Petrophysicist - Tulsa

at WPX Energy
Location Tulsa, United States
Date Posted August 29, 2016
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 5


Requisition Number 16-0043 Title Petrophysicist City Tulsa State OK Description Position will lead the petrophysical evaluation of tight gas and shale reservoirs for the Permian Asset Team. Responsible for the evaluation and quality control of wireline and LWD logging services. Develop and lead core and specialty logging programs for petrophysical model development. Supervise specialty logging jobs and core acquisition on site. Develop petrophysical models based on log to core calibrations for open and cased-hole logs for the various field areas and stratigraphic/reservoir intervals of interest.
  • Develop logging programs for high temperature/high pressure wells in both vertical and horizontal wells.
  • Close collaboration with Geology, Completions and Reservoir teams to optimize well performance and EURs, improve reservoir delineation and characterization and completion optimization by implementing and improving quantitative log evaluation and formation evaluation techniques.
  • Maintain the petrophysical database and develop workflows for geologists and engineers to follow.
  • Train and mentor new geologists and engineers on log evaluation basics and specific log responses. Organize training opportunities, core viewings and data reviews.
  • Liaison to industry consortia and research projects.
Requirements Requirements
  • BS in Geoscience, or related field (MS helpful, but not essential)
  • 5 years experience in Petrophysics
  • Service company (wireline) experience a plus
  • Experience in conventional and unconventional oil and gas basins
  • Excellent communication skills; i.e. convey results from technical and research projects to team members.
  • Coordinate with vendors to ensure quality service. Negotiate pricing for logging, coring and testing services.
  • Knowledge of Petra, PowerLog and programming in Visual Basic are a plus.
  • Experience in the Permian, preferred

This position will be filled at a level commensurate to the experience (i.e. skills, knowledge & abilities) of the successful candidate. 

WPX Energy Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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