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Advisor Geology Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Geoscience
Date:  Sep 15, 2021


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at Hess.com. 



Hess is seeking an experienced developments/production geologist with strong integration and data science expertise to join its Houston-based Gulf of Mexico Subsurface production team.  The successful candidate will report to the Geoscience Manager for GoM Production and be a key member of a highly skilled, multi-disciplined subsurface team, delivering integrated assessments of Hess’ producing assets.



Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Build and maintain a deep geologic understanding of Hess producing assets in the US GoM from first geologic principles.
  • Develop structural and stratigraphic interpretations for GoM Miocene fields through the integration of well and seismic data, at regional and local scales including:
  • Structural interpretations of reservoirs and key sub-regional horizons in context of salt basin evolution
  • Detailed seismic stratigraphic interpretations from sub-basin to reservoir level, incorporating offset field data.
  • Recommend and execute production data gathering programs covering fluid sampling, core analysis, to answer key questions with impact to business decisions.
  • Actively collaborate with Reservoir & Production Engineers on production optimization and field development planning.
  • Support well operations, as required.
  • Effectively communicate results of all work to Hess management and Joint Venture partners to encourage alignment on field development plans.
  • Conduct and participate in appropriate Peer Reviews and complete required internal technical reviews.
  • Provide support for special projects, sub-regional interpretation and exploration efforts around producing assets as required.


  • Ability to problem solve production related subsurface issues through the application of a wide range of data collection, analysis and interpretation techniques including well log, seismic and dynamic production data.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and teamworking skills are essential.  Able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team environment.
  • Excellent presentation skills - willingness to share insights and best practices and confident in representing the team and company at internal and external technical and operational meetings.
  • Strong geological interpretation skills including seismic interpretation and ability to integrate across multiple disciplines, data types (well log, seismic, core, pressure etc.) and scales (well, field, and basin scales).
  • Ability to represent complex geologic interpretations and associated uncertainties effectively in seismic and model space.
  • A deep understanding of the importance of sub-regional context in production G&G interpretations and ability to integrate from basin to reservoir scale.
  • Highly competent in turbidite depositional systems, their reservoir architecture and seismic interpretation. Secondary knowledge in salt tectonics and structural geology. GoM experience is highly beneficial.
  • Knowledgeable in petroleum systems and basin analysis with the ability to assess when additional work is needed to better characterize the field and untested zones for additional opportunities.
  • Familiar with SEC reserves certification and reporting process.
  • Exposure to and understanding of principles of data science is an advantage, including familiarity with big data analytics.
  • Free thinker with the ability to find alternatives to conventional methods or new ways of doing work to tackle complex problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work to tight deadlines and effective at multi-tasking.
  • Competent mentor, adept at developing junior staff.

Education, Training & Certifications

The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance


Hess is an equal opportunity employer; we welcome diversity in all forms of expression and thought.

 Posting Notes: Catherine Nichols | Employee | Geoscience | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25773