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Reservoir Engineering IT Lead

Computer and Mathematical



Houston, Texas, United States

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.


Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir Engineering (GGRE) organization provides IT support to the Houston based Geoscience and Reservoir Engineering staff in ConocoPhillips. The Reservoir Engineering IT Lead is the liaison between the Geoscientist and Reservoir Engineering staff and IT Support.

You may be eligible for the voluntary hybrid office work (HOW) program that is designed to provide employees with flexibility while maintaining the advantages of in-person engagement.

This role is located in Houston.

Your responsibilities may include\:

The Reservoir Engineering IT Lead is accountable for building and maintaining relationships with Geoscience (GG) & Reservoir Engineering (RE) staff, management of projects with varying scale; understanding both GG, RE and IT requirements; facilitating communication across disciplines, and ensuring that IT solutions are executed in line with the Development & Exploration capability priorities.

The Reservoir Engineering IT Lead is a cross functional role who will play as a IT liaison for Reservoir Engineering staff. This candidate will contribute to strategic planning in the RE portfolio roadmap, execute prioritized initiatives and manage operational IT needs and issue resolution with the RE staff. Additionally, they will partner with BU imbedded IT Analysts to consult or lead RE focused initiatives as required. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following\:

  • Providing reservoir engineering support for assessment and adaptation of technical applications
  • Solving complex data, solution design challenges associated with a diverse range of reservoir engineering data and application systems, in service of cross functions (GG, Planning, Wells) integration and collaboration
  • Providing support to business units to identify and manage potential data and application systems optimization
  • Providing support to business units to minimize the impact of applications and data challenges on existing reservoir engineering workflows
  • Direct business unit point of contact and project engineer for reservoir engineering data management and application integrations and modifications
  • Leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver on newly designed data, applications & analytics solutions
  • Identifying the optimized process to plan, design and execute management of change for reservoir engineering data systems and applications
  • Evaluation of existing and future reservoir engineering applications, analytics and data management systems for technical reservoir modeling and reserves forecasting
  • Manage RE Software Portfolio, Budget. Provide input in overall GGRE Roadmap. Lead Project & Resource planning & execution in support for projects tied to GGRE roadmap


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Geosciences, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other technical discipline, or foreign equivalent
  • 3 years of experience in IT and/or Project Management
  • 1 years experience in Reservoir Engineering


  • 3 years of experience collaborating with Reservoir Engineer, Production and Completions staff having familiarity with their workflows and problems
  • 3 years of experience with Reservoir Engineering, Production & Forecasting Applications\: OFM, Harmony, Prosper, ValNav, Intersect, Eclipse, 3DSL, CMG, RESULTS, WellView
  • 3 years of experience working with Reservoir Engineering data, workflows, and problems
  • 3 years of experience in project management using Jira or Microsoft Project for project planning
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of Geoscientist workflows, terminology, and software
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of Cloud Environment, SaaS Solution Model
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS O365 applications\: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, and Teams
  • Intermediate level of proficiency in Software Portfolio Management & Vendor Engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and oversee multiple projects
  • Able to work independently; Results driven
  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Transmits information so it is received and understood in the way it was intended
  • Builds positive relationships across organizations that champion a strong work environment
  • Manages tasks to effectively and efficiently complete work responsibilities of self and others
  • Understands and anticipates needs of clients and stakeholders
  • Understands and anticipates how daily actions impact and shape the future
  • Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right
  • Understands how key financial and quantitative indicators impact the business
  • Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change, encourages innovative thinking and continuous improvement, and models adaptability through resourcefulness, flexibility and positivity

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 June 23, 2023.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

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.