Senior Development Geologist in Brisbane, Australia

at Origin Energy
Location Brisbane, Australia
Date Posted February 26, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Condabri, Talinga & Orana Asset
Key liaison between subsurface engineers and project teams
Brisbane based role (with occasional site travel)
Application close date: 10th March 2019


An integral part of Australia’s energy future, we explore, produce, generate and sell energy to power millions of Australian homes and businesses every day, keeping them going and growing.

With operations and explorations assets in Australia and New Zealand we’re continuing to invest in gas and condensate exploration and production onshore and offshore. Origin is searching for tomorrow’s energy solutions, today.

The Role
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Development Geologist to take an influential role within Origin's Condabri, Talinga & Orana Asset (CTO) asset team.
Reporting to the Reservoir, Appraisal & Development Manager, the position provides geoscience analysis and interpretation in support of optimising the future development of the asset, assessing reserves and resources, and supporting current development and operations where needed.
Development packages have geological input required for optimisation
Geological data is QC'd and in databases for use in building static models and reserves assessment
Perforation intervals and fracture stimulation programmes are generated for well completions
Well spec cards are assured and accurate for use in drilling programmes
Well Completion Reports for asset wells are completed and submitted to DNRM to maintain reporting compliance
Recommend and justify appraisal activity such as core wells to support future development de-risking and resource assessments
Using production data, evaluate if geology and/or were contributing factors to the success of the well
Work closely with subsurface engineers to create development plans for new assets
Well location planning in conjunction with a variety of teams to delivery APLNG's coal seam gas (CSG) exploration, appraisal and development drilling programs
Maintain tenure commitments and liaise with Tenure group
Manage Development Packages through Deliver Wells process
Is This You?
To succeed in this role, you will be a clear and confident communicator with the ability to deliver key technical messages across the organisation and influence critical development, appraisal and resource assessment outcomes. You will recognise that an optimal outcome is a balance between various, at times conflicting drivers, and that to get the balance right you need input from other disciplines and teams.
Significant experience in oil and gas operations, exploration/development and mudlogging – ideally within Queensland CSG fields
Degree in relevant discipline preferably a major in Geology or Geophysics
Knowledge and awareness of strategic planning
Knowledge or awareness in well planning and operational requirements and procedures
Awareness or knowledge in regional play analysis through the application of geologic and geophysical concepts. Knowledge of how to identify areas of greater prospectivity.
Significant knowledge in efficient and effective operations of multiple drilling rigs
Knowledge of other subsurface disciplines, including reservoir engineering, petrophysics, geophysics, well design, geophysics, etc)
Knowledge of interpretation software packages (e.g. Geolog, Petrosys, Petrel)
We embrace the diversity of our people and flexible working arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we serve.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.
If dynamic and challenging career opportunities and workplace flexibility are important to you, go with the employer that thinks differently.

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