs, perf adds, recompletions, and deepening)
Monitoring industry activity in areas of interest and evaluating new play opportunities in the Permian Basin
Supporting Permian wide growth efforts through exploration, scouting, acreage trades and acquisition evaluations.
Defining cost effective subsurface data acquisition programs to de-risk plays and quantify hydrocarbon volumes
Coordinating geotechnical aspects of AFE and well justification processes, along with permitting and regulatory issues associated with drilling wells
Working with the team of geoscientists and engineers to provide subsurface assessments for potential farm-ins/outs and/or regional and basin scale evaluations

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee
Master’s degree or higher in Geoscience or foreign equivalent
10+ years of experience in exploration and/or development upstream oil & gas positions
Willing and able (with or without a reasonable accommodation) to travel 10% on an annual basis
Multi-year experience with well operations
Prior work experience in the Permian Basin
Strong technical skills in each of the following:
Regional evaluation and play fairway mapping
Subsurface uncertainty and risk analysis
Well tops and correlation
Data collection techniques/implementation and integration
Well design and planning
Proven experience and proficiency in Petrel
Knowledge of subsurface project management, project economics, and prospect portfolio management
Familiarity with Permian competitors and basin trends
Demonstration of strong interpersonal skills supporting ability to work with multiple individuals with concurrent project requirements/deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Works effectively within multi-functional teams
Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results
Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
Understands how key financial and quantitative indicators impact the business

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 January 10, 2020.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). 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: Geosciences
Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level
Line of Business: Exploration & Production
Job Posting:Dec 23, 2019, 9:42:07 AM

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