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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. The overwhelming majority of our positions in the US are based in Houston or Anchorage where geologists 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. Responsibilities are highly variable based on role but commonly could include the following:
• 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.
• Participate in a multi-disciplinary effort to evaluate subsurface uncertainty for a prospect or field in exploration, appraisal, development or production.
• Construct a framework structural 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.
• Develop conceptual cartoons to communicate key structural elements and plate tectonic framework.
• 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).
• 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.
• Perform a regional geology review, identifying potential geological outcrops (including analogs) which would support the subsurface work programme (in exploration, appraisal, development or production).
• 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.
• Must have cumulative and major GPA of 3.2 or higher
• On a case-by-case basis, BP will support US Immigration sponsorship for full-time or long-term employment
• Seeking a Master’s or PhD degree
• Majoring in Earth Sciences, Geology, Geophysics, Geoscience or closely related discipline
• Graduating in May 2020, or anytime in 2019, 2018, or 2017
Our Upstream graduate program is known as the challenge program. As a challenger in upstream, you will enjoy real responsibility from day one – getting to grips with business challenges and gaining broad exposure to the business from the start.
We put development at the heart of our offer, giving graduates like you the chance to experience real operations first-hand. Through robust assessments, technical coaching and cutting-edge formal learning, we’ll drive your quick progression, making this an award winning program and an opportunity like no other.
The Upstream Challenge program is not rotational by nature – the focus is more on the depth of learning and expertise. In some cases Challengers may benefit from moving into a new role during the program, but this will be entirely driven by their individual development plan.
What we offer:
• A real job from day one
• Roadmaps to navigate technical development
• Support for professional qualifications
• Regular feedback and guidance
• Access to technical coaches
• Global and local networks
• Modern learning solutions available anywhere anytime
The Upstream segment is responsible for our activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, as well as midstream transportation, storage and processing. We also market and trade natural gas, including liquefied natural gas, power and natural gas liquids.
We deliver our exploration, development and production activities through five global technical and operating functions:
• The exploration function is responsible for renewing our resource base through access, exploration and appraisal, while the reservoir development function is responsible for the stewardship of our resource portfolio over the life of each field.
• The global wells organization and the global projects organization are responsible for the safe, reliable and compliant execution of wells (drilling and completions) and major projects.
• The global operations organization is responsible for safe, reliable and compliant operations, including upstream production assets and midstream transportation and processing activities.
We optimize and integrate the delivery of these activities across 12 regions, with support provided by global functions in specialist areas of expertise: technology, finance, procurement and supply chain, human resources and information technology.
BP is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer