Petrophysicist – Mishrif Carbonate Reservoir -UK

at BP
Location United Kingdom
Date Posted July 3, 2017
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Role synopsis

This is an individual contributor Petrophysicist position within the BP Iraq Technical Services Group (ITSG) in ICBT, Sunbury to support Rumaila Operating Organization (ROO) in Iraq. This role is within Mishrif Reservoir Management team that provides subsurface assurance and guidance for the development and production of the Mishrif Reservoir which is one of the largest Carbonate Reservoir in the world. Mishrif reservoir, with around 400 wells (+1,100 well penetrations) is going through an extensive production ramp up through a large scale waterflood and field development with a target to achieve +600mbd oil production with over 1,000mbd water injection by 2020. This ramp up is a key to maintaining production from Rumaila field at around 1500mbd oil production out to 2035.
The role requires broad petrophysical experience to include open/cased hole log interpretation. This role performs the interpretation of acquired (surveillance) log data and provides the subsurface teams with recommendations related to well re-completions and workover and ensures data is integrated into a wide range of subsurface products. In addition, the role also contributes to the development and maintenance of a petrophysical model, and ensuring it is integrated into, and consistent with, the subsurface description(s) for the Mishrif reservoir.
The successful candidate will possess strong coaching and influencing skills and will be a confident communicator.
Competitive salary applies
Closing Date 2nd August 2017

Key accountabilities

• Deliver consistent petrophysical interpretations for both new and existing wells, with a focus on integrating new well / cased hole / surveillance data into subsurface products.
• Develop integrated formation evaluation data acquisition programmes for surveillance programmes, to address key reservoir uncertainties, ensuring alignment with new well data acquisition programs.
• Manage the maintenance of a consistent and up to date database of all log and core data.
• Provide understanding of the current KOC petrophysical workflow for the team, and collaborate to develop an updated petrophysical methodology and workflows.
• Work with the subsurface teams to maintain the integrated subsurface description ensuring that it is fully documented and accurately represented in the Work Plan & Budget and Long Term Plan
• In collaboration recommends improvements in Petrophysics guidelines on data management, interpretation and technical updates
• Provide petrophysics coaching and mentoring support to national staff in ROO.
• Recommend and coordinate internal and external technical studies like SCAL.

Essential Education

- University degree in Geosciences or Petroleum engineering.

Essential experience and job requirements

• Solid petrophysics experience continuous service with BP or its affiliates.
• Excellent open and cased hole petrophysical interpretation skills and comfortable with large datasets.
• Proven coaching capability
• Experience of support and delivery of integrated subsurface descriptions
• Confident, open communicator; Experienced with presenting to senior management.
• Experience working in multi-discipline / functional project team and ability to influence others to provide quality inputs to ensure quality team delivery

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

Willing to travel to Basra, Iraq.

Desirable criteria & qualifications

• Experience of international JV’s and complex multicultural environments. Appreciates the challenges of, and value generated by, highly diverse working environment.
• Ability to manage multiple activities and to respond appropriately to changing business priorities
• Experience in efficient utilisation of big datasets
• Experience in onshore oil field operation

Relocation available


Travel required

Yes - up to 10%

Is this a part time position?


About BP

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

BP's Upstream segment focuses on finding reserves of oil and gas, developing the means to extract and process it and then consistently producing and transporting it to market. This involves using cutting edge technology to find the energy reserves, the ability to drill thousands of meters under the ground, designing, building and operating some of the world's largest most complex production onshore / offshore facilities and finally being able to transport these fluids, in order to provide energy to the world.

You'll have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of geographies and development types, including a variety of offshore, deepwater, onshore, oil, gas and condensate scenarios of differing scale. You may find yourself in exploration - looking for hydrocarbon accumulations in the most upstream part of our business; working in appraisal and development, to ensure the maximum recovery of hydrocarbons from producing reservoirs, or working with commercial, legal, political and technological experts to negotiate entry into new areas.



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