Geology Graduate

Job Description

Position Summary

The key responsibility of the Geology and Geophysics business areas is to create and deliver BG Group’s global exploration appraisal and development strategy and programme.

The discovery, appraisal and development of hydrocarbon resources are fundamental to our success. With that in mind, you’ll understand why the graduates who join us in this area and develop their careers as geologists have such an important role to play.

Our ranges of business locations mean you’ll have the opportunity to work on almost every type of reservoir, play and trap style. Assignments will provide opportunities in both conventional and unconventional resource plays and will enable you to experience every stage of the exploration and development life cycle.

As a founding member of the Geoscience Training Alliance (GTA), we provide a wide range of field and classroom based training courses. These courses offer structured theory to support your on-the-job training and cover every discipline you might come across in your international career.

Taking on this challenge, you’ll be a part of our ever-growing International Graduate Development Programme (IGDP). This is your chance to work for a rapidly growing business with real challenges, real rewards and a very real opportunity to progress your international career.

Key Accountabilities

You will develop and build a range of skills and behaviours through exposure to the business in a variety of placements within Geology. This includes a strong emphasis on developing Geoscience discipline capability by attending Geoscience Training Alliance (GTA Foundation Courses or equivalent.

Placements on the Geology IGDP may include:

New Venture Evaluations;

Licence Rounds;

Exploration Evaluations;

Field Developments.

During the programme your role could present you with a range of opportunities that may include:

Implement defined geoscience procedures under the guidance of industry experts

Make contributions to improve the efficiency of specialist geoscience workflows.

Plan and design specific geoscience workstreams within projects on a global scale

Contribute to ensuring all uncertainties and risks are incorporated into forward exploration, appraisal and development plans

There may also be potential to present specialist geoscience scientific papers at external conferences, based on previous academic work.

Every individual has a duty to both themselves and those around them to ensure that safe practice is adhered to at all times. In addition to any specific accountability for health, safety, security and the environment, all employees are accountable for ensuring that they take care of themselves and adopt exemplary safe behaviours.


Minimum qualification: 2:1 Bachelors Degree

Preferred qualification: Post-graduate qualification, Masters Degree or Equivalent

Subjects: Geology

Beyond your academic qualifications, we’ll be looking for excellent problem-solving skills and an aptitude for three-dimensional conceptualisation. Good communication and team working are essential.

  • You will need to exhibit strong collaborative behaviours and the confidence to lead cross-functional teams to drive the best business outcomes for BG.
  • You will need to demonstrate commercial edge, and at the same time, a strong ethical awareness.
  • You will need to be highly organised, managing a challenging workload and employing an analytical approach.
  • You will need a keen eye for detail and must be comfortable writing reports and giving presentations.
  • Fluency in English is a must; given that we are a global business a second or third language is highly desirable.

Since at least one or more of your placements will be based overseas, you must be prepared to live and work away from home for extended periods. You must also have the confidence, influence, and cultural sensitivity to make the most of this opportunity. You are expected to build internal and external networks amongst peers and BG colleagues across functions and countries.