Sr. Petrophysicist - Pore Pressure & Geomechanics in Houston, United States

at Noble Energy, Inc.
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted September 26, 2019
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Proven track record of project initiation, management and completion including the ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize work.
Has strong interpersonal skills with a focus on across team collaboration.
Provides drilling engineering with high quality estimates of pore pressure, fracture pressure and collapse pressure for well planning and design.
Supports drilling engineering during well operations.
Able to generate pore and fracture pressure volumes and geomechanical properties from seismic data.
Comprehends how pressure models are used as an Exploration and Development tool to help     locate and de-risk economic accumulations of hydrocarbons.
Undertakes logs editing, merging and petrophysical calculations for input to pore pressure, geomechanics and seismic rock property workflows.
Applies and integrates seismic rock physics and geomechanical property calculations.
Develops stress tensor and rock strength models to estimate well bore stability.
Is familiar with seismic velocity analysis methods and velocity model building workflows.
Undertakes fluid substitution analysis to model seismic response to pore fluid type.
Uses seismic attributes to evaluate potential geohazards at planned well locations.
Works with data management staff to build concise and comprehensive well data bases that can be utilized by Business Units for quantitative geological and geophysical modeling.
Works with vendors to QC LWD and wire-line data as it is collected and then integrates the data into seismic rock property, pore pressure and geomechanical models.
Understands pore pressure and geomechanics contractor workflows and has the ability to QC vendors work.
Mentors staff in methods and application of seismic petrophysics, pore pressure and geomechanical modeling.
Has experience with one or more commercial software packages:Â Ikon RokDoc , Paradigm Geolog, Paradigm EPOS, Â Schlumberger Techlog Â
Job Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Geophysics, reservoir engineering, or relevant science based curriculum
Master’s degree preferred.
Typically requires 8 years of related experience.
Prefer advanced training in petrophysics.
Noble Energy does not sponsor employment-based visa petitions for this role.
Noble Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled
The innovation and passion of our people drive our success. Our purpose, Energizing the World, Bettering Peoples Lives, means we venture where others have not and create opportunities for the communities where we live and work. We operate safely, responsibly, and efficiently - from initial evaluation through discovery and production.

Our founders philosophy still shapes our culture: surround yourself with good people and you cannot help but be successful. We are proud to have built a company with a character to match our record of success. How? By building a team of professionals with varied backgrounds but a shared sense of purpose.

We deliver energy resources from our core operating areas that include positions in three premier unconventional U.S. onshore plays - the Denver-Julesberg (DJ) Basin, Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin - and conventional offshore operations in Eastern Mediterranean and West Africa.

We operate with the flexibility and agility to succeed in any environment and to strategically grow and explore new opportunities worldwide.
Our geoscientists find the oil and gas that makes it possible for us to "Energize the World." They create long-term value by finding new hydrocarbon accumulations and determining how to profitably extract those resources. The Geoscience department encompasses numerous disciplines; geoscientists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, oil and gas economists, and exploration support. Functional areas include; exploration, development and production, and subsurface support.

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