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  • Job reference: RMS0143212

Wellsite Geologist Level 2

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: North Slope
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/06/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (27/06/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is a leading global oil and gas operating company.

The Role:
The Agency Wellsite Geologist supports drilling of rotary grass roots, sidetrack, and coiled-tubing drilling operations on Alaska’s North Slope. Responsibilities include onsite well geosteering, subsurface lithology and fluid descriptions, MWD/LWD logging interpretation and drilling operational support. Well types include horizontal (single and multi-lateral), vertical, extended-reach and high-angle slant wells. The position requires close and regular interaction with wellsite team leaders, onsite rig personnel, and subsurface functional teams in the Company Anchorage office.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Awareness and adherence to Company HSE policies and Code of Conduct
After a short orientation period, must be able to work autonomously and deliver a high quality work product.
Pre-drilling
• Attend pre-spud meeting(s) in Company's Anchorage office, review technical package and statement-of-requirements (SOR) objectives and drilling program
• Collect and review required well site reference data, technical package, correlation / offset logs, maps, prognoses
Operational Responsibilities
• General
o Coaching and training of less-experienced personnel
o Perform well planning and project work in the Anchorage office as needed
o Pick casing point: using isopachs, changes in drilling parameters, samples
o Pick core point: using isopachs, changes in drilling parameters, samples
o Log correlation/interpretation
o Formation and fluid marker picks
o Revise/update geologic marker and target projections
o Geo-steer wellbore to achieve objectives of SOR
o TD determination
o Wellbore landings and target adjustments to drill data
o Forward projections and apparent thickness corrections
o Fault recognition and characterization
• Communication
o Regular interface with town operations geologist: by phone, e-mail and in-person in Anchorage office
o Visit the New Wells Delivery team leadership and technical staff in the Anchorage office on a regular basis.
o Advise town personnel on changes needed in well plan
o Advise rig team on geologic risks, morning meeting, and casing point / casing tallies
o Ensure directional driller understands and achieves geosteering and target objectives
o Advise MWD and mud logging personnel of program requirements and revisions and ensure delivery of program objectives
o Distribute daily reports, files and interpreted data to Operator’s representative and partners
• Cuttings sample evaluation and description
o Reservoir characterization: Lithology, grain size, sorting, roundness, porosity, consolidation, cementation
o Hydrocarbons show analysis and description: stain, visual cut, surface fluorescence, cut fluorescence, percentage of HOT (heavy oil / tar) occluding porosity
o Sample quality control and documentation
• Log Quality Control
o Depth control and tie-in on sidetracks, conventional wells, and CTD
o Onsite quality control for MWD / Wireline / Drill Pipe Conveyed logs
o Provide logging service company with oil normalization zones
o Witness log acquisition and quality control
• Documentation
o Daily file / documentation and final documentation maintenance
o Daily Reports, interpreted “Geosurvey” (using Company’s Excel-based application), lithology description
o Interpreted daily log with target projections
o Final perforation recommendations in collaboration with Town subsurface team(s)
o Prepare final operations report (End of Well Summary), interpreted log and digital log file(s)
o Maintain North Slope geology and engineering files; expedite final logs and data to Anchorage
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Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Geology
• Within last 5 years, at least 2 full years’ experience in a lead role actively geo-steering horizontal wells, i.e. “hands on” at the rig site. Requires demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with wellsite leader (company man), and coordinate activities with directional driller, MWD/logging engineer, mud engineer and office-based operations geologist
• Strong technical grounding in petroleum operations, operations and production geology, drilling and completions, and field development
• Sound background in basic well log interpretation: with ability to recognize and differentiate lithology, formation fluid responses and borehole effects
• Strong computer skills, particularly with MS Excel
• Ability to focus efforts and prioritize work under pressure and adapt effectively to fast-paced operations
• Comfortable working in a remote, physically demanding environment for up to three weeks at a time
• Excellent communication

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