Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Plano, TX, US, 75024

Company: Denbury Inc.

Job Summary

Denbury is currently seeking a Geologist to support Denbury’s Texas asset base, including conventional and CO2 EOR assets. As part of Denbury’s Gulf Coast Business Unit, they will be expected to collaborate daily on a multidisciplinary team, work independently on assigned tasks, effectively communicate their work to the team, and provide constructive feedback to others. High preference will be given to a candidate with previous experience in CO2 or mature waterflood management, reservoir characterization, and production operations. The opening is an in-person position at our corporate office in Plano, Texas.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on a multidisciplinary team to manage Denbury’s existing conventional and EOR fields.
  • Integrate data from hundreds of wells into a comprehensive understanding of the reservoir architecture, trends, and remaining oil-in-place.
  • Perform well correlation, mapping, stratigraphic and structural analysis, reservoir characterization, and volumetric assessment (deterministic and probabilistic).
  • Integrate existing 3D and 4D seismic interpretations into a comprehensive history of CO2 sweep efficiency and remaining oil in place.
  • Explore and evaluate behind-pipe and new exploitation opportunities in our existing acreage holdings.
  • Deliver final assessments with an evaluation of relative uncertainties and associated geologic risks.
  • Perform all necessary analysis and data required to regulatory bodies for continuing field operations and new project permits.
  • Collaborate on geomodel creation, simulation history matching, development scenarios and economic optimization of new development projects.
  • Facilitate well planning activities, including reservoir target identification, evaluation of directional drilling plans, and the creation of geological prognoses.
  • Participate in weekly team pattern reviews to manage injection targets and identify capital development opportunities.
  • Collaborate effectively with field personnel during regular operations calls, semi-annual well reviews in the Houston area, and on an as-needed basis.
  • Provide mentoring to junior staff.

Skills and Relevant Experience

  • Exceptional team and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize work and focus efforts on delivering value to the company
  • Self-motivated, organized, creative, and results-oriented work style
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to clearly convey practical concepts and relevant information to all levels of personnel, including executive management
  • Preference given to a candidate with previous experience in:
    • Conventional oil and gas assessments
    • Stratigraphy and reservoir characterization
    • Well log, core, and petrophysical analysis
    • CO2 EOR and/or mature waterflood projects

Additional Skills and Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience in conventional hydrocarbon assessment/development roles
  • Knowledge of stratigraphy, depositional systems, and structural styles of the Gulf Coast Region preferred. Frio experience a plus
  • Experience with Petra, Kingdom, and/or Petrel preferred
  • English language proficiency required


  • M.S. in Geology preferred

Location Type: Corporate (Plano)
Location:  Plano , Texas
Employment Status: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt



Welcome to Denbury. A different kind of Oil Company.

Denbury Inc., a Delaware corporation, is an independent energy company with operations focused in the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. We are differentiated by our focus on CO2 EOR and the emerging CCUS industry, supported by our CO2 EOR technical and operational expertise and our extensive CO2 pipeline infrastructure. The utilization of captured industrial-sourced CO2 in EOR significantly reduces the carbon footprint of the oil that we produce, making our Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions negative today, with a goal to reach Net Zero for our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 CO2 emissions within this decade, primarily through increasing the amount of captured industrial-sourced CO2 used in our operations.


Our employees are our most valued resource. We recognize that it is their ideas, passion and collective effort that produce winning results. Denbury attracts outstanding Talent, provides them with advanced technology and is committed to their future development. We offer challenging work to increase skills and experience.


To become part of our organization, you must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Denbury adheres to a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace and as such all employees are subject to post-accident and random drug and alcohol screenings. Some positions require successful completion of pre-employment physical examinations and/or the wearing and use of personal protective equipment (respirators, FR clothing, protective eye wear, hearing protection, head protection, protective footwear, etc).


Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Requisition #7888 

Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas