Senior/Staff Geologist - Midland, TX Job at ConocoPhillips, Midland, TX

  • ConocoPhillips
  • Midland, TX

Job Description

Welcome to ConocoPhillips, where innovation and excellence create a platform for opportunity and growth. Come realize your full potential here.

Who We Are
We are one of the world's largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We're grounded by our SPIRIT Values - safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business - but not at all costs. We believe it's not just what we do - it's how we do it - that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Job Summary
Job Description
Permian Basin Overview
ConocoPhillips and its heritage companies have operated in the Permian Basin for almost 100 years. Across New Mexico and Texas, the company holds conventional positions in the Northwest Shelf and Central Basin Platform, and an unconventional position in the Delaware Basin. Permian saw significant growth in 2021 with the acquisition of Concho Resources Inc. in January 2021 and the addition of Shell's Permian acreage in December 2021. At year-end, the company held approximately 1.5 million net acres in the Permian Basin.

Net production for the Permian in 2022 was 461 MBOED.

The Midland Basin Asset team is seeking a Geologist who will report to the Geoscience Supervisor and be an integral part of the Asset Team. The Asset Team is charged with core area value creation through aggressive primary development of identified and growth resources. The position is supported by a highly qualified group of geoscience professionals, including a geophysicist and a geoscience technician.

If you are selected as the Geologist, you will build, plan and execute the development program as well as support the evaluation of operated and non-operated activity in your area. You will work with all functions of the organization in a legacy asset with high activity and technical advancements. The ability to effectively communicate recommendations to leaders is essential.

Your responsibilities may include:
  • Collaborate with the drilling department on all aspects of drilling development and exploitation wells, supporting same with geological prognoses, logging program recommendations, core analysis programs, and geosteering
  • Make recommendations to management for the drilling of development wells, working with reservoir engineering counterparts to ensure alignment of commercial/economic evaluation
  • Partner with completions team to develop a geologically grounded stimulation plan
  • Conduct and/or coordinate post-audits on development/exploitation well programs and report results to management
  • Generate and update maps in assigned area of responsibility using all appropriate data and applicable technologies (including, but not limited to, production, petrophysics, geochemical and core data, 2D/3D seismic data) to create, high-grade, and prioritize drilling location inventory
  • Assist in evaluation of third-party acreage submittals and/or property acquisitions
  • Monitor industry activity utilizing public data and industry networks
  • Work closely with the land department to acquire acreage or extensions of core area selected for leasehold capital expenditures
  • Work with Asset team members to develop capital budget plans and to track implementation of same
  • Drive drill schedule, from well conception to TD
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Master's degree or higher in Geoscience or foreign equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Prior work experience in Permian unconventional resource plays
  • Proficiency in: Stratigraphy, Structural interpretation, Regional evaluation and play fairway mapping, Well tops and correlation, Well design and planning, Landing target analysis
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what is right
  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
Apply Before: July 8, 2024
Sponsorship: ConocoPhillips' sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.
EEO: In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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