Petroleum Geologist - Must have 2+ years experience with Onshore E & P
PDC Energy - Denver, CO

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Looking for candidates currently working in the oil and gas industry in continental US and/or has experience in oil and gas geology. The Geologist is responsible for gathering and analyzing geological data in order to narrow the range of parameter uncertainties and increase the probability of the success for prospects within his area of responsibility. The Geologist is responsible for generating new drill sites, recommending leasing efforts, designing and coordinating geological operational support for drilling programs, gathering data and evaluating drilled wells, and keeping abreast of emerging geological, drilling and completion technologies and E&P practices. The Geologist is responsible for oversight of horizontal drilling activities including Geosteering, & close co-ordination with directional drillers.

Preferred:
Resources of tight reservoir play experience
Horizitonal play experience
Wattenberg horizontal experience
Horizontal steering experience
Geographic user
Rocky Mountain/Mid-Continent/Western US experience

Qualifications:
1. Master’s Degree in Geology required;
2. 2 to 5 years recent experience in Continental US onshore E & P;
3. Horizontal play experience.

Essential Functions:
1. Delineation and recommendation of prospects for drilling
2. Generation of subsurface geological models to aid in: reservoir description including size, shape, continuity and quality, development planning, reservoir production and well performance prediction
3. Evaluation of new development opportunities for existing fields by use of subsurface data (logs, cores, seismic) and production data
4. Generation of prospect-level isopach maps, lithofacies maps, structure maps, production maps and cross-sections from well logs, cores, seismic interpretation, surface geology, remote sensing and other geological tools
5. Recommending, where appropriate, the acquisition of additional geological or geophysical data;
6. Determination of land situation and preparation of lease recommendations
7. Design and execution of drilling operational support including overseeing well site work, mud logging, open hole logging and open hole testing
8. Monitoring Geosteering and directional drilling of horizontal wells
9. Preparation of post-drilling assessment
10. Working closely with Geosciences & Engineering staff in understanding key factors controlling hydrocarbon accumulations and production
11. Providing geological support to management for acquisition decisions
12. Review, evaluate and make recommendations on farm-ins, farm-outs, lease rentals and drilling locations
13. Monitoring industry activity within area of responsibility to ensure detection and analysis of significant trends and developments
14. Keeping abreast of emerging technologies and E&P practices

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge of and enthusiasm for petroleum geology
2. Ability to work with technical people of other professions
3. A through and methodical approach to geological problem solving
4. Ability to search for, find and analyze data from eclectic sources
5. Clarity of expression, both written and verbal
6. Attentive to accurate detail
7. Ability to visualize in 3-D
8. Ability to distil and essence of a prospect from large amounts of information
9. Creativity in problem solving
10. Ability to work on a team
11. A highly motivated self-starter
12. Evidence of self-sufficiency and self-assurance
13. Tenacious curiosity and an investigative mind
14. Ability to take responsibility for important decisions
15. Ability to keep abreast of developments in the field


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The Company places a strong emphasis on organic growth through active horizontal drilling programs. PDC's operations include exploration,...