Operations Geologist (Geosteering) in Houston, United States

at Occidental Petroleum
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted May 8, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its Oxy Midstream and Marketing subsidiary gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases and markets oil, condensate, natural gas liquids, natural gas, carbon dioxide and power. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Operations Geologist based in Houston, Texas. This position is with the Texas Delaware Business Unit and provides operational technical support to horizontal well planning, drilling, geosteering, end-of-well analysis, and reporting within the assigned areas of operations.

The Operations Geologist’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Draft and update geologic prognoses for all approved drilling wells within assigned areas

Coordinate well permitting and drilling location preparation in cooperation with land, regulatory, drilling and facilities groups

Provide technical support and quality oversight for wellsite geology processes, including mudlogging, LWD/MWD, wireline logging, coring and directional drilling in a multi-rig environment

Geosteer horizontal wells in a 24/7 operation to ensure proper placement of wellbore within a specific target

Perform real-time monitoring and interpretation of data acquired while drilling

Provide expertise for planning, execution and look-back analysis for all wells drilled in the business unit, including but not limited to horizontal wells

Maintain open communication with project geologist, project petrophysicist and drilling team during horizontal drilling operations following chain of command

Maintain a daily reporting system for well operations and data gathering

Operate and enforce safety practices within the operation complying with company policies, state and federal regulations

Work effectively with a variety of individuals from numerous disciplines

Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Geoscience or related discipline.
Minimum of 3 years applicable experience in the Geoscience field.
Field experience with horizontal drilling, LWD/MWD and wireline logging technologies and applications
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of structural geology, stratigraphy and geologic support of drilling operations
Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in the use of PC and technical computer applications
Must be able to compile, analyze and assemble data for reports and presentations
Must be able to work independently, handle multiple tasks and meet short-term deadlines
Strong analytical and data interpretation skills
Able to support a 24/7 operational schedule as needed; some field travel required
Ability to design alternate plans and methodologies when required
Ability to interact effectively with other professionals in an integrated multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team environment
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Previous geosteering experience
Field wireline logging or mudlogging experience
Experience with Boresight or comparable geosteering software applications
Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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