Operations Geologist in Houston, United States

at Murphy Oil
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted September 3, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


At Murphy Oil Corporation, we believe the rich experiences and backgrounds of our employees strengthen our Company, create a productive workforce, and drive our success. We encourage you to apply for the positions for which you meet the qualifications.
Work Schedule : USA - 9 hrs / day - 4 hrs on Fri

Company : Murphy Expl & Prod Co - USA

Division : Offshore Operations

Worksite : Houston - 0329

Location : Houston, Texas
Job Summary:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a successful history of operations in varied global offshore basins and environments.
The position requires a well-organized self-starter, comfortable working multiple projects at various stages of evolution in a fast-paced environment.
The candidate will demonstrate an ability to work across multiple disciplines including Geology, Geophysics, Petrophysics, Biostratigraphy, Drilling, Pore Pressure, Geochemistry, Reservoir Engineering, Regulatory, Land and Supply Chain.
Fill the role of Single Point of Contact by demonstrating the ability to respond quickly and accurately to queries from partners and internal stake holders on a wide range of topics during active rig operations.
As a member of the well planning team, ensure that all aspects of Formation Evaluation, from planning to execution, are clearly understood by the Service Providers and carried out in a safe and cost-effective manner consistent with the Work Order.
As a member of the well planning team, work with the Drilling Engineers to ensure the geologic objectives of the well are understood, the well design will meet these objectives and the directional plan has been optimized.
Make certain well data are accurate and complete and are disseminated in a timely manner to internal stake holders and partners.
Ability to make operational decisions without consulting management if situation is within the Operations Geologist’s area of expertise.
Essential Responsibilities:
Develop well plan as part of a multi-disciplined well planning team.
With Stake Holders, determine Formation Evaluation requirements; ensure services and logistics are in place to meet these requirements; provide anticipated costs to Drilling Engineer for inclusion in AFE.
Provide Supply Chain with the Statement of Work required for issuing a Request for Proposal, and upon receipt of proposals, assist in Proposal evaluation.
Shallow Hazards Assessment and Archeological Surveys: Coordinate their acquisition; QC and review the reports; relate potential impact on drilling activities to Well Planning Team and Drilling Engineer.
Review geologic objectives and data requirements with the Drilling Engineer.
Contribute to pre-drill pore pressure analysis and assist with pore pressure monitoring while drilling.
Act as Geological Operations Single Point of Contact to internal stake holders and partners
Assist with regulatory as required for drilling operations and post-well final data and report transmission.
Prepare Geological Operations Manual (Ensure Wellsite Geologist, Mudloggers, LWD and Wireline understand the geologic hazards and objectives, data requirements, quality standards and required deliverables with timing).
Set up third party real-time data displays and static file folders.
Ensure Wellsite Geologist has necessary equipment and permissions, and provide their supervision.
Contribute to Pre-Spud, DWOP and LWOP meetings.
Contribute to Partner meetings as required.
Monitor and report on the well operations on a daily basis and as required.
Be available 24/7 during well operations.
Set up and host the Morning Geologic Operations meeting.
Prepare for and contribute to morning rig call during well operations.
Witness wireline logging operations as required.
QC all geologic data received from rig and disseminate same.
Ensure all final data and reports are complete and accurate and properly archived.
Education, Experience & Other Training Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Geology required.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience as an Operations Geologist.
Deepwater experience is required, preferably in GOM.
Ability to work multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong English verbal and written communication skills.
15+ years of industry related experience
International experience
Well geosteering experience

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