Director, Reservoir Characterization

  • Full Time
  • Canada

Conoco Phillips

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Job Summary

Job Description

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 has approximately 9,600 employees supporting operations and activities in 13 countries. In 2022, production averaged 1,738 MBOED, and proved reserves were 6.6 BBOE.

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 85 MBOED in 2022 and proved reserves were 0.2 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 (CPC) is currently recruiting a Calgary based Reservoir Characterization Supervisor, reporting to the Manager, Montney Development. The successful candidate will lead a team of 10+ Geoscientists and Reservoir Engineers to advance the characterization of the NE BC Montney asset area, integrating subsurface, completion and production data to understand the development potential of the asset.  Central to this role is responsible for identifying and evaluating key subsurface uncertainties and providing direction on pilot/testing strategies and the data acquisition programs to help inform decisions, de-risk the play and optimize the development plan.

This role is based out of Calgary, on a Monday to Friday, optional hybrid office schedule. 



  • Champion collaboration, knowledge sharing, and technical assurance with Technology, SMEs, Chiefs, and L48
  • Influence technologies and innovations to deploy and leverage corporate resources to optimize the value of the asset.


  • Integrated Reservoir Description:
  • Appraisal & Development Strategy:
  • Well Design Optimization:
  • Subsurface Planning and Assurance:
  • Performance Monitoring and Benchmarking:
  • Technical Assurance and Coordination:
  • Knowledge Sharing and Mentorship:

Required Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with subsurface reservoir evaluation and uncertainty characterization
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Petroleum Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, or related field
  • 10+ years of subsurface experience
  • Previous experience in a leadership role
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada on a full-time basis without restrictions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a Geoscience or Petroleum Engineering
  • 15+ years of subsurface experience
  • Technical leadership experience
  • Experience in Unconventional Resource Characterization
  • Track record of developing key deliverables and progressing subsurface analysis for projects through FEL gates into execution
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with ability to manage multiple ongoing activities.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude for building strong relationships based on trust and seeking collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals. 
  • Ability to generate effective solutions based on available information and make timely decisions that are safe and ethical.

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.

Current employees: Please ensure you have discussed your intent to apply with your current supervisor prior to applying for any internal position.

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ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply Before:


May 17, 2024


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