00G9B Geologist & Geophysicist E&P or Research Intern – 2013
ConocoPhillips is the world's largest independent upstream energy company, based on proved
reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the
company had operations in almost 30 countries and approximately 16,700 employees as of May
1, 2012, with 2011 average production of 1.62 million BOE per day and proved reserves of 8.3
billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2011.
The internship positions are in either Exploration & Production (E&P) or in Geosciences &
Reservoir Engineering (G&RE), our research organization.
All internships provide a short-term work assignment to help enhance your technical and
business skills, and to provide you with exposure to career options in the petroleum industry.
You will learn primarily through hands-on technical work and one-on-one mentoring by a subject
matter expert on your specific project. You will be engaged in valuable work on a challenging
project while giving ConocoPhillips the opportunity to evaluate your future fit within our
company. Projects have immediate application to ConocoPhillips business needs around the
You will have the opportunity to interact with other interns and ConocoPhillips' professionals
working on a variety of projects to learn about additional aspects of the industry. In some cases,
short courses or field trips may be part of your experience.
E&P intern locations are primarily in Houston, TX, with the possibility of being placed in
Anchorage, AK, Midland, TX or Farmington, NM.
G&RE intern locations are primarily in Houston, TX, with the possibility of being placed in
Typical responsibilities of an E&P Geoscientist intern may include:
Interpretation of subsurface geoscience and related data to help with our hydrocarbon
exploration and development projects
Working with a mentor and a group of other professionals to make recommendations for
further activities related to basin studies, exploration plays or prospects, or fields
Recent intern projects have included:
3D seismic interpretation of fault juxtaposition to predict trap geometry and size
Sequence stratigraphic interpretation of an exciting new exploration play
Detailed 3D seismic interpretation of known fields to select prospective drilling
Prospect generation and well proposals in a variety of global locations
Typical responsibilities of a Research Geoscientist intern may include:
Working with a mentor and a group of other professionals to develop and enhance new
technologies related to hydrocarbon exploration and production.
Recent types of technology intern projects have been in these areas:
Seismic Reservoir Characterization
High Definition Seismic Imaging
Structural Analysis and Geomechanics
Basin Evolution and Modeling
Bachelor's degree in geoscience or a closely related technical field
Must be currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited MS or PhD program in
geology, geophysics, engineering, or applied mathematics or closely related technical
A minimum of ten continuous weeks of technical work for the internship
Cumulative and major undergraduate GPA greater than 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
Graduate school GPA's greater than 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
Direct experience in relevant technical work for the petroleum industry (including
previous internships or full time experience)
Either geophysical focus with strong geological skills, or geological focus with strong
For internships in Subsurface Technology a preference is given to candidates enrolled in
PhD programs and demonstrating a capability for collaborative research
Personal drive for geological or geophysical technical excellence
High level of initiative, energy and creativity
Willingness to accept responsibility on major projects
Strong analytical skills with a practical approach to problem solving
Organizational skills - ability to prioritize approach to problem solving
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work with a mentor, a team, or independently
Adaptability to a changing environment
Eagerness to learn and grow professionally
High ethical standards
Conditions of Employment
Passing pre-employment medical and drug screens
Presentation of documents establishing identity and U.S. employment eligibility (for
To apply for this position and to be considered for an interview, please complete the following 3
steps before the requisition closing date of December 1, 2012.
1. Go to ConocoPhillips University Jobs to apply online.
Search using the job number (00G9B) or keyword search for the job title listed
2. Complete the entire application process.
Attach an electronic copy of your resume
Attach an electronic copy of your unofficial transcript
Answer all of the questions associated with the application
Provide your eSignature
3. Register for an interview through your university or college career services.
For additional information on ConocoPhillips, check out these brouchers via at the links below.
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Defining The New COP
ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer