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ConocoPhillips Specialist, Subsurface Data Management in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Specialist, Subsurface Data Management


Job Number: 00TDP

Who We Are

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent Exploration and Production (E&P) company, based on production and proved reserves. With operations in 17 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.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives of our employees drive our success.


The Data Integration and Analytics Team is accountable or responsible for:

  • Establishing long term ownership of Subsurface data and overarching petrotechnical data curation and stewardship

  • The creation and implementation of a sustainable environment allowing for discovery, awareness, and seamless access to dependable data across the petrotechnical toolkit

  • The development and validation of the Petrotechnical Data Management and Analytics Strategy and transition to the desired Data Analytics future state

  • Elevating awareness and communication of data analytics issues and efforts and effective knowledge sharing within and outside the organization

  • Building the means to manage the data analytics toolkit and workflows

A key component of both the ConocoPhillips’ and Exploration's Data Analytics Strategies is Full Data Utilization. The Subsurface Data Specialist ensures all subsurface data are easily discoverable, accessible, and trustworthy and thereby improves the performance and productivity of the organization. Partnering with the Exploration and IT, the Subsurface Data Specialist will establish and oversee processes to manage subsurface data including receipt, QC and accuracy, storage, access, and archival of data. Additionally, they will be accountable for the development and implementation of governances and best practices to ensure uptake and sustainability of the data management solutions. This role will be accountable for global corporate subsurface data repositories and will advise, align, and collaborate with the efforts in support of interpretation project datastores.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Point of Contact for Exploration subsurface data management and liaise between Exploration and partners including IT and external vendors

  • Establishment and maintenance of processes to ensure alignment with Exploration data requirements and proactive pursuit of improvements and solutions

  • Accountable for the creation, maintenance, implementation, and compliance of subsurface data management processes, governances, and support models to ensure data access, quality, and accuracy

  • Evaluate, recommend, and promote tools, methodologies, and best practices for managing subsurface data

  • Ensure data flows are well understood and implemented, metadata are accurately populated, data are kept current, and outdated or redundant data are properly disposed of

  • Ensure data security and access are fit for purpose and enforced and data restrictions and obligations are well understood and followed

  • Networking globally to develop and share subsurface data management best practices



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee

  • Master’s degree or higher in Geoscience, Engineering, related discipline, or foreign equivalent

  • 5 years of experience in subsurface exploration and characterization

  • Intermediate understanding of subsurface exploration and characterization workflows, key products, and deliverables

  • Intermediate understanding of various subsurface data types including seismic, wellbore, geochem, PVT, drilling, production, etc. and how these data are utilized and validated for accuracy

  • Intermediate understanding of primary vendor curated data including IHS, WoodMac, and DrillingInfo and how the data are accessed and utilized


  • Experience with Petrel, ArcGIS, and other petrotechnical tools

  • Exposure to data storage models and technologies such as OSDU, Teradata, and Cloud storage

  • Familiarity with data licensing contracts and licensed data rights and obligations

  • Collaborative attitude and ability to work across Exploration and IT disciplines (regionally and global)

  • Motivated to data quality and data security

  • Strong skillset in partner engagement, problem solving, and inspiring change

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right

  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

  • Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change, encourages innovative thinking and continuous improvement, and models adaptability through resourcefulness, flexibility and positivity

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 February 18, 2020 .

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


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: Geosciences

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: GEOSCIENCE

Title: Specialist, Subsurface Data Management

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