TL Wellsite Geologist Supervisor

Posted over 1 year ago by MSELECT
Location Erbil, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is hiring a TL Wellsite Geologist Supervisor for an international oil and gas operator in Erbil. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 - 10 years working as an Operations Geologist with a range of operators and be fluent in English.


Job Purpose

  • To work as a Geological Operations Coordinator, managing the day to day sub-surface operations during drilling activity. 
  • Key tasks shall include but are not limited to: co-ordination of the subsurface team support in the implementation of well plans; efficient gathering/management of well data and information sharing; training/support of local wellsite personnel in good oilfield practice (e.g. core handling, wireline witness and sample description etc.); working closely with subsurface team in London and all stakeholders to produce well operations plans and final well reports; providing input to tender specification and evaluation for various well services; liaising with/managing service providers to optimize performance and cost; develop strong working relationships with the drilling/operations team, MNR and non-operating partners; management of data/information flow from non-operated wells. Reporting will be to the Subsurface Group in London.  It is anticipated that up to 20% of the time will be spent in the field on each rotation.

Responsibilities and Key Objectives

Provide the principal point of contact between the Erbil based sub-surface and drilling departments and the London team, specific tasks to include;

  • Principal point of contact with London based sub-surface team to ensure they are kept fully informed during drilling operations and are aware of any pending decisions requiring their input.
  • Principal point of contact with the drilling department to ensure sub-surface objectives are met during drilling operations.
  • Responsible for compilation and QC of geological end of well documentation (EOWR).
  • Responsible for ensuring that third party contractor reports (e.g. mud logging & wireline logging operations) are provided in a timely fashion and to an acceptable standard on completion of drilling operations.
  • QC and/or Compilation of masterlog / composite log.
  • Outside of drilling operations – responsible for QC of the geological well prognosis compiled by the Erbil sub-surface team.
  • Responsible for mentoring geoscience staff based in Kurdistan and working with them through the objectives listed above.


  • Degree in Geoscience or related discipline

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 5-10 years working as an Operations Geologist with a range of operators
  • Advanced English language skills
  • Experience with drilling operations in fractured carbonates is essential
  • Experience in Kurdistan would be preferable


  • Good understanding of drilling operations & solid geoscience background.
  • High degree of computer literacy.
  • Meticulous in compiling digital databases and high degree of quality control.
  • Hard working, enthusiastic and shows good initiative in proposing new projects and where necessary challenging current methods and approaches.
  • Good team player able to communicate and co-operate with other sub-surface disciplines and other departments.
  • Good understanding of all aspects of company operations.
  • Ability to write coherent reports and communicate and present results effectively to management.
  • Mentoring of junior sub-surface staff in a variety of tasks related to well operations.

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process

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