Geomechanic

  • ConocoPhillips

Job Description

Our Company ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $69 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,200 employees as of June 30, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,216 MBOED for the six months ended June 30, 2018, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017. Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business. Position summary The selected candidate will provide geomechanics expertise to major ConocoPhillips assets globally. The work will include performing detailed study on predicting dynamic behavior of stress sensitive reservoirs due to the interaction of reservoir and overburden geomechanical characteristics including reservoir development and operating plans with the objective of safely managing and optimizing the asset. Additionally, in conjunction with wells and geoscience functions, the selected candidate will help to design and execute future Technology Development programs in unconventional reservoirs including participation in selected JIP’s. Key responsibilities may include: Perform integrated studies to improve the design of fractured horizontal wells Conduct reservoir characterization and uncertainty study in both conventional and shale resources Developing production strategies for risk mitigation with minimized production curtailment Generating 3D mechanical earth models to analyze stress distribution and predict reservoir compaction, subsidence and well integrity Participate in peer reviews and assists in support of geomechanical analysis Occasional travel to BU offices to support critical reservoir geomechanics-related study Qualifications: Basic/Required: Masters degree in mechanical, petroleum or related engineering field 5 years of experience in applying geomechanics in the context of reservoir development, management and performance prediction 5 years of experience with reservoir and geomechanics numerical simulators Expert level understanding of rock mechanics Advanced level of understanding of different fluid phase behaviors Advanced level of proficiency coding in Python, Matlab, or similar environment Willingness and ability to travel 10% annually Preferred: Legally authorized to work in the United States More than 10 years of experience in applying geomechanics in the context of reservoir development, management and performance prediction PhD degree in mechanical, petroleum or related engineering field Proven track record for delivering results Experience with Abaqus (or similar) finite element simulation software Expertise in fully coupled flow-geomechanics simulation workflows Strong understanding of reservoir surveillance and field management ​Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals ​Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical. To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of November 25, 2018. ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status. Job Function: Engineering Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level Line of Business: RESERVOIR ENGINEERING Title: Geomechanic

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