Senior Geologist

British Petroleum (BP)
Muscat, Oman

Ref: KP754-158
British Petroleum (BP)

The Role


The Role


BP is currently seeking an experienced senior geologist to work primarily in New Well Delivery (NWD) in the Resource organization supporting the Khazzan project. The successful candidate will be joining at a critical and exciting time as we transition from a single rig appraisal operation to an eight rig development operation. He/she will be required to play a pivotal role in the subsurface planning of wells (overburden characterization, trajectory planning, risk management, completion of well planning documentation) and provide the geological lead in communication and operational decision-making for the drilling of wells. The emphasis of the role is on field development well planning, operational support and integration of new well data into reservoir understanding in the office, and not the execution of well plans as a well site geologist at the rig site. As the NWD organisation grows, you will be able to compete for the NWD Team Leader role.

New Well Delivery

- Pivotal role in the subsurface NWD team in efficiently planning sufficient wells (up to 24 wells per year) to stay a minimum of 12 months ahead of the drill bit

- Ensure subsurface planning and execution of wells meets BP standards and practices adhering to the new NWD RAPID process

- Completion of detailed offset well reviews as required to understand Non Productive Time events

- Maintenance/enhancement of detailed overburden description and model for trajectory planning

- Maintenance of pore pressure and fracture gradient prediction tool

- Key role in well planning activity for current and future development wells, including optimising surface locations and well targets, preparation of Well Initiation Documents and Statements of Requirements for individual, or clusters of, wells to document well objectives, trajectory, prognosis, hazards, risks and uncertainties, data acquisition plan and decision trees

- Ensure effective communication between subsurface and wells teams.

- Monitor real-time drilling information, integrating data with geo-understanding to inform operational decision making

- Make, and provide (as appropriate) subsurface input to, operational decisions

- Ensure timely completion of end of well reviews
Other

- Oversight of all geological activity in subsurface NWD team

- Custodian of all geological data (tops, GIIP)

- Coordination of routine core analyses and related studies

- Integration of data from new wells into reservoir understanding and description

Requirements


Requirements


A minimum of BSc Degree or equivalent in Geology or related sciences

An extensive grounding in Geosciences (ideally, 15+ years relevant industry experience) is required, with a passion for working in operational settings and a proven track record in well planning. Strong communications skills, including the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of technical specialists, are necessary, as is the ability to work effectively within and across teams to create integrated products. Strong candidates for this role will have:

* Extensive well planning experience in a variety of depositional and structural settings in the oil/gas industry, ideally including experience of horizontal, hydraulically fractured wells in Oman

* Experience of mapping and interpreting seismic

* Extensive interpretation skills in real-time data, wireline/LWD data and drilling information

* Knowledge of pore pressure and fracture gradient fundamentals.

* Proven track record of leading people and of coaching and mentoring junior staff

About the Company


About the Company


Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. With a workforce of nearly 80,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.
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