Manager - Seismic Reservoir Characterization and Interpretation - Houston

at Chesapeake
Location Oklahoma City, United States
Date Posted September 20, 2017
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities

Oversees interpretations of geological, geophysical, or petrophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, bore holes, or aerial photos.

Oversees geological, geophysical, or petrophysical field studies or surveys, sample collection, or drilling and testing programs.

Collaborates with team to locate, estimate, and predict oil and natural gas fields using integrated analysis of data and information.

Ensures overall conception, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of each assigned project to team members.

Coordinates geological workflow and personnel to execute well planning, geosteering, and to effectively implement the operational drilling strategy.

Applies advanced geological, geophysical, or petrophysical models to explain, predict, and interpret data.

Makes recommendations to senior management based on complete integration of data, project economics and risk analysis.

Brings forward ideas and opportunities to apply new technologies and workflows to enhance existing plays and future opportunities.

Promotes collaboration, multi-disciplinary approaches and integration of data, project economics and risk analysis.

Applies leading edge technology and creative thinking to solve complex problems.

Leads efforts to develop optimization strategies or new technologies to maximize the production of oil and gas.

Leads cost-cutting efforts, offering innovative and value-added solutions to drive costs down while maximizing production of oil and gas.

Provides guidance and advice to team on technical issues that arise.

Teaches, trains, and mentors staff on how to successfully perform daily work activities.

Communicates goals, objectives, and initiatives to ensure employees are meeting business objectives and established deadlines.

Stays current on industry trends, new technologies, scientific investigations, academic research and publications, and their implications to company projects.

Participates in local and national Geological societies.

Plans staff's work activities to align with corporate business strategies.

Generates strategic plans that integrate numerous business issues, functions and resources for effective action.

Ensures financial and budget activities are on track for assigned area of responsibility.

Seeks to identify areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or ways to increase productivity and maximize return on investments.

Demonstrates change leadership, driving for improvement in new and challenging directions.

Reviews business processes for continuous improvement in procedures through optimum utilization of systems and personnel.

Participates in department operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.

Provides direct and indirect supervision of personnel. Participate in decisions involving hiring, promotion, compensation administration, and termination of employment.

Education, Licenses and Certifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Geology, Geophysics, Petrophysics or related field required.

Master’s degree from an accredited university in Geology, Geophysics, Petrophysics or related field preferred.

Work Experience

8-12+ years of related work experience required.

10-15+ years of industry experience with E&P; company preferred.

Prior management experience preferred.


Core Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrate basic computer knowledge through effective use of a personal computer including Microsoft Office applications. Able to learn company specific applications.

Able to effectively manage time and prioritize projects in order to meet established deadlines.

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Able to work effectively with all levels of co-workers, clients, and other external contacts.

Able to effectively abide company policies, procedures, and technology.

Able to function independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team.

Able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

Job Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Advanced knowledge of logging tools, measurement and quality control of logging jobs.

Advanced knowledge of field operations, including logging units, drilling rigs and directional framework and their relationship to basin architecture.

Advanced knowledge and familiarity with geologic database and mapping software.

Advanced utilization and application of reservoir characterization and petroleum systems.

Advanced utilization and application of laboratory analysis of samples, side wall cores, and whole cores.

Advanced knowledge of qualitative 2D and 3D seismic interpretation and seismic acquisition.

Advanced knowledge of project management principles and methodologies.

Advanced knowledge of lease acquisitions, division of interest, and separation of surface and subsurface rights.

Advanced ability to think long-term and beyond one's own area of responsibility to demonstrate business awareness, critical analysis and integration of information, and the ability to develop action-oriented plans.

Advanced understanding of the oil and gas market enough to spot trends, identify and move towards business opportunities, and seize challenges to increase profit and revenue.

Ability to identify current and future threats and opportunities in relation to Chesapeake's position as compared to competitors, and prepare practical action plans as appropriate.

Knowledge of administrative procedures in order to prepare and maintain reports, budgets, and administrative records as required.

Ability to assign, delegate, and direct the work of others.

Ability to provide on-the-job training, performance assessment, coaching, motivation, and career development to employees.

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and the coordination of people and resources.

Able to show flexibility in response to change and adapt to and accommodate new policies, procedures, and technology.

Ability to ensure all employees are operating within all Chesapeake, state, and federal guidelines, policies, and regulations.

Preferred Requirements

Preferred requirements include knowledge and experience in the following areas: Unconventional seismic interpretation and integration with petrophysics, geology and reservoir engineering. Extracting geomechanical properties from seismic data and integrating with completion design and engineering. Reservoir modeling. Multi-variate statistics and analytics. Seismic inversion processing and application. Seismic attribute generation and application. Log analysis and petrophyscial integration in geologic and seismic inversion work flows. Microseismic acquisition, interpretation. Gravity and magnetic data interpretation and application.

Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City

Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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