Geoscientist I
WPX Energy - Denver, CO

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Production Geologist: Provide geologic and operational support to WPX Energy’s Piceance Asset Team that drills 200 to 500 wells annually and operates over 4,300 wells in the Piceance Basin. Candidate must function and thrive in a high energy work environment with strong deadline requirements. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to succeed in a closely integrated, multi-disciplined team environment.

Specific Duties include:
Monitor the current injection well program, work with Production and Reservoir Teams to understand geologic and economic impacts of injection programs. Evaluate areas for new drill injection wells and assess old wells for conversion to injection wells, review existing producing wells in these areas and evaluate risk to those wells with an active injection program in that area. Monitor offset operator injection programs; target zones, injection history, UIC permits, injection performance. Update Petra for existing injection well conversions from previously filed permits. Collect background information to assist the Field geologists and engineers in evaluating existing producing wells for remedial work and evaluation of additional production potential. Develop understanding of Bradenhead gas sampling program and assume responsibility of planning and collecting gas samples. Make recommendations where data suggests venting is adequate and work with Completion and Production engineers to define remediation zones.
Requirements
2+ years minimum experience in tight-gas operations required, preferably in the Rockies
BS Degree in Geology
Must possess a desire to learn, ability to work in a team environment, be self motivated, and problem solving ability
Must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills to handle multiple tasks with changing and conflicting responsibilities and accountabilities.
Demonstrated advanced computer skills.
***This position will be placed at a level commensurate to the qualifications and experience (i.e., skills, knowledge and abilities) of the successful candidate

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WPX Energy specializes in producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids from non-conventional resources such as tight-sands and shale...