Senior Geologist - Houston, TX

at Concho Resources
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted March 27, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 6


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Senior Geologist

Houston, TX

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced geoscientist to support Business Development and exploration of unconventional resource plays in the Permian Basin of West Texas.  Responsibilities for this role are as follows:
  • Evaluate unconventional resource plays in the Permian Basin through delineation of sweet spots and identification of primary geologic/completion risks
  • Communicate resource potential to management with regional maps, cross sections, and 3D earth models
  • Monitor industry activity in areas of interest
  • Work closely with reservoir engineers, petrophysicists, and geophysicists
  • Communicate technical findings remotely between Houston and Midland
  • Frequent travel to Midland is required
Education/Experience Required
  • Master’s degree in geology or geophysics
  • A minimum of 6 years of upstream oil/gas industry work experience
  • Experience with unconventional/resource plays
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in GeoGraphix, Petrel, and Trinity
  • Must be able to work in the United States indefinitely
Education/Experience Preferred
  • Prior work experience in multiple Lower 48 unconventional resource plays
Desired Skills/Attributes 
  • Strong interpersonal skills supporting ability to work with multiple teams across technical disciplines and concurrent project requirements/deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze large, multidisciplinary datasets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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