Intern--Subsurface Geologist - Austin

at Statoil
Location Austin, United States
Date Posted July 17, 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.


Under the general guidance of the Manager of Geology & Geophysics, the Intern Subsurface Geologist is responsible for the completion of a project supporting US Onshore operations with primary focus in the Appalachian Basin (Marcellus), South Texas Basin (Eagle Ford), or Williston Basin (Bakken) of the continental U.S.
The work is to be conducted in a safe, legal, and environmentally/socially responsible and effective manner, and in conformance with established Statoil guidelines, policies, procedures, and applicable governmental regulations.
The Intern Subsurface Geologist will report to a Subsurface Leader and/or Geoscience Mentor with general guidance from the Subsurface G&G team.
Responsibilities and Duties
The key responsibilities of the Intern Subsurface Geologist include:
Gaining hands-on geoscience experience working on a project which will directly impact the business utilizing IHS Kingdom software for log evaluation, subsurface mapping, geophysical analysis, with exposure to geosteering performance and petrophysical evaluation.
Working directly with geoscientists and professionals in the different assets to experience how people work together as a team at Statoil.
Developing skills with primary responsibility for project results under the direct supervision and guidance of an assigned, experienced mentor.
Engaging with a mentor to insure final project objectives, goals, and deliverables are satisfactory and executed in a prudent and timely manner.
Presenting and/or displaying project results in an end-of-summer management review session.
Using the internship program as a gateway to explore job opportunities within Statoil.


Senior Undergraduate or Graduate student pursuing a M.S. degree in Geology

GPA above 3.0.


Use foresight, and identify opportunities and challenges
Be imaginative, ambitious and stimulate new ideas
Challenge accepted truths and enter unfamiliar territory
Make clear demands on each other and push for constructive change
Understand and manage risk
Be truthful and act with integrity
Be curious, work together and share experience
Promote and value diversity
Communicate in a precise way, give and accept constructive feedback
Bring up ethical issues and challenges immediately
Deliver on promises
Continuously develop sound expertise, demonstrate commercial awareness and customer orientation
Strive for simplification and clarity, and focus on value-adding activities
Act decisively and be loyal to decisions
Show dedication and endurance, follow through and pay attention to important details
Cause zero harm to people and prevent accidents
Reduce the negative impact of our activities and products on the environment
Act within the law and comfortably within our own ethical policy
Demonstrate social responsibility and contribute to sustainable development
Respect the individual, help others to succeed and contribute to a positive working environment




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.

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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