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Development Geologist, III

Posted on: September 3rd, 2019 | Engineering, Oil / Gas | Bakersfield, CA

Position Summar

The Senior Development Geologist 3 will be an integral member of an asset team working closely with other team members to plan and implement development programs that add value. The successful candidate will have a strong and well-rounded working knowledge of conventional development geology and geological techniques and will work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary asset team. The candidate will work in the asset team under general supervision and guidance from management and may at times serve as a task or project leader. The successful candidate will also exhibit Company’s core values of leadership, entrepreneurship, accountability, ownership and communication.

Key Accountabilities

  • Evaluates and integrates geological, petrophysical, geophysical, engineering and production data to develop and maintain a detailed geological understanding and characterization of a reservoir to be used for depletion planning, development drilling, and reserves/resource
  • Recommends and assists asset team in collecting and acquiring key geologic, petrophysical, geophysical and engineering data for
  • Interprets a broad spectrum of technical data and constructs subsurface maps (structural, stratigraphic, thickness, gross/net pay, reservoir property, original oil in-place, pressure, ) and builds/maintains 2D and 3D reservoir models for operational and planning purposes, and reserve/resource determinations.
  • Plans, optimizes and recommends, with the asset team, development drilling locations, recompletion/workover candidates, wireline programs and completion
  • Supports all aspects of the drilling process from permitting, wellbore design, directional planning through operations to wireline logging, completion and post-execution reports and
  • Utilizes deterministic and probabilistic methods to analyze reservoir uncertainties, risks and resource ranges.
  • Creates pre- and post-project reports to summarize and document project objectives, activities, results and critical lessons
  • Applies innovative thinking and regional understanding of petroleum systems in identifying growth opportunities on existing assets and nearby
  • Works independently and mentors early career and less experienced
  • Complies with all the Company’s Safety and Environmental policies, practices and programs. Takes corrective action within training limitations. Escalates as
  • Participates in and adheres to all training programs designed to enhance EH&S knowledge and safety standards.
  • Collaborates with both the operational and EH&S team to effectively meet area and departmental EH&S
  • Performs other duties as

Education, Certificates, Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree in geosciences
  • Master’s Degree in geosciences preferred.


  • Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience in oil and gas development and
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of mature fields including the application of thermal enhanced oil recovery techniques to heavy oil
  • Working knowledge and experience in California, particularly the San Joaquin basin,

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A demonstrated self-starter with ability to analyze and process information quickly and manage multiple tasks
  • Strong leadership, planning, organizing and project management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including technical
  • Eagerly takes ownership of responsibilities and projects and works collaboratively to accomplish goals.
  • Accepts accountability for actions and decisions and actively learns from past
  • Entrepreneurial with a strong understanding and competency in the economic evaluation of oil and gas
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary asset team and across functional groups (drilling, land, business development, ).
  • Well-developed professional networking
  • Strong computer skills and ability to manipulate geoscience
  • Positive attitude and support for company values and

Work Environment

  • Primarily office work environment. May include on site field location time as
  • Routine work involves common office activities during a typical 9-hour day such as standing, sitting, walking, typing, and twisting as necessary.
  • May be required to occasionally lift up to 25
  • Must follow all company safety policies, including when visiting field
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