Wellsite Geologist

Posted 11 months ago by mselect
Location Duhok, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas
MSELECT is looking to hire a Wellsite Geologist for an international oil and gas operator in Duhok. Candidates must have a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience and be fluent in English and Kurdish.
  • To work as a Wellsite Geologist during drilling operations
  • Review well cuttings to understand formation type (expected vs actual)
  • Forecast expected lithology changes supporting drilling derived depths
  • Provide insight to mud-log and cuttings uncertainty to support drilling decisions
  • Efficient gathering/evaluation and management of mudlog and other well data
  • Work closely with the wellsite drilling supervisor to ensure efficient and safe well operations
  • Keeping Operations Geology Team Leader informed of all changes, news, and events whether expected or not
  • Management of data/information flow from the wellsite to the Erbil and London offices: preparation of final well reports
  • Provide the principal point of contact between the Erbil based sub-surface department and the wellsite, specific tasks to include;
  • Principal point of contact with Erbil 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 wellsite drilling supervisor to ensure sub-surface objectives are met during drilling operations
  • Responsible for daily ongoing management of the mudlogging contractor and QC of all mud-log data provided by the contractor (cuttings descriptions, gas data, drilling data, daily reports)
  • Make independent cuttings descriptions to QC and compare with the mud logger descriptions
  • Ensure that all cuttings/core are properly collected, prepared and preserved in the appropriate containers
  • Analyse, evaluate & describe formations while drilling, using cuttings, gas, hydrocarbon shows, FEWD (formation evaluation measurement while drilling) and wireline data
  • Compare data gathered during drilling with well prognosis and offset well data
  • Advise on drilling hazards
  • Provide the wellsite input for selection of casing points
  • Compilation/updating of masterlog / composite log on a daily basis
  • Preparation of the daily geological reports from the wellsite
  • Assist in the preparation of the geological sections of the EOWR
  • Wireline and FEWD Logging supervision during drilling/logging operations
  • Perform initial description of cores taken during the drilling operation
  • Manage the coring contractor on-site to ensure all relevant mud samples are taken and the cores are prepared correctly (marking, labeling, etc.) for transport
  • Degree in Geoscience or related discipline
Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
  • A minimum of 3- 5 years working as a Wellsite Geologist
  • Advanced English language skills
  • Detailed knowledge of the geology of Kurdistan
  • Experience with drilling operations in fractured carbonates is essential
  • Experience in Northern Kurdistan, particularly with deep high-pressure reservoirs
  • Proficient in GEO Operations Geology software
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Some proficiency in Interactive Petrophysics software 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
  • Able to communicate well with local staff from the area of the well operations
  • Good understanding of all aspects of operations
  • Ability to write coherent reports and communicate and present results effectively to management
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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