Sr. Geologist in Denver, United States

at SM Energy
Location Denver, United States
Date Posted January 30, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent

Description

The Sr. Geologist handles moderately complex geological assignments on a relatively independent basis, with a focus on assisting in the exploration and evaluation of new resource plays. May lead small projects and assists in training and mentoring less experienced Geologists.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

Evaluate and integrate relevant data in order to make a technically sound assessment of prospective basins, plays and prospects using play-based exploration principles
Integrate subsurface well data into regional and prospect-specific interpretation
Synthesize surface and subsurface geological data through log correlation, cross section construction and mapping
Assist in managing the exploration team’s efforts to identify, evaluate and implement exploration plans and growth opportunities. Requires coordination with geoscience, drilling, reservoir and land professionals
Assist in developing regional geological models for petroleum systems and propose data purchase or studies to test concepts
Evaluate and integrate relevant data in order to make a technically sound assessment of prospective basins, plays and prospects using play-based exploration principles
Generate gross sand, net sand, and net pay maps
Interpret 2D and 3D seismic data acquired, structural modeling and mapping
Prepare recommendations for exploration drilling including working with reservoir engineers on economic analysis
Assist in performing exploration project evaluations that include risk assessment and probabilistic analyses where ranges of possible outcomes are identified
Core logging and analysis, geophysical wire line log interpretation, interface with mud loggers
Participate in acreage evaluations
Evaluate acquisition and divestiture opportunities
Monitor industry exploration activity
Conduct business with the highest ethical standards; demonstrate decision-making skills that ensure the safety of all persons associated with SM facilities
Other duties as assigned

Role-Specific Technical Knowledge & Skills:
Ability to perform petro physical analysis. Ability to apply broad knowledge of geological principles, advanced techniques, modifications and extension of theories. Good understanding of tight oil, shale plays and unconventional reservoirs. Solid knowledge of mapping and structural geology. Good understanding of reservoir engineering. Working knowledge of basin modeling and geochemistry. Well-versed in resource play evaluations and risk analysis methods. Geo-steering experience. Demonstrates working knowledge of multiple basins/resource plays.

Education:
M.S. degree in Geology or Geophysics is required.

Typical Experience:
Minimum of 6 years of experience in development/exploration Geology

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