Principal Geoscientist in Plano, United States

at Denbury
Location Plano, United States
Date Posted July 16, 2018
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


The Principal Geoscientist is the company’s premier expert in all aspects of geoscience including geological characterization, petrophysics, and geophysics. As part of a matrix organization, the Principal Geoscientist needs to guide projects mainly through influence rather than direct reporting relationships.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Principal Geoscientist’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Develop and enhance companywide geoscience policies and procedures for reservoir characterization, Oil in Place determination, log acquisition, and seismic acquisition
Develop new geoscience tools or testing of new commercial tools as required
Develop, provide and/or organize geoscience-specific training
Develop progression guidelines for geoscience functions
Provide input into geoscience assignments and skills/competencies assessment of staff
Manage geoscience studies including geological model construction, petrophysical studies, and geophysical studies
Ensure geoscience standards are followed and updated as necessary
Conduit for transfer of technology and innovation across geoscience disciplines
Responsible for approval of OOIP (Original Oil In Place) studies related to corporate reserves forecasts
Develop structured peer review process for exploration and exploitation prospects
Approve resource and reserve estimates for exploration and exploitation prospects
Ensure Operations Geoscience support is provided to drilling and workover teams

Required Skills and Abilities
20+ years of related experience with progressive increase in accountability
Advanced degree (Master and/or PhD) in Geology or a related field
Demonstrated ability to influence stakeholder decisions without direct reporting relationships
Experience managing in a matrix environment while successfully mentoring, coaching, and developing talent
Exposure to conventional assets, particularly in reservoir characterization associated with development projects
Strong background in carbonate geology
Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders

Environmental & Physical Demands
Work will primarily be conducted in an office environment; travel may be required to district and field offices and/or oil and gas production facilities, with the occasional need to wear personal protective equipment. Position requires the ability to frequently communicate information and to manage the possible stress of an office environment. Work may include being stationary for long periods of time, with occasional movement about the office. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds is required. Position requires constant operation and viewing of a computer screen and other office machinery.
Location Type: Corporate (Plano)
Location: Plano
Employment Status: U1 Full time, Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

Welcome to Denbury. A different kind of Oil Company.

Denbury Resources is an independent oil and natural gas company with 437.7 MMBOE of estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves, of which 83% is oil. Our operations are focused in two key operating areas: the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions. Our goal is to increase the value of our properties through a combination of exploitation, drilling and proven engineering extraction practices, with the most significant emphasis relating to carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (C02 EOR) operations.

Our employees are our most valued resource. We recognize that it is their ideas, passion and collective effort that produce winning results. Denbury attracts outstanding Talent, provides them with advanced technology and is committed to their future development. We offer challenging work to increase skills and experience.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Denbury adheres to a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and as such all employees are subject to post-accident and random drug and alcohol screenings. Some positions require the wearing and use of personal protective equipment (respirators, FR clothing, protective eye wear, hearing protection, head protection, protective footwear, etc).

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Requisition #4182

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