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  • Job reference: RMS0100596

Well Planning Geoscientist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Algeria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/11/2011
  • Time left:
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    (25/12/11)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
My Client is a major Oil & Gas Operator

The Role:
This position is for a Well Planning Geoscientist in the Algeria New Well Delivery Team.

Skillful seismic interpretation, workstation and geologic integration skills and experience are a key pre-requisite for this position. Excellent computer skills and experience across a range of petrotechnical applications used for data integration and well planning would also be advantageous.

Key Accountabilities:

•Deliver HSE commitments and demonstrate an exemplary attitude to HSE;

•Single Point Accountability to deliver Statement of Requirement (SOR) documents for individual wells;

•Responsible for organizing well planning meetings leading up Well Plan (SOR) approval according to NWD RAPIDs;

•Effective communication with Wells during well planning and execution;

•Advise well site and operations staff on seismic correlation, TD determination and sidetrack options, making interventions if necessary;

•Interface with other subsurface and wells staff within the North Africa RPU to ensure consistent and efficient work streams;

•Advise on subsurface aspects of drilling risk from shallow section to total depth;

•Work with geotechnical, pore pressure and geomechanical specialists;

•Work effectively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment;

•Liaise with the local concessionaire (preparing and presenting well plans and operational issues as required).

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Minimum of 10 years varied geosciences experience including seismic workstation and geological interpretation experience;

•Demonstrated skilful application of Seisworks and Geoprobe is essential.

•The team uses a suite of tools for well planning including Seisworks, Geoprobe, WellborePlanner, GoCad, DecisionSpace; prior exposure to all of these is not essential but is a plus.

•A good understanding of rock properties and seismic AVO effects and seismic net to gross prediction methodologies is required;

•Specific well planning experience and/or operations geology experience is a plus;

•A working knowledge of geodesy, petrophysics, pore pressure prediction, and shallow hazard assessment is needed;

•A basic awareness of the key principles of reservoir engineering, petroleum engineering, geomechanics and drilling and completions methods is required.

•Good communication skills with proven success working with multidisciplinary teams;

•Ability to work in a challengin

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