Petrophysicist Sr in Tulsa, United States

at WPX Energy
Location Tulsa, United States
Date Posted October 26, 2018
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Petrophysicist Senior: Geosciences
With minimal guidance, the Petrophysicist Senior determines the volume of hydrocarbons present in a reservoir, its potential to flow through the reservoir rock into the wellbore, and to assist in optimizing the producibility of a reservoir. The Petrophysicist Senior incorporates production data from existing wells, as well as wireline and core data in the analysis to enhance and clarify the analysis or to determine additional reservoir characteristics. Also builds, maintains and updates petrophysical models.

Monitor wireline petrophysical data to ensure they are correctly processed and presented in a suitable format by contractor companies for in-house interpretation and development of Petrophysical model. This position may require personally witnessing and managing critical or complex tests or logging programs.
Conduct petrophysical interpretations using computer software applications, to quantify the petrophysical characteristics of the reservoirs and to improve knowledge of the reservoirs and to quantify reserves estimates and reservoir performance.
Together with the Geologist, develop cost-effective wireline logging programs; ensures best working practices and techniques are applied, as well as, develop cost-effective core programs(s); design core analysis program with analytical laboratory, monitor and QC results incorporating results into Petophysical model.
Identify areas of improvement in petrophysical engineering practices, techniques and applications and participate in identifying solutions to improve and participate in field development planning activities and "Full Field" review activities.
Maintains awareness of operational challenges and project time lines in exploration and development programs and provides timely log analysis to team.
Provide detailed review of well logs as part of a multi-discipline team to identify and quantify all potentially productive intervals
Review wireline and mud gas logs and make recommendations for "by-passed pay" recompletions. Work with geologist to determine if there is wide spread opportunity for a recompletion program. Constantly monitors wireline log quality data; works with log vendors to obtain technical resolution to data and process errors.
Develop core analysis program and budget, solicit bids from core lab vendors, select vendor, monitor testing program, compile data results and present to team and management.
In partnership with geologist, analyzes multiple, "high tier" well logs run on a "wildcat" well, combines data and presents same to the team.
Requirements include:

Bachelor of Science in Geology or Petroleum Engineering Degree
A minimum of 6+ years of direct Oil and Gas Industry related experience
Experience with log interpretation and log analysis
Experience relating and collaborating with all levels within the organization to include both office and field locations
Knowledge and experience with Petrophysical evaluation software
Well site experience and a sound understanding of Drilling operations
Relocation is available / A maximum of 25% travel / Delaware Basin experience preferred
WPX does not sponsor employment visas.

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