Operations Geologist - L48 in Houston, United States

at ConocoPhillips
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted April 14, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Operations Geologist - L48 - 00S7V

Our Company
ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P; company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 16 countries, $70 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,242 MBOED in 2018, and preliminary proved reserves were 5.3 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.
Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.


The ConocoPhillips Lower 48 Operations Geology team is looking for an Operations Geologist to plan and execute a portion of the drilling and development program. This dynamic horizontal development program currently includes the Eagle Ford, Bakken, Niobrara, and Permian assets, and the L48 Ops Geology team is actively planning and executing wells for 13 rigs across those assets.

A successful candidate may initially support the Eagle Ford program but will have the opportunity to work with all L48 assets as part of this integrated team. The individual selected will provide significant value to the asset via development of company operated acreage through collaboration, communication, and technical integration.

The Operations Geology role in Lower 48 includes 24/7 geosteering activities for up to three rigs (usually 1-2). However, an equally critical focus of the role requires detailed planning of wellbores and the integration of all geologic, geophysical, production, and drilling data to meet bigger picture project goals.

The Geologist or Geophysicist will merge geologic objectives with engineering reality and incorporate uncertainties into the plan. They will work to mitigate risks & hazards, and to improve long-term production.
We are seeking Geologists with a history of both detailed well planning and geosteering who are wishing to support the Operations Geology role as a long-term career.

Responsibilities may include:
Preparing well plans, providing geologic operations support during drilling, and conducting after action reviews with the other members of the team
Understanding, following, and inspiring others to follow all safety procedures both in the office and field
Working and collaborating with an extended multidisciplinary team to establish and achieve team goals
Key relationships include Geologists and Reservoir Engineers in the Implementation and Reservoir Characterization teams; Drilling and Completion group, crews on the rig site, and all service companies
Planning wells with the Asset (Implementation) Geologists, Geophysicists, RE's, and DE's to drill safe wells as cost and time-efficiently as possible to deliver wellbores that are 100% completable and meet all wellbore goals
Executing data acquisition plans and managing data and samples analysis
Selecting and collaborating with vendors and coordinating their work
Providing 24/7 geological support during drilling operations on one or more rigs (up to 3)
Maintaining excellent communication among team members to ensure safe and cost-effective decisions are made during drilling
Integrating, evaluating, and interpreting geologic and drilling data in real-time as it flows from the rig to provide stratigraphic position assurance during landing and the lateral section of wells
Capturing and sharing lessons learned and leading practices
Demonstrating accountability for delivering results by achieving goals while complying with work policies and procedures
Collaboration with other Lower 48 Ops Geologists to share knowledge and refresh leading practices across the company

Legally authorized to work in the United States
Bachelor's degree or higher in Geoscience, Geophysics, or Geology
3+ years of industry experience in geoscience
1+ years of direct well-planning and geosteering experience
Experience planning and steering at least 50 horizontal wells
2+ years direct experience as an operations geologist or as a geoscientist in an unconventional play for a major or large independent oil and gas company.
Experience in the following:
Boresight, Petrel, & StarSteer Geosteering Software
DSG and Petrel mapping, well-planning, and prospect evaluation
Openworks or Petrel Studio
Proficient in use of Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
Demonstrable analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, good judgment, and decision-making capabilities
Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment
Self-starter with good influence skills
Strong communication, presentation, and partnership mentality
"Can Do", persistent attitude
Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
Committed to working as an Operations Geologist for 8+ years
Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments
Actively seeks out diverse people and organizations in an inclusive way to collectively achieve business goals
Transmits information so it is received and understood in the way it was intended
Takes a holistic, start to finish perspective to make better decisions

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of April 22, 2019.
Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.
ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Geosciences
Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level
Line of Business: Exploration & Production
Job Posting:Apr 15, 2019, 8:44:25 AM

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