Senior Geologist - Houston, TX

at Oxy
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted August 15, 2016
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10


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 Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide. Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Senior Geologist / Geological Advisor with our Worldwide Exploration team based in Houston, TX.

Essential Job Duties:
• Lead an evaluation of exploration potential for a given basin/area independently or with a small team
• Complete regional geoscience interpretations to identify prospective plays including: integration of core data, well log data, petrophysical analysis, geophysical data, well tests and/or offset production to generate play maps and detailed cross sections with the goal of identifying and ranking prospective areas for exploration drilling
• Generate and propose prospects for drilling, including risking and well proposal, well planning and drilling, post-drill analysis, volumetrics and play updates
• Create or support basin models and geological models, including detailed structural or stratigraphic interpretations where needed
• Mentor early-career geoscientists


 • Bachelor’s degree in Geology; Master’s degree preferred
• 10+ years of petroleum exploration experience across multiple basins
• A proven track record of generating and drilling prospects and discovering hydrocarbons
• Fully competent and experienced in standard geological tasks including: flow-unit and sequence stratigraphic correlation of well logs; generation of cross sections to communicate the distribution of reservoir presence and quality; identification of net reservoir and generation of net-reservoir isochore maps; creation of structure maps integrating well logs, seismic, and structural geology concepts; experience integrating all existing data into a complete interpretation
• Ability to evaluate technical risks relating to trap, reservoir, charge and seal, and combine them with economic and engineering data to develop a comprehensive business picture for decision making
• Proficient in drilling and completion operations, with experience drilling vertical and horizontal wells
• Familiarity with basic and advanced well logging tools, including planning, acquisition, and interpretation
• Experienced in reserve estimation and evaluation of prospect economics
• Proficient in either Landmark Decision Space or Schlumberger Petrel, and the Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to contribute effectively and creatively as an individual and as a multidisciplinary team member
• Can establish and maintain constructive peer relationships in a team environment
• Ability to plan and manage multiple projects independently and simultaneously, including managing changing priorities
• Ability to communicate information and evaluations effectively in both verbal and in written formats
• Strong business acumen with good problem-solving skills
• Is willing to coach and mentor others


Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status


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