|Date Posted||March 21, 2018|
Plan, coordinate and manage subsurface activities with primary focus on development drilling within the Surveillance and
Well Operations Division for prudent development and redevelopment of 17 Arab, Mid Jurassic reservoirs and development
of Khuff reservoir in QP’s offshore Bul Hanine and Maydan Mahzam fields (300 wells). These activities aim at maximizing
the economic recovery of the currently developed reserves and the discovered undeveloped reserves via sound
engineering practices, optimum resource management and fit-for-purpose technology application.
1.Division staffing and Supervision: Manage, supervise, authorize, and approve the activities of the Subsurface Operations.
Ensure that the section is well resourced with high caliber staff (geologists, Petrophysicists) and ensure the section applies
industry best practices and produce high quality technical work.
2.Implementing Field Development Plan: Set, coordinate and supervise execution of petroleum sub-surface operation for
infill development and appraisal wells and workover/rigless projects according to business development plans for BH & MM
fields to meet QP corporate goals and objectives.
3.Drilling Projects: Lead QA/QC integrated geosciences and petrophysics economics analysis and recommendation used
for developing well prognoses (comprehensive drilling and completion plan/program for each well). Responsible for
updating drilling sequence on a quarterly basis in collaboration with study development and drilling teams for infill, appraisal
and workover wells.
4.Drilling Operations: Ensure continuous (24x7) geosciences and reservoir target monitoring of drilling operations (including
near real-time well trajectory monitoring/adjustment via geo-steering, mud logging and data acquisition) and related
decision making to accomplish well objectives.
5.Workover Operation: Collaborate with Operation and Surveillance sections for developing workover proposals in
Geo/Reservoir Eng/Petrophysical aspects.
6.Logging: Supervise the planning, budgeting and implementation of rig and rigless (collaboration with Petroleum and
Reservoir Engineers) logging campaign including log interpretation to effectively manage the reservoirs.
7.Rigless operation: Provide support to Petroleum Engineers for subsurface rigless operation proposals for new wells to
activate and optimize production/injection.
8.End of Well Reports and lessons learnt: Accountable for final geological well reports and coordinator for end of well
reports for newly drilled wells and sidetracks including lessons learnt that can be applied for future wells and projects.
9.Contract Management: Supervise the development of scope of work, exercise technical and financial service quality
controls, endorse invoices and ensure contractual compliance for subsurface contracts for directional drilling, MWD, LWD,
wireline and mud logging services.
10.Technology Trials/Applications: Identify the need/opportunity/suitability and steward trials and applications of subsurface
technologies and related tools/software applications.
Experience & Skills
Minimum of 16 years work experience in the upstream Oil & Gas exploration, development and production businesses.
This must include a minimum of 10 years direct technical/operational experience in subsurface field development and 3-5
years experience of team supervision.
Broad technical experience is required in the fundamental areas of Geosciences, Petroleum / Reservoir Engineering and
Petrophysics for field development.
Good commercial skills are required due to the high level of interaction with contractors and consultants, and the
accountability for initiating and administering contracts for these services.
The position requires strong leadership, planning, organizational and communication skills.
A BSc degree in Engineering/Geosciences is the minimum technical requirement for this position.
A MSc in Engineering/Geosciences is desirable.