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  • Job reference: RMS0127522

Senior Geologist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Texas - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/06/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (03/07/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
• Support a rig line In East Texas.
• Lead subsurface planning of wells (trajectory planning, overburden characterization, risk management, completion of well planning documentation, and post-appraisal of results) and be the geological lead in decision-making and communication for the drilling of wells.

The emphasis of the role is on well planning and integration in the office, and not the execution of well plans as a well site geologist at the rig site.

Key accountabilities:

• Well Planning, horizontal and vertical wells
• Ensure subsurface planning and execution of wells meets client standards and practices, and HSSE compliance.
• Complete detailed offset well reviews and construct detailed overburden models for trajectory planning. Lead well planning risk reviews.

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.
• Provide effective communication between subsurface and drilling teams.
• Make operational decisions including advice to well site staff on steering & landing of horizontal wells, casing points and TD decisions.
• Support/Lead the subsurface delivery of wells, monitoring real-time drilling information, integrating data with geomodels to advise Subsurface and Drilling teams on risk and uncertainty and inform operational decisions. Supervise well site geologists (Mud loggers) 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 evaluation, identify communicate learnings

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
MS Geology with experience in operations geology/geosteering horizontal wells
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