Geologist Job in Houston, United States

at Hess Corporation
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted October 25, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent



Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.
Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.
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This position is for an Operations Geologist in Hess’s Planning & Design Northeast team. The team is a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the development of the Bakken Asset from planning to implementation and in the decision making process to drill the highest productivity wells. This position reports directly to the Manager, Planning & Design Northeast.

Interpreting and evaluating subsurface geologic/geophysical data for subsurface maps and cross section construction.
Updates structural and isopach interpretations from review of MWD and open hole log data.
once a month you will have to prepare presentations, and testify to the North Dakota Industrial Commission to obtain well spacing, and field designations.
Supervise and train consultant geosteers (if needed) and wellsite geologist in-order to allow for optimal geosteering.
Participates/contributes on custom frac processes, as well as look backs.
Provides target strategy and geosteering support for multiple drilling rigs from landing to TD of lateral. This requires being on-call during (this may include calls in the middle of the night) all drilling operations.
Maintains appropriate digital databases (Petrovault, Petrel Studio, Minot working folders.)
Ensure NDIC and Partner Communications are fulfilled for missing geology data.
Prepare Data Packages in the various stages of the well (curve, lateral, TD) which includes tops and targets (also used in the permitting process), structure map, cross section, pre-lateral preview and End of well report.

Stratigraphy and structural development as they relate to infill development. 3-5 yrs experience needed
Experience drilling and geo-steering horizontal wells in high activity environments onshore US with responsibility for 3+ rigs. 3-5 yrs experience needed
Landing and steering of horizontal wells and ability to navigate structurally complex/faulted areas with successful well bore placement in stratigraphic intervals 7000’. 5 yrs experience needed.
Well log correlation and petrophysical analysis to define drilling targets. Update operational objectives from evaluation of well log, seismic and engineering data. 3-5yrs
5 + years of previous experience in the oil and gas industry. Preferably with an onshore-geosteering background.

Education, Training & Certifications
MSc in Geology

The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.
Builds Trusted Relationships
Develops Talent
Creates Effective Teams
Thinks Strategically
Inspires Innovation
Demonstrates Courage
Drives Continuous Improvement
Makes Quality Decisions
Delivers High Performance
Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Brad Janik | Employee | Geoscience | United States| Texas | Houston | | | | | No | 24926

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