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Job Family: Field operations
Updated At: 2018-03-12



Logging Geologists ensure efficiency, safety and cost control by providing the Client Company with a detailed analytical record of the geology, oil and gas shows, drilling and mud parameters, and related problems encountered during drilling and completion.

The primary objective of mud logging is to assist in the efficient completion of oil and gas wells.


  • Perform or supervise the collection of cuttings samples, from the proper lagged depths and at the proper intervals as required for evaluation.
  • Wash and screen samples, divide them into correct portions, and pack them by sets for the Client, partners and trade.
  • Examine and describe samples as per oil industry standards and client’s specifications. Descriptions are to be performed in order for Weatherford to provide an independent evaluation of the well.
  • Evaluate all samples for the presence of hydrocarbon shows
  • Closely monitor gas levels, lag time and drilling parameters, and report any anomalies to the appropriate persons for action
  • Monitor and evaluate all data in order to identify abnormal indications of unforeseen or hazardous events, inform the relevant drilling personnel of potential dangers, indications of drilling assembly wear/failure, etc
  • Assist in core recovery and description and in well test operations and sampling as required
  • Establish an accurate and comprehensive Log as per client’s format and update them on daily basis.
  • Provide all interested parties with regular and timely reports based on geological and drilling data.
  • Annotate daily instrument charts clearly and correctly, and organize them for later use by the Client
  • Notify well site personnel of any anticipated or observed drilling problems related to geology
  • Ensure all information required to complete the final well report is identified, monitored, recorded, and available on time for inclusion into the final report
  • Perform normal maintenance and necessary repairs on all equipment, particularly sensors, and report breakdowns immediately to the appropriate persons
  • Maintain equipment/stock inventory.
  • Rig-Up unit and all equipment as required, to conform to scope of work. Ensure all installations are performed in a safe manner.
  • Be on time for crew changes and the start of each working shift.
  • Ensure that work is not left over for completion by the following shift.
  • Any other delegated responsibilities as instructed by Line Management within the timeframe specified in a safe and efficient manner to meet business requirements, provided the instruction is reasonable and you are capable and deemed competent to fulfil these.


  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment.
  • Apply Weatherford, and where appropriate Client Company’s, Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Policy and Management Systems.
  • Act in accordance with the Roles and Responsibilities as designated in Document 2-2-EW-GB-EDI-00001



  • Good communication skills, a thorough grasp of basic petroleum geology and excellent computer skills will have been demonstrated
  • Some experience with mechanical equipment would be seen as an advantage



  • Good Communication both written and oral
  • Good team-working skills



  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Geology (BSc.), Petroleum Geology or Petroleum Engineering from a recognized University.