Principal II Exploration Geologist - Trinidad Exploration in Houston, United States

at BHP
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted December 13, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


About BHP
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About the role
About the Role BHP currently operates multiple exploration licences in deep water Trinidad. The multi-disciplinary Trinidad Southern License team is responsible for sub-regional and prospect scale geological and geophysical evaluation that underpins BHP’s exploration strategy and prospect maturation activities over BHP operated Blocks 3, 5 and 6. This is a grade 12 role. The primary focus of this role is as a geoscience technical lead for the Trinidad Southern License team, responsible for evaluation of exploration potential of the area by describing and assessing the regional/sub-regional basin framework, geological plays, volume, risk and value of opportunities. In this role, you will:
Be responsible for providing strong geological expertise, evaluating and integrating subsurface and analogue datasets in support of BHP’s ongoing evaluation of potential opportunities.
Be responsible for the integration of geologic context with geophysical interpretation, scaling from regional to prospect delineation to well planning, as needed
Advise management on licensing highest value geological and geophysical data sets
Support the Trinidad Southern License team by integrating play analysis, maturing prospects, and planning and executing exploration wells, as appropriate
Provide advice and counsel to the Trinidad Southern and Northern License team and Trinidad Regional team on important subsurface workflows, technology and operations of the business
Promote best practices and guidelines in geoscience within the team and broader group
Provide mentorship to less experienced staff within the team and broader group
Participate and advise on business opportunities
About You
About You
A proven professional and recognized exploration geoscientist, with a strong background in geology and geophysics, seismic facies analysis, sequence stratigraphy and reservoir characterization
MSc degree or higher in a relevant geoscience discipline
Minimum 15 years relevant work experience in the upstream petroleum industry
Extensive experience interpreting deep water depositional environments
In depth technical understanding of petroleum systems-based exploration methods, workflows and processes to identify valid leads and prospects (including familiarity with play/prospect scale common risk segment mapping approaches)
Ability to distinguish risk from uncertainty and apply those principles to volume, risk, and value analysis
Recognizes inconsistencies in subsurface data or interpretation, and resolves or recommends action to resolve
Fundamental knowledge of concepts and principles in other related geoscience and engineering disciplines, and the ability to integrate well with those disciplines
Fundamental commercial awareness and understanding of petroleum economics principles and workflows
Knowledge of subsurface software and appropriate methods to solve subsurface problems
Familiarity in regional tectonics and structural settings and their influence on regional and local environments
Familiarity with probabilistic volumetric methods for estimating in-place hydrocarbons
Intellectually curious and can evaluate complex situations using multiple sources of information
Fosters creativity and innovation, challenges traditional thinking and advocates more efficient and effective ways of working
Experience in well planning and real-time geological operations
Able to work well under sustained pressure with conflicting demands, optimizing resources and responding to fast changing circumstances
Developed communication skills to clearly summarize technical results and impact of analyses
Developed diplomacy skills used to direct, persuade and influence others
Proactively collaborates
Seeks and provides feedback, mentoring and coaching
Cultural sensitivity to a global working environment
Supporting a diverse workforce
At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

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