Operations Geologist in United Arab Emirates

at Kintec Global Recruitment
Location United Arab Emirates
Date Posted March 21, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Operations Geologist - 24 Month Contract - 28/28 Rotation - Onshore bnased role

Operation Geologist.
" Ensure that all aspects of well design, well placement and formation evaluation, from early planning, execution, acquisition, receipt and interpretation of the data, for all operated wells (Fields and Exploration), are coherent with the well objectives and that achievements yield value-for-money.
" Ensure that all aspects of Formation Evaluation (FE), from early planning, execution, acquisition, receipt and interpretation of the data, for the wells the job holder is assigned to, yields value for money, under the supervision of the Head of Subsurface Operations Geology.
" Acting as main operational point of contact internally and for all geological service companies involved in the drilling of wells and ensuring that contracted services are delivered as requested.
" Maintain vigilance and guarantee safety in all operated activities related to geological services.
" Ensure the consolidation in patrimonial database and archives of the well related geological and petrophysical interpretations and ensure their fast performance to facilitate decisions (drilling, coring, logging, testing, production, well abandonment…)
" Frequently important operational decisions may be taken without consulting management if situation is considered to be within the area of expertise
The strategy for well preparation and well operation follow up together with the evaluation of the geological formations drilled have a significant impact of the safety of the well and the economics / global cost of the Field .
Approximately 5% up to 10% of the global costs of the wells correspond to services related to geology and to the evaluation of the formations/reservoirs drilled.
The impact can be significant on OPEX, and in some cases may results in being forced to re-drill a well in case of poor geosteering, bad monitoring of drilling and geological parameters or in case of wrong interpretations due to a poor data acquisition.
" Job holder will ensure efficient well planning coordination to fulfil development objectives
" Job holder will ensure efficient operational organization for well data acquisitions to fulfil well objectives.
" Job holder will forecast and validate the assessment of geological risks while drilling
" Job holder will coordinate and supervise Wellsite Geologist at rigsite to ensure smooth running of operations

Impact on well cost: 1 MUSD to 2 MUSD per well depending on well complexity and well data acquisition.

Main contacts:
In base: VP Reservoir & Geosciences, petrophysicist, geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers of the Assets, Drilling Manager, Drilling superintendant, Drilling engineer, fluid engineer
At rigsite: Wellsite geologist, company man, drilling engineer
Out of the affiliate / external: Local authorities, partners, services companies

1. HSE
" Demonstrate personal commitment to the HSE Policy.
" Maintain awareness of and ensure compliance with all relevant Statutory and Company HSE standards.
" Actively participate in Company safety awareness and initiative schemes.
" Ensure BOSIET and all required certifications are valid.

2. Well Planning Activities
" Participate in well planning activities for designated areas in conjunction with the drilling team and R&G people in accordance with Company Rules, Guidelines and Procedures;
" Prepare and ensure timely production of the Well Statement of Requirements (WSOR) and the detailed data acquisition programmes to ensure optimized well planning.
" Prepare operational procedures, and guarantee their application at the rig site to ensure offshore geological operations best practice;

3. Activity performance, reporting and supervision
" Ensure geological operations are conducted in conformity with HSE rules, procedures and best practices.
" Coordinate geological operations activities ensuring their pertinence, efficient implementation and quality, whilst optimizing costs to provide a timely completion of work to an acceptable technical standard.
" Ensure contract release orders for relevant services are issued, monitor service quality, conduct technical approval of invoices and compile data acquisition costs.
" Interpret or validate geological data while drilling to optimize ongoing operations and limit financial exposure.
" Steer and optimize well placement to access greater well productivity.
" Report and communicate interpreted data to RGS and Drilling groups.

4. Quality Control, petrophysical & geological Interpretation, final reporting
" Ensure quality controlled data are acquired, analyzed and synthesized as a Log Composite Digital (LCD) in a timely manner, before transfer to patrimonial database.
" Perform basic petrophysical interpretations (quick-look) in conjunction with the Petrophysicist.
" Prepare Final Geological Reports in accordance with defined timelines.
" Update geological operations lessons learnt databases and provide Return on Experience (REX).
" Transmit information related to the wells to archives and patrimonial databases.
" Initiate or conduct studies that can bring added value to well interpretation or enhance operational efficiency and monitor and report on progress.

5. State of The Art implementation of operations
" Justifies technical analysis and recommendations regarding formation evaluation data acquisition, integrates/challenges/synthesizes multidisciplinary requirements into COMPANY documents (WSOR, Geological Programs, Final Geological Report, LCD Report);
" Train/coaches/mentors junior Operations Geologists, and wellsite geologists;
" Perform technical audits at the wellsite, attend key HSE and pre-job briefings. Assist with critical operations
" Positively represent COMPANY with external agencies at senior levels
Description of the environment in which the job is performed, in particular the constraints and/or positive/negative drivers applying to the job.
NOC operates field, covering:
" Intensive development of mature fields, appraisal and potentially nearby exploration in the
" Challenging well planning and geosteering in already intensively drilled areas, with complex pore pressure variations along wellbore
" Challenging geosteering in extended reached wells up to more than 20 000ft horizontal section
" Bachelor of Earth Sciences minimum (or equivalent).
" Good written and spoken English.
" Independent stand-alone professional with subsurface degree with a typically 8 years (but preferably 15 years) relevant experience including wellsite and office based operational skill base, and a good geological and petrophysical background;
" An in-depth knowledge of all aspects of formation evaluation services and their risks, well placement and steering techniques, pore pressure techniques and methodology;
" Ability to understand all the elements of a multi-disciplinary team;
" A confirmed specialist in operations geology with potential to evolve to another professional discipline, such as geology/petrophysics/reservoir.

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