Senior Geologist - CSG Subsurface in Brisbane, Australia

at Senex Energy Limited
Location Brisbane, Australia
Date Posted January 11, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


About the company

Senex is an Australian oil and gas company with a 30-year history. We explore and produce from a diverse portfolio across two of the country’s most prolific onshore energy producing regions. Senex operates existing oil producing assets in the Cooper Basin and is progressing greenfield gas projects in the Surat Basin. Together, the Senex-operated Western Surat Gas Project and Project Atlas involve drilling of up to 500+ wells and will contribute to future energy security for Australia’s east coast. We are headquartered in Brisbane and an ASX 300 company.

About the position

Based within the CSG Subsurface team, the Senior Geologist is responsible for analysis of all geological data, designing, planning and implementing drilling programs and providing technical, geological advice. With your strong knowledge and proven experience of the Surat Basin, we are seeking an analytical individual who is a strong mentor and communicator.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the position include:
Provide geological support to producing fields working closely with; exploitation and reservoir engineers, hydrogeologists and geophysicists.

Generate and maintain geocellular models incorporating all relevant subsurface data for input to reservoir simulation models used in reservoir surveillance and field development across the company’s producing assets.

Be the focal point for operations geology as it relates to existing and new appraisal and development wells, including the design and implementation of geological data acquisition and analysis programs.

Produce well proposals and work closely with the Drilling team on all drilling programs and development operations including well design, well stimulation, well completions and work-overs.

Generation of in-field opportunities for additional appraisal and development wells and in-wellbore activities.

Assist in: preparation and maintenance of Field Development plans; development of reserves and resource assessments; and, annual reserve audits.

Investigate applicable technologies for data acquisition and analysis including research.

Perform post well studies and integrate new data to existing maps and models

Quality assurance of geological and well data acquisition, reporting and management for all development activities, formation evaluation and petrophysics

Take an active role in reservoir and management strategy development.

Reporting (written and verbal) on technical studies and appropriate presentation to management, partners and Government bodies.

Coach and mentor junior staff as required

Presentation to senior management, Board and Joint Venture partners as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The incumbent will require the following qualifications and experience:

Geology or related geological tertiary qualifications

Significant experience with an operating gas company is essential.

Exploration and appraisal experience is essential.

8+ years of experience primarily in production geoscience along with broad technical experience in development geology and interaction with production and reservoir engineers.

5 + years’ experience working in the CSG industry (Surat Basin experience essential).

Strong current workstation skills, including working in a 3D visualisation environment using Petrel.

Well-developed leadership and administrative skills.

Independent, self-motivated, creative, results oriented, can work to given deadlines.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle some ambiguity in analysis.

Must already have work rights in Australia.


All applications should include a cover letter which addresses your suitability for the position, along with a current resume.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 24 January 2018.

At Senex our people have opportunities to learn and grow, along with a range of great employee benefits. To find out more about our company and discover some of the other reasons why you should apply for this role, visit our corporate website at:

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