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Senior/Staff Geologist



Full Time

On Site


Midland, 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.

Permian Overview

ConocoPhillips and its heritage companies have operated in the Permian Basin for almost 100 years. The Permian saw significant growth in 2021 with the acquisition of Concho Resources Inc. in January 2021 and the addition of Shell’s Permian acreage in December 2021. At year-end, the company held approximately 1.5 million net acres in the Permian Basin. Net production for the Permian in 2021 was 442 MBOED.ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that it is using in this area exemplify that.


The Delaware Basin East Asset Team is seeking a Senior or Staff Geologist who will report to the Geoscience Supervisor and be an integral part of the Asset Team. The Senior/Staff Geologist will be responsible for area mapping and characterization work in addition to well planning and execution, in roughly a 50/50 split.

If you are selected for this position, you will be supported by a highly qualified group of geoscience professionals, including other geoscientists and geoscience technicians, as well as geophysicists and petrophysicists on the Delaware Basin Reservoir Characterization teams.

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 is a Safety Sensitive position.

Your responsibilities may include\:

  • Leading well planning, execution and post-well evaluations in assigned areas through collaboration within a multi-discipline team that includes Land, Drilling, Completions, Regulatory, Surface Land, Operations Geology, and Facilities to deliver the rig program
  • Geotechnical aspects of authority for expenditure (AFE) and well justification processes, along with permitting and regulatory issues associated with drilling wells in Lea County New Mexico
  • Maintaining and optimizing long term plan of development to improve value, including identifying Land/BD opportunities
  • Performing geologic analysis including mapping key horizons, fault interpretation, log correlations, formation top prediction, identifying drilling hazards, and operational geology, as needed
  • Providing support to continuous improvement efforts in both the execution and planning phases of the business plan
  • Leading and/or supporting additional projects such as A&D efforts, competitor analysis and special technical studies, as vital
  • Mentoring less experienced staff including interns and new hires


  • 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
  • Master's degree or higher in Geoscience, Geophysics, or Geology or foreign equivalent
  • 5 years of geoscience experience in the oil and gas industry


  • 3 years of experience with well operations
  • 1 years of experience with planning, executing, and geosteering horizontal wells
  • 1 years of experience in unconventional resource plays
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right
  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results

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 April 02, 2023.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. 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.