Principal II Petrophysicist in Australia

at BHP
Location Australia
Date Posted January 17, 2019
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


About BHP
At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success.
About the role
As the only Petrophysicist in the Australian office, the Principle II Petrophysicist will be responsible for completing and leading work independently, including undertaking detailed petrophysical evaluation studies, while working across multiple multidisciplinary teams of Production and Exploration Geoscientists and Subsurface Engineers to deliver successful results to the Production Unit.

This position will be the Petrophysical discipline lead across the Production Unit, with additional opportunities and responsibilities to complete petrophysical analysis for other teams across BHP Petroleum. Collaboration and teamwork are key attributes to bring to this role to enable full integration of datasets to support the Australian teams and the wider global teams, as well as clear communication with external service providers and JV partners. Key responsibilities will include:
Development of integrated petrophysical models, incorporating well log, core and production data with appreciation for how results are incorporated into evaluations or geocellular models
Promote petrophysical best practices and guidelines in the Production Unit
Provide advice and counsel to the Production Unit on petrophysical and other technical workflows, technology and operations of the business
Provide first line of defense in reviewing Operator interpretations
Use well developed influencing skills and judgement to determine when and how to challenge and persuade Operator to consider a different interpretation or view
Recognize inconsistencies in subsurface data or interpretations through QC evaluations; with the ability to resolve or provide recommendations
Make recommendations for planning and execution of formation evaluation programs to optimize value of a project, including core acquisition
Coordinate post-well log data processing and core analysis, and work with Geoscience Technicians and data management to manage petrophysical data
Perform high quality quick-look formation evaluation in support of well operations
Identify and apply new technologies and methods to reduce uncertainty in a petrophysical evaluation
Maintain active contact with professional societies; develop and maintain networks and relationships with key peers across the company and industry for idea-sharing and capability development
Build and maintain a close working relationship with the geoscience community in BHPB, both in Perth and Houston
A commitment to safety, inclusion and diversity, environmental responsibility and sustainable development
Provide mentoring and petrophysical knowledge share to members of the Production Unit, as well as providing peer review resources to the wider BHP community
About You
To be successful in this role you will possess the following:

Skills & Experience
Ability to communicate and clearly summarise technical results and evaluate the impact of the analyses
Experience working as a Petrophysicist for an operator or a major service company
In-depth understanding of petrophysical concepts, principles and application and how those integrate with other disciplines across the Production Unit
Experience with advanced logging technology such as NMR, Spectroscopy and Dielectric, knowledge of borehole image interpretation
Experience with horizontal well-log interpretation
Familiarity with Geosphere would be beneficial
Experience of thin bed and glauconitic reservoirs may be an advantage
Knowledge of routine and special core analysis methods
Experience in planning well-log and core evaluation programs
Knowledge of Techlog software
Experience feeding inputs to static and dynamic reservoir models

MS or higher Degree in Geosciences, Science or Engineering

Behavioural & Leadership Competencies
Exercise good judgement when faced with uncertainty and challenge, with the ability to integrate multiple data types
Respectful of fellow team members and JV partners, with the ability to constructively challenge and influence the Joint Venture operator with sound technical and personable judgement
Encourage collaboration within and between teams
Action oriented, meets stated deadlines providing high quality deliverables
Innovative and creative
Developed communication skills to succinctly and clearly exchange complex information to enable rewarding collaboration across the Australian team, wider BHP petroleum teams and JV partners
Proactive and self-motivated with the ability to work independently, identifying areas for evaluation and seizing opportunities
Comfortable with uncertainty, challenge and with making timely decisions
Fosters open dialog and comfortable sharing his/her opinion while also being open to challenge

You will be based in Perth, Western Australia, in the multi award winning office tower - ‘City Square’. You will have stunning river views from your modern open plan office, state of the art facilities including virtual whiteboards and video conferencing facilities, 550 bicycle racks with ample lockers, showers and change room amenities and a large outdoor terrace with barbecues.

Remuneration and Benefits
Join us and be rewarded with interesting, challenging work in a supportive team culture. Develop skills for life whilst enjoying access to benefits including; incentive bonus, award winning share scheme, education assistance and generous superannuation scheme. As part of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we offer a range of family friendly work practices, including flexible work arrangements, and a substantial parental leave policy, includes retirement savings / superannuation contributions during parental leave.
Supporting a diverse workforce
At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

Reference Number – 79264
We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia. .

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