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Geological Advisor - Geomodeling Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Geoscience


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 a Geologist with reservoir modeling expertise to work in its Guyana Basin Appraisal Group in Houston, TX. The candidate should have a proven track-record of integrating subsurface data to produce technically robust geocellular models using Schlumberger’s Petrel geomodeling platform.This position is an excellent opportunity to work within the highly skilled, multi-disciplinary group that, in partnership with Operator ExxonMobil, has made 15 field discoveries since 2015, and had first production from the Liza Phase 1 Development in December 2019.


The role will include:

  • Evaluating/influencing appraisal strategies for new discoveries and building static models to influence the Operator, support field development/appraisal strategies, and field sanction decisions
  • Providing technical work to underpin key investment decisions, as well supporting activities such as end of year reserves booking, and production readiness planning


The successful candidate will have strong quantitative skills, an understanding of oil field value drivers, and a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of geomodeling, with emphasis on practical applications in deep water depositional environments. Prior experience in both field appraisal/development and field production is desirable.



  • Build high quality fit-for-purpose integrated static reservoir models that synthesize all the available subsurface data;
  • Maintaining existing geomodels through incorporation of new data as available;
  • Evaluate the potential range of hydrocarbon volumes in place, with appropriately quantified uncertainties;
  • Provide geoscience input into depletion planning, appraisal strategies, and individual well proposals;
  • Seek opportunities to add value to existing future developments through the identification of new appraisal/development/infill opportunities, smarter development options, or cost reductions;
  • Collaborate with the Hess geomodeling community to identify and promote recommended practices; and, coach and mentor junior geoscientists.
  • This is an ideal role for an experienced, innovative and ambitious geologist who wishes to be actively contributing to successful exploration and development projects.



  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry
  • Broad understanding of core principles of Upstream business
  • Specialist knowledge in building complex static reservoir models in Deepwater clastic depositional environments (some carbonate experience desirable, but not essential)
  • Experienced in seismic interpretation, reservoir characterization and petrophysics; knowledge in sedimentology and reservoir engineering is preferable.
  • Proficient user in Petrel modeling software (essential)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with sound influencing capabilities
  • Ability to articulate and clearly communicate problems and solutions in a concise and logical manner
  • Free thinker with the ability to find alternatives to conventional methods or new ways of doing work to tackle complex problems
  • Delivers High Performance and drives Continuous Improvement
  • Works well in a collaborative environment; actively shares best practices and is a team player


Education, Training & Certifications

  • Graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in Geology or Earth Sciences related


Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Scott Jordan | Employee | Geoscience | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25387