Operations Geologist in Houston, United States

at BW Offshore
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted February 1, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Operations Geologist
Key tasks and responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for providing the development and exploration geology teams with technical support and oversight for all wellsite geology processes, including mudlogging, LWD/MWD, wireline, coring, directional drilling and geosteering in a 24/7 operation.
Oversees the preparation of pre-drill and post-drill documentation including, but not limited to, the Geological Prognosis, Final Well Report, etc.
Provides geological input during the well planning process and in the identification of appropriate contingency strategies.
Prepares and evaluates tenders and quotations for third party contractor work on geological components of drilling operations including wireline logging, mudlogging, coring, biostratigraphy and other geological sampling.
Oversees the preparation of the prognosis of geological tops from seismic & subsurface data in collaboration with the subsurface team.
Participates in the design and execution of wireline logging programs including basic petrophysical data acquisition and supplemental services such as percussion / rotary sidewall coring, reservoir pressures & samples, image logs, sonic logs, downhole seismic, etc.
Oversees the acquisition of geological information including logging-while-drilling (LWD) data, mudlogs, wellsite geologist logs, cuttings, core, etc.
Participates in the oversight of contractor analyses of all geological related data including petrophysical analysis, petrography, biostratigraphy, sidewall core analysis and full-diameter core analysis.
Undertakes basic wireline log interpretation in conjunction with the subsurface team and/or petrophysicist.
Communicates with Wellsite Geologist and /or Mudloggers for timely updates during drilling operations.
Distributes daily reports to all relevant personal.
Prepares technical reports and presentations for partners, senior management and government representatives as necessary.
Liaise with partners.
Distributes data to partners, regulatory agencies, government bodies, etc., as necessary.
Performs other duties and services to ensure a successful project(s) is delivered.
Maintains excellent attendance and punctuality.
A Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Geology or closely related field or equivalent work experience.
7-10 years of wellsite, field, and geosteering experience; ability to work flexible hours and cover 24 hour 'on call' operations
Interpersonal skills
High level of dependability, dedication, initiative, energy, creativity and willingness to learn with good interpersonal skills and an ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team; the ability to review and quickly assimilate various pieces of data to understand a big picture, while still paying attention to detail, are critical in this role.
Fully competent in standard techniques, procedures and criteria used in geosteering horizontal wells; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of structural geology, stratigraphy, and geologic support of drilling operations; knowledge of Kingdom or equivalent and other related software products along with previous geosteering experience considered a significant plus; a high level of software and program literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (particularly Excel) with the ability to learn new software applications quickly

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