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Principal Advisor Subsurface Technology Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Reservoir Engineering
Date:  Nov 20, 2020


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. 

The Principal Advisor, Subsurface Technology is a Houston-based position that reports to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Subsurface technology has been recognized by Hess’ Executive Committee as a critical enabler to maximize shareholder value and become the industry’s best performing energy investment. This position drives the fusion between classical subsurface methods and the exponential impact to be realized by leveraging new computing paradigms and machine learning methods. The accountabilities of this position include defining, enabling and implementing technology breakthroughs that deliver superior asset performance.  This includes blending analytical, numerical and data-driven modeling approaches to automate, augment or improve reservoir management efforts, including reservoir characterization, forecasts, operational optimization; conversion of resources to reserves and application of enhanced oil recovery. The role will be instrumental in delivering increased production and reserves, reducing the operating and capital cost and increasing the work efficiency.


This position will engage with key service providers and suppliers, start-ups, research institutions, both inside and outside of the industry. The role will include a technology surveillance component to develop and administer the Hess Technology Funnel. This position will also interface with key internal stakeholders, such as subsurface and asset management teams, as well as central functions such as the Wells, Production, Facilities, Projects, Global Reserves and Information Technology organizations. The Principal Advisor, Subsurface Technology will be a respected subject matter expert with strong relationships across Hess and a well-developed network both inside and outside the industry.



  • Minimum 15 years of experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry, with global field experience including offshore and unconventional assets from the conceptual development phase through efficient production delivery
  • Deep and free thinker with ability to find alternatives to conventional methods or new ways of doing work
  • Excellent communication skills – can effectively explain project and technology strategies and risks at all levels, and deliver recommendations to senior executives as well as provide clear guidance to technical staff; strong influencing capabilities
  • Works well in a collaborative environment; actively shares best practices and is a team player
  • Ardent Networker – across industry, outside of industry, professional societies

Education, Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; advanced degree preferred


  • Creativity – constantly seeking new ideas and ways of working to enhance value/reduce delivery risk.
  • Inspires Innovation – uses a full scan of the world and seeks world-class performance; bold in exploring disruptive changes to make breakthroughs happen to the ultimate benefit of the shareholder
  • Thinks Strategically – Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented
  • Demonstrates Courage – questions the status-quo, takes hold of challenges and formulates a way forward
  • Builds Trusted Relationships – works to move outside of comfort zone and develop trusted relationships that enable business challenges to be tackled with effective partnership; creates effective teams
  • Delivers High Performance – unsatisfied with the status quo; urgently driving to improve business performance through relationships, process, innovation, etc.

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: Anthony Wayne Vasut | Employee | Reservoir Engineering | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25491