Senior Petrophysicist - Sydney in Sydney, Australia

at Resourceful Recruitment
Location Sydney, Australia
Date Posted March 10, 2018
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Innovative workplace that promotes diversity, inclusion & flexibility
Play an integral role in the success of Oil Search’s E&P; activities
24-month fixed term contract with likely extensions
Oil Search was established in Papua New Guinea in 1929 and is the country’s largest oil producer and private employer. Over 95% of its assets are in PNG, where it holds oil and gas production and exploration licences plus a 29% interest in the US$19 billion PNG LNG Project. This world class liquefied natural gas (LNG) development, which delivered its first LNG sales in May 2014, has quadrupled Oil Search’s production and transformed the Company into a major LNG exporter.

Oil Search has a clear strategy to drive future growth. We are pursuing opportunities to develop additional LNG trains in PNG, underpinned by existing discovered gas resources in the NW Highlands, including the P’nyang gas field in PRL 3, and the Elk-Antelope fields in the onshore Gulf Province. Oil Search believes that there is presently sufficient gas to support at least two PNG LNG-sized expansion trains and possibly three trains, contingent on additional appraisal drilling.

An exceptional opportunity now exists for a Senior Petrophysicist to play a key role in the identification, optimisation and management of the company’s global portfolio of exploration and production assets. You will draw upon your broad petrophysics background to provide input into petrophysical workflows and technologies; data management and quality control; and the design of purpose appropriate logging and data acquisition programs; while assisting in critical operational decisions and field specific studies.

Perform basic and advanced log interpretation and formation evaluation for wells in both operated and non-operated assets within PNG and globally
Contribute to the management of all well log and associated data, including historical data, to maximise value for analysis
Participate in the planning and development of logging and other data acquisition programs for both exploration and appraisal/development wells
Contribute to the coordination of log, and ancillary, data QC, processing, depth matching, interpreting and reporting and the consistent incorporation of all relevant data types into petrophysical interpretations and evaluations
Provide fit for purpose input data to other teams and individuals to assist in geological and reservoir modelling
Represent the company at technical committee meetings, joint venture workshops, and, regulatory authorities
Prepare technical presentations for asset teams and management
Mentor and coach less experienced team members and other geoscience personnel

Experience required :
Degree in Geology/Geophysics, or Engineering
6 to 12+ years Oil & Gas industry experience with significant time spent within an established E&P; company
Proven track record in petrophysical interpretation in multiple geological depositional environments, and multiple reservoir types, both clastic and carbonate
High level of understanding of LWD and wireline logging tools – applications, measurements and limitations
Good knowledge of routine, and special, core analysis and an ability to incorporate core analysis results into petrophysical interpretations
Experience mentor and coaching staff in petrophysical issues
Excellent oral and written communication & presentation skills
Self-motivated, good time management skills, and ability to cope with multiple concurrent project tasks
This role presents a rare opportunity to join Oil Search’s highly regarded Reservoir Development/ PNG Business Unit. The position is offered on an initial 24-month contract, based in the Sydney CBD office. Occasional international travel will be required, including the possibility of wellsite work in PNG and other international locations.

Oil Search is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe inclusion inspires innovation and welcome applications from all, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

To apply, follow the link and upload your current resume in word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Brent Russell at Resourceful Recruitment on the details below:

Direct: 07 3214 3602
Mobile: 0420 413 371

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