Geologist in Plano, United States

at Denbury
Location Plano, United States
Date Posted June 25, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Denbury is currently recruiting for a Senior Geologist to join their corporate office in Plano, Texas.

The Senior Geologist will be a professional with at least 15 years’ experience who can work independently and handle complex geological assignments. May serve as a project leader on assignments requiring a broad knowledge of geology and will be required to mentor junior level Geologists. The ideal candidate is viewed as a qualified, fully competent professional with broad industry experience, both operationally and discipline specific, who interacts at a high level with engineers and upper management. They will be fully competent in explaining geologic conceptual models and leading geologic discussions. This position will report to the Gulf Coast Business Unit under the supervision of the asset manager.

Position responsibilities:
The position will work in a multi-discipline team
Working with the engineering team members to identify, map and compute potential volumetric calculations for potential behind-pipe opportunities on targeted re-completions;
Developing complete and accurate geologic description of the target reservoir(s) while meeting assigned project timelines;
Documenting and conveying technical basis for interpretation and uncertainties;
Identifying and recommending the acquisition of information that is needed to insure the interpretation and subsequent recommendations are technically sound;
Outlining performance metrics and/or surveillance methods needed during flood initiation that would better define potential for flood design success or need for a change in design;
Work closely with other Denbury team members to optimize flood design based on understanding of heterogeneities, cross-fault juxtaposition, and expected preferential flow units or paths;
Develop geologic descriptions using maps and 3D geomodels including but not limited to:
Flow units currently under production or for future development;
High-permeability thief zones and low-permeability baffles/barriers;
Aquifers below, within and above zones of interest;
Key faults, sub-crops and related structures;
Petrophysical properties;
Engineering and geomechanical properties
Determines “pay” cutoff values based on economic thresholds established;
Builds static geomodel to aid in understanding of reservoir performance;
Assists the team in maintaining and incorporating learnings into geologic description and models;
Develop OOIP estimate based on Denbury best practices;
Complete work following Denbury standards and established best practices.

Experience and Competencies Required:
Master’s degree in Geology required;
15+ years’ experience as a Geologist in the industry. Has a background in production geology with some exploration experience a plus;
Ideal candidate has Gulf Coast Frio Sand experience;
Proficient with geological interpretation software: Petra required, Petrel and Kingdom experience a plus;
Understands and creates digital hydrocarbon pore volume maps, facies and depositional environment maps;
Demonstrated ability to interpret and correlate cased-hole logs and work with engineering staff to recommend perforations;
Independently demonstrates the understanding of reservoir characterization, basic petrophysics, and surveillance of CO2 flooding. Fully understanding of the requirements for obtaining a static geologic model;
The ideal candidate is wholly aware of operations and the CO2 process and understands engineering basics. Capable of making meaningful contributions in pattern reviews and reservoir management meetings;
Displays ease and comfort discussing basic reservoir engineering concepts and is comfortable working in a cross-functional, multi-disciplined team;
Possess strong written and verbal communication skills;
Experience working carbonate reservoirs is highly desirable;
Understands basic seismic interpretation and its importance and integration into reservoir characterization and mapping and has worked in SMT Kingdom;
Proficient with Microsoft’s Office Products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook;
Must be able to function within a multidiscipline team that includes reservoir and operation engineers, geological and engineering technicians, geophysicists, and landmen;
Experienced in dealing with outside vendors such as mud loggers, and logging companies;
Needs to possess very good communication and presentation skills;
Must be detailed oriented and generate accurate work within established deadlines.

Environmental & Physical Demands

Work will primarily be conducted in an office environment; travel may be required to district and field offices and/or oil and gas production facilities, with the occasional need to wear personal protective equipment. Position requires the ability to frequently communicate information and to manage the possible stress of an office environment. Work may include being stationary for long periods of time, with occasional movement about the office. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds is required. Position requires constant operation and viewing of a computer screen and other office machinery.

Location Type: Corporate (Plano)
Location: Plano
Employment Status: U1 Full time, Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

Welcome to Denbury. A different kind of Oil Company.

Denbury Resources is an independent oil and natural gas company with 437.7 MMBOE of estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves, of which 83% is oil. Our operations are focused in two key operating areas: the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions. Our goal is to increase the value of our properties through a combination of exploitation, drilling and proven engineering extraction practices, with the most significant emphasis relating to carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (C02 EOR) operations.

Our employees are our most valued resource. We recognize that it is their ideas, passion and collective effort that produce winning results. Denbury attracts outstanding Talent, provides them with advanced technology and is committed to their future development. We offer challenging work to increase skills and experience.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Denbury adheres to a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and as such all employees are subject to post-accident and random drug and alcohol screenings. Some positions require the wearing and use of personal protective equipment (respirators, FR clothing, protective eye wear, hearing protection, head protection, protective footwear, etc).

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Requisition #4161

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