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Dallas, Texas
United States
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Bachelor's Degree

Geological Technician

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated and enthusiastic Geotechnical Assistant for our Dallas Exploration team.

This is a challenging position with the prime responsibility to support an active domestic and international exploration program by providing expertise in technical data manipulation, management and organization for a variety of international and domestic projects. The successful candidate will:

  • Work with our exploration and data management teams to prepare and load data into interpretation workstation projects.
  • Manage scanning & digitization of data as needed including well data, shot point data and seismic data.
  • Use ArcGIS software for regional map compilation and geo-referencing.
  • Help to organize and maintain digital data archives.
  • Conduct literature searches and compile reports.
  • Prepare displays for technical and management presentations.
  • The preferred candidate will have an undergraduate science or mathematics degree, extensive computer skills and 5-10+ years of previous oil and gas industry experience in a similar role.


  • Provide a broad range of geo-technical support to an active new ventures exploration team including data preparation and loading of data to workstation projects.
  • Management and organization of existing corporate geotechnical data and databases.
  • Data download from industry standard databases such as IHSEnergy and DrillingInfo.
  • Data digitization and preparation including well logs, maps, seismic sections and capturing data in to spreadsheets.
  • Assistance with preparation of management presentations and technical illustrations and charts.
  • Working with other staff from different departments and disciplines to complete tasks in a timely and effective manner

Required Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in science or mathematics, earth sciences preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple concurrent projects
  • Extensive knowledge of industry standard data types and formats.
  • Working knowledge of exploration software suites including IHS-Kingdom and Petra.
  • Strong understanding of cartography and map projections.
  • Proficiency in using ArcGIS software for data compilation and geo-referencing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel and Word). Knowledge of graphics software such as CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCad or similar an advantage.
  • Applied experience with relational databases (e.g. MS Access) and data interrogation platforms like SpotFire a strong plus.
  • Experience concentrated in supporting International projects is strongly preferred - some exposure to domestic US data and workflows a plus.
  • Comfortable working to short deadlines.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills are essential.

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