Geoscience Technologist Student Imperial

  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Deadline: January 12, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Job description

As an Imperial geoscience technologist you will work with and enable your geoscience team to explore for, develop, or produce hydrocarbon opportunities. You will be provided mentorship and technical guidance from an experienced geoscience technologist alongside a team of geoscientists.

Example of job responsibilities

Typical four month projects involve working on a geology or geophysics project using several of the following methods and applications:

  • Geophysical and geological data discovery and data loading
  • Data quality control and resolving data quality issues
  • Data manipulation and integration for various geological and geophysical applications • Scripting and task automation
  • Query & display various types of geological and geophysical data
  • Map generation – structural, stratigraphic, land and scouting maps
  • Well or seismic cross-section generation
  • Data visualization
  • Preparing professional quality presentation and documentation material

Projects are chosen based on a combination of business need and a student’s skills and strengths. Teams on which interns may work include: Western Canada Oil Sands, East Coast Canada, and New Opportunities. At the close of the work term, a final presentation of work products will be presented to the geoscience team and Imperial geoscience management.

Qualifications Academic:

  • Students currently enrolled in the following diploma programs: Geoscience Information Technology, Petroleum Engineering Technology, Geological Technology or university students majoring in Geology, Geophysics, GIS or Geography.
  • Candidates must be students completing a practicum or returning to post-secondary education in the upcoming school year in order to qualify for this position.


  • A demonstrated ability to apply sound scientific principles
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented and dedicated to generating high quality work products
  • Strong computer skills
  • Previous petroleum industry experience is not required
  • We encourage applications from all Earth Science disciplines, as many skills are transferable to the petroleum industry (e.g. a mining background could be applied to oil sands mining, hydrogeology skills can be applied to hydrocarbon flow in reservoir rocks.

Start date: May 2020 Work term: 4 months Locations: Calgary, AB

Your Benefits

  • Imperial offers a science-based exploration, development and production setting where you can gain an understanding of the upstream petroleum industry while developing your technical skills
  • Excellent mentorship from experienced petroleum geoscience technologists
  • Interaction and communication with petroleum industry geoscience, GIS, and computing experts at Imperial
  • Experience in state-of-the-art vendor and proprietary software and technology
  • Opportunities to network with other interns and recent permanent hire geoscience technologists
  • Work-life balance (e.g. flexible work hours, one Friday a month off work); company-sponsored sports and social activities

Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner.

Other considerations

  • This posting is for a technical geoscience support role not an entry level geoscientist position
  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required
  • We thank all those who apply, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted

Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on their start date. Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit. Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

Apply directly sending a cover letter and resume to:

Jia Zhou, M.HRM

Recruiting Coordinator

Human Resources, Imperial

505 Quarry Park Blvd. SE | P4C.114

Calgary, AB T2C 5N1