Geologist Subsurface GGP DPUSA - Austin

at Statoil
Location Austin, United States
Date Posted June 1, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Statoil is an international energy company with operations in more than 30 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with 21,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges. In just a few years Statoil has positioned itself as one of the largest lease holders in deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Our GoM portfolio is managed out of our Houston office. The Statoil Houston office, which was established in 2002, also manages our Alaska, Marcellus, Eagle Ford and Bakken shale gas portfolios. To date Statoil has invested more than USD $11 billion in US upstream activities, and currently produces more than 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. We have US offices located in Anchorage, Austin, Houston, Stamford and Washington D.C. USA, and are looking for talented people to contribute to our growing activity base.

Development and Production USA (DPUSA) is responsible for Statoil’s portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments across the US. Technological innovation, rigorous safety standards, and environmental awareness drive our operations in the US and have helped Statoil to build a  portfolio of onshore, offshore and exploration assets in some of the industry’s most exciting energy resource areas. Statoil’s US headquarters are located in Houston, TX.  We also have offices in Austin, TX, Stamford, CT and Washington D.C, as well as in Mexico City. We are looking for talented people with a desire to find solutions and opportunities in even the most challenging situations to contribute to our organization.


Subsurface GGP within DPUSA ON is seeking an entry level development geologist to work as part of a multi-disciplinary subsurface organization composed of geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists and geo-data analysts.
Together with reservoir engineering, Subsurface GGP represents a core competency and an exciting center for career growth with an opportunity to shape the future of Statoil’s US Onshore “unconventional” reservoir portfolio.

DPUSA ON is actively involved in development and growth opportunities with a focus on active operations, non-operated asset evaluations, new venture assessments, and regional analysis.
Primary responsibilities are in support of ongoing efforts within Statoil’s US onshore assets including the Williston Basin (Bakken), South Texas Basin (Eagle Ford), and Appalachian Basin (Marcellus).

Petroleum Geologist with 1 to 3 years of experience in at least one of Statoil’s active onshore asset areas

Primary focus on geology operations and geosteering oversight of horizontal wells

Application of geologic principles to subsurface well log analysis and stratigraphic correlation together with structural and isopach mapping in support of asset based projects

Functional responsibility for well placement and planning, creation of pre-drill and post-drill reports and analysis, participation in target zone assessments, and fulfillment of in-house technical well evaluations and field related monitoring

Generate well plans consisting of proposed well pad and lateral locations for field operations; coordinate with key stakeholders for timely delivery

Correlate well logs and interpret some seismic data to aid construction of a subsurface geologic framework.

Monitor geologic related activities during drilling operations including monitoring the geosteering of lateral horizontal wells

Incorporate structural restorations from the geosteering analysis into the geologic model for drilled wells

Support and help maintain the geologic model using all available well data and other supporting geologic information

Monitor and insure compliance with data acquisition strategy for all operated wells

Identify and clarify geologic drilling hazards and clearly communicate concerns to Drilling Engineers and field personal as appropriate

Assess the reservoir targeting strategy in conjunction with the Reservoir, Production, and Drilling Engineers


Master's degree in Geology required

Entry level; 1 to 3 years of experience required,

Strong technical skills, ability to work well with others and a desire to make a difference

Proficiency with use and maintenance of geological databases and familiarity with the relevant software such as IHS Kingdom preferred

Ability to effectively use well and production databases a plus


Ability to live by "I am safety" expectations

Enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative, and results-oriented

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Willingness to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Desire and ability to work effectively in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment

Commitment and adherence to Statoil ethics, HSE standards and use of best practices

Identification with Statoil values (Caring, Collaborative, Open, Courageous)


Statoil offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Statoil is an equal opportunity employer.


Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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