Oasis Petroleum

  • Senior Geologist, Business Development

    Location US-TX-Houston
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  • Position Summary

    This position is a technically based, personal contribution role designed to advance key Company technical evaluations.  The Geologist will initially be responsible for regional and field specific geologic evaluation in the Permian and Williston Basins.  The primary focus will be to generate, evaluate, plan, and make recommendations for opportunities and acquisitions utilizing geological maps and cross-sections, core and well log analysis, petrophysical, geomechanical, and geophysical evaluations and possibly the use of 3rd party interpretations or data flows.
    The candidate will be expected to demonstrate strong presentation and teamwork skills to produce enterprise based geological interpretations, assess resource potential and development plans while collaborating with other Business Development staff. The individual will also be responsible for monitoring and evaluating competitor activity with an eye to gain a better understanding of primary and alternate reservoir horizons being explored or exploited, new strategies, and innovative concepts and technology that are being utilized within the basin allowing for a differential view leading to new opportunities for the Company. Finally, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a track record of significant economic contributions and be self-motivated to positively impact the company’s future. This position will report to the Business Development Geoscience Manager, and is located in downtown Houston, TX. Level and salary commensurate with background and experience.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Apply and advance existing and emerging subsurface technologies for identifying and evaluating unconventional and conventional reservoirs
    • Work closely with engineering and land to accurately assess primary and upside inventory on all evaluations
    • Contribute toward top tier geological interpretations, petrophysical analysis, and incorporation of emerging technologies
    • Monitor/evaluate competitor activity. Identify and evaluate new developments.
    • Calibrate core data to all available wireline log data
    • Analyze and interpret core and well log data
    • Tie all subsurface data to well performance trends
    • Perform basin level assessments of “legacy” plays toward possible entry
    • Technical contribution on special projects and new venture opportunities
    • Maintain a strong collaborative relationship with Business Development Team members and geologists throughout the organization, including mentoring of more junior geology personnel.
    • Interaction with Asset team to help develop acquisition and extension opportunities providing company growth 
    • Additional duties as needed by Management and Company operations

    This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. Incumbents will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and duties outside of their normal responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. 

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master's degree in Geology
    • Permian Basin experience
    • 7 years of strong background in unconventional and conventional basins
    • Proficient use of geological workstations (PETRA, GeoGraphix, Kingdom) or equivalent, and Microsoft Office software (excel/ppt/word/outlook)
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Self-motivated individual with strong analytical and decision-making skills
    • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and communicate in a multi-disciplinary team environment, with consultants, and with vendors/ technical service providers
    • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:  Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with 2D & 3D Seismic Interpretation and geo workflows
    • Fluent with Petrophysical Analysis concepts and practices
    • Geochemistry fundamentals
    • Prior mentoring and leadership experience
    • Operations experience
    • Conventional evaluations experience
    • Kingdom software experience


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