Operations Geologist Lead in Denver, United States

at Bonanza Creek Energy
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted September 25, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Summary of Position
Position assists the operations group in geological interpretation and evaluation of Company fields, oversee geologic horizontal drilling activities, correlations of logs (open hole, gamma and mud logs) to describe stratigraphic and structural characteristics of fields, build contour maps of formations within the field, update maps as geological interpretation changes for drilling, prepare structural & lithology maps to show future drilling locations and evaluate future potential targets.

Job Responsibilities
Provides subject-matter expertise for geological related issues.
Leads a group of geologists and technicians
Responsible for the geologic drilling activities of all horizontal rigs on BCEI properties. This will require on 24/7 site supervision as needed to ensure that the geologic casing point is landed in the correct position and that the target zone is identified throughout the wellbore.
Position assists the operations group in geological interpretation and evaluation of company fields and makes recommendations if changes are required.
Identifies drillable prospects through analysis of geological data (well logs, core studies, etc.).
Maintain a geologic database for look-backs on all horizontal drilling locations. Include all geologic, engineering and geophysical criteria to compare against production (daily and EUR’s).
Supervises the acquisition, maintenance (AFE tracking) and mapping of any 3-D seismic acquired in the Rocky Mountain region.
Supervises operations geological staff to ensure they are meeting the standards of BCEI in performance and job responsibilities, ensuring that they are obtaining needed training and support for their career goals.
Follow safe operating practices and ensure compliance with BCEI Environment, Safety & Regulatory requirements.
Must be proficient in the use of Petra, and Microsoft Office products including Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Additional proficiencies in Spotfire, Geo-Steering software, or other software programs are beneficial.
Assure all work performed adheres to BCEI standards
Performs all other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Skills:
10 years of experience in operations geology of unconventional assets. Master’s degree in Geology is preferred.
Exemplary interpersonal and written communication, organization and analytical skills.
Must have strong presentation skills and be able to present to a variety of audiences.
Strong ability to work in a consultative manner with every level of internal/external staff/contacts.
Ability to meet deadlines and advance multiple projects concurrently.
Leadership experience with strong decision making track record
Knowledge in other oil and gas business functions (Accounting, Regulatory, Land Operations, etc.) preferred.
Proven ability to perform work under limited supervision.
Ability to travel to various field locations

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