Geoscientist Advisor in Tulsa, United States

at WPX Energy
Location Tulsa, United States
Date Posted May 23, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Geoscientist Advisor

The Geoscientist Advisor provides direction and advice to the Asset Teams, impacting the strategic development and exploration concepts within the assets. Although the primary role is geological the position is viewed as a company-wide resource providing technical expertise and influence at many levels. This position reports to WPX’s Geoscientist Principal Advisor. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Integrate geological, petrophysical and geophysical data to develop and evaluate exploration plays or to efficiently develop a producing asset.
Collect and analyze geological, reservoir and production data to aid in reservoir description and development.
Work closely with a multi-discipline team, including geophysicists, petrophysicists, drilling, completion, production and reservoir engineers and landmen to achieve directed corporate objectives.
Develop and guide prospects through to well proposals and drilling plans, operational drilling of wells, post-well evaluation, early appraisal planning, and reintegration of results into play analysis and revised prospect inventory.
Provides direct, complete and actionable development feedback to geoscience teams.
Plans and supports the development of knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fulfill current and future functional needs.
Advise geoscience teams on value adding potential projects, workflows and techniques.

Must be able to utilize geological thinking creatively, drawing on a broad spectrum of regional knowledge and experience and geological, petrophysical and geophysical principles to make quality decisions.
Must be able to lead projects from conception to drilling.
In-depth knowledge of oil and gas operations, from development of exploration concepts to asset management.
Extensive experience in multiple basins with drilling, completions and production operations.
Experience and expertise in unconventional reservoirs, basic seismic interpretation, petrophysical analysis and working with complex structural and stratigraphic plays.
Interpersonal skills to participate in dynamic team projects within an integrated team environment.
Deals comfortably with uncertainty and can deal constructively with issues that arise.
Experienced in literature research and outcrop analysis.
Proven ability to effectively develop people at all levels and foster a team environment.
Bachelor of Science in Geology required, Masters preferred.
15 plus years of direct Oil and Gas exploration, production and operations experience required.

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