Senior Geologist - Calgary, Canada

at Koch Industries
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted June 7, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10


Senior Geologist

Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC (KOSO), a Canadian Oil & Gas exploration company, is looking for a Senior Geologist to join our team in Calgary.  KOSO has an extensive asset portfolio focused on Oil Sands and Heavy Oil, and is evaluating new growth opportunities. Key activity areas for this role include exploration drilling, seismic integration, detailed technical and economic evaluations, field pilot planning and execution, project applications and horizontal well development activities.  This position offers an excellent opportunity for individual growth in a challenging and rewarding work environment.


The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Prepare advanced level geological interpretations of KOSO’s existing properties in the Peace River area, Athabasca and Cold Lake Oil Sands areas
  • Originate new opportunities and play concepts
  • Assist with property acquisition and divestiture efforts
  • Prepare well prognoses and regulatory submittals
  • Contribute to detailed economic evaluations of existing assets and acquisition opportunities
  • Geological mentorship of less experienced staff members
Candidate Attributes
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong communication skills across all parts of the business, to include both written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to Market-Based Management® Guiding Principles
  • BSC in Geology
  • Capable of APEGA certification (4 years’ experience + APEGA education prerequisites)
  • 10 years’ experience in oil & gas industry (min 5 years’ oils sands or heavy oil)
  • 5-10 years’ work experience in clastic depositional environments
  • Excellent operational knowledge and experience working closely with drilling, construction and operations
  • 5+ years applying business and analytical skills and a proven ability to connect geological interpretations to economic evaluations
  • Knowledge of conventional heavy oil and thermal production economic drivers
  • Experience with GeoSCOUT or Accumap
  • Knowledge of Ichnology and depositional environment mapping through core/logs
  • BSC in Geology, plus MBA or business experience
  • APEGA certified
  • 15 years’ experience in oil & gas industry (10 years in oil sands or heavy oil)
  • Strong clastic depositional knowledge of the Manville Group in the WCSB. 
    • Wabiskaw & McMurray
    • Lloydminster section (Colony, Waseca, Sparky, GP, Rex etc.)
    • Bluesky & Gething
  • Experience overseeing multi-well drilling programs in conventional or thermal heavy oil deposits
  • Experience overseeing horizontal drilling programs (planning and execution)
  • GeoSCOUT power user
  • Excellent ability to integrate all disciplines to create sound geological mapping
  • Understanding of risk and risk analysis to determine economic viability of a concept or play
  • Excellent business and analytical skills and a proven ability to connect geological interpretations to economic evaluations, with 5-10 years of experience applying economic decision making skills
Physical Requirements:
  • Basic office work involving computer work and meetings

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