Reservoir Geologist - United States

at CGG
Location United States
Date Posted September 28, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


As part of Geoconsulting’s overall strategy, we have a requirement to further strengthen our portfolio of services and offerings at our Houston site.

The Reservoir Geologist will be part of Geoconsulting’s Houston based Geoscience Interpretation Team and thus will be required to closely liaise and co-ordinate with the other disciplines that are already part of the Team, namely RoqScan interpretation, Petroleum Geochemistry and our Seismic Reservoir Characterization, Petrophysics and Geomechanics teams. The overall aim is that the team is able to provide a fully integrated value proposition to the customer.


Job purpose:
To interpret and integrate a variety of technical geoscience datasets and disciplines including but not limited to sedimentology/mineralogy, geochemistry, petroleum geology, seismic inversion, petrophysics, geomechanics and production data.

To assist in the building of an incremental reservoir geological revenue and profit stream based out of our Houston site.

To market and develop standalone reservoir geological projects and integrated proprietary and multiclient projects.

To work closely with and fully comprehend the disciplines of RoqScan (automated mineralogy), Petroleum Geochemistry, Seismic Reservoir Characterization and Petrophysics and aid in the development of integrated solution offered to customers.

To understand our Geomechanics and Reservoir capabilities such that we can further develop our integrated offerings to the customers.

The candidate must have a proven track record of project management and business development skills and will need to be able to demonstrate innovative solutions to customers’ needs and requirements and apply principles of financial and resource management. In addition, the candidate will be required to,

Technical skills

Be proficient in standard sedimentological observational and recording skills such as sedimentological core logging at various scales, facies analysis, depositional modelling and mineralogy for a range of clastic and carbonate depositional settings.

Have a good understanding of formation evaluation and basic rock properties and their relation to the reservoir and the wellbore environment.

Have an understanding of seismic reservoir characterization (seismic inversion, geostatistical modelling), automated mineralogy, basic rock mechanics and basic petroleum geochemistry theory.

Have an understanding of Production data and how this can be related back to the geology.

Project management & business development skills

Apply principles of financial and resource management in budgeting and project management to provide consistent profitability.

As with all employees, be responsible for Quality and HSE.

Actively promote effective interpersonal relationships at all levels both internally and externally to develop new business.

Act as or aim to become a recognised expert in the field of Reservoir Geology and be able to provide an understanding of other relevant disciplines when required.

Have full, up to date technical knowledge and awareness of the subject matter and in particular, Unconventional Resource Plays across North America and, South America as required.

Manage project based work requiring a high level of individual initiative to manage proprietary studies and probably interpret data from multiple geological sources.

Offer authoritative advice and guidance to clients and colleagues in a stand-alone capacity.

Give presentations at conferences or in client offices.

Though largely office based (Houston) there will be involvement in client contact for project related work and promotional reasons, which will result in travel within predominantly North America, but also South America as the business grows.

Required Education & Experience:
5+ years Oil Company and/or consultancy experience with a strong technical background in sedimentology/reservoir geology.

Minimum Earth Sciences BSc plus an MSc or PhD in a relevant geoscience discipline.

Good knowledge of US Unconventional Resource Plays.

Ability to demonstrate strong team work and project management.

Familiarity with industry standard software and good database/IT skills.



Geology, Geophysics and Reservoir

Primary Location


United States




Job Posting


Sep 28, 2017

Unposting Date



Related Posts