Geoscience Analyst - Houston

at Oasis Petroleum
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted February 23, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 5


The Geoscience Analyst will assist Operations and Exploration Geologists with the acquisition, organization, and data management of subsurface geologic and engineering data. Data types and source of data include internally generated data, state  databases, industry data providers (IHS), and partner or other operator supplied information. The analyst may have some fundamental analysis expectations related to this data. The ideal candidate will be able to work comfortably with large datasets, take direction from the greater geoscience group, interface with techs or analysts from other disciplines, and manage their individual project workflows to incorporate project priorities of several other individuals.  Often you will have projects or tasks that will be expected to be completed with moderate to minimal supervision.  The candidate will need to show attention to detail in their work, be a problem-solver, possess an interest in geology, and have an eye for aesthetic detail.  This person will also have a strong role in managing the Kingdom database, project creation, and data uploads.  This position will report to the Geoscience Manager and is located in downtown Houston, TX.  Level and salary commensurate with background and experience.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Create and manage geological database builds in Kingdom Geology for existing and new projects
    • Data will include well logs, core data, production data, wellheader data, land grids, etc.
  • Assist in data capture, manipulation, and interpretation of subsurface data types
    • Raster log data, digital log data, core data, cross-sections, and 2-D & 3-D seismic data
    • Gather, maintain, & digitize raster log data
    • Find, digitize and load data such as XRD & Geochem/ Rock-Eval data from NDIC or other
    • Import / Export geologic & engineering parameter data for geologists & engineers
    • Well header and production data,
  • Champion well log curve pneumonic/aliasing in new projects
  • Support map generation efforts including gridding of well performance data, geologic attributes, and grid to grid calculations
  • Georeference & digitize geological maps/elements
  • Track and manage NDIC data submission
  • Competitor Activity Tracking – Williston Basin
    • Update all acreage shapefiles for all key operators in basin
    • Well performance mapping such as - EURs, completions, well history tracking, permits

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. Incumbents will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and duties outside of their normal responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Geology, Earth Science, or analytical curriculum such as Math
  • 5 years of geotech / geoanalyst experience
  • Petra or IHS Kingdom Geology experience at a high proficiency level
  • Experience in building and managing databases
  • Contouring/gridding methods and applications
  • Proficient MS Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • IHS & production management experience
  • Regulatory data gathering experience (permits, frac data, core data, etc.)
  • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:  Must possess the ability to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, copier, files, telephone, and fax; maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Drilling Info experience
  • ArcGIS platform experience
  • Globalmapper experience for georeferencing
  • Spotfire workflows
  • Drafting background
  • SQL server experience

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