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Senior Petroleum Geologist
Division/College: University Research (Div)
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: Up to $65,000 per year, commensurate with experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Senior Petroleum Geologist position reports to the Director of the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) and initiates and executes subsurface petroleum evaluations and assessments and field-based research projects throughout the state. This position assumes Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator responsibilities for the development and execution of research and industry initiatives including grant proposals and submissions for the acquisition of research funding. Primary responsibilities include implementation of subsurface and petroleum geological research projects, collection, analysis and interpretation of geological data and the construction, publication and presentation of geological research and conclusions to a diverse audience. The Senior Petroleum Geologist assumes lead or co-author position on subsurface geologic maps, technical reports, white papers and other geology-related publications at the IGS. The position also provides direct leadership and oversight of multiple, concurrent geological research projects, including the development and administration of multiple budgets, and the supervision of other geologists and support staff involved in these projects. The primary research emphasis is subsurface petroleum system modeling and petroleum assessment within Idaho which requires extended travel, field work, interaction and development of relationships with industry, state and federal agencies, academic institutions, professional colleagues, and the general public. Field based geological studies including but not limited to biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, measurement and description of stratigraphic sections, basin analysis and well testing of hydrocarbons will be assigned as needed during a portion of the field season to assist with ongoing research priorities and deliverables to funding partners.
Minimum Qualifications: • Master’s Degree in petroleum geology, stratigraphy, geology or a closely related field. • Three years of post MS degree applied work experience in the field of petroleum geology (teaching experience at any level or graduate TA or RA assistantships are not counted as applied work experience). • Demonstrated experience in the use of petroleum commercial software. • Proficiency with subsurface mapping techniques including the creation of isopach, structure contour and net pay maps. • Experience in downhole geophysical well logging techniques and interpretation of log outputs. • Experience with field investigations, geologic mapping, sequence stratigraphic interpretation and measurement and description of stratigraphic sections. • Experience maintaining fiscal budgets or grant-funded research projects. • Demonstrated ability to interpret and communicate information (orally and in writing) in ways usable by a diverse target audience. • Ability to initiate and implement research and field projects alone or in teams. • Ability to travel for extended periods within the state for field assignments or public speaking responsibilities. • Valid driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications: • Ph.D. Degree in petroleum geology, stratigraphy, geology or a closely related field. • Petroleum industry experience in exploration, basin analysis, reservoir and source rock characterization and well drilling and completions. • Advanced knowledge of well logging techniques and petrophysics. • Proficiency with commercial petroleum software and subsurface modeling including the use of Petrel, Petra, and SMT Kingdom Suite. • Advanced knowledge and proficiency in the use of GIS for petroleum related projects. • Proven experience in working on multidiscplinary geologic research projects. • Advanced knowledge of seismic interpretation techniques and integration of seismic data into subsurface petroleum models. • Past work experience supervising geologists or other technical staff. • Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative and scientific relationships as part of an interdisciplinary team. • Experience developing technical procedures for research projects. • Advanced record with grant submissions and approvals for research funding and completion of research grant deliverables. . • Work experience in a state or federal geologic survey. • Registration as an Idaho Licensed Professional Geologist (PG) or ability to complete licensure within 18 months of employment at IGS. Licensure enhances eligibility for merit-based pay increases.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: • Ability to carry and/or otherwise move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. • Ability to hike several miles a day over rough terrain. • Field work involving walking and hiking over rough terrain; carrying out trenching studies in excavations; traveling away from home for 1-2 weeks at a time, up to 10 weeks a year.
Posting Number: SP001396P
Posting Date: 05/16/17
Closing Date: 6/13/2017
Open Until Filled: No
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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EEO Statement University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.