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Geologist - TSI

Geologist - TSI

  • Location India - Pune
  • Travel required Up to 10% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Subsurface Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ079545
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Subsurface Group

Job Description:

About bp

Our purpose is to bring together people, energy and markets to power and navigate a changing world.In a time of constant change and possibility we need talent to pursue opportunities, motivated by elite insight and expertise. We’re always aspiring for more digital solutions, balanced outcomes and closer collaboration across our company and beyond, and you could be part of that too. Together we continue to grow as the world’s leading energy company!

About the Role:

bp Technical Solutions India (TSI) centre in Pune aims to build on bp’s existing engineering and technical strengths, to deliver high quality services to its hydrocarbons and new energy businesses worldwide. TSI brings together diverse engineering capability to provide technical services across a range of areas including engineering, maintenance, optimization, data processes, projects and subsurface, to deliver safe, affordable and lower emission energy, while continuously innovating how we work.

Global Subsurface Solutions (GSS) delivers high-quality, high impact, subsurface technical products to address critical business challenges across bp’s oil, gas, and low carbon businesses.

As a GSS geologist, you may have the opportunity to support activity across our global portfolio, on projects as diverse as early field development offshore West Africa, modelling large-scale waterflood developments in the Caspian Sea and Middle East and exploration across our eastern hemisphere portfolio. You may work on clastic, deep-water, paralic, non-marine and carbonate reservoirs and can support our hydrocarbon and low carbon businesses.

You will be deployed into one of our Reserves or Exploration teams. You will utilize your deep technical skills in geology and subsurface integration, alongside a thorough appreciation of subsurface uncertainty and risk, to deliver products such as integrated subsurface descriptions, reserves estimates, regional analyses and prospect descriptions which will underpin resource progression and development planning for assets within bp’s global oil, gas and exploration portfolio.

What you will deliver:

  • As an individual technical contributor, you will be able to assimilate large, complex and multi-dimensional datasets to produce coherent and logical geoscience understanding and conclusions, working with sometimes limited datasets.

  • You will be able to utilize a wide range of geological information to develop integrated models of the subsurface and deliver geological studies to drive knowledge of key basins and play fairways.

  • You will support the development of lead and prospect inventories contributing to resource characterization.

  • You will interpret and integrate core, well-log, seismic, analogue, reservoir static and dynamic data (pressure, production etc.) to develop and refine the integrated structural, stratigraphic, depositional, rock property and fluid frameworks which underpin integrated subsurface products.

  • You will provide key input into field depletion and development plans through integration within diverse cross-disciplinary teams.

  • Your technical and business skills will enable you to develop appropriate subsurface scenarios, to characterise and communicate subsurface uncertainties and use this knowledge to plan and deliver ‘fit for purpose’ technical products.

  • Your ability to clearly communicate subsurface uncertainty to colleagues and business leaders will enable the development of appropriate risk management and mitigation plans.

  • You will promote bp's commitment to safe, responsible and sustained performance, and demonstrate strong individual and leadership behaviours in line with bp values.

  • As a geologist in bp’s geological and subsurface communities you will coach and mentor, seek and share best practice and find innovative ways to solve technical and business problems.

Must have educational qualifications:

  • A geology / geoscience degree from a recognised university

Minimum years of relevant experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as an O&G geologist in exploration, appraisal, development or production.

Must have experiences/skills (To be hired with):

  • Strong geoscience and subsurface interpretation skills, including digital toolkit skills in 3D integration.

  • Excellent descriptive geological skillset and demonstrable geological expertise in a wide range of depositional environments and structural settings; experience with managing complex multidisciplinary projects.

  • Ability to integrate diverse static and dynamic subsurface and well data.

  • Comfortable working with uncertainty and skilled in characterising and communicating subsurface uncertainty, risk and value.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • A highly collaborative, team-first ethos, a proven track-record of personal delivery

  • Ability to use judgement to inform business and technical decisions.

  • Strong desire to develop and learn new skills.

Good to have experiences/skills (Can be trained for – learning/on-the-job):

  • Familiarity with Petrel software and workflows.

  • A deep and extensive understanding of exploration fundamentals and exploration common process with a track record of technical excellence and delivery.

  • A robust understanding of petroleum geology fundamentals with experience of a range of different basins and depositional system settings.

  • Experience supporting probabilistic resource assessment and/ or familiarity with exploration volumetric assessment using GeoX.

  • Ability to ensure appropriate reservoir description with a broad range of alternative scenarios to encompass the perceived uncertainty range for model framing exercises.

  • Experience working in multi-discipline / functional project teams, ability to influence others to provide quality inputs to ensure quality team delivery.

  • Ability and judgement to influence external stakeholders to ensure good investment decisions are made.

  • Subsurface specialist skills e.g. sedimentology, structural geology, pore pressure prediction, geomechanics, petroleum systems, geomodelling, geochemistry, groundwater modelling.

  • Experience working in diverse global teams and working remotely.

  • Familiarity with agile working practices.

You will work with:

Your line manager will be the Geology Discipline Leader for the TSI Unit within GSS.  

You will work in Pune, India, but may be remotely deployed into an international, integrated subsurface delivery ‘squad’ where day-to-day activities/deliverables will be prioritised by the squad leader. These GSS squads typically consist of 5-10 multi-disciplinary technical members in several locations and are deployed based on global subsurface business prioritisation.

You will also work in close collaboration with subsurface teams in the country your squad supports, as well as with bp’s global subsurface technical specialists and subject matter experts.

Why join bp

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Travel Requirement

Up to 10% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Basin resource evaluation, Basin resource evaluation, CO2 utilisation and storage, Core acquisition and analysis, Cost-conscious decision-making, Data acquisition strategy, Data Management, Depositional framework, Fluid Properties, Fluid sampling and analysis, Geodesy and coordinate integrity, Geohazard Assessment, Geomechanical analysis, Integrated Well Delivery, Petroleum Systems Analysis, Petrophysical Dynamic Reservoir Description, Petrophysical Seismic Lithology and Fluid Prediction, Petrophysical Static Reservoir Description, PPFG detection, Research and development, Reservoir geomechanics, Reservoir quality, Resource, Reserves Estimation and Storage Volume Assessment, Seismic Analysis, Seismic Interpretation {+ 8 more}

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

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