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Wellsite Geologist Level 2

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: North Slope
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/06/2014
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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.

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.
• 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

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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