Petroleum Geologist - Norman, Oklahoma

at The University of Oklahoma
Location Norman, United States
Date Posted May 24, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 8



Job Description - Petroleum Geologist (171549)


Petroleum Geologist -

Job Number:



: Geological Survey

Campus: Norman


: Full-time

Work Schedule: 8-5

Salary Range: $70,000 - $84,000

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter, Letter of Interest



The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) is a state agency located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in the Sarkeys Energy Center, and is a department of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. The agency has a staff of about 40 persons, including geologists, geophysicists, seismologists, and support staff.  The Survey has an effective working relationship with other state agencies in Oklahoma that address earth-science issues, as well as with geology programs at other universities in the region.

The OGS is accepting applications for the position of Petroleum Geologist IV (Senior Geologist).  The person filling this position will be expected to work independently to:

  • Conduct investigations of petroleum-producing areas in Oklahoma through data acquisition, management, and analysis.
  • Define, propose, seek funding for, and participate in externally funded studies.
  • Publish and present research findings in journals, Survey reports, or oral presentations.
  • Supervise and mentor junior geoscientists and student assistants.
  • Serve the people of Oklahoma by providing information and technical assistance to operators, consultants, and the public on a regular basis.

In cooperation with the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, the successful applicant may have the opportunity to teach petroleum-related classes within the ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics.

**Along with a resume, cover letter, and letter of interest, interested candidates must provide at least 3 professional references.  

** Some travel may be required.



Required Education:  Master's degree in Geological Sciences


Skills: 8 years or more of exploration/development experience relevant to Oklahoma

  • Must have a solid background in subsurface and surface geology and be knowledgeable in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs including clastic and carbonate strata.
  • Expertise in well-log interpretation and subsurface geologic mapping (including seismic interpretation) is required.
  • A thorough understanding of depositional systems and recognition of diverse rock types and facies from outcrops, core, and cuttings is essential.
  • Must be able to demonstrate concise and effective communication, both written (as evidenced by publications and/or reports) and oral, to a diverse audience ranging from lay persons to specialists in the field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as other industry-standard computer software (e.g., Petra), is required.

Department Preferences:

  • Ph.D. in Geological Sciences preferred.
  • Experience using ArcGIS preferred.
  • Experience in surface field mapping and leading geologic field trips is preferred.
  • Possess a basic understanding of allied earth- and energy-related disciplines such as formation evaluation, petrophysics, reservoir engineering, carbon management, hydrocarbon-reserve calculations, mineral rights, drilling, and completion techniques are preferred.

Supervision:  May supervises student employees and junior research staff.


Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon background check

Job Posting

: May 25, 2017

Unposting Date

: Ongoing

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