Workers in Lebanon

Wellsite Geologist

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Ghusoon Nader

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:


mselect is looking to hire a Wellsite Geologist for an oil and gas service client in Baghdad. Candidates must have a minimum of 5-8 years of relevant experience and be fluent in English and Arabic.
Wellsite geologists supervise every stage of the drilling process for extracting gas and oil. They Study and classify rock cuttings from oil and gas wells in order to determine how drilling should be started and how it should proceed. Use specialised tests, core samples and rock-cutting data to build up knowledge of the structure being drilled. An experienced geologist, decides when tests should be carried out and, ultimately, when to stop drilling. Send reports and logs of completed drilling to the operations geologist and offer advice to oil company representatives. Liaise with drilling engineers, petroleum engineers and mud loggers during the course of projects.
  • Evaluate offset data before the start of drilling
  • Analyse, evaluate and describe formations while drilling, using data from sources such as cuttings, gas, measuring while drilling (MWD) and logging while drilling (LWD) tools, and wireline logs
  • Compare data gathered during formation evaluation measurement while drilling (FEMWD) with predictions made at the exploration stage
  • Advise on drilling hazards and drilling bit optimisation
  • Make decisions about suspending or continuing drilling
  • Advise operations personnel on-site and in the operations office
  • Attend rig meetings after each shift takes over and call the operations geologist with updates
  • Acting as the representative of the onshore oil company geology team
  • Supervise mudlogging, MWD and LWD, core logging and wireline services teams, and monitor quality control in relation to these services
  • Keep detailed records, write reports, complete daily, weekly and post-well reporting logs and send these to appropriate departments
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of MWD tools, such as gamma ray and resistivity, as geo-steering becomes increasingly important
  • Bachelor’s degree in geology, geophysics or a related field
  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience in a related field
  • Good geological and geophysical knowledge
  • Good interpretation skills of real-time data, wireline/LWD data and drilling information
  • Knowledge of pore pressure and geomechanics fundamentals
  • Track record of leading capability change
  • Mature influencing and conflict handling skills
  • Ability to think laterally and provide creative solutions
  • Ability to drive and achieve desired results within the defined time duration
  • Ability to interact with internal and external customers in a multi-cultural environment
  • Strong communications skills, including the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of technical specialists and partners are necessary, as is the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team to create integrated products
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.