Calgary, Alberta

Geology Co-op Student - Reservoir Characterization & Modeling

Sep 30, 2016
Calgary, Alberta
Student Jobs, Co-op
Company Overview

A global energy leader with an exciting future 

Nexen is an upstream oil and gas company responsibly developing energy resources in some of the world’s most significant basins, including the UK North Sea, offshore West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico and Western Canada. A wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, Nexen has three principal businesses: conventional oil and gas, oil sands, and shale gas.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, Nexen is better positioned than ever to realize our central purpose – creating value by responsibly supplying the energy that fuels people’s lives. While ownership has changed, our purpose, values and principle-based approach to doing business, remain unaltered. Our high standards of integrity and governance have earned us a global reputation for valuing the big picture: people, safety and the environment. Your contributions are rewarded with a highly competitive compensation package and a healthy work-life balance, and training that will open doors to your future.

Student Opportunities

At Nexen, we have new graduate and student employee development programs that accelerate your career and allow you to step in, step up and stand out.  During your work term, you will gain practical experience, develop technical skills to complement your academic learning, and gain exposure to future opportunities at Nexen.  To be eligible for our co-op student program, you must be enrolled in a co-op/intern program sponsored by an accredited post-secondary institution.

Location & Business Unit Overview

Calgary, Alberta

• You may be eligible to receive relocation assistance.

Position Overview

Start Date: January 2nd, 2017;
Work Term Length: 8 months;
Education: 3rd or 4th Year Undergrad, Masters, or PhD Geology Student;
Eligibility: Student must be enrolled in a formal co-op/internship program with their post-secondary institution;
Number of positions available: 1;
Business Unit: Cdn Ops - RD - Reservoir Characterization & Modeling;

Job Duties & Responsibilities

The Reservoir Characterization and Modeling (RCM) team is comprised of specialist geoscientists responsible for delivering projects and technical support required to execute the core strategy, and deliver annual key results, of the Canadian Operations Division. In addition this team fulfills a crucial role in a matrix based organizational structure as a flexible team of experts ensuring technical excellence, innovation and technical consistency in the areas of seismic reservoir characterization, petroleum geomechanics, structural geology and geomodeling for Oil Sands and Tight Gas/Oil Reservoirs.


Job Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Petrophysical and sedimentological analysis of core images of Oil Sands reservoir intervals to develop a new shale facies classification system;
  • Regional studies to determine variability of shale-rich facies occurrence;
  • Creation of shale logs from image analysis;
  • Determining appropriate geomodelling parameters and workflows to represent reservoir shale volume variation at a pad scale;
  • Performing simulation to determine impacts of various shale facies;
  • Documenting workflow and presenting a final report on findings.


• Eligible to work in Canada;

Additional Skills

• Strong safety mindset;

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills

• Ability to work within a team environment

• Motivation to achieve and exceed superior results;

• Strong obligation to accountability;

• Demonstrated effective decision-making skills;

• Innovative with “can do” attitude;

• Values feedback as a learning tool;

• Ability to collaborate without boundaries and align with a team to achieve highest quality results;

• Strong computer applications knowledge (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook);

• Previous geomechanical experience considered an asset

• Experience with clastic sedimentology is considered an asset

• Experience with petrophysical and geomodeling software & workflows is considered an asset

Application Information

As part of your application, please ensure to:

• Indicate if you are enrolled in a co-op or internship program;
• Include your co-op coordinator's contact information (name, email, phone);
• Indicate if you are available for the full work term;
• Include your GPA and expected graduation date;
• Upload your resume, cover letter, and a copy of your most recent unofficial transcripts as one document.

How to Apply