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Principal Structural Geologist

Company name
Shell .

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Scientist, Gis

Posted on
Mar 15,2019

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Job Title:

Principal Structural Geologist

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Job Description:

As a deep-water exploration geologist, the focus will be working with the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) hydrocarbon plays. The position is primarily a salt tectonic specialist role that is accountable for building, improving and communicating industry-leading solutions to complex salt-involved problems at a prospect, play and basin scale. The role will involve working with geophysical, technology and imaging experts to propose and support seismic reprocessing work plans for both drill-site maturation and wider portfolio growth. This position will maintain HSSE ‘Goal Zero’ as a Shell standard.

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Exploration Geosciences

Country of Work Location:

United States

Company Description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.


Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world.

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

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MSc or PhD Degree Geology is required.

Must have over 15 years of experience with deep water exploration in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

Significant experience with salt tectonic analysis is required.

Experience with ArcGIS, seismic interpretation software, seismic imaging and reprocessing complex 2D and 3D seismic datasets are required.

Must have expertise in play-based exploration methods and building geological models to support new opportunity capture.

Experience in Brazil, Angola, Gabon, Mexico, Canada & NW Africa is a plus.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, Texas

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