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ConocoPhillips Petrophysicist - Permian in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Petrophysicist - Permian


Job Number: 00SRW

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 16 countries, $70 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,242 MBOED in 2018, and preliminary proved reserves were 5.3 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.

Delaware Basin Overview

Our unconventional assets in the Delaware Basin are one of the company’s primary opportunities for growth. Spanning West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, the company held approximately 87,000 net acres in the Delaware at year-end 2018. The company is well positioned in some of the most prolific and lowest cost of supply zones, with an active development program underway.

ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that we are using in this area exemplify this commitment.


The Permian asset team is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual for the position of Petrophysicist in the Permian Reservoir Performance group. If selected, you will support ConocoPhillips' Delaware Assets.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Set a visible example in Safety Leadership Behaviors

  • Participate in an unconventional multi-disciplinary team that performs subsurface technical evaluations to determine potential in the Delaware asset

  • Provide landing target guidance and selection

  • Develop and maintain a Petrophysical model, honoring existing and future data from all subsurface disciplines

  • Lead the data acquisition plans on wells to be drilled, along with managing the log and core database

  • Liaise with core analysis companies and in-house experts, to make sure core procedures and laboratory analyses are being executed according to ConocoPhillips’ standards and are completed with the highest amount of accuracy and control

  • Display strong organizational skills that will allow interpretations and assessments to be available for presentation by all asset team members

  • Knowledge Sharing with Resource Characterization team, Implementation teams, Global Unconventional team and other BU’s with unconventional resources to efficiently transfer information as the program matures



  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Petrophysics, Petroleum Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, or Physics or foreign equivalent

  • 5 years of experience in logging technology, including log acquisition, processing, and interpretation

  • 5 years of experience with Techlog, Interactive Petrophysics, or equivalent petrophysics software

  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Master’s degree, PhD or equivalent in Petrophysics, Petroleum Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, or Physics

  • Recent experience with evaluation of unconventional reservoirs

  • Well Operations experience

  • Initiative to work without constant supervision, displaying innovative skills in using the proper tools to effectively characterize reservoir potential

  • Deterministic and probabilistic petrophysical analyses to establish lithology, porosity, permeability and saturation models and their appropriate application to subsurface data

  • Proficiency in core analyses and core-log integration for reservoir properties

  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results

  • Consistently demonstrates high integrity, behaves ethically, and follows through on commitments

  • Ability to lead or work within a technical team

  • Strong integration skills with other subsurface disciplines

  • ​Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

  • Understands how key financial and quantitative indicators impact the business

  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of August 22, 2019 .

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Geosciences

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Petrophysicist - Permian