BP Summer Internship – Subsurface Information Management

Job Title: BP Summer Internship – Subsurface Information Management
Contract Type: Internship
Location: UK
Salary: 27000 - 30000
Reference: BP Summer Internship – Subsurface Information Management
Contact Name: Dee Kennedy
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 13, 2017 11:44

Job Description

The Subsurface Information Management (SIM) Specialist (Challenge) provides technical data management support to a subsurface team or region. They work with the SIM Manager to deliver Information Management operations and project delivery within their team or region and with Global Domain Leads supporting the delivery of the SIM Strategy.

  • Improvement of the Management of Information and Data

  • Actively seeking to improve data quality, standards and completeness

  • Consistently striving to automate and simplify workflows and processes

  • Generating and championing ideas to improve SIM practices, methodology and service delivery

  • Creating innovative solutions for local, regional and global SIM problems

  • Communicating and promoting success and imparting knowledge across the globe


  • Providing specialist support in one or more specific data domains or areas of expertise (i.e. Exploration, Geophysics, Geology, Geospatial, Reservoir, Production, Data Science, Physical Data, Data Science, Information and Knowledge Management etc.)

  • Providing data, information management and technical workflow support to business teams or a region using core subsurface and mapping applications

  • Capturing knowledge and expertly managing the business workflow products

  • Loading, managing and providing quality control for subsurface, upstream structured and unstructured data types to project and master data stores and within third party technical applications

  • Creating high quality workflow products for a team or region, such as maps, cross-sections, technical documents, presentations, reports etc.

  • Reformatting digital data using data science; scripting and tools

  • Analysing, modelling or mapping subsurface or upstream data using technical applications, analytical tools and technologies

  • Facilitating the transfer and management of physical and digital data with third parties, partners, contractors and regulatory authorities

  • Actively using analytical tools and technologies e.g. Spotfire, Excel, Matlab, Python, SQL, R, Relational databases etc., and identifying opportunities for their use


  • Performing data clean-up and improvement initiatives within master and project databasesand on NT drives

  • Systematically capturing knowledge and recording accurate metadata information within project or master databases

  • Managing user access to data stores and repositories

  • Rigorously applying industry and data management principles and fundamentals

  • Ensuring key information is captured when data is archived



  • Ensuring that SIM Global data processes, standards & workflows are followed

  • Complying with information and records management standards and procedures


  • Delivering an efficient and effective service to a business team or region

  • Regularly communicating with professionals within SIM, Geoscience, Engineering and IT&S disciplines as required

  • Communicating with external parties, partners, contractors and regulatory authorities

  • Actively participating in relevant Community of Practice (CoPs) and Communities of Interest (CoIs)

  • Communicating and promoting the purpose and benefits of information and data management within Upstream and Subsurface


To succeed you’ll need a willingness to learn, a passion to excel and deliver results, a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in earth science, engineering geology/geophysics, geology, geophysics, geoscience, natural sciences, petroleum geology and physics. For applicants with a bias to positional information and surveying (developed within the broader Geoscience discipline), relevant degrees would include geographical information science and hydrographic surveying.

We welcome applications from graduates with a relevant MSc or PhD.

For the applied geologist role, you’ll need at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) in any of the above disciplines, plus an MSc or PhD in the relevant applied geology discipline (sedimentology, structural geology, biostratigraphy, geochemistry, basin modelling, geomechanics).

To confirm that you have the required degree combination for this role, please visit our degree matcher website using this url: Degree Matcher

Additional Requirements Information

In order to be considered for this role please ensure that you complete all parts of the education details in this application form. Please list all information for any degrees that you have studied or are currently studying.

Note: only select integrated master's if you have completed, or are completing, a four or five year integrated master's degree.

Remember, you can only apply for ONE opportunity. If you are not sure that this is the opportunity for you, please return to our Degree Matcher to review your other matches.

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