Field Engineer/Mud-logger in Midland, United States

at Gas Unlimited
Location Midland, United States
Date Posted May 7, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Summary: As a mud-logger, you'll monitor and record drilling activity, providing information about the well status during the extraction of oil or gas.The data you collect and monitor, the 'mudlog', influences important decisions about the efficiency and placement of the well sites.You'll use a range of equipment and laboratory techniques, such as binocular microscopes, ultraviolet fluorescence and thin section analysis to create mud logs showing a geological record of the site being drilled.Mud-loggers ensure that accurate samples are taken at the right intervals and record any issues encountered during the drilling. They mainly work offshore and are contracted to an oil company via a service company. Less commonly, mud-loggers work in water well and mineral exploration.Responsibilities: Tasks carried out by a mud-logger include:working in wellsite units collecting, processing, logging and analysing geological samplesusing various laboratory techniques to evaluate detailed and complex data for signs of oil or gas monitoring computer recordings of drillinginterpreting information and feeding it back to the drilling team to enhance safety and successoperating and maintaining a real-time computer-based data acquisition system, the advanced logging system (ALS), which records all aspects of rig activitypropose to Management innovative ideas for improvement of techniques and equipment used in the mud logging process. Ensure a high standard of quality for installation, operation and service of equipmentundertaking some on-site maintenance, for which a knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems is usefultaking on the primary health and safety role for the well through constant monitoring of all critical drilling parametersperform regular and frequent calibration checks of gas instrumentspredicting dangerous situations, such as over-pressured formationsassisting the well-site geologist during coring operationsreporting to the well-site geologist and the oil company in written reportsfrequently acting as a drilling engineer, collating and then logging details of drilling operations in oil company computer systemskeep in regular contact with the local base to report the current work situation and discuss possible problems in the fieldJob Types: Temporary, ContractSalary: $14.15 to $15.15 /hourExperience:Field Engineer/Mud-logger: 1 year (Required)Job Location:Midland, TX (Required)Shifts:Evening, Mid-Day, Morning, Graveyard (Required)

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