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Geophysicist (Intern) - Houston, TX

Geophysicist (Intern) - Houston, TX

  • Location United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required
  • Job category Subsurface Group
  • Relocation available
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code 140218BR
  • Experience level
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Job summary

Geologists can expect to work in at least two very different roles in the first few years at bp. These roles might be in the exploration, appraisal, development, production or research parts of the business. Our positions in the US are based in Houston where geophysicist work on a wide variety of technical challenges in support of our Gulf of Mexico Production, Western Hemisphere Exploration, Global Projects and Subsurface Technology businesses. The key job duties and accountabilities will include:

Exploration, Appraisal, Development and Production Geology
  • Perform a regional geology review, identifying potential analogs and informing petroleum systems evaluations, which would support the subsurface work program (in exploration, appraisal, development or production)
  • Develop conceptual cartoons to communicate key structural, stratigraphic and depositional elements in consideration of the regional tectonic framework
  • Participate in a multi-disciplinary effort to characterize and communicate subsurface uncertainty for a prospect or field in exploration, appraisal, development or production
  • Construct a framework structural/stratigraphic model (fault and surfaces) to calculate bulk rock volume. Incorporate rock and fluid properties (porosity, net to gross, water saturation, etc) to complete a hydrocarbon in-place volumetric determination and uncertainty analysis for a field
  • Construct a basic field chronostratigraphic chart or apply an existing stratigraphic framework to make well picks and correlate multiple wells.
  • Integrate core, well log, and seismic data to develop reservoir models that are linked to analogs
  • Consult with a reservoir quality specialist to understand how petrography, diagenesis and pore architecture are integrated to develop a model of geological controls on reservoir quality
  • Work with biostratigraphers to understand the implications of biostratigraphic interpretations (biozonation, age, environment and correlations) across business critical stratigraphies
New Well Delivery
  • Contribute as a multi-disciplinary team member to the planning and execution of at least one well through operations, monitoring real time drilling data against pre-drill prognosis and within the subsurface geomodels. Gain field and operations experience at the well site
  • Identify and communicate key overburden risks and potential geohazards using offset well drilling data and conventional 3D seismic and/or high resolution shallow seismic, exploiting seismic attributes (including seismic inversion where available)
At bp, we love our interns! In addition to developing your technical capabilities within your given discipline, we ensure you enjoy your time with us and have a fun summer. Successful interns will be considered for a full-time role within our P&O Development Program upon earning their degree. Through this program, early careers will build their experience through challenging development assignments, develop a toolkit of transferable skills for the future, and have a dedicated network of support to help them succeed

Minimum Requirements
  • Must have cumulative and major GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • On a case-by-case basis, bp may support US Immigration sponsorship for full-time or long- term employment
  • Pursuing a Master’s or PhD degree
Preferred Requirements
  • Must be available for a continuous 12-week period for duration of summer internship
  • Majoring in Geology, Geophysics, Earth Science or closely related discipline
  • Graduating from August 2023 to May 2024
  • Internships are not available for students who have completed their degree or who will graduate prior to the conclusion of the internship

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