Petroleum Geologist I

  • Battelle
  • Columbus, OH 43201
  • 13 days ago


Job Description

Battelle delivers when others can’t.

We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Battelle’s Energy Division is currently seeking a Petroleum Geologist I. This position located in Columbus, OH.


As a Petroleum Geologist I, the selected individual will provide geologic analysis of both individual wellbores and larger fields.

The successful candidate will work with the guidance of senior geosciences staff and mentor more junior geoscientists.

Examples of responsibilities based on current or anticipated projects include:

Assists building detailed petrophysical models in wildcat fields, historic fields and/or EOR fields, using data from a wide array of sources.

Interpretation of advanced wireline logs such as image logs, nuclear magnetic resonance, elemental spectroscopy logs and dipole sonic logs.

Perform screening of potential production and storage fields and estimate available capacity through assessment of seismic surveys and deep well logs.

Contribute in the development of static earth models using commercial software for use in dynamic reservoir simulations.

Advance the selection and execution of monitoring, verification, and accounting techniques, including surface and subsurface instrumentation suites and data analysis techniques.

Perform the integration of regional and local-scale geologic and geophysical data, including seismic surveys, to support assessment of oil and gas production or injection and storage of fluids in subsurface.

Assists the development and implementation of reservoir characterization studies and testing activities for oil and gas exploration and production and CO2 storage application.

Assists with preparation of proposals to provide geologic characterization services for carbon dioxide storage opportunities.

Interact with both internal and external clients to convey results or present findings through briefings.


Bachelor’s Degree in Petrophysics, Geology, Geophysics, or closely related discipline.

0-2 years’ experience in petroleum geology, O&G or CCUS

Hands-on experience with additional geologic analysis and integration software suites, such as Petrel or Geographix

Experience in two or more of the following


Reserves calculations

Drilling best practices


Knowledge of and ability to effectively communicate in one or more or the following

Seismic interpretation

Sequence Stratigraphy

Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to represent Battelle or its clients at conferences or public forums


MS in Petrophysics, Geology, Geophysics, or closely related discipline.

Experience in fluid flow modeling



Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols.

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected]

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law.

Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives.

We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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