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Operations Geologist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/10/2014
  • Time left:
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    (27/10/14)
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The Role:
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

* Work within a multidisciplinary Area Work Team to identify and define best practices for developing and producing the reservoir for that area.
* Be a contributing team member in the decision making process to drill the highest productivity wells.
* Interprets and evaluates subsurface geologic/geophysical data for subsurface maps and cross section construction.
* Is the geological support for conventional and unconventional drilling programs.
* Updates structural and isopach interpretations from review of MWD and open hole log data.
* Interpret geologic facies on Hess-operated and JV wells.
* Prepares presentations, and testifies for North Dakota Industrial Commission to obtain well spacing, and field designations.
* Maintains appropriate digital databases, including Petra.
* Works with drilling and completion engineers to design the best possible horizontal and high angle wells.
* Supervises and trains consultant mudloggers and field geologists in order to allow for geosteering in the field with Terra Vu software.
* Participates/contributes on custom frac processes.
* Provides target strategy and geosteering support for multiple drilling rigs from landing to TD of lateral. Requires being on-call during all drilling operations.
* When needed, trains and mentors rotational Foundation Geologists., as well as foundation graduates during first assignment duty within the Bakken Project.

Experience with well site geology and petrophysics:

* Experienced in operations, specifically drilling and field operations onshore US and experienced with drilling horizontal laterals.
* A proven track record as a Production Geologist working in an integrated multi-disciplinary team.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience

* A strong technical background in operations geology is desired as well as classical development and production geology, including:
* Experience drilling and geo-steering horizontal wells in high activity environments onshore US with responsibility for 3+ rigs.
* Landing and steering of horizontal wells and ability to navigate structurally complex/faulted areas with successful well bore placement in stratigraphic intervals < 50’ thick and lateral lengths > 7000’.
* Reservoir analysis and correlation in mixed siliciclastic/carbonate environments.
* The ability and desire to rapidly gain a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the company's reservoirs and fields, and apply best practice techniques to improve their performance.
* Well log correlation and petrophysical analysis to define drilling targets. Update operational objectives from evaluation of well log, seismic and engineering data.
* Excellent communications skills with proven success in working in a team environment.
* Experience with Petra and Geosteering software is a must, and Terra Vu and/or Petrel a plus.
* 2+ years of previous experience in the oil and gas industry. Preferably with an onshore-geosteering background.
* PC literate and experience with geoscience application programs for technical analysis, design, and evaluation of projects is a must.
* Effective interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), and influencing skills are highly desirable.
* Minimum bi-monthly travel to North Dakota to interface mudloggers, attend and present at spud meetings.

Education, Training & Certifications
Master of Science degree in Geology is required (Bachelor degrees will be considered only if candidates have a lengthy enough proven track record).
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