Senior/Principal Geologist Geo Operations in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

at Statoil Production (UK)
Location Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date Posted May 21, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


We are looking for a competent, self-sufficient, and motivated operations geologist to strengthen the Mariner Petroleum Technology team.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to efficient and lean well planning with particular focus on Statoil’s “Concept Selection” “Detailed Planning” and “Execution” phases.

Responsible for wellbore stability and pore pressure prediction, overburden management and rock mechanics work.

Active role in well operations including follow-up with wellsite geologists, and contributions to daily morning meetings, daily well reporting, well section reviews, after-action reviews, and end-of-well reporting.

Expected to participate in the operations on-call rotation, and will be also be expected to work offshore on an as-needed basis (to be decided, but up to approximately one week every six to eight weeks).

Key interface between Petroleum Technology, the Drilling & Well organization, wellsite geologists, procurement, and service providers.

Expected to be organized, and maintain strict control of data and wellsite deliverables; helping our current data manager ensure asset integrity for the project, the company, partners, and the regulator.
Significant experience with production well planning, operations geology and wellsite geology is required.

Experience with geosteering and the latest LWD/MWD, wireline, coring and mud-logging technologies is expected.

Advanced knowledge in the theory as well as the use of wellbore stability and pore pressure prediction methods is required.

Experience with contract management.

General understanding of risk and uncertainty analysis.

Working knowledge of operations petrophysics, geophysics, geoscience, reservoir and production engineering is an asset.

Software experience with Gravitas & Predict is preferred. Experience with other geoscience/petrophysical platforms is an asset.

Candidates with strong UK professional networks, and recent/relevant North Sea experience will be preferred.

Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Geosciences or related field.

Relevant experience may compensate for formal qualifications.

Personal Qualities
We are looking for a candidate with the following personal qualities:

Ability to thrive in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team, prioritizing safety and value creation.


Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Skilled at ranking and prioritizing competing tasks, and functioning in an operations-focused work environment.

Willingness and ability to share knowledge and experience.

Both a self-sufficient individual contributor, as well as a team player.

Creative and flexible, ability to identify opportunities and alternative applications/methods.

Enthusiasm for Statoil’s values: Open, Collaborative, Courageous and Caring.

Willingness to live and work by our safety and security expectations.
We Offer
We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Statoil wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture
General Information
Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

This position is based in Aberdeen working on local UK terms.

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