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  • Job reference: RMS0107955

Head Of Geology

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 16/03/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (23/03/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A leading independant intergrated energy company.

The Role:
We are looking for a Head of Geology to lead a growing team of Geologists focussed on deep water West Africa, based in Houston. You will be responsible for:-

• Management of works related to planning, organization, provision and control of execution of exploration activities and field's preparation to the commercial development.

• Provision of geological support for well construction process

• Provision of resources and reserves circulation records

• Management of works related to organization, provision and control of execution and updating of geological and geophysical database, preparation and monitoring of geological and hydrodynamic models of the fields

• Organize and control that subordinate divisions comply with HSE actions



• To manage and control all types of exploration activities.

• To manage the development of prospective and current plans of exploration (follow-up exploration) activities, increase of commercial oil, gas and condensate reserves, infield geophysical and survey operations.

• To organize control of designing and execution of areal seismic exploration

• To participate in preparation of technical assignments for design and drilling of prospecting and exploration wells, execution of field and logging operations and surveys, well tests.

• To organize expert review of contractors' proposals.

• To organize control of consumption of expenses assigned for exploration activities and geological support works.

• To organize geological support of well drilling and testing:
 comparison and adjustment of forecast and current results,
 tying of actual slice to the seismic data,
 operative analysis of project deviation reasons.

• To analyze geological efficiency of drilling and geological and geophysical operations while drilling prospecting and exploration wells, their consistency with design solutions.

• To organize control of field and logging surveys execution.

• To prepare proposals for development or adjustment of design documentation and organization of justification to justify the preparation of design documents. To ensure that design documents are executed and submitted for approval.

• To ensure and control the timely registration of status and circulation of HC reserves and its components, to preserve geological and technical information on core analysis and samples.

• To ensure execution of hydrocarbons reserves calculation. To control works related to the audit of HC reserves according to the international standards.

• To organize works to assess leads and prospects and to select the targets for prospective drilling and operative field reserves calculation.

• To organize and control gathering and acceptance of current geological, geophysical and field data.

• To control and ensure that current and historical geological, geophysical and field data is submitted to the Corporate Service Center.

• To organize control of preparation, amendment and updating of geological, geophysical and field database.

• To control processing, reprocessing and integrated interpretation of geological and geophysical data.

• To ensure and control that HSE actions and process operation safe execution procedures are integrated in the elaborated process documentation, with indication of used equipment, accessories, enclosures and other protecting devices, safety actions to avoid occurrence of accidents during well construction, surveys and servicing.

• To ensure control of correct organization and safe execution of works during well development and surveying, execution of field and logging operations at the wells performed by contracting service companies.

• To ensure control of process safety while drilling during construction and bore-making of prospecting and exploration wells.

• To participate (if required) in investigation of incidents and accidents, analysis of reasons of their occurrence, to control the execution of preventive actions.

• To organize works in the division according to the HSE requirements.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
As an experienced industry professional you will ideally have at least 15 years post graduation experience with oil and gas operators.

You will have at least 5 years in team lead / management position, building an a managing a team.

You will have extensive experience of exploration deep water West Coast of Africa.

**YOU MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE AND WORK IN THE USA**

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
You must be prepared to under take frequent travel to West Africa.
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