Development Geologist

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Job Reference 1239960

Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Oil

Function Geoscience

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 17, 2024

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process, and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. 


Development Geologist

  • Brisbane, CBD
  • 12 Months Contract 
  • Competitive Salary 


The main purpose of the role is to act as a Development Geologist in a multi-disciplinary subsurface team within an Operated Coal Seam Gas (CSG) asset. 


Key accountabilities include:

  • Apply geoscience expertise and professional judgment to support project delivery and technical studies.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team to deliver subsurface reservoir characterization for CSG reservoirs.
  • Appraisal and Development project concept selection and maturation
  • Generation of reliable prognoses in support of safe and efficient well-delivery and well-abandonment operations.
  • Contribute to technical analyses and recommendations at peer reviews, peer assists and functional reviews as part of the value assurance framework.
  • Ensure all own evaluations are documented and related data are handled in accordance with relevant technical standards and recording labelling obligations.


Proven track record with geoscience skills covering:

  • Reservoir characterization and subsurface property distributions, ideally with familiarity of CSG developments
  • Demonstrated experience in static reservoir modelling and subsurface interpretation using Petrel and Python scripting acumen. 
  • Knowledge of Well, Reservoir and Facility Management
  • Appraisal and Field Development Planning
  • Stratigraphic well correlations
  • Volumetric estimation skills
  • Experience with volumetric estimation. 
  • Well planning and delivery (new and P&A wells).


  • The position requires incumbents to fully appreciate diversity and to have excellent interpersonal skills; the successful candidate will need to rely on drive, personal experience, and judgment, with the support of the larger subsurface community.
  • Familiarity with Surat Basin geology is a benefit for this role.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written and verbal skills and can explain why this is important to the business.


Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be shortlisted.

(Australia Citizen, PR Holder, or Valid Australia working VISA) 


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