Calgary, Alberta

Geology Summer Student

Sep 30, 2016
Calgary, Alberta
Summer, Student Jobs
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.

Nexen's technical summer student program is aimed at students studying engineering, geology and geophysics. During this four-month work term, students are assigned specific projects which give them practical business experience and the opportunity to develop technical skills in their designated field of study.

Location & Business Unit Overview

Calgary, Alberta

• You may be eligible to receive relocation assistance.

Position Overview

Start Date: May 1st, 2017;
Work Term Length: 4 months;
Eligibility: Undergrad, Masters, or PhD Geology student. Students must be returning to their post-secondary institution after this work term;
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.


Responsibilities include:

  • Targeted analysis of key horizontal wells within the Horn River Basin Shale Play to generate geochemical and petrophysical data
  • Generation of structural models for key well pads for utilization in geomodelling
  • Creation of holistic geochemical facies interpretation for Basin and relation of facies to petrophysical and geomechanical data
  • Establishing relationship of geochemical facies to sequence stratigraphic interpretations
  • Determining appropriate geomodelling parameters to represent reservoir property variation at a pad scale
  • Document workflow and present a final report on findings


• Eligible to work in Canada;

Additional Skills

• Strong safety mindset;

• Demonstrated ability to work in an integrated 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);

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills;

• Experience with geomechanics, sedimentology or structural geology is preferred but not required

Application Information

As part of your application, please ensure to:

• 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