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Production & Development Geologist III

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/10/2013
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Currently seeking geologists to work in Subsurface Well
Delivery teams in the GoM Resource organization. Successful
candidates will be required to support or lead subsurface planning
of wells (trajectory planning, overburden characterization, risk
management, completion of well planning documentation) and
provide the geological lead in communication and decision-making
for the drilling of wells.
The emphasis of the role is on well planning and integration in the
office, and not the execu

The Role:
Key accountabilities - Well Planning
- Ensure subsurface planning and execution of wells meets Client
standards and practices
- Complete detailed offset well reviews and construct detailed
overburden models for trajectory planning. Lead well planning risk
Lead trajectory planning, accounting for overburden complexity,
risks and hazards.
- Preparation of pore pressure forecasts.
- Work with subsurface and drilling teams to create well planning
documents including decision trees, data acquisition plans, risk
management documentation.
- Well Execution
- Provide effective communication between subsurface and drilling
- Make operational decisions.
- Support/Lead the subsurface delivery of wells, monitoring realtime
drilling information, integrating data with geomodels to advise
Subsurface and Drilling teams on risk and uncertainty and inform
operational decisions. - Supervise Wellsite Geologists for the
delivery of well objectives.
- Plan and implement pore pressure detection and real-time
updates of - Pore Pressure/Fracture Gradient data.
- Lead subsurface input to post-well reviews. Write post well

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Minimum 7 years experience working in the oil/gas industry
• Well planning experience in the oil/gas industry
• Geological operations experience in the oil/gas industry
• BSc Degree or equivalent in Geology or related sciences
• Experience interpreting seismic and well log correlations
• Basic interpretation skills of real-time data, wireline/LWD data
and drilling information
• Knowledge of pore pressure fundamentals
• Wellsite experience

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Application of standard geological software (LandMark, RMS,
• Experience with 3D visualization tools (CoViz, Decision Space,
etc) - overburden and reservoir.
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