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Rock Physicist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 27/10/2014
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The Role:
Rock Physicist conducts borehole based rock-physics analysis and modeling by carefully processing and interpreting log data. Prime responsibility is to ensure our well-log interpretations are performed consistently and reliably to a high standard and within as short a time period as possible.

Open hole well log analysis of borehole data. Primary purpose is the construction of a reliable suite of borehole attributes from all available logs and core information from top to bottom of the well. This process is called the Geophysical Well Log Analysis (GWLA).
Perform rock physics diagnostics and modeling, which includes; S-wave velocity predictions, and multiple perturbational exercises such as fluid substitution, mineralogy, porosity and thickness modeling.
Help to build integrated petrophysical and geophysical models based on seismic and borehole interpretations.
Assist in designing, developing and marketing advanced well-log analysis and rock-physics model building software tools.
Assist in marketing products and services of company, with particular emphasis on petrophysical analysis and rock-physics. This will include preparing and presenting scientific papers, and conference attendance.
The Petrophysicist/Rock Physicist may provide GWLA/iMOSS software support and training to external clients as needed.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
BS in Geology, Petroleum Engineering or Geophysics. MS Preferred.
8+ years of experience.
Knowledge of well-log interpretation and editing, and core analysis.
Familiar with commercial petrophysical software(s).
Some experience in unconventional reservoir petrophysical analysis (e.g. shale reservoirs, tight sands, fractured reservoirs).
Effective communicator and team player.
Excellent presentation skills.
Able to work under strict project timelines.
Must have current authorization to work in the US.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Some experience in Powerlog 2.8 and/or 3.2.
Rock Physics theory and modeling.
Familiarity with the principles behind building a shared earth model.
A working knowledge of geophysics and/or seismic modeling would be a key advantage.
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