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Subsurface Computing Analyst

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/05/2014
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The Company:
An oil and Gas operating company

The Role:
The main focus for this position is to provide technical computing support to the user community of Reservoir Engineering applications. This would primarily include interacting with users to analyze and resolve application and data related issues. This is a short term (3 month) contractor role.

Key Dimensions:
• Provide computing support for Reservoir engineering applications
• Plan and coordinate new software evaluations
• Coordination of application installs and upgrades, taking into account systems software and hardware implications. This includes coordination with the hardware systems group, testing and notification to end users.
• Monitor the use of subsurface RE applications and perform license utilization reviews.
• Special assignments as defined by the Subsurface Computing Supervisor.

Core Accountabilities:
• Liaise with business, vendors and co-workers to proactively resolve issues (data, database, workflows, computing environment) and ensure utilization of best practices where possible.
• Work collaboratively with co-workers to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.
• Work with vendors, co-workers and industry peers to review new software, technologies and data management methodologies for potential application within the company.
• Work collaboratively to scope, drive, execute and deliver global projects as required.
• Plans and completes workflow segments in own discipline, meeting goals and deadlines of the team.
• Participates in sessions to help define requirements and deliverables.

• Document all tasks using Job / Task tracking application (Footprints).
• Document all major projects using existing Small Project Management methodology and tools.

Behavioural & Leadership Competencies
• Has an awareness of conveying information at the appropriate level for the audience.
• Maintains effective performance under uncertain and unstructured conditions.
• Excellent interpersonal skills - can establish and maintain win-win relationships.
• Excellent technical and analytical skills - can resolve complex problems.
• Action oriented - consistently drives for and delivers results that meet or exceed expectations.
• Self driven with a positive “can do” attitude
• Possesses excellent work ethics

Key Relationships:
• Reservoir Engineers within asset and resource teams.
• Subsurface Computing team members. • Subsurface Data Management team members.

• Software vendors
• Service companies

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Reservoir Engineering, Production Engineering or an equivalent combination of education, technical training and work experience.

Experience & Technical Competencies

• Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of RE application support experience including, but not limited to Schlumberger applications such as ECLIPSE, OFM, VOLTS, Petrel and Petroleum Experts applications such as GAP, PROSPER, RESOLVE. Experience with Beicip, SPT Group or CMG applications is highly regarded.
• Strong analytical skills to include proficiency in the UNIX, Linux and Windows platforms.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with technical application users, IT staff and external vendors.
• Self driven individual with the ability to manage large workloads by utilizing time management and multi-tasking skills.
• Works well under pressure without compromising the quality of work.
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