Well Site Geologist - Surface Logging

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Location: DOHA, Qatar
Job Family: Field operations
Updated At: 2018-03-04

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JOB DESCRIPTION

BASIC FUNCTION:

Well site geologists study rock cuttings from oil and gas wells to determine what rock formations are being drilled into and how drilling should proceed. They identify critical strata from core samples and rock-cutting data and build up knowledge of the structure being drilled.

Al Shaheen Weatherford Offers experienced geologists, deciding when specialized tests should be carried out and, ultimately, when to stop drilling. They send reports and logs of completed drilling to the operations geologist and offer geological advice to oil company representatives. They incorporate health and safety requirements in daily geological operations. Wellsite geologists also liaise with drilling engineers, petroleum engineers and mudloggers during the course of projects.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Evaluating offset data before the start of drilling
  2. Analyzing, evaluating and describing formations while drilling, using cuttings, gas, FEMWD (formation evaluation measurement while drilling) and wireline data
  3. Comparing data gathered during drilling with predictions made at the exploration stage
  4. Advising on drilling hazards and drilling bit optimization
  5. Taking full responsibility for making decisions about suspending or continuing drilling
  6. Advising operations personnel on-site and in the operations office
  7. Acting, in effect, as the representative of the offshore oil company geology team
  8. Supervising mudlogging, FEMWD and wireline services personnel and monitoring quality control in relation to these services
  9. Keeping detailed records, writing reports, completing daily, weekly and post-well reporting logs and sending these to appropriate departments
  10. Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of MWD (measuring while drilling) tools, such as gamma and resistivity, as geo steering becomes increasingly important
  11. Communicating regularly with offshore operations offices.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

 Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Petroleum Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Post-graduate studies in Project Management is an added asset

Experience:

  • Experienced Work over with previous experience as Well-site Geologist / Supervisor. Minimum 5 years’ experience.
  • Trained in QHSE and Emergency Management
  • Must have proven field experience, good understanding of the well construction and well completion processes.
  • Good knowledge of using all job related computer application
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment dealing with people from various disciplines to achieve goals, and to identify and resolve problems
  • Proficient in using computer software for production of documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Fluency in English language (spoken & written). Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.
  • Evaluating offset data before the start of drilling.
  • Analyzing, evaluating and describing formations while drilling, using cuttings, gas, FEMWD (formation evaluation measurement while drilling) and wireline data.
  • Comparing data gathered during drilling with predictions made at the exploration stage.
  • Advising on drilling hazards and drilling bit optimization.
  • Taking full responsibility for making decisions about suspending or continuing drilling.
  • Advising operations personnel on-site and in the operations office.
  • Acting, in effect, as the representative of the offshore oil company geology team.
  • Supervising mudlogging, FEMWD and wireline services personnel and monitoring quality control in relation to these services.
  • Keeping detailed records, writing reports, completing daily, weekly and post-well reporting logs and sending these to appropriate departments.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of MWD (measuring while drilling) tools, such as gamma and resistivity, as Geosteering becomes increasingly important.
  • Communicating regularly with offshore operations offices.

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