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Geologist Geo Operations

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Subsurface GGP within DPUSA ON is seeking an entry level development geologist to work as part of a multi-disciplinary subsurface organization composed of geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists and geo-data analysts. Together with reservoir engineering, Subsurface GGP represents a core competency and an exciting center for career growth with an opportunity to shape the future of Statoil’s US Onshore “unconventional” reservoir portfolio.

Primary focus on geology operations and geosteering oversight of horizontal wells

Application of geologic principles to subsurface well log analysis and stratigraphic correlation together with structural and isopach mapping in support of asset based projects

Functional responsibility for well placement and planning, creation of pre-drill and post-drill reports and analysis, participation in target zone assessments, and fulfillment of in-house technical well evaluations and field related monitoring


Generate well plans consisting of proposed well pad and lateral locations for field operations; coordinate with key stakeholders for timely delivery

Correlate well logs and interpret some seismic data to aid construction of a subsurface geologic framework

Monitor geologic related activities during drilling operations including geosteering of lateral horizontal wells

Incorporate structural restorations from the geosteering analysis into the geologic model for drilled wells

Support and help maintain the geologic model using all available well data and other supporting geologic information

Monitor and insure compliance with data acquisition strategy for all operated wells

Identify and clarify geologic drilling hazards and clearly communicate to Drilling Engineers

Assess the reservoir targeting strategy in conjunction with the Reservoir, Production, and Drilling Engineers


Master's degree in a Geoscience discipline required

Entry level; no experience required, summer internship experience preferred

Strong technical skills, ability to work well with others and a desire to make a difference

Proficiency with use and maintenance of geological databases and familiarity with the relevant software such as IHS Kingdom preferred
Ability to effectively use well and production databases a plus


Enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative, and results-oriented
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Willingness to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Desire and ability to work effectively in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment
Commitment and adherence to Statoil ethics, HSE standards and use of best practices
Identification with Statoil values (Caring, Hands-on, Open, Courageous)