Senior Operational Geologist

Posted over 2 years ago by MSELECT
Location Erbil, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is looking to hire a Senior Operational Geologist for a major oil & gas company to be based in Erbil, Iraq.

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibilities

Supports the development process of a well, including identification of potential locations to drill. Assists the drilling and reservoir team with well site geology operations. Prepares technical reports as required.



  • Prepares geological program. Reviews and finalizes the daily geological reports and daily mud logging report.
  • Supervises wellsite geology operations such as coring and logging and specific contracts to perform well operation work for all drilling activities and development well programs.
  • Performs periodic evaluations of wellsite geologists. Prepares geological prognosis and identifies geological uncertainties.
  • Attends daily drilling meeting and serves as key Interface between wellsite, geoscience and drilling team.
  • Assists with definition of scope of work/evaluation of geoscience related drilling tenders and contracts (wireline, mud logging, coring).
  • Ensures distribution of all wellsite data and reports to subsurface operation team and all agreed partners.
  • Organizes the logistics and movement of all logging tools and reservoir and geological samples from the rig in cooperation with the subsurface operation staff.
  • Reports to Direct Supervisor on all subsurface related issues.
  • Maintains and exhibits excellent working relationships with company staff.
  • Continues to develop own professional expertise through optimising on-the-job and additional training and experiential opportunities. Conducts after actions reviews, section reviews and incorporation of lessons learned to enhance learning efficiency of the organization.


  • 15 years of related experience, minimum 5-10 preferably Iraq/ KRG stratigraphy or equivalent technical field
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Geology

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication (written & verbal skills) in English
  • Commitment to continues learning
  • Full commitment to core value principles (HSE, leadership, people values & ethics
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Teamwork
  • Making appropriate decisions with minimum supervision
  • Ability to demonstrate honesty, integrity and confidentiality
  • Proactive approach
  • Flexibility
  • Alertness and attention to details
  • Conceptual and innovation thinking
  • Proven well-site geology expertise
  • Good understanding of the tool and work flow for the drilling operation at the well site
  • Excellent ability to address problems related to coring, geosteering, drilling & well performance
  • Demonstrated HSE excellence Health certificate
  • Expertise with advanced “MS Office” tools

Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the short listing process.

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