A leading global independent energy company, engaged
in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Exploration and
production is the engine of future income and growth, currently representing
nearly 70% of capital employed and over 95% of annual capital expenditures. The
Company has operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark,
Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Azerbaijan, Thailand and Indonesia.
Houston based position as
Senior Operations Geologist for the company operated in West Africa. Current
production rates for both projects in excess of 100 MBOPD. One rig is
currently operated with an expectation of two rigs in 2009 and an additional
floating rig in 2010 for operations. The well program in 2009 comprises 15 new
wells and 3 re-completions.
Candidate must have significant
experience in well planning and design, wellsite operations, 3rd party
contractors coordination and strong communication skills.
Roles and Responsibilities:
This is a key role in the
Subsurface team ensuring subsurface well objectives are efficiently obtained on
each well project through the detailed well design process managed by the
drilling team and the offshore execution in West Africa.
The position reports to the
Subsurface Lead Geologist.
This Senior position will be
assisted by an additional operations geologist in the subsurface team.
Manage all aspects of
subsurface well planning in close collaboration with the subsurface technical
roles: Well proposals, Data acquisition programs, Post well reviews, Final
well reporting, generation of AFE's and supporting documentation required for
internal and external approvals.
Assist the drilling team in the
well design process: Cost estimating, Risk assessments, trajectory and casing
depths optimization, Data acquisition program
Focal point for subsurface
during well execution phase: Attend morning calls, manage and coordinate
deviation from plan that impact subsurface objectives, on call duty for
operations, assist offshore and "in-country" well site operations geologists,
assist drilling team managing 3rd party contractors and associated logistics (mudlogging,
LWD, wireline, coring), ensure data integrity and management.
The following skills,
qualifications and experience are required:
Minimum of a B.S. in Geoscience
10 years of relevant experience
with drilling operations, wireline logging, LWD logging, mud logging.
Must have outstanding
organizational ability, must be self-motivated and a long range scheduler and
Must have excellent verbal and
written communication skills.
Must have excellent people
skills, as the operations geologist is a pivotal role between a number of
departments: Subsurface, drilling, finance, supply chain, EG operations, 3rd
Must be motivated by excitement
of drilling wells and of ever changing challenges which this presents.
Must be willing to be on call
outside of normal business hours.