Senior Exploration Geologist
SM Energy - Houston, TX

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
Work as a self-directed prospect generator and appraisal evaluator in a targeted basin setting. This position will focus on increasing the portfolio of drillable opportunities by interpreting and mapping a broad range of geologic, geophysical, petrophysical, well, and reservoir data to identify new potential resource play opportunities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:
Interpret a variety of geological data (well data, sedimentology, biostratigraphy, petrophysics, geochemisty, core data, basin history reconstruction) and integrate into the seismic interpretation to produce a complete subsurface evaluation.

Identify & mature opportunities and bring forward robust technical recommendations

Identify and recommend potential exploration opportunities and participate in on-site technical evaluations.

Identify and develop opportunities in priority focus areas using business contacts and competitive business information sources

Provide geological input for area and well reviews, and maintain updated geological interpretations and maps.

Collaborate with others on the team to ensure that specialty skills are appropriately leveraged and shared.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
Degree in Geology at MSc level

Minimum of 8 years’ experience currently working in a similar role, with proven exploration experience.

Demonstrate experience in basin and play analysis, prospect generation, and volumetrics/risking.

Ability to integrate geophysical, geological and engineering data to the best possible advantage of the company.

Ability to judge quality opportunities in a timely fashion

Experience in performing risk/uncertainty assessments

Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Multi-tasking in a delivery focused and fast moving environment.

Proven ability to generate ideas and mature them through to lead and prospect status for investment decisions.

Ability to appropriately identify and characterize risks and inputs to resource estimation

Working knowledge of sequence stratigraphic principles & the ability to incorporate those interpretations into play fairway mapping.

Working knowledge of geochemistry and basin modeling and ability to incorporate those interpretations in an integrated petroleum system context.

Experienced in mining onshore US data sources such as IHS, TxRRC, State Geologic Agencies, etc. for geologic and well data.

Values the importance of technical quality, particularly when documenting in applications for new acreage vie exploration license rounds.

Able to deliver results in a flexible and energetic manner and comfortable with a “hands-on” style of working.

Experience working Gulf Coast and/or East Texas Plays preferred.

Working knowledge of GeoGraphix preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Some travel required

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