ConocoPhillips Data Scientist in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Data Scientist


Job Number: 00RYU

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 16 countries, $70 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,242 MBOED in 2018, and preliminary proved reserves were 5.3 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.


The successful candidate will be responsible for Investigating, proposing, designing and implementing analytic solutions based on machine learning/statistical techniques that promote data-driven decision-making, opportunity creation, improved operational processes and margins.

Note that the Analytics Innovation Center of Excellence (AICOE) will be willing to consider candidates who wish to rotate to the AICOE on a shorter-term, multi-functional assignment for 18-24 months as well as those candidates who wish to make a longer-term transfer into the advanced analytics area within the IT organization.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Explore and examine data from multiple diverse data sources

  • Data cleanup, normalization and transformation

  • Help build workflows for extraction, transformation and loading of different data from a variety of sources and enable linking them to existing systems and datasets

  • Discover hidden insights/embedded patterns and enable business stakeholders to make more informed decisions

  • Help evaluate outside analytic vendors and match them with potential problems the AICOE is trying to tackle

  • Develop and understand the E&P workflow to be able to enthusiastically suggest analytical and machine learning opportunities

  • Apply methods of conceptual modeling, statistical analysis, predictive modeling and optimization design

  • Ensure consistent application of data analytics methods to explore, analyze, visualize and model data when solving problems

  • Collaborate in deploying systems that discover hidden insights/embedded patterns and enable business stakeholders to make more informed decisions

  • Apply process optimization based on historical data

  • Hypothesis testing: be able to develop hypothesis and test with careful experiments

  • Invest in self-learning new techniques in the advanced analytics field and find innovative ways to apply when solving problems

  • Partner with ConocoPhillips teams to deploy analytics/data-related initiatives

  • Improve personal knowledge and performance to sustain and enhance professional development



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Master’s degree in MIS, Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or other quantitative discipline

  • 1 years of experience in applying data preparation, exploration and visualization techniques within the oil-gas domain

  • 6 months of experience applying machine learning algorithms to business problems

  • 6 months of experience in using at least one example of an analytical tool, such as Statistica, R, Python, or JMP, in order to tackle a business problem


  • 3 years of experience in a Petro-technical discipline

  • Good social, organizational, and analytical skills

  • Aptitude for learning technologies, program languages, and statistical processes

  • Ability to visualize and communicate ideas in a concise manner

  • Works well independently and as a team member

  • Copes well with workload pressure and deadlines

  • Good awareness of Advanced Analytics vendor and tool landscape

  • Ability to articulate potential value of analytic solutions

  • Listens and invites dialogue to gain a shared understanding

  • Able to establish relationships with stakeholders

  • Able to seek opportunities to collaborate and achieve business goals

  • Inspires continuous improvement and innovative thinking

  • Ability to be sensitive to the potential business and personal impact from adoption of machine learning and AI

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable, and standing up for what is right

  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes 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 of March 25, 2019.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Information Management-Information Technology

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Data Scientist