Senior Geologist/Geophysicist - Houston

at Penn Virginia Corporation
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted November 24, 2016
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10


Senior Geologist/Geophysicist
Penn Virginia Corporation - Houston, TX 77079
Company Overview
Penn Virginia Corporation is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil, NGLs and natural gas focused primarily in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.

Position Details
Located in Houston, Texas; reporting to the Principal Executive Officer. Primary responsibility entails leading all developmental efforts for Penn Virginia’s South Texas Eagle Ford Shale assets.


Minimum B.S. in Geology/Geophysics from an accredited school, Masters degree a plus

Minimum 10 years experience in oil and gas industry, with at least 5 years experience with a major or large independent required

Experience in the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk

Geophysical expertise, including 3D workstation abilities a necessity

Experience with Kingdom SMT & Petra required

Experience characterizing unconventional reservoirs utilizing petrophysical, geochemical and geomechanical data as well as seismic

Experience with naturally fractured reservoirs desired

Experience in other resource and unconventional plays that utilize horizontal drilling and fracture stimulation helpful

Geological expertise with strong mapping skills required; log analysis skills desirable

A demonstrated history of adding value in an active field development setting

Horizontal well planning and steering experience desirable

Functions well both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and maintain geological models for company reservoirs

Design, recommend and implement Plan of Development (POD) for Eagle Ford Shale Assets

Continually review and revise the POD to maximize value, incorporating new well results, new information and new technology.

Manage the preparation and accuracy of pre-drill Geologic Prognoses.

Develop a comprehensive plan to assimilate all subsurface data to optimize drilling and completion operations and well results.

Mentor and manage operational geologists engaged in real-time geo-steering, adjusting well plans in real-time as conditions change, in a dynamic 24/7 operational environment.

Coordinate closely with Drilling, Land and Engineering personnel to meet Company goals.

Prepare, communicate and manage functional projects, budget, forecasts, and other periodic presentations as required or requested by Management.

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