Sr. Geologist (North American Exploration) in Dallas, United States

Location Dallas, United States
Date Posted February 5, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


The Sr. Geologist will be responsible for exploration and appraisal activities in existing areas while conducting new regional evaluations to develop new opportunities and support region acquisition evaluation efforts to achieve Company growth objectives. As a senior professional, applicant will assist in developing less experienced staff and occasionally be required to lead project evaluations.

Working as part of an integrated team covering multiple areas, the Sr. Geologist will:

Identify, quantify, and document leads and prospects in new areas and on existing acreage to develop them into actionable leasing opportunities and drillable prospects.

Lead in the evaluation, risking and quantifying of outside opportunities in focus areas.

Work with the engineering team to optimize risking and economic assessments of new opportunities as well as appraisal planning for existing discoveries in assigned areas.

Develop a strong and cooperative working relationship with region team Operations and Development staff as well as 3 rd party partners.

Communicate effectively with corporate management to progress opportunities.

The preferred candidate will ideally be a 7+ year geoscientist with exploration focus and demonstrable operations / development exposure. Strong communications skills are as important as technical competency.


Subsurface geological mapping and cross-section generation

Generating new ideas and bringing forward opportunities that compete for Company investment. An ability to think creatively and work independently is a necessity.

Working with geophysicists, reservoir engineering and land staff to assess and document variable attributes of subsurface and above ground project risks for holistic evaluations.

Maintaining detailed knowledge of competitor activity and geology in multiple basins.

Directly supporting drilling and evaluation of prospects as needed.

Developing positive and effective working relationships with internal asset teams, engineering and technology groups, and external partners.

A large dataset of digital well and seismic data will be available, and the project geologist will have primary responsibility for data management in assigned areas as well as guiding less experienced staff in data management and project documentation best practices

Required Skills

Required Experience

Masters of Science in Geology preferred, but Bachelors of Science may be considered with experience, strong communication skills and track record of completing impact projects.

A minimum of 7 years of experience with a primary concentration in exploration.

Experience in both conventional and unconventional exploration, appraisal, and development

Record demonstrating creation of prospects that were leased and drilled preferred.

Proficiency in the use of Petra for data integration and interpretation required.

Experience integrating geophysical data into prospect analysis and solid foundation in structural geological concepts – current 2D and 3D seismic interpretation skills desirable.

Experience applying play and prospect risk analysis techniques as part of an integrated team

Concentrated knowledge of at least two producing basins in onshore United States.

Foundation in interpretation of petrophysical data and integration of core and test data.

Familiarity with source rock evaluation concepts for basin and play assessments.

Excellent organizational skills and work prioritization capacity to complement technical focus and handle multiple concurrent tasks effectively.

Ability to clearly summarize and communicate concepts and ideas both to peers and management in writing and in presentation.

Able to think and act creatively while maintaining focus on solving technical challenges

Travel as needed to attend data-rooms, meet with stakeholders, and partners

This individual embraces the Company’s core values of respect for the individual, humility, community-centric, creativity, commitment to excellence, teamwork, honesty and integrity.

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