Company: Chevron
Skills: Geologist, Geophysicist
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Covington, Louisiana, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of GOM NOJV G&G Operations Earth Scientist located in Covington, Louisiana through March 19, 2019 at 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time).

Requisition ID#398361


The Chevron Gulf of Mexico Geological & Geophysical Operations team is seeking an Earth Scientist (functional Geologist or Geophysicist) to provide geotechnical support for well planning and drilling operations in Chevron's non-operated joint venture (NOJV) projects in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM). This position will be located in Chevron's Covington, Louisiana office.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:
  • Identification and assessment of subsurface drilling hazards, from seabed to TD, for proposed well locations through the interpretation of 3D seismic data, well log data, and offset drilling records.
  • Working with Chevron Drilling &Completions personnel to fully evaluate proposed well designs.
  • Working with Chevron NOJV Asset Development, Appraisal and Exploration teams to ensure that proposed wells meet or exceed the project objectives.
  • Participation in formation evaluation planning and execution oversight, including LWD and wireline logging, pressure measurements, fluid acquisition, and coring programs.
  • Monitoring daily drilling activity through the analysis of realtime streaming well data and static reports; provide daily updates to the Chevron NOJV project team regarding drilling operations, wellbore conditions and well progress with respect to well objectives and the predrill hazard assessment.

The G&G Operations Earth Scientist has an integral role in promoting Chevron's performance goals by reducing non-productive time to increase drilling efficiency and promote incident-free operations while increasing project value in a manner consistent with the company's health, safety and environmental policies.

Required Qualifications
  • MSc Geology or Geophysics
  • Minimum of 5 years of Operations Geology/Geophysics experience in GOM or equivalent offshore environment.
  • Ability to interpret structural and stratigraphic geologic features on 3D seismic.
  • Ability to integrate seismic, well log and drilling mechanics data for the construction of subsurface drilling hazard assessments.
  • Understanding of wellsite geology procedures and basic LWD, wireline and mudlogging services needed to support deepwater drilling operations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is expected and required in order to fulfill job responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience interpreting 3D seismic data using Petrel software (or equivalent).
  • Experience in the use and interpretation of seismic amplitude and velocity to identify rock and fluid properties.
  • Ability to create pore pressure / fracture gradient models by integrating seismic velocity, well logs, measured pressures, mud weight and drilling parameters and to use such models to evaluate wellbore conditions while drilling.
  • Experience creating pore pressure / fracture gradient models using Landmark Drillworks Predict software (or equivalent).
  • Experience in conventional coring and the use, operation and interpretation of advanced LWD and wireline formation evaluation tools.

Relocation Options:

Relocation will be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment visas or consider individuals on time-limites Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to get results the right way – by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth. Some of our specialties include generating power and produce geothermal energy; investing in profitable renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions; and developing the energy resources of the future, including researching advanced biofuels.


Our diverse and highly skilled workforce consists of approximately 64,700 employees, including more than 3,200 service station employees. At Chevron, we’re focused on safely delivering the energy needed to power human and economic progress worldwide. But how do we do that when harnessing fossil fuels can be inherently risky? To meet these challenges, Chevron has spent more than 20 years expanding systems that support a culture of safety and environmental stewardship that strives to achieve unequaled performance and prevent all serious incidents and fatalities. We call this Operational Excellence, and it drives everything we do. 


Diversity & Inclusion

We’re committed to reflecting in our workforce the rich diversity of cultures and racial and ethnic backgrounds in the communities where we live and work. We’re also devoted to encouraging a diversity of ideas.


Diversity is one of the cornerstones of our values, which we call The Chevron Way. The Chevron Way states:


“We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work. We value and demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of individuals and the varied perspectives and talents they provide. We have an inclusive work environment and actively embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences.”


As a core value, diversity is critical to developing a talented, high-performing workforce needed for ongoing business success. The Chevron Way’s focus on people has helped establish a culture that attracts, develops and retains more diverse talent.


We Support Career & Personal Development

We value the importance of managing work/life priorities by offering flexible work schedules, on-site child care at some facilities, adoption assistance, dual-career couple support, scholarships and tuition reimbursement.


At Chevron, you’ll find a workplace committed to your professional development. You’ll receive support and tools to create your own career path, including education assistance support which pays up to 75% of the cost (including tuition, textbooks, lab fees, and registration and administration fees) for approved courses. To strengthen organizational capability, we develop our employees’ and contractors’ skills and experience through our Invest in People strategy. As part of this strategy, discussions focused on continually improving individual performance are held between managers and employees.




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