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Geologist/ Senior Geologist

THE ORGANIZATION

Our client is a growth-oriented oil and natural gas producer.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Job Title: Geologist/ Senior Geologist

Reports to: Vice President

Location: Calgary, AB

 

MANDATE

The Senior Geologist/ Geologist will join the Montney asset team and be responsible for all geological aspects within their exploration and development area.  The position offers drilling and technical opportunities across a range of geographical areas and stratigraphic intervals hosting oil, liquids-rich gas and dry gas.

This role requires someone who possesses an exploitation skillset paired with an exploration mindset.

Key Accountabilities

Work with a team of comprised of a geophysicist and exploitation, drilling, completions & production engineers as well as both mineral and surface land personnel to:

  • Advance the efficient development of our Montney play as well as other unconventional and conventional assets in British Columbia
  • Characterize and map plays across and around the company’s land base
  • Make technically supported recommendations for the drilling of wells in pool extension, new areas and infill scenarios
  • Advance drilling recommendations through the approvals process to the drilling stage and oversee the drilling operations of those programs from our Calgary office, keep the team and management apprised of the progress of drilling operations
  • Provide geological and strategic input on opportunities to enhance the value of our acreage such as land sales and postings, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Provide technical support in building and executing capital budget programs
  • Evaluate and stay apprised of relevant analogue pools and competitor activity
  • Present technical work and recommendations to senior management for approvals and for knowledge sharing
  • Manage land expiries and continuations

Attractions

  • An experienced, highly professional, multi-disciplinary technical team
  • A highly committed senior management team with an excellent track record and reputation
  • An energized, work-hard play-hard environment
  • An organization that focuses on professional development
  • Play a key role in positioning the organization’s assets for future efficient and profitable growth

 

FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Integrate and work collaboratively with the geoscience team and the multi-disciplinary team as a whole
  • Demonstrate ability to be inquisitive and take initiative to generate ideas
  • Support and drive forward activities for new drilling locations
  • Take initiative to identify new target zones

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Geology) degree combined with 7 to 15 years geological experience in the oil and gas industry
  • APEGA certification or working towards

Experience

  • Direct experience working in the Montney is preferred, Duvernay and/or Deep basin unconventionals would also be an asset
  • Career focused on developing tight gas and oil reservoirs
  • Experience in unconventional reservoir characterization
  • Experience in petrophysics, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, core and facies analysis, geomechanics, rock-fluid interaction, and seismic integration will all be considered assets in this role
  • Experience planning and executing horizontal multi-well pads: prospect generation, picking drilling locations, field development and planning, wellbore design and optimal lateral placement
  • An understanding of hydraulic fracturing concepts, application and impact on the reservoir
  • Software experience: Accumap, Petra, Spotfire, Verdazo (Visage)

Competencies and Attributes

  • Ability to assimilate and critically review various datasets
  • Creative and innovative individual
  • A person who has a passion for geology and has a keen desire to find new opportunities, drill prospects, propose new locations, re-completion opportunities, develop plays, identify resource fairways, and find reserves
  • Analytical, organized, systematic, open minded and intuitive
  • Collaborative, assertive, driven, a quick learner and willing to engage in dialogue and constructive debate
  • Not afraid to challenge ideas and have ideas challenged
  • Positive, optimistic, with a sense of humor
  • A collective approach and ability to work well with team members and management
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to present to management, partners, regulatory officials, and other stakeholders

 

COMPENSATION

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: msimpson@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AEFB-872201 Geologist/ Senior Geologist - AB - Calgary and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at optimumtalent.com as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.