Petrel Modeling SME - Senior Staff - Houston

at Apache
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted August 10, 2016
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10


Company Overview:

Apache Corporation is one of the world's leading independent oil and gas producers. The company has a six-decade record of profitable growth, and is differentiated by its #1 position around the world, entrepreneurial culture and deep operational focus.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:


The primary focus of this position is to provide functional support services for modeling and seismic interpretation in Petrel.  Successful candidates must demonstrate competency in Petrel modeling, Petrel seismic interpretation as well as the ability to train and mentor Reservoir Engineers and Geophysicists on Petrel core workflows.



  • Work with the Apache IT team to foster and support Petrel usage for modeling and seismic interpretation in the Corporate and Regional offices
  • Identify opportunities to improve prospect scale interpretation and regional play analysis workflows with particular reference to velocity & property modelling and seismic interpretation functions.
  • Champion best practices in Petrel based upon the Studio and ProSource data management software suite
  • Advocate on quantitative interpretation techniques in reservoir characterization.
  • Work collaboratively with Apache’s Center of Excellence Teams.
  • Document key workflows and conduct training (lunch and learn, one on one, etc.) of Petrel users

Job Qualifications:


  • 4 year degree in Petroleum Engineering, Geophysics or related degree
  • Minimum of 10-15 years’ experience required, Oil and Gas preferred
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience with Petrel modeling
  • Experience in Conventional and Unconventional reservoirs types
  • Ability to travel frequently to Apache’s region offices, most notably Midland and Calgary
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong problem-solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Ability to document and communicate user needs in the domain to foster teamwork and collaboration and deliver results to key stake holders.
  • Experience with other applications such as Eclipse, Intersect, Hampson Russell is advantageous.

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