Wellsite Geologist in United Kingdom

at First Recruitment Group
Location United Kingdom
Date Posted December 17, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


United KingdomContractRole
Wellsite Geologist
UK North Sea
The expected duration of this position will be around 3-4 months, and will operate on a 3 week on 3 week off rotation throughout the campaign, although some flexibility will be required for a more irregular rota as operations demand.
The Wellsite Geologist will represent the Company on the rig for all geological and subsurface data acquisition and operations matters in accordance with the Geology Programme. You will have responsibility for ensuring compliance of mandatory Health and Safety requirements, including attendance to all rig based safety drills and meetings, and for maintaining good two-way communications with rig based Company personnel, Company contracted personnel and our shore based Company Drilling Operation Team. In addition you will complete all written and verbal reports as required and any other reasonable request from the Company personnel or Company contracted personnel to assist with safe drilling operations and to achieve the well objectives.
Key responsibilities include:

Review and understand the Drilling Programme and Geology Programme prior to drilling commencement.

Technical and quality assurance for all work and subsurface data provided by relevant contracted services for drilling and subsurface data acquisition.

Liaising with drilling and data acquisition personnel to ensure optimised tool utilisation to fulfil the well objectives. If necessary, recommend additions and/or modifications of the data acquisition programme, to the rig based Drilling Supervisor and shore based Operations Geologist and Project Geologist.

Inform the Drilling Supervisor and Drilling Operation Team of any new subsurface risk or findings during drilling operations that may affect well progress or well integrity.

Ensure all personnel for Mud logging, Wireline logging, M-LWD logging perform efficiently and their equipment is functional, calibrated and fit for purpose to fulfil the well data acquisition objectives.

Describe cuttings samples, identify major stratigraphic lithology boundaries using all available correlation information, report hydrocarbon shows and pore pressure trends, complete the Company Wellsite Lithology log while drilling and provide a draft Composite Lithology log using data from final TD logs. The log drawing software provided is WellCad.

Daily completion and correspondence of Company geological and operations reports which summarise the last 24 hours drilling activities to include but not limited to Company Wellsite Lithology log, relevant cuttings descriptions, gas or oil shows, drilling fluid data, provisional formation tops, observed pore pressure, with comparison of prognosed formation tops and pressure explaining significant variance. Daily transmission of subsurface data provided by contractors as detailed in the Geology Programme.

Close supervision of the Mudlogging service to ensure all data required is delivered in a timely manner, report any inconsistencies in data acquisition and equipment failures for resolution.

Supervision of M-LWD and Wireline logging data acquisition, reporting operations progress, problems and solutions and requesting additional or changes to data acquisition runs to ensure objectives are achieved if real time data is considered unacceptable.

At well TD provide a draft Composite Log. Ensure correct transmittal, copying, packaging and distribution of all geological data and samples including but not limited to wireline logs, M-LWD logs, mud logs, sample cuttings and fluids samples. Ensure all Company reference data the Wellsite Geologist has used is removed from the rig before final departure.

Qualifications / Experience

Graduate in Geology with minimum five years continuous experience as a Wellsite Geologist.

Experience of UK Southern North Sea gas basin drilling and associated subsurface hazards, or similar Dutch North Sea gas basin experience.

Experience of depleted reservoirs, geosteering deviated and horizontal wells.

Conversant with realtime Mudlogging and M-LWD data acquisition and interpretation to identify pore pressure trends, hydrocarbon shows and formation boundaries, using offset well data as acorrelation reference when required.

Computer literate, able to work, assess and provide technical assurance on the utilisation of software related to wellsite geology. Experience of Wellcad log drawing software would be an advantage, however training can be provided.

Good interpersonal verbal and written communication skills to all levels of the rig based and office based organisation, able to liaise comfortably on important issues pertaining to the drilling operation and data acquisition programme.

Able to build and maintain good working relationships with all rig personnel, to work as part of a team, prioritise, multi-task and take ownership of assigned work and reasonable additional work or duties when requested.

Good leadership and supervision skills to guide or direct contracted personnel to deliver their objectives. Comfortable with taking responsibility and being accountable for delivering results.

Good influencing skills to justify any request for a change to the Drilling or Geology programme or challenge a decision that may affect safety, well integrity, or fulfilling the well objectives.

Strong analytical skills, capable of analysing and sorting detailed information to provide high quality deliverables, with sufficiently broad experience to exercise independent thought and decision making.

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