Operations Geologist in Oklahoma City, United States

at Ascent Resources
Location Oklahoma City, United States
Date Posted September 9, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Ascent Resources is seeking an Operations Geologist or an Associate Operations Geologist; we will hire at a level commensurate with experience. This position is located in Oklahoma City, OK and will report to the Manager – Geological Operations.

This position is responsible for executing all geological responsibilities associated with planning and drilling a well.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinating with Land and Field departments for pad selection and lateral layouts for each drilling unit
Creating structure maps, isopach maps, cross sections and pre-drill seismic sections along the well bore to identify geo-hazards anticipated formation tops, casing points and horizontal target lines
Creating Geological Prognosis for AFE’s and drilling plans
Presenting maps and cross sections at the Pre-Spud meetings. Discuss geo-hazards, casing points, wireline logging, coring points, and horizontal target lines
Coordinating and managing mud logging, wireline logging and coring
Geo-steering – interprets and integrates near real-time MWD and survey data with geologic model to provide guidance to the drilling and subsurface teams.
Communicate geo-steering interpretations to the drilling team to optimize wellbore in reservoir target objective
Attending daily drilling meetings and provide updates relating to geo-hazards and geo-steering to the team

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Minimum Requirements:
Firm understanding of how to correlate well logs, construct geological maps and cross-sections
Fundamental understanding of land and rig operations
Quality problem-solving abilities
Able to manage one’s own time and prioritize tasks
Professionally communicate with other disciplines
Thorough knowledge of geo-steering principles
Proficient in one or more geo-steering software packages.
Presentation experience
Experience in GeoGraphix and Kingdom software
Experience in SES geo-steering software
On-site rig experience with mud logging or geo-steering

Education & Work Experience Required
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Geoscience
1-5 years of professional oil and gas experience
Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Power Point, Excel and Outlook

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Due to 24-hour drilling operations the job requires the ability to adapt to a flexible sleep/work schedule

Ascent Resources provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ascent complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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