Geologist Advisor - Petroleum Integrated Systems

Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77042

Company: Apache Corporation

Specific Responsibilities

The Geologist Advisor-Petroleum Systems Integration, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Geology team at the company's Houston office reporting to the Geology Director.  


This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

• Work with the asset teams to mature Apache’s current exploration licenses in Suriname, Alaska, and Uruguay.
• Provide support to Apache’s New Ventures and Egypt Exploration programs as needed.
• Interface with the Exploration Subsurface Assurance process to ensure consistency in the subsurface evaluations that inform characterization of opportunity volume, risk, and value inputs.
• Contribute technical leadership in petroleum systems analysis for the corporation.
• Experience as a key integrator on technical/project teams, interacting closely across disciplines and mentoring junior staff. 

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

• Bachelor's degree in Geology or related discipline.
• At least 10 years of petroleum exploration experience.
• Basin Modeling:
    -Expert ability in 1D and map-based basin modeling using Zetaware suite (Trinity & Genesis).
    -Experience with advanced approaches such as 3D and structure-balanced basin modeling.
    -Qualitative and quantitative analysis of migration pathways at both the prospect and play scale.
    -Strong ability to select appropriate basin modeling techniques on a fit-for-purpose basis and tailor work plans to tight timelines. 
• Geochemistry:
    -Source rock characterization from geochemical data, and integration with tectonic and depositional environment interpretations.
    -Perform oil:oil and oil:source correlations based on common geochemical parameters such as bulk properties and biomarkers.
    -Work with the company geochemical expert to provide recommendations on sample collection and analysis programs for exploration and appraisal     wells.
• Prospect Maturation:
    -Deliver insights and predictions to inform prospect risking of charge, seal, and reservoir quality.
    -Understanding of uncertainty analysis and how to use it to prioritize technical project work.
    -Integrate with reservoir engineers on fluid property prediction.
    -Understanding of prospect volumetrics and GeoX/RoseRA helpful.
    -Familiarity with numerical reservoir quality modeling (Touchstone and similar approaches) is beneficial.
• Regional Integration:
    -Demonstrated ability to derive petroleum systems insights from high-level basin information.
    -Strong understanding of basin types, their crustal structure, and the implications for heat flow modeling. 
    -Experience in play analysis and risking is required; understanding of split-risk approach is desirable.
• Business Acumen:
    -Proven experience in risk/reward analysis and the ability to think strategically. 
    -Ability to present results clearly and concisely to all levels of management.
    -Ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information.
    -Proven ability to effectively communicate expectations and deliverables to relevant team members.
    -Ability to work in a fast-paced environment within an integrated multi-discipline team and be a good teammate.
    -Able to self-manage work plans and deliver timely results. 



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.

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living. We are committed to providing oil and natural gas in more innovative and sustainable ways to help meet the world's energy needs.

Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA). Apache and other affiliated subsidiaries have operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom's North Sea and exploration opportunities offshore Suriname and elsewhere.

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