Production Geologist - Oman

at Petroleum Development Oman
Location Oman
Date Posted May 24, 2017
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 8


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Purpose of Job
Experienced Operations Geologist to translate well proposals into operational procedures, monitor wells while drilling, manage well deviations data, ensure functional standards and specifications are adhered to during well operations and report well results to New Oil team leader.
Principal Accountabilities
The remit of the Operations Geologist in an oil cluster is to translate well proposals into operational procedures according to functional specifications. Liaise with Geomatics team to check on new oil location accessibility. Liaise with Well Engineering during drilling operations. Provide geological interpretation and support for well activities. Monitor well progress while drilling. Adjust formation prognosis and well track if needed after consultation with production geologist. Identify and communicate HSE critical well activities related to pressures, pore fill & formation characteristics and uncertainties. Provide operational geology support in case of emergency response situations.  Collect, interpret and store well data.

Performance •
Deliver proposals for Development and Appraisal wells which may be in a complicated overburden (salt, shallow gas and shales) and which may encounter HP, HT and H2S bearing formations.
•Liaise with PE staff in Development Planning team to arrive at best timing and functional specifications for the wells.
•Liaise with Geomatics team on urban planning issues and ensure drilling site is accessible for well operations.
•Identify opportunities for improving well planning processes, well design and formation evaluation requirements.
•Liaise with Well Engineering team to arrive at a well design meeting business requirements
•Monitor, proactively intervene, geo-steer and advice during well operations
•If required, take a leading role in emergency response situations
•Lead completion meetings after completing reservoir section drilling
•Close-out and feed-back on well results
Member of a multi-disciplinary new oil team. Participate in discipline activities in order to enhance sustainable production geosciences capabilities.
Prepare fit for purpose documentation and presentations of carried out work.
Participate in workshops related to well planning and well delivery.
Provide technical and personal skills coaching and QA/QC for less experienced Production Geosciences staff in the new oil team.

-University degree in Geology. Minimum 8 years experience in production geology, of which at least 5 should be in Operations Geology
-Skilled in all aspects of operations geology; Well operational procedures, mud logging, liaison with well engineering, field engineering and operations teams, formation correlation, geo-steering, formation evaluation, emergency response and end-of-well reporting
-Skilled in leaning well designs and operations to drive well capex down
-Knowledge of reservoir geology and static modeling
-Knowledge of structural geology
-Knowledge of HC resource classification
-Good leadership & behavior skills; experience in working effectively in a multi-disciplinary teams; strong team player;
-Effective communicator, ability to coach / mentor younger staff and ability to think beyond geosciences discipline
• To deliver within the timelines set by the drilling sequence
• To be able to geosteer wells when required
• To be able to work with all levels laterally and vertically as well as with other functions
• To effectively coach younger operational geologists
Key Competencies
Data & Information Management  >> Knowledge
Reservoir Geology             >>     Knowledge
Structural Geology and Fracture Modeling >> Kowledge
Seismic Interpretation                  >>   Knowledge
Static Reservoir Modeling            >>       Knowledge
Static Resource Volume Estimation >>  Knowledge
Geohazard Assessment             >> Skill
Geological Well Design and Execution >> Skill
Wellsite Geological Support          >> Skill
Integration                                  >> Knowledge
HSSE            >> Skill
Leadership            >> Knowledge

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