Senior Operations Geologist in Sunbury, United Kingdom

at BP
Location Sunbury, United Kingdom
Date Posted August 31, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Role synopsis
BP is currently seeking a senior operations geologist to work in the Eastern Hemisphere Central NWD team in Sunbury. The successful candidate will be required to support/lead subsurface planning of wells (trajectory planning, overburden characterization, risk management, completion of well planning documentation) and provide the geological lead in communication and decision-making for the drilling of wells.
Key accountabilities
The successful candidates will work with Subsurface and Wells Teams in the area of:Well Planning:Ensure subsurface planning and execution of wells meets BP standards and practicesComplete detailed offset well reviews and construct detailed overburden models for trajectory planning. Lead well planning risk reviews.Lead trajectory planning, accounting for overburden complexity, risks and hazards.Preparation of pore pressure forecasts.Work with subsurface and drilling teams to create well planning documents including decision trees, data acquisition plans, risk management documentation.Well Execution:Provide effective communication between subsurface and drilling teams.Make operational decisions.Support/Lead the subsurface delivery of wells, monitoring real-time drilling information, integrating data with geomodels to advise Subsurface and Drilling teams on risk and uncertainty and inform operational decisions.Supervise Wellsite Geologists for the delivery of well objectives.Support planning and implementation of pore pressure detection and real-time updates of Pore Pressure/Fracture Gradient data.Support subsurface data acquisition, e.g. help operations petrophysicist with QC of DA plan and procedures.Lead subsurface input to post-well reviews. Write post well evaluation reportsManage relevant vendor personnel as related to subsurface deliveryDemonstrate visible leadership in NWD HSSE.Coach & mentor junior members of the team in all aspects of NWDSupport the functional NWD M&T agendaSafeguard continued alignment with GWO in the new GWO operating model
Essential Education
BSc / equivalent in Geology or related subject
Essential experience and job requirements
A good grounding in Geoscience is requiredProven track record of delivery in NWD, in particular operations geology.Relevant extensive experience in the oil/gas industrySignificant amount of operational experience, both as an operations geologist and as a wellsite geologist.Excellent communications skills, with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of technical specialists across Functions and partners are necessaryAbility to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team to create integrated products.Application of standard geological software (Petrel, TechLog)Intermediate to advanced interpretation skills of real-time data, wireline/LWD data and drilling informationAdvanced knowledge of pore pressure fundamentals.Comfortable working split-site and supporting multiple riglines, potentially in different countries / RegionsCross-discipline experience highly desirable, with strong teaching and coaching skills.Has the knowledge and experience of this activity to carry out complex, specialist or non-standard tasks confidently and consistently, and follow through independently.
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
Desirable criteria & qualifications
Proven track record of working in a team environmentExperience in geological model building - overburden and reservoir.Experience in well planningExperience in Wellsite and Operations GeologyExperience planning and executing exploration and appraisal wells Experience in or exposure to pore pressure prediction and detection in a deep-water environmentExperience in executing deep-water exploration wells, ideally in frontier basins with limited offset data available.Experience in collaborating with remote monitoring centresGeosteering experience
Relocation available
Travel required
Yes - up to 25%
Is this a part time position?
About BP
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. Through our work we provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. Our objective is to create value for shareholders and supplies of energy for the world in a safe and responsible way. We strive to be a safety leader in our industry, a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer.Our Upstream segment is responsible for our activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, and midstream transportation, storage and processing.At the same time, we’re investing in the talents of the 20,000 people who work to make these activities a reality.
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