Oil & Gas Geologist in Laramie, United States

at State of Wyoming
Location Laramie, United States
Date Posted December 22, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


The Wyoming State Geologic Survey is looking for a professional geologist with a background related to the geology of oil and gas resources. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to a state agency whose focus is to promote the beneficial and environmentally sound use of Wyoming's vast geologic, mineral, and energy resources. In this position, work will be conducted in a team environment, within established federal, state, and agency best practices, rules, regulations and guidelines, with specialized studies related to oil and gas resource potential, hydrocarbon generation, and basin history.

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2018..

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

Work as a member of an integrated team of geologists to identify strategic oil and gas exploration opportunities in the State of Wyoming.
Research and analyze geologic data and information (maps, cross sections, samples, well logs, etc.) and conduct site-specific field work.
Examine basins, rocks, stratigraphy, and fossils to identify and determine the processes affecting hydrocarbon accumulations in Wyoming.
Create geological models and perform stratigraphic studies to define hydrocarbon-bearing facies.
Prepare surface and sub-surface maps, cross sections, and diagrams that depict, predict, and evaluate current and potential oil and gas accumulations.
Investigate, analyze, characterize, and report on organic-rich rocks, reservoir rocks, petroleum systems, and conventional and non-conventional plays (current and future).
Identify oil and gas resources through analysis of geological data (well logs, porosity/permeability studies, core studies, etc.) and evaluate economic viability.
Evaluate and calculate potential oil and gas production, reserves, costs, and revenues for the State of Wyoming.
Work collaboratively with federal, state, public and private individuals and entities to analyze, evaluate, organize, and report on research findings and data pertaining to oil and gas resources and exploration in the State of Wyoming.
Use advanced technical writing and editing skills to prepare, present, and publish appropriate technical documents, presentations, reports, etc.
Use appropriate technology to estimate and simulate sizes and shapes of reservoirs.
Interpret data to recommend further action(s) and/or study(ies).
Render expert advice to appropriate federal, state, public and private entities.
Provide technical evaluations, rule/regulation interpretations, and consultations for the agency as wells as other appropriate individuals and entities. Track industry activity and lease sales.


Preference will be given to those candidates with a demonstrated background in petroleum geology, excellent writing skills, and general knowledge of Wyoming's geology.
Requires a ASBOG License.
**Necessary Special Requirements

Cover Letter
Professional Resume - include references

Excellent observation skills and geologic knowledge.
Skilled technical writing and editing ability.
Skilled at interpersonal communications and presentations.
Strong project management principles and practices.
Knowledge of Wyoming's oil and gas industry and related geology.
Geologic expertise in stratigraphy, sedimentology, and/or basin analysis.
Data collection and handling protocols.
Skilled in use of geology-related software and programs, (i.e. ArcGIS, Petra, etc.)

Bachelor's Degree (in Geology/Geotechnical Engineering)


1-2 years of progressive work experience in Geology with acquired knowledge at the level of a Geologist II


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Professional Geologist License (PG) or Professional Engineering License (PE)

Necessary Special Requirements

This position requires some occasional state-wide travel.

FLSA: Exempt

Supplemental Information

042-Wyoming State Geological Survey, http://www.wsgs.wyo.gov/

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