Calgary, Alberta

Geophysics Summer Student - Regional Geoscience

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: 3rd or 4th year Geophysics Students. Students must be returning to their post-secondary institution after this work term;
Number of positions available: 1;
Business Unit: Cdn Ops - RD - Regional Geoscience;

Job Duties & Responsibilities

This Summer Student position will be on the Canadian Resource Development Team.  Our team provides geoscience technical subsurface support to our Oil Sands Assets, NE BC Shale Gas Assets and our US assets (Rockies and Eagle Ford).  Our integrated geoscience team is dedicated and focused on developing a foundational technical understanding in the basins that we operate with accountability for:
(1) Basin Mastery - foundational technical understanding that needs to be in place to define strategy, risk and uncertainty in an investment decisions. Optimize portfolio for key metrics/resource quality. Inform technology or development choices
(2) Provide a fully integrated geoscience interpretation incorporating the most recent geological, seismic, and petro physical interpretation from Nexen and competitor activity.  Accountable for  the parent interpretation to be used for planning and development decisions. 
(3) Integrate seamlessly and with a positive Win Together attitude with all other disciplines to provide timely, relevant and technically sound work to all business functions

Job Duties & Responsibilities

• Work as a contributing team member in a fast paced multidiscipline environment;
• Apply geological knowledge and background and think critically to bring unique and effective solutions to our team;
• Quickly pick up on tools and techniques required to complete the project work;
• Demonstrate resourcefulness by engaging multiple people and skill sets to maximize the value of their project;
• Effectively communicate and present all relevant learning's and observations to bigger technical team.



• Eligible to work in Canada;

Additional Skills

• Strong safety mindset;
• 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 embrace new technologies;
• Meet emerging market demands, respond effectively to changing conditions, apply continuous improvement techniques and create new business opportunities;
• Knowledge, skill and ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results;
• 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.

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