Petrophysicist Location: Midland - United States

at Schlumberger
Location Midland, United States
Date Posted July 11, 2017
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


The Petrophysicist is a key technical contributor working in the areas of Petrophysics with a basic to intermediate understanding of Geophysics, Geomechanics or Geology and a "Member" of the Schlumberger Technical Community. Combines knowledge of logging sensor physics with understanding of oil and gas geology in order to quantify and quality control petrophysical data from Schlumberger services independent of conveyance and in open and cased holes to determine the hydrocarbon production capacity, lithology and fluid saturations of a reservoir via a single/multi well data set. A variety of additional sensors such as acoustics, spectroscopy and magnetic resonance can be added to the data used to enhance and clarify the overall result or determine additional factors such as permeability and mechanical properties.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • He/She collaborates to load various data types including logs (open hole and production), well tops, completion, perforations and performs mapping in Petrel or Geoframe in case of multi-well analysis.
  • Collaborates in projects to identify the reservoir from a simple set of logs and demonstrate ability to calculate clay volume, porosity and fluids saturation.
  • Provides high quality Open and Cased hole petrophysical processing and interpretation products to external and internal clients as required and directed and in accordance with all applicable Schlumberger standards, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain close relationships with other Schlumberger business segments related to the Petrophysics Domain.
  • Support in planning petrophysical data acquisition.
    • Focus on total quality and monitor quality goals and results.
    • Keeping abreast of the latest technological advances in the related technical areas.
    • Maintain close communication and relationship with the Petrophysics Domain Champion (s).
    • Participates in the organization of service quality meetings, forums and conferences.
  • Employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in place of those described above, and any duties are subject to change at any time, according to the needs of the location or Company.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree or other higher Degree in Engineering or Pure or Applied Science. Preferred MSc or MA in Petroleum Engineering, Geology or Petrophysics.
  • BS with minimum 3 years of related experience, MS with minimum 1 year of related experience, PhD with 0 years of related experience.
  • Basic skill in estimation of project requirements such as timeline, staffing, etc.
  • Basic skill in techniques, tools, processes and practices within area of expertise.
  • Intermediate understanding of and practice of the principles of Quality Management
  • Strategic approach to identifying potential future problems. Acts consistently over the long term to create
    opportunities or avoid potential risks.
  • Contributes to the team/area to optimum performance levels through leadership abilities.
  • Capability for multidisciplinary integration of information in the geosciences environment with other disciplines for synergy enhancement.
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship


Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor—priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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