Operations Geologist

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Employment: Full Time

• Plans and coordinates the preparation of drilling, logging and coring programs for exploration and appraisal wells. Includes preparing work programs for field operations, assigning staff to and providing technical advice and guidance.
• Prepares geological well prognosis/proposal and structural prediction through interpretation and analysis of wireline logs, geological maps/models, core data and other geological information from nearby wells/fields, and prepares Final Well Report for supervisor's review.
• Coordinates formation evaluation, analysis and description of well data. Includes analysis of tests and petro physical data and the provision of day-to-day work direction to mud loggers.
• Compiles and updates the exploration data book annually.
• Reviews all geosteering drillings done either by the service companies or in-house.
• Recommends, in coordination with Review Geologists, stratigraphic and lithofacies studies for further evaluation, leads/prospects in accordance with findings of exploration wells.
• Monitors the work of contractors/consultants and advises on progress achieved and on the need for changes to agreed programs.
• Coordinates mudlogging, coring and well placement and their services.
• Conducts after action review and lesson learned sessions.
• And ensures the quality of logging/coring/mud logging and other geological data gathering
• Carried out by contractors; approve the logs, performing well site interpretation to assist in best decision
• Making with regard to the progress of the well programme.
• Evaluates of geological software. Reviews and updates standard operations procedures when required.

Generic Accountabilities
• Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.
• Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives.

• Provide input for preparation of the Department / Section budgets, assist in the implementation of the approved Budget, and work plans to deliver Section objectives.
• Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures
• Implement approved Department / Section policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Department / Section's work programs in line with Company and International standards.
• Comply with all applicable legislation and legal regulations.
• Performance Management
• Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Department / Section in line with the Company Performance framework. Innovation and Continuous Improvement
• Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of operational processes.
• Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability
• Comply with the ADNOC Onshore/ ADNOC HSE procedure requirements
• Report all incident and occupational illness to line supervisor.
• If aware of any unsafe practice or condition, or if in any doubt about the safety of any situation, immediately consult their Line supervisor.
• Carryout the emergency responsibilities in line with the respective roles as per the emergency organization.
• Be familiar with the ADNOC HSE Recognition and Accountability Framework requirements.
• Comply with all applicable HSE requirements at all times. Exercise the STOP Work Authority bestowed if any unsafe act or situation puts you or your colleagues at risk.

• Provide inputs to prepare Section MIS and progress reports for Company Management.


• Regular contacts with Managers and Team Leaders in Technical Centre.
• Regular contacts with Vice Presidents and Executive Team.

• Frequent contacts with Industry associations.
• Frequent contacts with Service company technical experts.
• Occasionally contacts with Shareholders.

• Minimum Qualification
• Bachelor Degree in Geology or equivalent.
• Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills
• 8 years of experience in Petroleum Geology particularly Operations.
• Skilled in Geophysics and Geological aspects (Seismic, Geology, structure, depositional environment, etc...)
• Knowledge in Petrophysical, geophysical, geological and log interpretation.

Professional Certifications
• As per the approved ADNOC Competency dictionary

• As per the approved ADNOC Competency dictionary

• Physical Effort Work Environment
• Mainly office based work with occasional trips to Field/Terminal operations/outside office premises.
• Normally air conditioned office with exposure to prevailing Field/Terminal conditions during field visits for approximately 10% of the working time


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We operate across the entire hydrocarbon value chain, through a network of fully-integrated businesses, with interests that range from exploration, production, storage, refining and distribution, to the development of a wide-range of petrochemical products.

Since 1971, we have created thousands of jobs, driven the growth of a diverse knowledge-based economy, and played a key role in Abu Dhabi’s global emergence.

Today, we continue to look for new and innovative ways to maximize the value of our resources, pioneering those approaches and technologies that will ensure we are able to meet the demands of an ever-changing energy market, and continue to have a positive impact on the Abu Dhabi economy for generations to come.

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