Geotechnician II

Job Title: Geotechnician II
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Houston, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-03-31
Reference: BH-105458
Contact Name: Lauren Christensen
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 01, 2019 14:27

Job Description

Geotechnician II


The Geoscience Technical Support Team (GTS) Project Geotechnician provides data integrity and technical / application support within the GTS team and to business unit project Geoscientists as necessary. The Geotech should know the objectives of the projects they are assigned to, and have an understanding of their roles and responsibilities to better anticipate needs. Building a working knowledge of basic geology and understanding internal (and vendor) databases (Subsurface Database, Recall, etc.) is essential. Strong organizational and communications skills are key.


Data Integrity and Standards • Provide project level geoscience data integrity (data QC) and data management support that enables Geoscientists to work more effectively • Help establish and maintain local and global data standards and models • Gather, transfer and load data from corporate repositories into project data stores and shared projects • Work with Upstream IT to identify / locate heritage data and ensure data is loaded properly into corporate repositories • Assist in using data query / search tools • Assist Technical Data Center in capture and documentation of new and rediscovered 3rd party / vendor datasets Data Manipulation and Workflows • Import and export spatial, well, and log data from 3rd party and vendor datasets • Convert, transform, reposition and reformat data from original sources and corporate repositories as needed • Manage and maintain spatial data (cartography and culture data) using ArcGIS and Petrel • Document new workflows and automation of routine defined tasks Technical Processes • Utilize appropriate technology to generate or support the creation of geoscience maps, presentation packages, montages, logs, etc. with the ultimate goal of helping to make a business decision • Create, digitize, edit, add attributes, import and export GIS data • Generate derivative products and first-pass interpretation support for Geoscientists • Produce geological figures General • Network with Houston and global Geoscience Technical Support team members • SharePoint administration • Monitor/analyze competitor activity as required


• BSc in relevant Geoscience / Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or • 10+ years of experience in Exploration, Development & Production environment is preferred. A Geoscience Technical Support Technician will demonstrate many of the following: • Strong Knowledge of geoscience data including data elements, relationships, and usage in order to identify data problems and loading errors • Strong knowledge of geodetics and coordinate reference systems • Proficient in MS Office tools (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Basic knowledge with the various digital and hardcopy data repositories • Strong knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Python, Perl, SQL) is helpful • Very strong analytical and technical problem solving skills • Strong oral and technical business writing/communication skills • Promotes collaboration and knowledge sharing


Petra Data Management

Knowledge of IHS Kingdom preferred