Principal Geologist - Rio De Janeiro

at Statoil
Location Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Date Posted August 10, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Statoil is an international energy company with operations in more than 30 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with approx. 21,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.

Development and Production International (DPI) is responsible for Statoil’s portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments in all countries outside Norway and US.   DPI’s ambition is to ensure industry-leading safety and security performance in all our operations and partner-operated fields, while maximising value from producing fields.  DPI oversees business and operations in 17 countries accross six continents. Key development projects are found in Angola, Brazil, Canada, UKCS and Tanzania.  Angola produced 206,000 boe/d in 2014 which equals to around 10% of Statoil’s total production. This is the highest oil production in any one country outside Norway.


Perform accurate geological evaluation and reservoir characterization on (pre-salt) carbonate reservoirs and deliver to reservoir modelling team in timely manner.

Provide in depth knowledge on carbonate sedimentology, stratigraphy and diagenesis.

Perform core description and facies and depositional environment interpretation.

Perform well log correlation and carbonate petrography.

Identify main heterogeneities to flow by integrating all available data.

Establish sedimentological concepts as input to reservoir modelling.

Guiding seismic interpretation and data integration on carbonate reservoirs.

Be involved in location, planning and optimization of appraisal and development wells in carbonate reservoirs.

Mentor junior staff on carbonate geology.



Minimum 5-10 years experience as a geologist focusing on carbonate reservoirs.

Pre-salt carbonate reservoirs is preferred.

Master degree or equivalent.

Experience in pre-salt carbonate reservoirs.

Fluency in written and spoken technical English.

Proficient in Openworks and UNIX/LINUX environment.


Act as a role model for the Statoil values.

Ability to work independently as well as in multidisciplinary teams.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, area of responsibility and meet tight deadlines.

Curious and ability to share knowledge.

Creative, flexible and adaptable.

Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Ability to mentor junior staff.

Result oriented mind-set.


We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Statoil wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.


Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Portuguese. Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

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