Biostratigrapher (Contract)

Houston, Texas

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating biostratigraphic technical analysis in Gulf of Mexico assets.
  • Preparation of scopes of work and technical specifications.
  • Quality Assurance of contractor led field operations and multidisciplinary biostratigraphic studies.
  • Active participation in the appropriate technical networks and R&D programs.
  • Delivery of safe and efficient development and renewal (exploration) wells, including wellsite services.
  • Provision of support out of normal office hours for critical operational decisions.
  • Collaboration with contractors to deliver high quality biostratigraphic data acquisition and interpretation at wellsite providing support to the New Wells Delivery (NWD) teams (teams supporting well planning and execution).
  • Identification, mitigation, and communication of subsurface risks related to NWD (well planning and execution), as informed by integrated biostratigraphy.
  • Responsibility for maintaining biostratigraphic databases.

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirement of a relevant Master's Level Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years industry experience in biostratigraphy; utilizing nannofossils, foraminifera and/or palynology.
  • Operational experience in New Wells Delivery (well planning and execution) and well-site biostratigraphy.
  • Advanced taxonomic skills from microscope experience in any of the core fossil disciplines (nannofossils, foraminifera, palynology).
  • Industrial biostratigraphic experience in the Gulf of Mexico is highly desirable.
  • International biostratigraphic experience is desirable.
  • Experience of integrating broader geoscientific datasets (e.g., stratigraphic, depositional, petrophysical, geophysical etc.) to produce integrated stratigraphic products.
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary subsurface teams.
  • Digital skills in any of the following and/or other relevant areas: Stratabugs, IC, Petrel, Time Scale Creator, Data Science.

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