Development Geologist – Houston Texas

Our Galleria area Houston, TX client is seeking a Development Geologist.


The development geologist will be an integrated member of the Development and Appraisal Team supporting new field developments, appraisal activities following successful exploration efforts will be heavily involved in detailed reservoir description and reserves support of producing assets.  The successful candidate will report directly to the VP of Engineering and operations, and be responsible for all aspects of development geology evaluations, planning and model construction.  This position is ideal for an experienced development geologist with advanced modeling experience who is seeking broad and significant experience in all aspects of exploration and production.


This position will be responsible for building and maintaining geo-cellular models within the PETREL framework (and possibly other platforms) and will be a key member of an integrated team responsible for reservoir modeling of new and existing assets.  Advanced PETREL skills are a prerequisite.

He or she will proactively review key producing assets for any future investment or reserves potential, characterize that potential and generate maturity plans and strategies with the sub-surface team for those opportunities.  The role will also be responsible for advancing investment opportunities for decision in conjunction with the field/asset team. The candidate will work with our operations geologist and development team members to plan and execute those development/ appraisal wells towards successful conclusion.  The role will also include identification of near field exploration opportunities surrounding our existing asset base and advancing those opportunities as appropriate.

The development geologist will develop discipline relationships with both the Exploration G&G community and with the Australia based G&G community and discipline.  The incumbent will also be instrumental in integrated evaluations in the appraisal and development cycle and will be a key planner in detailed field studies providing critical characterization work for our integrated evaluations and workflows.


  • BS in Geoscience.
  • Experience must include:

o Minimum of 5+ years of exposure to DeepWater Gulf of Mexico in a development geology role.

o Minimum of 5+ years utilizing advanced geo-cellular skills in PETREL/SKUA

o Minimum of 5+ years experience with Pliocene/ Miocene/ and Early Tertiary evaluation techniques in GOM.

  • Possess strong mapping skills in Paradigm or PETREL suite.
  • Workstation interpretation skills, preferably on Paradigm suite.
  • Possess strong development-oriented geological background and experience base.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the current and up to date exploration thinking, concepts and trends as it relates to development geology and evaluation.
  • Strong demons ratable communication and presentation skills.
  • Team player and self starter.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in Geoscience
  • 10+ years in development geology role.

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Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.  Candidates must have authorization to work in the U.S.  Clients will not sponsor visas.

Frontline Source Group™ is one of the fastest growing Information Technology, Accounting, Legal, Human Resources, Administrative, and Clerical staffing and direct hire firms with offices throughout Texas, which include locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Houston, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands.

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