• Full Time
  • China

Conoco Phillips

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We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

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Job Summary

Serve as Geophysicist for the SubSurface Group and support COPC’s Penglai Field development and other Growth Exploration and Low-Carbon efforts within China.

Job Description

Serve as Geophysicist for the SubSurface Group and support COPC’s Penglai Field development and other Growth Exploration and Low-Carbon efforts within China.   

Primary Functions:

  • Serve as geophysicist on the Penglai Field Development and Growth Exploration
  • Key functions likely to include:
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Structural and stratigraphic interpretations
  • Reservoir development plans
  • Rig schedule plans
  • Operational well planning
  • Log analysis &correlations
  • Appraisal, exploration well plans
  • OGIP determination
  • Geologic and geophysical studies
  • 2D/3D seismic acquisition, processing & interpretation
  • Geophysical Quantitative Analysis and Forward Modeling
  • Inversion and Deep Learning studies
  • Evaluation of CCS/CCUS Opportunities
  • Etc.
  • Work with technical counterparts with CNOOC and other NOC’s
  • Work with Houston Technical Team – GTF
  • Provide G&G input and support decision gates associated with progressing Exploration study areas to PSC and possible drilling phase
  • Develop fit-for-need data and analysis tools
  • Support internal budget and forecasting efforts
  • Identify and communicate key or critical issues to the SubSurface Group
  • Engage with other COPC functional groups as required
  • Member of SubSurface Group

Critical Skills:

  • 10+ years of Geophysical experience
  • BS in G&G discipline, MS preferred.
  • Recent, hands-on experience with reservoir characterization, structural mapping, log analysis and correlation, operational well support, well planning, volumetrics, seismic analysis, forward modeling, inversion, etc.
  • Experience with Exploration workflows, both regional and prospect-based
  • Experience with CCS/CCUS projects a plus
  • Experience with unconventional reservoirs, shales a plus
  • Current knowledge with reservoir interpretation tools (Petrel, SLB family, RocDoc, Hampson Russell, etc.)
  • Good communication skills, conceptual and technical thinker
  • Good judgement
  • Business acumen
  • Good teamwork and inclusion skills
  • Innovative mindset
  • Ability to influence others
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment

Must have very good oral and written English skills.

Reporting Relationships: 

This position reports to the SubSurface Manager and is a member of the SubSurface Group.  The SubSurface Manager will provide functional oversight, but business direction will be provided by the PIM and VP Subsurface and Exploration.


Penglai field is a mature asset with geologic complexity and development complications.  As a non-operator, the ability to influence CNOOC to adapt new technologies and applications is key to success.  Growth exploration programs and Low-Carbon evaluations will require an innovative and collaborative mindset.  Individuals accepting this opportunity need to be eager to learn new technical skills and tools and bring forward new ideas to ensure success.

Apply Before: November 14, 2023


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the country where this job is located is NOT available for this position.


ConocoPhillips is an equal opportunity employer.

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