Geologist, Strategic Risk - Calgary, Canada

at Husky
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted May 3, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Geologist, Strategic Risk-00130304-20170324

 One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.

We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.
Husky is currently looking for a Geologist, Strategic Risk.   
The successful candidate will utilize strong technical skills to ensure ongoing safe operations, well abandonments and regulatory compliance by thorough Geological evaluation of legacy asset wells and related data. The role will require interpretation of reservoir and caprock facies through well log and core analysis as well as local mapping of key stratigraphic units and an assessment of local structure/fracturing.
The areas of interest encompass all of Husky’s Western Canada operating assets (including Heavy Oil) where legacy wells may pose environmental risks. The role will require collaboration with interdisciplinary teams from supported Business Units and other stakeholders to ensure that all business, environmental and regulatory requirements are met. Ultimately, this position is for the review of retired wells that have the potential to pose environmental risks, advising on how to mitigate these risks and implementation of recommended repair programs.
Well reviews, evaluation of caprock or isolation boundaries and endorsement of well repair strategies are all important aspects of this role. The position could be longer term or as short as 24 months depending on the successful candidate’s career development needs. In addition to filling a much needed role at Husky, this position provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to gain full asset life cycle knowledge that is directly applicable for field development planning, drilling and completion design work.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Follow Husky's policies, values and regulatory compliance. Demonstrate through positive behaviors, HOIMS elements and culture. Provides a willingness to accept assistance, coaching, training and assessments as needed 
  • Conduct geological reviews of wells for technical support for non-routine well repair programs
  • Review and prepare geological support for Non-Routine Applications (i.e. thermal isolation exemptions)
  • Provide repair program recommendations
  • Identification of intra-formational caprock intervals
  • Collaborate with execution groups to support best repair program outcomes
  • Input well data into geological software (GGX/Petrel/other)

 Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Geology
  • Masters of Science or Doctorate degree in Geology would be considered an asset
  • P.Geol. or P.Geo. or pending registration with APEGA (or equivalent, Provincial association)
  • Facies interpretation
  • Logging tools, interpretation and analysis  
  • Well operations  
  • Petrophysical analysis  
  • Well design, construction and repair practices and procedures  
  • Appian processes  
  • Suspended Well Manager procedures  
  • Upstream oil industry related to geological interpretation, prognosis and/or reservoir development  
  • Well life cycle analysis and regulatory abandonment requirements  
  • Petrel/GGX or other geological software  
  • Knowledge of well abandonment regulations  
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a professional in a well-established multi-disciplinary team environment with good teamwork skills are essential
  • Excellent organizational skills to handle a wide variety of tasks in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
  • Competency with oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Competency with regulatory requirements for well design, operation, suspension and retirement including AER Directives 13, 20 and Interim Directive 2003-01
  • Experienced with liaising with regulatory agencies
As this position requires the operation of a motor vehicle, applicants are asked to provide a recent (i.e., issued within the previous 4 weeks) original driver’s abstract for the preceding 3 year period when appearing for an interview. 
At Husky, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from everyone including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, women, and persons with disabilities.
Husky Energy is one of Canada's largest integrated energy companies. It is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols HSE, HSE.PR.A, HSE.PR.B, HSE.PR.C, HSE.PR.E and HSE.PR.G. The Company operates worldwide with Upstream and Downstream business segments. 
Husky's balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.
Interested candidates must apply online at:  Only those candidates who apply via Husky's online application process can be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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