Development Geologist – Conventional, Houston, TX

Development Geologist – Conventional Assets, Houston, TX

CSI Recruiting is working with a financially healthy and growth-minded E&P firm in their search for an experienced, early-career Development Geologist to join their team of experienced professionals.  This firm is specifically looking to hire a Petroleum Geologist that is currently working with conventional oil assets in the Lower 48 (U.S.), specifically waterflood and / or CO2 Flood assets.

Particulars of the Role:

  • Identify, generate, and recommend economically sound investment projects to be applied to the company’s producing properties to enhance both oil and gas production and increase the company’s reserve base.
  • Evaluate outside operated proposals and monitor offset exploration activity as it pertains to and impacts the company’s leaseholds.
  • Collaborate in the preparation of AFE’s, annual capital budget and reserve report projects.
  • Serve as a staff advisor to other members of the Reservoir department in regard to basin geology, structural style, depositional environments, etc.
  • Make proper recommendations concerning the Company’s leasehold position with regard to renewals and rentals, taking new leases, dropping acreage, farming out, and maintaining the HBP status of all economic or potentially economic producing acreage.
  • Supervise and/or monitor field data acquisition concerning geological, geophysical, and other related functions.
  • Maintain an awareness of evolving industry standards and emerging technologies as they apply to maximizing the economic recovery of the Company’s oil and gas properties.
  • Provide geological, petrophysical and geophysical support functions and perform property studies.


  • Seeking Petroleum Geologists with 5-10 Years of in-house development geology experience, preferably focused on conventional mature waterfloods.
  • Experienced in formation evaluation/interpretation with well logs.
  • Skilled at creating geological maps (structure, isopach, net pay, GOR, API Gravity, HCIP, PhiH, Water Cut, etc.).
  • Experienced in Type Curve creation and analysis based on formation and geological/geographical setting, non-operated project deal flow analysis and evaluation, Petrophysical analysis/models/calculations (conventional and unconventional reservoirs), decline curve analysis & downspacing analysis, gun barrel plot creation, parent/child relationship analysis, production & injection diagnostics, and familiar with enhanced/improved oil recovery technologies.
  • Skilled at leading the development of capital reserve-adding projects and preparing/presenting recommendations to upper level management for approval.
  • Experienced in the use of Geographix/Petra, MicroSoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, IHS & Enverus databases.
  • Experience in the use of OFM, PHDWin, StarSteer, and Spotfire/Tableau is a plus.
  • BS in Geology with an MS in Geology or MBA preferred.

We know this company well – The working environment is excellent and the company has a strong track record of employee retention and many employees have been with the company for 10+ years.  They treat their people well and are fiscally responsible.

This is NOT a company for those seeking a quick pay-day or a top-of-market salary, instead it’s an ideal place for an early-career petroleum engineer to put down roots, learn from team members while contributing to the success of the company.