Banner Job Image


  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Omar Modalal

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is looking for a Geologist for a well-known international oil and gas operator in Basra. Candidates must have a minimum of 6 years in the oil and gas industry with good knowledge and understanding of Upstream Activities. Fluency in English is a must.


Job summary

The Geologist will be responsible for performing geological studies, analyze & interpret geological data (seismic data, master logs and core data) and integrate with dynamic data (production/ test data and fluid data), to achieve the objective of quantifying hydrocarbons in place and optimize reservoir management and field development. Also support for new well geological proposal & drilling programs, gathering data and evaluating drilled wells. In addition to that, must have a detailed understanding of development/ reservoir geology and must have familiarity of Geomodelling software such as Petrel. Must also be responsible for generating the 3D geological models, QC of the input and output data of the models concerned.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Analyze all available well data, subsurface & surface analogues, production & test data and 2D/3D seismic to build a geological model
  • Provide the geological inputs into multi-disciplinary reservoir studies
  • Support seismic interpretation of field data working closely with the geophysicist to aid in an optimum structural interpretation and make use of seismic attribute to support reservoir description and modelling
  • Extrapolate data between wells using the most appropriate deterministic or statistical technique
  • Map and estimate HCIIP and highlight potential variations (ranges), features and uncertainties
  • Test & apply geological knowledge and experience to understand & quantify the lateral and vertical distribution of the hydrocarbons in place. This will also entail analyzing the geological uncertainties which effect HCIIP and expressing the range of possible static reserves under a variety of possible circumstances
  • Work closely with reservoir engineers to generate the appropriate geological model for input into dynamic modelling and contribute to the dynamic model calibration
  • Provide technical advice on data collection and laboratory studies related to logging and coring
  • Support well completion and provide necessary support such as depth structure maps, well correlation and geological cross section
  • Support new well geological prognosis preparation and provide the required geological information such as maps, formation tops, cross section etc
  • Demonstrate safety awareness and strongly advocate Health Safety and Environment (HSE) policies and guidelines
  • Ensure clear description and communication of subsurface risks during drilling of new wells
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant HSSE management policies, procedures and controls within own area.
  • Monitoring, reviewing and evaluating on a continuous basis with a responsible environmental attitude
  • Leading by example and develop a strong safety-first culture within the own and (sub) contractor workforce
  • Manage the activities and work performed by Contractors such as studies & core analysis; as well as ensure that it is carried out in an efficient and effective manner
  • Build good relationships with key stakeholders
  • Contribute to knowledge dissemination/sharing in a way that assists with building internal capabilities of employees
  • Develop overview of contractor’s strength, weaknesses and intervene as when required exercising contractual rights
  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities for the continuous improvement of systems, processes and practices to increase productivity & operational efficiency
  • Implement all relevant policies, processes, procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled & consistent manner
  • Contribute to the preparation of timely and accurate reports to meet Subsurface requirements, policies and standards


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Initiative and desire to learn and expand within role
  • Sound sedimentological and petrophysical background, understanding of reservoir characterization and 3D modelling techniques, competence with mapping techniques
  • Understand and can integrate core and log data into a cohesive reservoir model & build representative reservoir rock types
  • Understand the key carbonate subsurface uncertainties and its impact to the reservoir behavior
  • Good presentation/ communication skills, ability to communicate subsurface technical/ geological concepts in easy and understandable terms to non-subsurface staff
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in multidisciplinary Team
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Upstream Activities

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Geology
  • Minimum of 6 years working experience in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Experience in carbonate reservoirs, especially in the Middle East region
  • Good knowledge of Petrel is a must


*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.