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Geology/Engineering Tech

Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are healthier, have access to better education, and are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living.

Nearly 3 billion people — roughly one-third of the global population — live without electricity or without clean cooking facilities. We are committed to providing energy in innovative and more sustainable ways to help raise the standard of living for those living in energy poverty and to meet the ongoing demands of people and economies around the world.

The products we deliver power increasingly cleaner electricity across the globe, fuel tractors and trucks, make fertilizer to keep the world's food supply on the table, and heat our schools, hospitals and businesses.

Our employees bring a wide range of talents and skills to the job every day to tackle complex business challenges. We believe in providing a truly rewarding work environment supported by a benefits platform that ranks among the best in our peer group. Our company offers career development opportunities where employees can grow personally and professionally. We promote employee benefits that cultivate a family-friendly work environment and focus on our employees' overall well-being.

We are committed to being a workplace where all employees are valued and can thrive with a sense of belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion benefits our individual employees, our company and our external stakeholders; we are better as an organization when various ideas and perspectives are brought to the table.

Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA). Apache has operations in the United States, Egypt's Western Desert and the United Kingdom's North Sea and a sister company with exploration opportunities offshore Suriname. Whether supporting Apache, APA Corporation or one of its subsidiaries, team members are employed by Apache Corporation.

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Specific Responsibilities

The Exploration Data Analyst for Apache Corporation will be a member of the Exploration Pillar at the company’s Houston, Texas office reporting to the Manager, Geoscience Data Technology.  The successful candidate will support both the Applied Geoscience Technology Group (AGT) and Global Geoscience & Portfolio Team with research, data management, and visualizations. 
This role will primarily be responsible for the following:
•    Build and maintain advanced data solutions (databases, data warehouses, and possible cloud solutions) to support the AGT Team and Global Geoscience Portfolio Team;
•    Collaborate with the Exploration teams across the company to facilitate updates;
•    Develop optimized workflows for data migration between applications, dashboards, and web maps; and
•    Generate reports and visualizations to help communicate results to audiences from the exploration teams to the executive level.


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

General Qualifications Needed:
•    Minimum 10 years in experience as a geoscience or engineering data tech or similar role, preferably in the oil & gas business;
•    Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work across teams in different locations;
•    Ability to quickly evaluate and learn new technologies;
•    Background in data science; and
•    Excellent project management and communication skills; mature and professional attitude.

Data Management Qualifications Needed:
•    Spotfire data analytics and visualization skills at an advanced or expert level;
•    Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel for data manipulation, aggregation, and organization;
•    Must be able to write script for data manipulation and other tasks in a common programing language such as VBA, SQL, Python, etc.;
•    Experience building and maintaining databases using tools such as Microsoft Access, SQL and linking to external analysis tools; and
•    Data transformation and quality assurance experience, including the development of automated quality control scripts.

Geoscience Qualifications Needed:
•    Understanding of the types and uses of various rock and fluids data, including a sense of units of measure. Datasets include TOC, pyrolysis, oil/fluid chemistry, XRD, XRF, Porosity/Perm, MICP, UCS/Rock Strength;
•    Strong organizational skills and willingness to condition various data types into consistent units/reporting structure;
•    Willingness to mine data from vendor and consortia databases to build/incorporate into APA data structure; and
•    Ability to build data plots in various formats, including Ternary diagrams.

 Skills and software application experience strongly preferred:
•    Experience working on petroleum exploration projects and knowledge of exploration volumes and risking using GeoX or a similar tool;
•    Experience with ArcGIS;
•    Familiarity with analytics/visualization tools other than Spotfire is desirable;
•    Familiarity with PetroVR;
•    Familiarity with Aucerna Portfolio; and
•    Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook & Teams.


The successful candidate should demonstrate and exhibit the following core competencies:

  • Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents information effectively and persuasively across communication setting;
  • Results: Pursues work with energy, drive, and results orientation to positively impact Apache's business success;
  • Collaboration: Works in partnership with others and encourages different perspectives, while building and maintaining trust; and
  • Culture: Willingness and ability to align one's behavior with the needs, priorities, and goals of Apache.

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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