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Senior/Lead Operations Petrophysicist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Reading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 24/08/2012
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The Role:
The Operations Petrophysicist will be an integral part of the ICE team and be responsible for supporting global petrophysics operations, in accordance with company standards and functional performance requirements.

The Operations Petrophysicist is expected to make key operational decisions relating the design and implementation of petrophysical data acquisition strategies and to work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of these.
Working as a proactive member of the corporate Petrophysics community the Operations Petrophysicist will be able to, and is encouraged to, influence the development of the Function within the company, and change practices and procedures where appropriate to improve performance.

Key Accountabilities
• Act as a key interface between ICE operations and stakeholder groups including; Well Engineering, asset teams, external contractors, technical functions, Contracts & Procurement, and the wider petrophysics community.
• Use their expertise to plan, assure, implement and review cost effective petrophysical data acquisition campaigns in accordance with standards and guidelines.
• Maintain a record of safety and operational performance and ensure that operations comply with Company and Industry best practices.
• Administer and monitor petrophysical tendering activities including the definition of Scopes of Work, evaluating tenders and leasding safety/capability audits of BG’s contractors.
• Manage the preparation and distribution of operations petrophysics reports to key Group stakeholders.
• Mentor junior petrophysical staff.
• Work as a proactive member of the petrophysics community, helping to share experience and knowledge and build functional excellence.

The Operations Petrophysicist is accountable for undertaking work to the standard defined by Standards and Guidelines. They will be required to apply their technical and commercial knowledge to deliver safe and cost effective operations

The Operations Petrophysicist will be required to work with Well Engineering, Asset Subsurface Teams, Contractors, Specialist BG Advance Teams, Contacts & Procurement, and the wider petrophysics community. They are expected to be able to influence peers and asset managers concerning subsurface project decisions. They are expected to be able to present papers at external conferences, and to be an active member of an appropriate professional body (e.g. SPE, SPWLA, LPS).

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
You must be able to demonstrate an understanding of petrophysics in four key areas; operations management, formation evaluation, field development de-risking (e.g. geomechanics, rock physics modelling) and reservoir surveillance. You should also have an understanding of how the work of the petrophysicist integrates with the work of other subsurface disciplines and Well Engineering.
Furthermore the Operations Petrophysicist will be expected to:
• Have a good academic background with a degree in physical or earth sciences
• Have proven problem solving abilities and an eye for detail;
• Have direct experience of petrophysical data acquisition operations.
• Have excellent team working skills, and an ability to interface effectively with other subsurface disciplines and external contractors
• Be able to present and report their work in a clear and timely manner, to a variety of stakeholders - not all of whom will be familiar with petrophysics.
• Be able to work under pressure, g
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