Petrophysicist/Geomechanic III in San Antonio, United States

at Apache Corp
Location San Antonio, United States
Date Posted April 29, 2019
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Company Overview
Apache Corporation is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas producers. The company has a six-decade record of profitable growth, and is differentiated by its strong core values, entrepreneurial spirit, and operational focus.
Key Duties/Responsibilities
Apache is seeking a geomechanics engineer/petrophysicist with a minimum of 5-15 years of experience performing geomechanical evaluations for drilling and completions. A solid working knowledge of geomechanics, including pressure and wellbore stability analysis as well as reservoir geomechanics modeling, is required. The successful candidate should be willing to relocate to San Antonio, TX.

The successful candidate will support ongoing exploration and production operations primarily within the North American Unconventional Region. A heavy emphasis for this work will be the application of geomechanics-based principles to diagnose and mitigate wellbore stability issues, optimize drilling and completions as well as to develop geomechanics laboratory testing plans. Additionally, the candidate should have a working knowledge of the various stress and pore pressure estimation techniques, rock mechanical property determination from log and seismic and should be familiar with seismic rock properties workflows. The candidate will participate in multidisciplinary projects and help present defensible business recommendations to senior management.
Job Qualifications
Education: Minimum of a B.S. (M.S. degree preferred) in Geology, Geophysics, Engineering or related discipline.
Experience: The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5-15 years petroleum industry experience performing geomechanical analyses. The candidate should have experience participating in technical/project teams and interacting closely with geoscientists and engineers. The candidate should have experience using geomechanical software such as JewelSuite, Drillworks, IKON Rokdoc, Interactive Petrophysics (IP) or the equivalent.
Preferences: The successful candidate will have:
An excellent knowledge of geomechanics, including: stress and pore pressure estimation techniques, rock mechanical properties determinations from logs and lab testing, wellbore stability, completions optimization, fault/fracture analysis.Be able to create a drilling mud weight window and provide recommendations for casing and mud programs.Be aware and knowledgeable in advanced geomechanics topics such as: poroelasticity, rock mechanical anisotropy, compressibility/compaction, sanding, etc.Thorough knowledge of geomechanical laboratory testing techniques.Knowledge of common logging tools and their application to conventional and unconventional reservoir petrophysical modeling.Make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information.Excellent communication skills - present formally to management and effectively communicate work procedures to relevant personnel.Ability to work within an integrated multidisciplinary team.Excellent project management skills.A mature and professional attitude - capable of directing the work of others and being directed as required.

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