2023 Geophysics Student

Conoco Phillips

About ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s leading exploration and production companies based on both production and reserves, with a globally diversified asset portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 13 countries, $93 billion of total assets and approximately 9,400 employees at March 31, 2022. Production averaged 1,747 MBOED for the three months ended March 31, 2022, and proved reserves were 6.1 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2021.

In Canada, we can trace our history back over 110 years. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, our current investment programs are focused on the operated Surmont oil sands development in the Athabasca region of northeast Alberta and the liquids rich Montney unconventional play in northeast British Columbia. Our production averaged 94 MBOED in 2021 and proved reserves were 0.3 BBOE.

Our story demonstrates our commitment to the community, our innovative approach to technology and our adaptability during the changes faced by our industry. Within our Calgary office, we have implemented a Hybrid Office Work program, which offers eligible employees flexibility with the option of working remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays. We believe that diverse opinions, ideas and perspectives are what fuels innovation, and we reinforce this belief through a DEI Council of employees, a culture of psychological safety and an Engagement Network, to name a few. Our workforce represents the international communities in which we live and work, bringing together talented people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Consistent with our focus on excellence, ConocoPhillips continues to discover and develop best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion – for the good of our enterprise, our employees, our vendors and our communities. 


ConocoPhillips Canada is seeking an undergraduate or post graduate student majoring in Geophysics who will have the opportunity to practice and develop their geophysical skills in a company that is committed to technology and personal development.  The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary teams based in Calgary, Alberta for a four month term starting May 2023.

The student will assist in the interpretation of time-lapse seismic data in one of our legacy SAGD pads, utilizing seismic and well data to understand steam chamber growth and development over time. They will gain experience in Petrel software by interpretation and database management (Studio). They will be expected to summarize their workflow, seismic interpretation, and learnings with a final presentation to the reservoir characterization team to aide in new pad developments. Other project work may include interpretation of key horizons, attribute analysis of the reservoir and caprock, integration of new wells and information into the overall geologic framework of the area.


  • Interpretation of time-lapse seismic data over several years
  • Presenting results of project work to team and management
  • Utilizing Petrel software

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a degree in Geophysics
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be returning to study at a post-secondary institution following work term
  • Proficient (ability to perform the skill with limited assistance) in Microsoft Products Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, familiarity with Spotfire would be beneficial
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic geoscience understanding (well logs, seismic theory and interpretation)
  • Experience with workstations and networks an asset
  • Programming experience is useful but not a requirement
  • Some exposure to mapping systems like ArcMap, Accumap, Petrel
  • Ability to use a practical approach when analyzing problems
  • Must possess good communication and organizational skills

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of November 20th.

For information on our Sustainable Development performance in Canada, visit www.cpcsustainability.ca

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job please visit careers.conocophillips.com.

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