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Production Geologist

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Omid Miri

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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mselect is looking to hire a Production Geologist for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah, Iraq. Candidates must have at least 3 years of relevant experience. English and Arabic fluency is a must.

Job purpose
Production Geologist is part of G&G Team of Long-Term Study Section in the Petroleum Engineering Department. The primary job purpose is to ensure asset value maximization, ensure geological input and uncertainties evaluation on all available data and follow up on drilling proposals and programs for the drilling campaign by utilizing different data including seismic, well, drilling, petrophysical, production, and ensuring the delivery of the final well drilling report.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Geological understanding based on existing data including well data, seismic data, well log data and production data
  • Well tops and correlation QC, New wells follow up and support new well drilling
  • To communicate with geologists in office and drilling supervisors at rigs, and follow up drilling as a supervisor
  • To supervise sub-contractors’ activities and QA/QC including: Drilling Evaluation, Mudding log, Wireline logging, Formation Evaluation and Data Acquisitions
  • To provide well report post drilling and QA/QC sub-contractor’s report
  • To manage drilling report and record all the data about drilling
  • To conduct well and reservoir geological review, present recommendation to team and stakeholders as required
  • To ensure a comprehensive range in subsurface uncertainties understanding has been well evaluated and passed on to develop production forecast, input, assumptions for WPB, STPF/LTPF
  • To ensure integration and consistency between engineering and geological interpretations by close collaboration with reservoir engineer and production planners, Petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicist, operations and facilities engineers
  • To mentor and train less experienced colleagues and junior staff in all aspects of surveillance and reservoir management
  • To liaise with other sections to ensure proper implementation of the geological programs and to ensure safe working practices, and meet HSE requirement during drilling campaign


  • Degree in Geology
  • Experience in well drilling operation, analyse and interpret geological, geochemical, and geophysical information
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience with an operator with in-depth technical knowledge and capability in geology
  • Experience in both Clastic and Carbonate reservoirs development and production strategies
  • Experience and good understanding of geology, seismic data acquisition, well data test, coring and core analysis results
  • Knowledge of drilling, well completion, logging, pressure data, core analysis and regulations
  • Previously working in a multi-cultural and multi-nationalities team
Language proficiency, computer and software skills:
  • Must be able to speak fluent English. Arabic is an advantage
  • Petrel software is preferred with at least 8 years recently
  • Experience in 3D geological modelling is a plus
  • Experience in other petroleum engineering standard software is an advantage
  • Good communication and analytical skills are essential
  • Eagerness to learn and develop own skills
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to delegate, and work with minimum supervision
  • Must have a HSSE driven mindset
  • The ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds will be essential. The position will involve working with government, vendors or partner representatives
  • Experience and good understanding of drilling and workover operations
  • Knowledge of well completion, intervention and workover procedures and regulations
  • Experience and good understanding of completion, workover, stimulation design, well test analysis, production forecast and seismic

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