at Ho-Chunk
Location Lakewood, United States
Date Posted March 27, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


While using the study of rock samples and fluids to better understand the types and amounts of oil and gas present in the rocks the Petroleum Geologist will work closely with petroleum engineers to design how the well will be drilled and prepared for production.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Perform geologic interpretation and mapping, including resource-specific, structural and/or various isopach maps, cross-sections, and production maps.
Construct geologic structure and stratigraphic maps for petroleum and mineral exploration.
Construct maps of field and reservoir data, such as production information by formation
Interprets geologic and mineral resource data using computer software and prepares oil, gas or mineral resource reports.
Perform collection of rock samples from cuttings or cores; create descriptions of rock samples, results of laboratory analysis
Perform assessment reports of oil and natural gas existing on Indian lands
Convert results from field work (measurements of stratigraphic sections and outcrop descriptions which were entered digitally into data loggers and GPS units) into map form.
Convert results from laboratory analysis of rock samples obtained in field work into a digital database suitable for interpretation and mapping by DEMD geologic staff.
Convert data collected in the field into an integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format for mapping.
Research literature of published geologic reference materials for conversion into digital format.
Generate geologic displays and other display materials— DVDs, CDs, posters, videos, etc.—for industry trade shows.
Generate digital presentations for meetings with Indian tribes, BIA agency staff or industry; e.g., PowerPoint.
Responsible for formulating and recommending plans for development of oil, gas, coal and other mineral deposits.
Plans, organizes, and develops marketing and promotional programs to inform industry of the mineral potential on Indian lands. Marketing in this context includes forums, symposiums; technical discussions associated with major petroleum or minerals professional meetings.
Develops and prepares poster sessions and invites Tribes to participate in the poster sessions. Participates in DEMD’s energy and mineral grant program to provide technical assistance and advice to Tribes.
Supports DEMD’s energy and mineral resource database by including results of energy and mineral assessment studies. Makes trips to the field to collect data such as rock samples, analyzing the outcrop and correlation to geologic maps.

1. Analytical Skills.
2. Complex Problem Solving.
3. Critical Thinking.
4. Communication.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Minimal travel required for this position. Occasional overnight travel may be necessary.


Has over 5 years of experience in using interpretation software (such as GeoGraphix, Petra, Kingdom or similar commercial software), to maintain a geologic database (tops, net pay counts, etc.), and to generate base and contour maps from well and seismic data.
Has over 5 years of experience in extensively applying facies modeling, sequence stratigraphy, basin analysis, and petrophysical analysis for the purpose of defining the character and distribution of petroleum producing lithologies.
Has extensive experience for over 5 years in the ranking of prospective areas and formulate an exploration strategy based on basin analysis, risk assessment, ultimate potential, and economic analysis.
Has extensive skills for over 5 years for assimilating complex inter-disciplinary data (geological, geophysical, basin wide framework, structural setting, stratigraphy, thermal maturity), especially from sparse data sets located in Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent petroleum provinces, to generate high-quality (conventional and unconventional) oil and gas leads and prospects.
Basic knowledge of petroleum geology and oil and gas deposits.
Understanding of resource and reserve estimation methods for oil and natural gas deposits.
Ability to integrate geologic and geophysical data in areas of undrilled or undeveloped locations, to produce high-quality oil and gas prospects or plays.
Ability to evaluate oil and gas fields for the purpose of field management and development, by performing geology and reservoir modeling, for oil and gas fields located in Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent basins).
Ability to evaluate oil and gas proposals and agreements for merit, technical feasibility, and relevance to program goals to the royalty owner.
Ability to apply effective negotiation techniques, e.g., win-win negotiations, interest-based bargaining, or alternative dispute resolution to settle controversial issues or arrive at compromise solutions with persons who have different viewpoints, goals, or objectives.
Ability to prepare documents or correspondence involving technical information presenting issues, findings of fact, and recommendations, adapting writing to the audience's level of knowledge, including publication of articles in professional, industry, or government journals.
Knowledge of conventional and horizontal drilling methods.
Knowledge of conventional and hydraulic fracturing completion methods
Familiar with well log analysis programs.


B.S. degree in petroleum geology.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
None required for this position.

Security Clearance
Public Trust clearance required for this position

AAP/EEO Statement
Ho-Chunk, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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