Geologist/Petroleum Engineer in United States

at State of Oklahoma
Location United States
Date Posted November 15, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent



Application Instructions:

To be considered, submit a letter, resume and CLO employment application to:

Katy Janz, Human Resources Director
Commissioners of the Land Office
204 N. Robinson, Suite 900
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 521-4012

Position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found.

The CLO employment application can be found at


Commissioners of the Land Office
State of Oklahoma
Geologist/Petroleum Engineer, Minerals Management Division

The Secretary for the Commissioners of the Land Office (“CLO”) seeks applicants for the position of Geologist/Petroleum Engineer. This position is an unclassified, “at will” position and serves at the pleasure of the Secretary for the Commissioners of the Land Office.
This position reports to the Director of Minerals Management division and is assigned to provide analysis and advice of a highly technical level regarding the activities of the Oil and Gas Division in the land management of oil, gas coal, uranium and other minerals and the sale of mineral leases on land under the jurisdiction of the Commissioners of the Land Office.

Duties include:
• Research and report on leases at the end of term to determine if drilling activity has achieved production, the producing formation and if uphole rights were purchased.
Monitor Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) activity for actions that could affect the CLO interests and makes recommendations to division director.Serve as division geologist to advise staff on energy exploration related issues. Provide analysis and advice of a highly technical level covering a wide range of issues relating to formational nomenclature, completion reports, spacing abstracts, and drilling reports.Evaluate applications for seismic and geochemical permits.Review engineering studies on secondary recovery operation, de-watering unit proposals and multi-section units. Make recommendation on supporting/opposing the proposal.Provide scientific consulting related to environmental issues to other division.Maintain annual HAZWOPER certification.

Required Knowledge and Abilities:
• Petroleum engineering and geological principles and practices
Production of oil and gasEnvironmental standards concerning drilling and production of oil and gasSecondary recovery methodsField inspections on oil and gas drilling and production operationsAssessment of pollution and damages caused by drilling for and production of oil and gas

Educational and Work Experience Requirements:
• A bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering, geological engineering, or geology and two years of experience as a geologist, petroleum or geological engineer, or a master’s degree in petroleum engineering, geological engineering or geology and one year of qualifying experience.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $75,000 commensurate with education and experience

The Commissioners of the Land Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veteran's Preference Points apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.

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