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Senior Geologist Jobs Southern California

Our client, a major oil and gas firm is seeking a Senior Geologist for their California office.  Located just minutes from the beautiful beaches of Southern California, south of Los Angeles, this position is accountable for supporting the ongoing development and reservoir description efforts one of their key fields.  You will maintain and improve the geologic understanding of the field, identify additional reserves, and improve recovery from a challenging reservoir.   Your essential duties will  include geological mapping, reservoir description, identification of development drilling and workover/recompletion opportunities, wellsite geo-steering support, and reserve determinations.  This key position will give you the opportunity to proactively participate in reservoir study and simulation teams, and annual reserves reviews.  Excellent communications skills both verbal and written are required.



To qualify for this great opportunity, you must possess at a minimum: *  Bachelor’s of Science degree in Geology required, Master’s degree in Geology highly preferred.

*  At least eight (8) or more years of experience in oil and gas field exploitation with a proven track record of  identifying development opportunities and bypassed oil in a mature waterflood.

*  Experience in reservoir characterization and flow unit modeling of a challenging reservoir.

*  Strong workstation skills with experience in Landmark products (Openworks, Stratworks, Zmap, Seisworks, etc.) and Petrel or similar 3D geologic modeling software.

*  Working knowledge of petrophysics and open-hole log interpretation.

The selected candidate will be offered an excellent base salary, bonus potential, relocation assistance and very generous benefit package.


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Energy Resume Energy CV Senior Reservoir Engineer PE Open Relocation

Intelli-Source Candidate # NA-1553624618

Senior Reservoir Engineer

Professional Interest 

Reservoir engineer with major oil company and independent experience seeks reservoir engineering position in Western U.S. working with multi-functional team to maximize asset values.


2008-2010 Jt. Interest Reservoir Manager  W&T Offshore Inc. Houston, TX

Sole responsibility for technical and Aries economic evaluation of 200 afes per year for drilling, workover and facilities projects for GOM properties operated by others. Primary responsibilities included estimating incremental reserves, identification of land issues, validation of cost estimates and generation of economic parameters. Key abilities required were effective multi-tasking, prioritization of profit opportunities, ability to meet tight deadlines, development of business processes and effective management of large workload.

2005 – 2008   Reservoir Engineering Consultant                   Houston, TX

Various projects including numerical modeling for Shell shale oil project, private oil company reservoir evaluations to maximize profitability of existing properties and waterflood evaluation for OK oil reservoirs. Skills utilized included acquisition and organization of required data, technical understanding of complex shale oil chemistry and interpersonal skills as part of multi-functional team. OK reservoir analysis resulted in acquisition of properties that are generating significant income. 

1990 – 2005 Environmental Engineering Exxon Corporation Houston, TX

Management and operations responsibility for remediation of single party Superfund sites. Sole responsibility for all project phases including negotiating cleanup standards with State and Federal regulatory agencies, contractor procurement, development of public relations plans, development of litigation strategy and oversight of construction activities.  Key abilities utilized were technical understanding of cleanup standards, third party negotiations and project management for active construction project.

 1977 – 1990   Reservoir Engineering     Exxon Corporation            TX

In South Texas identified and initiated 200 workovers and had sole reservoir responsibility for field producing 600 MMscf/d. Performed economic analysis of all workover proposals as well as 50 drilling proposals. Full reservoir evaluation of oil discovery including hydrocarbon sampling and analysis, coring program and estimation of waterflood reserves. Project was initiated and increased ultimate recovery by 20% of original oil in place.

 1977 – 1990   Reservoir Engineering     Exxon Corporation            TX

Core abilities utilized were management presentations, prioritization of profit opportunities, efficiency to increase number of workovers proposed and analysis of incremental reserves.

As member of Headquarters Reservoir organization, performed study of all Exxon U.S reservoirs and developed reserve estimates for tertiary operations resulting in increased booked reserves. Conducted field-wide reservoir studies including a retrograde condensate field that resulted in elimination of 30 MM$ pressure maintenance project due to change in calculated dew point. Performance has since validated lower dew point pressure. Skills utilized included technical analysis of complex phase behavior of system with significant concentrations of non-hydrocarbons, teamwork with operating organization and presentation skills.

Exxon representative to Prudhoe Bay Unit. Evaluated incremental reserves related to horizontal and high angle drilling. Developed surveillance program for existing large waterflood project. Key skills were technical analysis of reservoir performance,  negotiation of  technical issues with operators and interpersonal skills to improve teamwork.

 Education               1977  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR – BSChE

 Exxon In-House Training

– Reservoir Engineering

– Open Hole Logging

– Cased Hole Logging

– Reservoir Simulation

– Clastic Facies

– Subsurface Engineering

Other Qualifications

Registered Professional Engineer Texas

40 hour Hazwoper

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Energy Resume Energy CV Experienced Petrophysicist Texas A&M Graduate Open to Domestic Relocation

Energy Resume Energy CV of Candidate RG8700957.  Texas A&M Graduate Petroleum industry professional with seven years experience, serving in roles such as petrophysicist, well logging field engineer, and applications engineer.  Excellent problem solving skills, and ability to manage projects on time and at or under budget.  Open to International travel and Domestic Relocation.

January 2007 – June 2009  Energy Firm, Humble, Texas
Worked as a wireline logging engineer in East Texas and North Louisiana furthering my experience in this field.
. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Resistivity and Acoustic Imaging tool Theory – Advanced Logging School (2006).

August 2006 – January 2007
Large Energy Firm, Houston, Texas
Application Engineer
August 2005 – August 2006 Major Energy Firm, Tyler, Texas
Field Engineer
Provided advanced petrophysical solutions to oil and gas companies worldwide by modeling conventional well log data to have similar response characteristics as NMR outputs using Company’s proprietary software process.
. Broad knowledge of Powerlog; used this application in a variety of environments including organic shales, sands, and complex carbonates.
. Performed quality control and preparatory work on well data including normalizing, depth matching, logging run splices, environmental corrections, check formation tops, review core analysis and formation test reports.
. Evaluated approximately 20-30 wells per month with shaly sand, complex lithology, and organic shale models.
October 2004 – August 2005  GOULDS PUMPS- Stafford, Texas
Application Engineer

Integral member of an established technical team at Goulds which provides innovative engineered solutions in the chemical processing, pulp and paper, oil refining, gas processing, power generation, and mining industries.
. Evaluated centrifugal pump specifications and requirements and selected appropriate pump solutions.
. Developed sales proposals and supported outside sales engineers.

June 2002 – July 2004 BAKER HUGHES – Hassi Messaoud, Algeria
Field Engineer

Worked in Baker Atlas division of Baker Hughes, Inc. as a wireline logging engineer in Algeria and trained in West Texas and the Gulf Coast of Texas.  Trained in open-hole and cased-hole logging services.

1999 – 2002
Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering

– Knowledge in Design, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Fluid
Mechanics, Dynamic and Static Systems, Manufacturing, Materials,
Feedback Controls, HVAC, and Petroleum Geology
. Senior Design Project – Worked in conjunction with Kvaerner Oilfield Products to design subsea production equipment.
. Obtained Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate.
Engineer in Training Certificate
Powerlog, MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project
Specialize in identifying bypassed pay zones, including finding potential fractures in carbonate reservoirs based on different fracture indicators produced from well log responses, all adding greater value by boosting client companies’ reserves.

Successfully completed Goulds’ Vertical Products Operations and Seneca Falls Operations pump schools. Also while at Goulds, Identified value added opportunities such as variable speed drives and control systems, to reduce pump speed, decrease energy consumption, and monitor pump discharge pressure and flow for pump protection and improved reliability.

Responsible for installation of new heavy logger open hole unit into the service fleet while at Baker.  Completed Well Logging School in 2002 – Open hole logging tool theory, log analysis and interpretation, Baker Atlas ECLIPS software and hardware, UNIX, HazCom training, wellsite safety, explosive safety, radiation safety, and STOP safety training.Responsible for the support of Sales Engineers and their customers, primarily large domestic and multi-national firms including engineering consultants, contractors, and upstream and downstream hydrocarbon processing companies that purchase or specify engineered pumping equipment for major projects.
. Evaluated RFQ’s and specified the sizing and selection of ANSI and API process, multi-stage horizontal, between bearings, vertical, and other pumping solutions
. Team member of the Shell-Athabasca Sands project.

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