Advisor Petrophysics Job



Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.


Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


Position Summary


This position is for an Advisor level petrophysicist working with the Exploration Excellence team, reporting to the Exploration Director, based in Houston.  Hess, as a large competitive position in Guyana, US deep-water GoM, North Malay and Williston Basins.  However, as one of the last mid-size independents, with a strong financial future, it is ideally placed for growth.


The Exploration Excellence team is responsible for supporting Hess’s business teams in operations across the globe. The primary role of the Petrophysics Advisor will be to deliver operational support to active drilling campaigns (exploration through development), as well as analysis/preparation of logs suites in support of regional exploration campaigns.  In addition, the successful candidate will be required to mentor junior team members and foundation geoscientists on rotation.  Implicit requirements of the role will be the capacity to engage/develop a rapport within the team and across individual business units.  Additionally, a strong network with external service providers building trusted partnerships is key.


The role requires extensive experience in deterministic and probabilistic petrophysical interpretation, in conventional reservoir and offshore, deep-water settings.  Advanced knowledge of operations, LWD and wireline acquisition are fundamental to this role, underpinned by a thorough knowledge of tool and sensor physics.  The ability to advise and influence in well design/planning with multidisciplinary teams/partnerships is a key skill.  Proficiency in understanding the acquisition, quality control and interpretation of pressure gradient data, integrated with fluid sampling is of crucial importance.  The candidate should also have extensive experience in the design and  integration of core analysis datasets from routine porosity and permeability all the way to mineralogical and SCAL experiments such as capillary pressure for generation of saturation height functions.  NMR interpretation and integration (in both clastic and carbonate systems) is preferred. 


A significant part of this role is integration with other disciplines (Petrography, Geochemistry, Rock Physics etc.,), integrating results with other subject matter experts.  Not only is this essential in support of reservoir models (with impact on resources/reserves) but additionally impacting exploration activities from regional to drill-test.  Furthermore, petrophysical conditioning of elastic log data, for integration with quantative geophysical analysis is a key skill in this role.  Experience in determining geologic facies and hydraulic flow units for modelling inputs is also preferred.  This position will have a high profile within Hess and be expected to turn-around evaluations under tight deadlines.  It is ideal for a dynamic high-energy individual seeking a significant opportunity to impact the company’s future.


Role and Responsibilities


  • Operational support on both Hess and partner operated well campaigns.
  • Ability to work across well datasets of variable vintages and quality
  • Comfortable working with limited datasets and maintaining an open mind to new ideas and play concepts
  • Ownership of final conditioned log interpretations, including reservoir properties, saturation height functions and fluid property estimations.
  • Strong individual contributor, team player, and technical leader
  • Effective project management, ability to multi-task
  • Mentoring of colleagues and junior staff


Qualifications & Education


  • 10-20 years relevant industry experience – dominantly in conventional wells
  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills and commitment to continued learning and improvement
  • Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Experience across the value chain (Exploration to Production).
  • Well-developed sharing, listening and collaboration skills are highly valued
  • Comfortable with aggressive timelines and presenting to senior leadership
  • Ability to work multiple projects with strong focus on delivery and results


  • Experience in Geolog or IP preferred but proficiency in other software’s considered


Education, Training & Certifications
     •    MS or PhD Degree in Petroleum Engineering or related field.


Core competencies

Leading at Hess refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success.  How you deliver results is as important as to what you achieve.  Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies, to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Build Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance


Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

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