Petrophysical Advisor in Uxbridge, United Kingdom

at CNOOC International
Location Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Date Posted December 18, 2019
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


UxbridgeWe’re seeking a Petrophysical Advisor to be based in Uxbridge to lead the formation evaluation activities to appraise a high profile HPHT exploration project in the UK CNS. This will include the planning, preparation and supervision of all petrophysical data acquisition including wireline and MWD/LWD logs, core measurements (conventional and SCAL), formation pressure measurements (including fluid sampling), production logging, and cement evaluation. The role includes the responsibility for the QA / QC procedures for log and core data on operated wells, and the management of petrophysical data.
This Senior Petrophysicist will deliver robust petrophysical interpretation of operated and non-operated well data, to support significant appraisal and development decisions.

Reporting to the Manager – Petrophysics, ensures the consistency of approach and high quality of petrophysics deliverables to the subsurface teams and contributes to defining and updating those CIMS standards and procedures along with the wider CNOOC International Petrophysics community. Partnering with the various Technical Assurance teams, the manager helps establish consistency of technical analysis and high quality petrophysics deliverables to all CNOOC International sub-surface activities.

Typical work activities include:
Preparing formation evaluation plans for exploration and appraisal wells. Collaborating with stakeholders including drilling and completion colleagues, the project subsurface team, and the geological operations team to create fit for purpose Data Acquisition plans that address key project issues. Mature data acquisition plans through the well delivery process by engaging with contractors and co-ordinating data acquisition planning meetings. Following operations ensure that lessons learned are incorporated in further well planning cycles.
Delivering and quality control of geomechanical models used for development decisions
Providing operational support during drilling (LWD) and wireline logging to ensure good quality datasets are acquired. Delivering Petrophysical products in a timely fashion to support operational decisions.
Defining the appropriate formation evaluation approach, methods and techniques to derive petrophysical properties. Ensuring interpretations are fit for purpose to be used by subsurface teams in a robust assessment of producible hydrocarbons in place.
Act as data owner for all petrophysical data and products on behalf of the Exploration and Appraisal project teams. Managing the approval and publication of well data to be used with confidence by the subsurface teams
Participating in peer assists, technical assurance reviews and competitive technical intelligence activities.
Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering or Earth Sciences and a professional status. Leadership experience would be considered an asset along with having a strong petrophysical evaluations background. Furthermore, the following experience would provide a competitive advantage;
Proven experience in wireline logging and formation evaluation of open and cased hole logging operations, logging tool fundamentals, coring operations, core laboratory procedures and measurements, mudlogging operations and analysis of mudlogging data.
Knowledge of drilling operations, and an ability to work with drilling engineers to design mud systems, and logging and coring operations. Proven experience in HPHT environments would be a great benefit.
Proven ability to analyse log data, including proper environmental corrections, and an ability to recognize logging tool measurement limitations in an environment of shaly sands, thin beds, steep formation dips, and highly deviated wellbores.
Proven ability to analyse core data, including recognition of corrections and uncertainties that apply to various core data depending on the type of measurement procedures used.
Proven ability to create petrophysical property models based on core-to-log data transforms, and a working knowledge of incorporating petrophysical models into geological models to develop an integrated characterization of a reservoir.

CNOOC International strives to retain and recognize high performing individuals who help us achieve superior results and deliver our vision of energy for all. Our pay-for-performance approach is at the foundation of our competitive compensation and benefits offerings that are designed to attract, retain and motivate the best and brightest.

Recognizing and rewarding the value our people bring to the business is crucial to our ongoing success. It's what keeps the best talent motivated and driven to deliver superior results. We believe that reward and recognition should extend beyond just compensation.

In return for your hard work, tenacity and contributions, you can expect an array of benefits. From personal career development that enables you to fulfil your potential, to employee programs that help you make the most of life outside of work, we care for our people and it shows.
Closing Statement

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Only applicants who are authorized to work in the UK, without company sponsorship, on a full-time, permanent basis will be considered.

Applicants who are authorized to work in the UK indefinitely without company sponsorship will be given first consideration.

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

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