Worldwide Petroleum Consulting
Senior Petroleum Geologist (Dallas, Texas)

Senior Petroleum Geologist (Dallas, Texas)

October 27, 2020

D&M is seeking a talented Petroleum Geologist to assist our organization in driving value and increasing efficiency by interpreting the structure, stratigraphy, depositional origin, and lithofacies aspects of hydrocarbon reservoirs utilizing industry-standard methods, technology, and computer software. This role’s ideal candidate excels in geo-cellular modeling, evaluation of hydrocarbon reservoirs, communication, attention to detail, task management, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The candidate will work closely with the company’s energy industry leaders, collaborate with data analytics groups, and use advanced simulation/cluster technology.


  • Subsurface mapping: Build 2–D and 3–D static models of original hydrocarbon in place for use in reserves and resources estimation, including structural and stratigraphic interpretations and lithostratigraphic and chronostratigraphic correlation.
  • Demonstrated skill in subsurface mapping, fault interpretation, lithostratigraphic and chronostratigraphic correlation, core description, and depositional-systems analysis required.
  • Evaluate data and interpretations for uncertainty and apply that knowledge under PRMS and SEC definitions in a consistent and precise manner.
  • Ability to perform fundamental log analysis and seismic interpretation.
  • Integrate data from multiple and disparate sources (e.g., client data, literature) to create a coherent and accurate geologic assessment of reservoirs, traps, and fluid types.
  • Incorporate all available rock, fluid, pressure, and production data to construct static reservoir models and recommend the best methods to refine dynamic reservoir models geologically.
  • Lead, train, and mentor an integrated, multi-disciplined team of professional and support staff, managing multiple project assignments simultaneously within firm deadlines.
  • Prepare and deliver training seminars to clients and staff on specialty topics in geologic reservoir characterization and modeling.
  • Present and discuss geologic interpretations with clients, including presenting and defending work completed by others.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in constructing an integrated depositional system environment interpretation based on the holistic integration of all available subsurface data: core description (to include consideration of paleontology, sedimentary structures/flow regime, sedimentary petrography/petrology, and diagenesis), log motif, petro facies, seismic facies, sequence stratigraphy, analog data, and engineering data.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Master’s degree in Geology plus 10+ years of relevant oil and gas experience.
  2. Demonstrated extensive experience with reservoir-mapping software and subsurface-interpretation software (e.g., Petrel®, RMS®, TerraStation®, Landmark®).
  3. Demonstrated experience with databases to analyze voluminous data.
  4. Ability and willingness to travel, both domestic and international.
  5. International experience is a plus, and familiarity with international reserves and resources definition systems is desired.
  6. U.S. work authorization is required.

DeGolyer and MacNaughton offers excellent benefits and compensation.

 Next Steps:

. If interested and qualified, submit resume with cover letter.  In your submission, indicate you are responding to the opportunity “Senior Petroleum Geologist”.

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