Petrophysicist in Oklahoma City, United States

at Devon Energy
Location Oklahoma City, United States
Date Posted July 11, 2018
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


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The Petrophysicist is a leader who performs highly complex workflows involving both single well and multi well petrophysical evaluations that integrate log interpretation with core analysis, rock mechanics, cuttings descriptions, and facies interpretation to build robust petrophysical models. Develops and utilizes “fit for purpose” workflows and works closely with geological, geophysical, and engineering professional staff utilizing knowledge of petrophysics and key play performance drivers to enhance overall play economics. Helps deliver a finely tuned, integrated subsurface intepretation and concise recommendation for investment using the company’s financial guidelines at the time. Provides advice and recommendations to management as requested. Mentors a young but eager petrophyscial staff and provides discipline leadership to elevate the petrophysical community of practice in Devon.

Bachelor's degree in Geophysical Sciences, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering

Requires a minimum of 15 years of related industry experience in Petrophysics

Provides formal analysis of integrated rock, log, and other geoscience and engineering data to accurately characterize conventional and unconventional reservoir intervals.Engages with geoscientists, engineers, and outside vendors to prepare plans for data acquisition and well evaluation that meet objectives for play and project assessment; conduct bids for services as requiredSupports drilling operation efforts. Provide geosteering and drilling hazard identification advice and work real time with geosteering, geoscience, and drilling staff to optimize logging, coring, cuttings, and mud log gas sampling operations.Identifies and advises risk mitigation options on all projectsProvides business case backed recommendations for additional petrophysical data acquistion programs and/or analysesWorks in partnership with other Devon petrophysicists to develop and improve petrophysical models for analysis of unconventional resources.Elevates the community of practice of petrophysics within Devon via knowledge sharing, mentoring, and formal trainingBuilds and maintains a broad external network of contacts in the vendor and laboratory communities. Oversees Devon’s contracted work with external service providers and manages the service provider-Devon relationships.Effectively communicates the results of work to management, especially with new ideas or those that challenge the status quoAbility to handle several concurrent projects, multi task, comfortable working independently or in a team settingDevelops and supports less experienced staff to enhance their skill sets, maximize their contributions, and prepare them for advancement into more senior rolesRepresents Devon in various university consortia

Is an energetic people person who is passionate about the task at hand and who thrives working (and leading) in an integrated team environment to deliver opportunities for Devon’s growth and financial successPrior assignments demonstrate the ability to be a hands-on leader able to help drive projects to successful conclusions and create valueAble to think strategically, using imagination and foresight to conceptualize potential problems and how to mitigate themPractices safe work habits at all timesDemonstrates commitment to Devon AttributesPossesses strong interpersonal and organizational skillsFamiliar with IP, Techlog, and Powerlog software suitesPossesses strong computer skills with some exposure to multi variable statistical analysis techniquesExposure to unconventional geologic data and petroleum system analysis, play characterization and probablistic methodsExperience/Exposure to horizontal drilling, completion, and earth modeling/simulation technologyExperience with both deterministic and probabilistic petrophysical techniquesExperience in both clastic and carbonate basins and complex mineral interpretations and analysisOperational experience with logging, coring, and fluid samplingExperience with routine and specialized core analysis, cuttings analysis, and fluid analysisExperience with field and benchtop NMR

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