Senior Geologist - Delaware Basin Subsurface Characterization

at Anadarko
Location Midland, United States
Date Posted February 27, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 8


Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is one of the world's largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, with corporate offices in The Woodlands, Texas. Anadarko's mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to Shareholders by developing, acquiring and exploring for oil and gas resources vital to the world's health and welfare.

  Job Summary:
The Senior Geologist will be located in the Midland, TX office working with the Delaware Basin Subsurface Characterization team.  Anadarko is seeking a Geologist who has significant experience conducting integrated reservoir studies with a specific focus on earth modeling and petroleum systems modeling.
The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the petroleum industry as a geologist or geophysicist with geo-modeling skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of integrated workflows and associated software, such as, Petrel or Gocad as applied to resource assessments and characterization, reservoir development and reservoir management.
  • Significant expertise in building integrated reservoir models in areas with complex structure and stratigraphy.
  • Well-versed in geo-statistical methods and their application to reservoir modeling.
  • Practical knowledge and experience working in development and field appraisal environments.
  • Experience in unconventional tight sand, limestone and shale reservoirs, as well as, working knowledge of organic geochemistry and petroleum system fundamentals is highly desirable.
  • A strong team player and the ability to function independently, handle multiple projects and self-driven.
  • Understanding of business and commercial drivers in technically driven workflows.
  • Experienced in a multidisciplinary, high activity and fast-paced team environment.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills are highly preferred.



  • Apply geological skills to develop integrated reservoir models utilizing both 2D Mapping and 3-D Earth Modeling software on both a local and regional scale for development, appraisal and exploration studies.
  • Work closely with petrophysicists and reservoir engineers to build 3-D Earth Models for front-end reservoir simulation.
  • Responsibility of developing stratigraphic and structural framework as well as understanding of the petroleum system by integrating a broad range of data types and interpretation techniques.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance on the application of geoscience with respect to field development strategies
  • Collaboration effectively in a Business Unit with multiple disciplines at varying levels of experience
  • The chosen candidate will be part of a high-functioning, multidisciplinary technical team and must be able to work effectively in a team environment


B.S., M.S. or PhD degree in geology or geophysics. M.S. or PhD, highly preferred.


The position may be eligible for relocation.


Travel Requirements:
The percentage of travel required for this position is up to 20%.


Work Schedule:
This position is eligible for the 5/40 or 9/80 work schedule.

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