Geoscience Technician - Bakersfield, California

at California Resources Corporation
Location Bakersfield, United States
Date Posted February 2, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 5


Come join California Resources Corporation (CRC) – California’s largest natural gas producer and largest oil and gas producer on a gross-operated barrels of oil equivalent basis. CRC is headquartered in California with major operations in the state’s high-potential oil and gas basins, including Los Angeles, San Joaquin, Ventura and Sacramento. CRC’s workforce is committed to providing energy for California by Californians, safely and responsibly. 
We are currently looking for an experienced, organized and motivated individual with good communications skills to fill the position of Geoscience Technician within our North Operations team based in Bakersfield, CA. 


Provide support for an integrated team of geologists, engineers, and other technicians.
  • Generate maps of geologic and engineering data and interpretation for presentation and collaboration purposes.
  • Research internal and external sources for well data, production data, completion information, and interpretation.
  • Load data as it is acquired from new/existing wells.
  • Work with team to transfer data between our Openworks database(s) and Petrel geologic modeling software.
  • Provide support and documentation for technical studies.
  • Work with petrophysicists and geologists to support core analysis studies.
Support regulatory requirements
  • Create/update wellbore diagrams.
  • Generate regulatory compliant displays for permit applications (drilling, UIC, SB4, aquifer exemption, etc.)
  • Assist with final project review and documentation preparation.
Work with geologic, petrophysical, and engineering databases
  • Manage OpenWorks/OpenWells database cleanup initiatives.
  • Assist geologists, petrophysicists and reservoir engineers through database management.
  • Compile, QC, organize, and analyze well and spatial data, including digitization of historic data.



Bachelor’s degree in science (Geology, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, etc) with at least five years relevant experience or a high school diploma/GED with at least eight years of relevant experience.
Demonstrated strength in PC and workstation-based applications, data management, geological, and engineering, i.e. LINUX, Access, Office, ArcGIS Suite, Openworks, DecisionSpace, and Petrel.
Data Base management expertise and proficiency with database applications across PC and Linux/Unix based platforms.
Understand, manipulate (in both electronic and hardcopy formats), audit, and maintain a variety of common geologic, geophysical, and cartographic data, including well log data, raster logs, scout ticket information, geological field data, navigation/survey data, land data, geo-referenced map data, and core data.
Able to prepare a wide variety of technical displays (geologic & geophysical maps, cross-sections, montages, charts, tables, etc.) in hardcopy and electronic formats.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to successfully lead and coordinate projects.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent time management skills, with demonstrated ability to accurately meet short deadlines.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Familiarity with field operations.
Knowledgeable of reservoir and production engineering, geology, and land terminology.
                            CRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


 - Exploration Support

Primary Location

 - United States-California-Bakersfield


 - CRC


 - Full-time

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