Regional Petrophysicist
SM Energy - Billings, MT

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We are currently seeking a Petrophysicist for our Rocky Mountain Region based in Billings, MT.

Primary Responsibilities

Collaborate with the asset/business development teams on project petrophysical analysis

Establish best practices, procedures and work flows for region petrophysical analysis

Provide comprehensive formation evaluation program recommendations.

Conduct petrophysical analysis and interpretation on new resource play opportunities

Provide operational petrophysical support to new wells and drilling programs.

Integrate open-hole log data, compositional data, image data, seismic data, and microseismic data into the decision process.

Interface with logging & coring vendors as part of providing petrophysical support for region.

Apply familiarity with open-hole logging designs, tool combinations, and acquisition techniques to optimize data utilization.

Keep current with leading logging (wireline & LWD) technologies and their applications.

Keep abreast of new interpretation techniques as they relate to areas of responsibilities.

Select industry proven petrophysical software for RMR coordinating with other SM region petrophysicists.

Work Experience and Education

At least 15 years of industry experience in which experience base covers the full life cycle of the modern resource play.

An advanced degree desired.

Medium to large oil company experience preferred; service company experience is a plus.

Track record of involvement with completed projects with exposure to full project cycle; discovery through development phase.

Strong understanding of early and modern open-hole logs.

Substantial familiarity with modern CMR-ECS type logs and their application in multiple high focus resource plays.


Self-motivated independent worker that illustrates strong initiative.

Practical application of the science – a trouble shooter and problem solver.

Team player – ability to collaborate effectively with region technical staff.

Periodic travel is a requirement.

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