Petroleum Geologist or Senior Petroleum Geologist (depending on qualifications)
Illinois State Geological Survey - Champaign, IL

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Petroleum Geologist or Senior Petroleum Geologist
(depending on qualifications)

Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS)
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
We are seeking an individual(s) (up to two, depending on pool of applicants and programmatic need) from this search. The successful individual’s qualifications will determine the level to which he/she is appointed.
The ISGS is a leading geologic research center in the USA with major programs in CO2 utilization and carbon capture and storage. We are seeking an experienced petroleum geoscientist to join the research team in reservoir characterization tasks for enhanced recovery of petroleum in mature oil fields within the Illinois Basin. Requirements include a minimum of a master’s degree in geology, geological engineering, or related discipline. Ph.D. is preferred. Twelve (12) years petroleum geology or related industry or research experience post bachelor’s degree. Knowledge of petroleum geology, with emphasis on subsurface reservoir characterization techniques, such as interpreting well records and geophysical logs, including picking formation contacts and rock properties, identifying and interpreting facies, and depositional environments from subsurface geological data, cores, and outcrops, and a basic understanding of enhanced oil recovery techniques, reservoir diagenesis, and of petroleum systems.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants may be interviewed before October 31, 2013; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.
To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of application which details qualifications noted above, résumé, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete information will not be reviewed.
For further information please contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Illinois State Geological Survey, at or 217-244-2401 .
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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