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Petrophysicist Advisor

Date: Aug 30, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas.


At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.


  • Our VISION is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world's energy needs.
  • Our MISSION is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our stakeholders.
  • Our STRATEGY is to take a differentiated approach to the exploration and production of cost-advantaged hydrocarbons through innovation, technology, optimization, continuous improvement and relentless focus on costs to deliver top-tier, long-term returns.


Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.

Apache believes in a culture that encourages everyone to bring their unique perspective and background to work every day and to know that their voice is valued and respected.

Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.

For additional information about Apache, please visit:

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Commitment to Sustainability
Apache Reports and Filings 

Position Description & Duties:

The Petrophysicist Advisor for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Petrophysical department at the company’s Houston, Texas office reporting to the Director, Petrophysics and assigned to the Conventional Exploration Team.  

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Perform reservoir description and characterization studies, and to assist with all aspects of petrophysical operations;
  • Assessing new ventures opportunities of various levels of exploration maturity around the globe; 
  • Ability to design and manage log and core data acquisition programs;
  • Integrating open and cased-hole logs, core data, production log data, and geological and geophysical data into multidisciplinary projects.

Preferred & Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum 20 years oil and gas experience and a B.S. in Geology, Geophysics, or relevant Engineering discipline, Master’s degree preferred;
  • Proven track record working New Ventures or frontier exploration is strongly preferred;  
  • Expert assessment of conventional reservoirs in deepwater depositional systems;
  • Exploration experience beneficial (conventional and unconventional);
  • Experience in rock physics/seismic rock property analysis including fluid substitutions and shear velocity estimation;
  • Ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information;
  • Excellent communication skills – presentation experience to management and JV partners; effectively communicates work procedures to relevant personnel; 
  • Ability to work and lead in a fast-paced environment within an integrated multi-discipline team; capable of directing the work of others;
  • Excellent project management skills; mature and professional attitude. 

Experience with the below software applications is preferred:

  • Interactive Petrophysics (IP)
  • GEOX or other probabilistic assessment tools
  • Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams


Core Values & Leadership Attributes

The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

  • Core Values:
    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.
  • Leadership Attributes:
    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Effective communicators.

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.


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