Geophysicist III

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1243239

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Geoscience

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 14, 2024

Airswift has been tasked by one of our major Oil and Gas clients to seek a Geophysicist III to join their team in Houston, TX for a 1-year assignment with benefits!

Well Delivery Geophysicist
This geophysicist will work as part of a multi-discipline squad to plan and execute wells in a manner consistent with Company's New Wells Common Process and Company’s standards for Safety and Operational Risk Management.

Well Planning:
  •                 Support and/or lead well planning activities and construction of relevant documents.
  •                 Liaise with Exploration and/or Asset Geoscientists to ensure the well planning activities and documents continue to meet the target objectives and desired outcomes articulated for the well.
  •                 Assume primary responsibility for seismic description of the overburden. This includes (but is not limited to) mapping surfaces, generating and interpreting attributes, understanding and communicating the strengths and limitations of the current datasets, and recommending new data or reprocessing as warranted.
  •                 Generate depth prognoses (with uncertainty ranges) for appropriate surfaces and faults.
  •                 Identify potential subsurface-related drilling issues using seismic analysis, offset well information, and any additional data sources available.
  •                 Work with wells engineers and pore pressure specialists to design well paths and target boxes that meet subsurface well objectives while avoiding or mitigating drilling/completion risks.
  •                 Assist in the creation of pre-drill risk registers and ensure mitigation and contingency plans are created for all geological risks.
  •                 Support and/or lead the construction of the SOR document ensuring the well objectives, data acquisition, and all relevant overburden characterization elements are contained.
  •                 Assist in the construction of the (Geological Operations Plan (GOP), ensuring all relevant information is contained in this document.

Well Operations:
  •                 Participate in daily subsurface operations meeting.
  •                 Participate as required and contribute relevant subsurface interpretations at the morning Wells rig call.
  •                 Participate in subsurface hole section previews.
  •                 Provide support to the Operations Geologist: daily and as needed.
  •                 Help interpret and select formation tops, casing, and core points per SOR and appropriate decision trees. Do real-time well ties/synthetics as need.

Post Well:
  •                 Support successful End-of-Well Report completion, ensuring the report meets the expectations of the New Wells Common Process.
  •                 Capture and document all post well key learnings in the corporate database and share in appropriate technical venues.
  •                 Support root cause analysis for any Non-Productive Time (NPT) event related to subsurface operations and ensure these learnings are distributed through the appropriate venues and stakeholders.

        • University Degree in geophysics, geology, or related subject.
        • 7-18 years, much of which should have been gained in a geoscience well planning environment.  General knowledge of Operations Geology would be an asset but not required.
        • Essential industry experience in the areas of well operations, well planning, seismic interpretation, and seismic depth uncertainty characterization.
        • Geological and seismic interpretation and workstation skills are essential; experience with Petrel is highly desirable.
        • Experience with deep water Gulf of Mexico exploration and development wells is highly desirable.

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