ConocoPhillips, Senior Petrophysicist Vacancy – USA

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 27 countries, $53 billion in annual revenue, $117 billion of total assets, and approximately 19,100 employees as of Dec. 31, 2014. Production from continuing operations, excluding Libya, averaged 1,532 MBOED in 2014 and preliminary proved reserves were 8.9 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2014. For more information, go to .

Job Details:

Job title:  Senior Petrophysicist

Job ID:  00OL8

Location:  Houston, USA

Responsibilities may include:

Provides research, application, and knowledge sharing services in support of ConocoPhillips’ global exploration and production businesses. Develops interpretation methods, models for wireline log and core data for unconventional reservoirs. Develops or modifies, then applies conventional reservoir interpretation practices. Designs unconventional coring procedures and subsequent analysis programs, and interprets raw experimental data. Understands the fluid flow and geomechanical aspects of fractures in unconventional reservoirs and applies for unconventional reservoir characterization. For both conventional and unconventional reservoirs, works closely with petrophysicists deployed in our Exploration and Production Business Units (BUs), and with many other technical groups in Technology and the BUs as to provide input on multi-disciplinary reservoir modeling or reservoir screening and appraisal activities. Develops an internal and external network with fellow practitioners. Provides consultation and support to various ConocoPhillips business units as requested. Performs petrophysical screening of tight oil and shale plays, gross/net pay identification, and calculation basic petrophysical parameters. Quantitatively describe uncertainties and provide recommendations to reduce them. Collaborate with other team members to incorporate existing, and determine future data acquisition programs, including wireline and LWD logging, coring, and core data analyses.


Successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

PhD or equivalent in Petroleum Engineering and 1 year of experience in the job offered or 1 year of experience in the oil & gas industry which includes laboratory experience in property measurements of ultra-low permeability or unconventional reservoir rocks; performing accurate determination of flow properties (permeability) and mitigation of effects of defects on such measurements; developing flow and numerical modeling experience to interpret raw experimental data and investigate the effects of small pore systems and pore geometry effects on flow; and integrating reservoir and geomechanical modeling to assess the fracture development in unconventional reservoirs for coring and core analysis purposes. Must possess some experience performing petrophysical screening of tight oil and shale plays and determining petrophysical properties such as net/gross pay identification, porosity, permeability, water saturation and specialty assessments including mechanical properties in a broad range of reservoirs and hydrocarbon systems (sandstones, carbonates, and shaly sands, in addition to unconventional reservoirs).

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of March 26, 2015 .

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