Junior Experimental Petrophysical Assistant, Tight Oil Consortium, Department of Geoscience in Calgary, Canada

at University of Calgary
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted April 10, 2019
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


The Department of Geoscience in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a Junior Experimental Petrophysical Assistant . This Full-time Fixed Short Term position is for approximately 4 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
The primary objective of Tight Oil Consortium (TOC) at the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary is to solve multidisciplinary problems facing industry in the arena of low-permeability (tight) oil reservoirs. To accomplish this goal, we are composed of researchers from geoscience and the petroleum engineering disciplines. The Junior Experimental Petrophysical Assistant in our laboratory will work from May through August. The successful candidate will undertake laboratory-based research, investigating fluid storage and transport processes in low-permeability Unconventional Light Oil (ULO) reservoirs through collection and evaluation/interpretation of experimental data.
Position Description
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Conduct experiments and interpret/document results under supervision: after planning the experiments and providing timeline to the laboratory manager, the assistant is responsible for implementing the plan based on the provided timeline to meet the deliverables; the laboratory manager will meet regularly with the assistant and review the project's progress
Assist in preparation of technical reports for sponsor(s) of projects: The assistant is responsible for assisting in preparation of technical reports based on the experimental data, and listing/tabulating the key results and primary highlights/conclusions to assist the laboratory manager with finalizing the technical reports/papers; in addition, the technician will partly contribute to the proof-reading of the final technical reports and scientific papers, cross-checking the reported information/data with the most updated measured/evaluated data to ensure consistency
Present the results/findings in the monthly update progress meetings, whenever necessary
Implement the safety policies and standards dictated by U of Calgary
Qualifications / Requirements:
Working towards a B.Sc. degree in Petroleum Geoscience
Familiar with laboratory-based techniques for characterization of elemental composition (X-ray fluorescence; XRF), fluid transport (profile permeability) and rock mechanical properties (mechanical hardness) of tight rocks
Able to work effectively as part of a team and communicate clearly with staff and students at all levels
Capable of completing projects and tasks with tight deadlines
Capable of managing time and priorities under supervision
Application Deadline: April 25, 2019
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

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