Geologist II - Houston

at Marathon Oil
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted March 31, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 2


Operations Geologists Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Geosteering of horizontal wells in Marathon’s drilling program with the use of LWD technology; monitoring real-time data, providing real-time interpretation, and responsible for adjusting the borehole position real-time ensuring proper wellbore placement
  • Provide operational support to the field, and oversee geosteering crews, mudlogging, and open-hole logging jobs; oversee all geology related field operations with the drill rigs
  • Generation of detailed isopach maps, lithofacies maps, structure maps, and cross-sections from well logs, cores, seismic interpretation, surface geology, remote sensing and other geological tools
  • Generate geological prognoses for new wells
  • Communicate technical results to team, supervisors and upper management team
  • Other duties as necessary

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • MS in Geology
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in related position
  • Proficiency in geologic software and geosteering applications (ideally StarSteer, Geographix and ArcGIS), as well as core functions of Microsoft suites
  • Experience in unconventional reservoirs is required and particular experience in the Permian – Delaware and Williston Basins is preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours and cover 24/7 horizontal geosteering operations; including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Excellent interpersonal skills needed for interfacing with all levels of employees within the organization and members of the industry
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or in a collaborative team environment tackling complex subsurface problems and organizing work load
  • Mentor to other geologists, interns and technicians

Work Schedule:

  • Position is eligible for the 5/40 or 9/80 work schedule, but must be flexible when business needs dictate while covering 24-hour operations

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