Geologist III
Range Resources Corporation - Oklahoma City, OK

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Job Description - On a daily basis the new hire will plan horizontal wells, geosteer, create drilling prognoses, perform geologic mapping and seismic analysis and work with assigned team(s) to develop new drilling opportunities. He/she will utilize workstation software and mapping software which may include Geographix, Petrel, Seisvision, SES, SMT and others. The Geologist III candidate is proficient with interdepartmental interaction, specifically Land, Engineering and Drilling, toward the common goal of drilling wells with the highest possible rate of return in an environmentally safe manner.

Job Responsibilities :
  • Practical in office, field and laboratory work to support geological and geophysical exploration and development, some travel will be required to various geologic surveys, meetings and job sites.
  • Preparation of drilling prognoses, estimated logs. Make recommendations for wireline logs in your geographic area. Witness and monitor well logging jobs. Prepare and perform well log analysis.
  • Geosteering Support – Work on daily basis with G &G and Drilling Departments to track drilling progress and lateral placement using commercial geosteering software (SES).
  • Prepare and create various land and seismic base maps, isopach and structure maps and cross-sections. Integrate, map and interpret various geochemical, geomechanical and rock property data. Utilize Geographix and ARC GIS.
  • Interact with Engineering Group to gather production data and provide geologic support for reserve analysis.
  • Interact with Completions Group to provide input for stimulation design and look-back analysis.
  • Manage GESX Well library, consisting of acquisition and importation of log data and workstation ready files from numerous vendors. Utilize and maintain digital and paper well files which include e-logs, mudlogs, maps, core data, and other data for wells. Utilize Geographix to depth calibrate and create smart-rasters for wells.
  • Deliver clear and succinct presentations to management, geoscientists as well as general educational public presentations.
  • B.S. Degree in Geology or Geophysics with a minimum of 6 years of experience. A Master’s Degree or completion of significant graduate work is preferred but not mandatory. Experience in creation of estimated logs, geologic mapping software, database manipulation, geosteering, well logging, coring and core data usage. Also experience in well site layout and design, working with land department and surveying personnel. This can include internship experience as well as previous industry work experience.

  • Requires computer proficiency with particular emphasis in spreadsheet, PowerPoint and geological mapping software (Geographix preferred). Is proficient in geosteering, preferably with SES software. Good organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communications and customer relations are required. Attention to detail and mental concentration are necessary for accurately performing tasks and handling frequent interruptions. A firm knowledge of well log interpretation is required. Must be able to perform on-site tasks in all weather conditions. Has a good working knowledge of Midcontinent development processes.

  • Travel Requirements: