Subsurface Applications Analyst Job Listing at BHP Billiton in Houston, TX
Energy, Metals & Mining
Subsurface Applications Analyst
Business / Project:
Full Time Regular (USA)
US - Texas - Houston
BHP Billiton is all about smart technology, innovation and great talent. If you want a challenging career and a chance to explore resource opportunities as well as your ambitions, we're the company for you. Think ahead. Think BHP Billiton.
The main focus for this position is to provide technical computing support to the user community of Drilling applications. This would primarily include interacting with users to analyze and resolve application and data related issues. The successful candidate will be a part of the Subsurface Systems Team with experience in Drilling, Completions and Production workflows and software support.
Work with business, data management team and vendors to improve capabilities and improve efficiency of the drilling and completions software and its application within BHP Billiton.
Liaise with business, vendors and co-workers to proactively resolve issues (data, database, workflows, computing environment) and ensure utilization of best practices where possible. After hours support/issue resolution is also required on an as needed basis.
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 BHP Billiton Petroleum.
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.
Shares responsibility for team deliverables.
Works on risk-based decisions independently, presenting results for peer assessment and approval.
Considers the broader basis of decision-making in the team.
Participates in peer reviews.
Participates in sessions to help define requirements and deliverables.
Participates in planning, scheduling, and resourcing discussions, able to influence planning process as a result of recognized expertise
Document all tasks using Job / Task tracking application (Footprints).
Document all major projects using existing BHPB Petroleum's Small Project Management methodology and tools.
Provide computing support for Drilling and Completions 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 Drilling and Completions applications and perform license utilization reviews.
Generate workflows to enhance productivity in the Drilling domain and promote the use of in-house technical applications.
Keep abreast of new technology trends by attending trade shows and vendor demonstrations for the purpose of recommending new technical software. Also responsible for planning in-house sessions promoting new technology.
Train and mentor end users in the effective use of the software tools available, enabling them to maximize their productivity.
Work closely with other members of the subsurface applications support and data management team.
Understand systems requirements of new projects and actively plan systems capacity requirements.
Manage relationships with external service providers; information technology, hardware and software vendors.
Assist in the development, implementation and enforcement of policies, standards and procedures for the application support environment.
Special projects as defined by the Geoscience Computing Supervisor or Subsurface Applications Manager.
BEHAVIOURAL & LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Is an example to other team members of professional and ethical behavior.
Has an awareness of conveying information at the appropriate level for the audience.
Readily accepts coaching and mentoring from others, acknowledging areas of personal growth and development.
Learns new projects quickly, trusted to multi-task within own discipline.
Participates actively in the team and contributes to its effectiveness, prioritizes own work.
Collaborates actively across functions and divisions, with strong links into contractor and external provider networks.
Understands the principle of and actively seeks win-win solutions.
Takes initiative within the team and across team/discipline boundaries to widen personal network.
Actively builds networks within the local group (function/office), maintaining external academic networks and building professional ones.
Maintains effective performance under uncertain and unstructured conditions.
Excellent interpersonal skills - can establish and maintain win-win relationships.
Strategic thinker - open to new ideas and can assist in defining direction.
Excellent technical and analytical skills - can resolve complex problems.
Action oriented - consistently drives for and delivers results that meet or exceed expectations.
Brings out the Best in Others.
Self driven with a positive "can do" attitude
Possesses excellent work ethics and demonstrates through actions alignment with charter values.
World Wide Drilling and Production Unit teams, including rig staff
Subsurface Computing team members.
Subsurface Data Management team members.
Infrastructure Technical computing lead
Direct Reports (Positions)
EXPERIENCE AND 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 Drilling and Completions application support experience including, but not limited to the Landmark EDM suite- Openwells, Wellcore, Wellview and Rimbase.
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.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Languages - English
THINK OF THE OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN BHP BILLITON. THINK LOCAL. THINK GLOBAL.
With 44,000 employees working in more than 100 operations in approximately 25 countries, we represent the world's largest diversified resources company. We take our commitment to the communities in which we operate and do business in very seriously, and we are committed to operating safely and sustainably.
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3 Dec 2012 Central Standard Time
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