Operations Geologist

Houston, Texas,
Project Duration:
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Operations Geologists Responsibilities and Duties
Responsibilities and Duties:
Characterize risk and uncertainty via integrated analyses in support of the geosteering of horizontal wells in Marathon’s drilling program with the use of LWD technology; monitoring real-time data, providing real-time interpretation, and responsible for adjusting the borehole position real-time to ensure proper wellbore placement
Multi-disciplinary support to develop technical workflows alongside the corporate subject matter experts that sit within the same organization
Provide operational support to directional drillers, superintendents, company men, mud loggers, and open-hole logging jobs; oversee all geology related field operations with the drilling rigs
Implement innovative workflows to accelerate the quality decision making process to mitigate risk
Generation of detailed structure maps that incorporate multiple data sources including seismic, isopach maps, lithofacies maps, cross-sections from well logs, cores, seismic interpretation, surface geology, and other geological tools
Generate geological prognoses and lookbacks for new wells
Communicate technical results to multiple technical teams, supervisors and upper management
Other duties as necessary
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Geophysics
Master’s degree strongly preferred
Skilled in geologic software and mastery of geosteering applications (StarSteer, Geographix and ArcGIS), as well as core functions of Microsoft suites
Experience in unconventional reservoirs and operations experience is required.
Ability to work flexible hours, work two months a year in a 6pm to 6am night rotation, cover 24/7 horizontal geosteering operations; including nights, weekends and holidays
Excellent interpersonal skills needed for interfacing with all levels of employees within the organization and members of the industry
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a collaborative team environment tackling complex subsurface problems. Strong communication skills and capability to explain complicated geologic concepts to people without a geologic background.
Work Schedule:
Position is eligible for the 9/80 work schedule, but must be flexible when business needs dictate while covering 24-hour operations
Must be able and willing to work in an office environment at least 3 days per week