Operations Geologist

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1240576

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Geoscience

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 25, 2024

Airswift has been tasked by one of our major Oil & Gas clients to seek an Operations Geologist to join them on a long-term assignment in Houston, TX.


  • Integrated analysis in support of the geosteering of horizontal wells in Marathons drilling program with the use of LWD technology; monitoring real-time data, providing real-time interpretation, and responsible for adjusting the borehole position real-time to ensure proper wellbore placement
  • Provide operational support to directional drillers, superintendents, company men, mud loggers, and open-hole logging jobs; oversee all geology related field operations with the drilling rigs
  • Generation of detailed structure maps that incorporate multiple data sources including seismic, isopach maps, lithofacies maps, cross-sections from well logs, cores, seismic interpretation, surface geology, and other geological tools
  • Generate geological prognoses and lookbacks for new wells
  • Communicate technical results to multiple technical teams, supervisors and upper management
  • Other duties as necessary
  • BS in Geology or Geophysics required
  • MS in Geology or Geophysics preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in related position and ideal candidate would have field experience
  • Skilled in geologic software and mastery of geosteering applications (StarSteer, Geographix and ArcGIS), as well as core functions of Microsoft suites
  • Experience in unconventional reservoirs and operations experience is required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, work two months a year in a 6pm to 6am night rotation, cover 24/7 horizontal geosteering operations; including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Excellent interpersonal skills needed for interfacing with all levels of employees within the organization and members of the industry
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a collaborative team environment tackling complex subsurface problems. Strong communication skills and capability to explain complicated geologic concepts to people without a geologic background.

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