Petrophysicist - Moscow, Russia

at BP
Location Moscow, Russian Federation
Date Posted July 13, 2017
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Role synopsis

This position is a key role within the BP Russia Exploration Team based in Moscow.
BP Russia has a 19.75% shareholding in Rosneft and has agreements to jointly develop a greenfield in East Siberia, appraise a field in West Siberia and explore in Areas of Mutual Interest (AMI’s) amounting to over 400,000 sqkm across the country.
The team is responsible for evaluating new business development opportunities, oversight & influencing of Joint Ventures and technical studies for the shareholder team. BP’s interests in Russia range from frontier exploration to giant mature water-floods and from tight carbonates to viscous oil rim developments and high-perm gas
This individual will support activities across both the BP Reservoir Development and Exploration teams. The individual should have expertise with Russian style well log interpretation and the Russian industry, with ~7years’ experience across a breadth of locations and a proven ability working within multi-disciplinary teams.

Key accountabilities

• Support Reservoir Development and Exploration subsurface teams in evaluation of well logs and integration with other well data
• Accountable for compilation and maintenance of well log data base
• Unconventional petrophysics interpretation including evaluation of hydrocarbon saturation, TOC content (e.g Passey method)), clay volume, porosity, core-to-log interpretation, integration and rock properties.
• Work with subsurface teams to provide input to both Regional and prospect/field scale evaluations
• Data acquisition design and execution, including supplier performance management and cost benchmarking.

Essential Education

Degree or Masters in Geoscience.

Essential experience and job requirements

• Expertise in Russian style well log interpretation and usage of interactive petrophysical software including Techlog
• Experience in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs including tight clastics, carbonates and unconventional plays highly advantageous
• Demonstration of integration skills of open hole data (mud logs, wireline and LWD), cased hole data and production data, formation pressure and fluid analysis, pore pressure detection, core and special core analysis, and the understanding of the controls on reservoir quality and fluid distribution
• Ability to turn around projects quickly, efficiently and effectively
• Degree or masters in geoscience and/or Engineering
• Must speak Russian fluently and intermediate to fluent English
• Minimum 7 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry
• Experience with coaching and training staff
• Presentation skills and experience with writing of technical reports.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

There are no additional requirements.

Desirable criteria & qualifications

Good spoken and written English.

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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