MUD LOGGER in Ankara, Turkey

at Weatherford
Location Ankara, Turkey
Date Posted July 8, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent




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SLS (Mud Logging)

Mud Loggers ensure efficiency, safety and cost control by providing the Client Company with a detailed analytical record of the geology, oil and gas shows, drilling and mud parameters, and related problems encountered during drilling and completion.
The primary objective of mud logging is to assist in the efficient completion of oil and gas wells.Required Turkish national or resident.

Position Reports to:
Operations coordinator/manager

Secondary Report:
Data Engineer

Planning - Organization - Control
To ensure that suitably qualified SLS personnel are always present in the Mud Logging unit during all well operations.

Geological Monitoring.
The scope of work for each operator may vary significantly, and the individual job responsibilities vary as a result. The following is a generalized outline of core responsibilities that are to be provided as a base level on ALL contracts.
Perform or supervise the collection of cuttings samples, from the proper lagged depths and at the proper intervals as required for evaluation.
Wash and screen samples, divide them into correct portions, and pack them by sets for the Client, partners and trade.
Examine and describe samples as per oil industry standards and client’s specifications. Descriptions are to be performed in order for SLS to provide an independent evaluation of the well.
Evaluate all samples for the presence of hydrocarbon shows.
Gas and Drilling Parameters
Closely monitor gas levels, lag time and drilling parameters, and report any anomalies to the appropriate persons for action.
Monitor and evaluate all data in order to identify abnormal indications of unforeseen or hazardous events, inform the relevant drilling personnel of potential dangers, indications of drilling assembly wear/failure, etc.
Assist in core recovery and description as required.
Assist in well test operations and sampling as required.
Assist the client in the control of drilling operations by inputting geological information to the best of the operators ability.

Establish an accurate and comprehensive Log as per client’s format.
Provide all interested parties with regular and timely reports based on geological and drilling data.
Notify well site personnel of any anticipated or observed drilling problems related to geology.
Annotate daily instrument charts clearly and correctly, and organize them for later use by the Client.
Update all logs requested by Client on at least a daily basis.
Submit daily reports concerning geological and drilling parameters to the Client representatives, as well as any other requested reports or documents.
Ensure all information required to complete the final well report is identified, monitored, recorded, and available on time for inclusion into the final report.
Correctly fill out any Monthly or Weekly Report and dispatch it to the base by the first of the following month for correct Client billing. Ensure that the Monthly Activity report is completed correctly.
Keep in regular contact with the local base to report the current work situation and discuss possible problems in the field.

Keep in mind the basic concept of service; ensure that all tasks performed for the Client meet or exceed the customer’s and SLS’s standards.
Remember that satisfaction of the Client is not only a function of the service itself, but also of the way it is provided. Human relations are an essential part of the job.
Maintain the image of the Company and do not let internal problems interfere with service to the Client.

Perform regular and frequent calibration checks of gas instruments.
Perform normal maintenance and necessary repairs on all equipment, particularly sensors, and report breakdowns immediately to the appropriate persons.
Propose 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 equipment.
Maintain equipment/stock inventory.
Rig-Up unit and all equipment as required, conforming to scope of work. Ensure all installations are performed in a safe manner.

Be aware of and implement all requirements of the Client’s systems within the scope of operations. The major objective is to provide the best services in order to meet and/or maintain client satisfaction. Ensure that the quality directives are understood and implemented.
Ensure clients at the rig-site are aware of SLS quality aims.

Cost Control
Control costs by regularly and carefully following stocks and properly maintaining equipment, thus keeping reordering and emergency shipments to a minimum. Minimize wastage in all areas of operations.

Personal Behavior
Build an attitude of teamwork with the other well site personnel.
Be on time for crew changes and the start of each working shift.
Ensure that work is not left over for completion by the following shift.
Remain at well site and continue providing service if relief is restricted or delayed.
Share experience and knowledge with less experienced loggers, either in overall terms, or in term of local operations.

Any other delegated responsibilities as instructed by Line Management within the timeframe specified in a safe and efficient manner to meet business requirements, provided the instruction is reasonable and you are capable and deemed competent to fulfil these.

Demonstrate a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment.
Apply Weatherford, and where appropriate Client Company’s, Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Policy and Safety Management Systems.

Be aware of safety regulations and procedures as specified by the Client and relevant safety authorities; respect safety regulations in all circumstances.
Perform Local Risk Assessments to ensure that hazardous operations are minimized, controlled or procedures are put in place to minimize the hazardous nature of the operation
Assist in completing Accident Near Miss investigations as required.
Recommend improvements to the Safety Policies and Procedures especially when accidents or near misses show an evident necessity.
Ensure clients and crews are aware of Weatherford safety policies.
Perform Audit/Inspection of local operations as required.
Ensure that all subordinates have and use all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (safety boots, gloves, hardhats, etc.).


The position of mudlogger is the basic geological surveillance on the rig. As such he must be in constant communication with other Service Company employees, Drilling Contractor Crew and the Operator appraising them of anything related to the geology of the well that may affect drilling or alternate operations.
The crew of an SLS unit may vary depending upon contract. It is possible the mudlogger may be the most senior position of the SLS crew.
Generally speaking, if a sample catcher is present in the crew, the Mudlogger will supervise him, and ensure his duties are performed to his satisfaction. This may include on the job training as required.
If the crew includes a Data or Pressure Engineer, the Mudlogger will usually be subordinate to them, and have his or her geological duties supervised by the Engineer.
If the mudlogger is the senior position in the SLS unit, the logger will also report directly to the SLS Local Operations Manager, or coordinator.
Availability of Passport for international travel and driving licence are mandatory.


(Professional, Technical, Academic Certificates required for the job)

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Geology (BSc.), Petroleum Geology or Petroleum Engineering from a recognized University.Good communication in English language, both verbally and in writtenTurkish national or resident.


Have completed the following training :
Basic Oilfield Familiarization Course
Basic Hardware Maintenance Course
Basic Mudlogging Course


The Mudlogger shall have completed at least 1 year onshore or offshore experience as either a trainee, working with Senior Loggers or Data Engineers or sample catching on a job with sufficient time to grasp the fundamental aspects of the job.

Experience as Mudlogger for at least two years offshore.


Good communication skills, a thorough grasp of basic petroleum geology and excellent computer skills will have been demonstrated.

Experience with mechanical equipment

Team player.
Willingness to learn oilfield operations


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