Senior Wellsite Geologist

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1242336

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Geoscience

Job Type Contract

Date Added April 24, 2024

Summary on Airswift:
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.  With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled.

About the Role:
Our client is a subsidiary of a global energy company based in Japan. In Australia, the client primarily focuses on oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities. One of its major projects is located off the coast of Western Australia. This project involves the development of offshore gas and condensate fields, as well as the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant near Darwin in the Northern Territory.

As their projects continue to evolve, a position has arisen for a Senior Wellsite Geologist to join the Projects Team.

Title: Senior Wellsite Geologist
Start Date: Negotiable
Employment Type: 1-year casual contract   
Location: Perth CBD & Offshore Rig Site
Working Schedule: Normal business hours at office before starting drilling campaign. Offshore rig-site rostered arrangement for wellsite geologist will be applied during drilling campaign.

To manage all geological aspects of activities carried out at the wellsite at the order of the Senior Operations Geologist – Well Planning. The incumbent will ensure best-practice target evaluation and geological data collection on rig site and will regularly communicate drilling progress and provide geological interpretation of wellsite activities to the Senior Operations Geologist – Well Planning & Operations.

  • Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with policies and standard operating procedures. Ensuring the welfare of personnel and the protection of assets and the environment at all times.
  • Participate in the Client/Company safety performance program.
  • Contribution and input of relevant geological data and lessons learned into R-Web, Wellsite Geology Manual and associated Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Contribute, review and understand the Drilling and Formation Evaluation Program’s prior to drilling.
  • Assist and review IField’s Pore Pressure and Geomechanical Modelling.
  • Assist in the supervision of Mudlogging and LWD services and personnel onboard the Maersk Deliverer.
  • Assist in Well planning and associated operational preparation
  • Instruct and supervise all geological operations at wellsite, including mudlogging, DD/LWD/MWD, Electric Wireline Logging, BH Fluid sampling, and coring operations.
  • Examine and describe cuttings while drilling on the provided format and report on a basis required
  • Monitor and provide quality assurance and quality control of all third party contractors related to wireline, DD/LWD/MWD and Surface Data Logging activities. If necessary recommend modifications and/or additions to logging programs and operations in coordination with the Lead Development Geologist – Well Planning & Operations and the Senior Drilling Supervisor
  • Monitor and observe drilling parameters and geological information while drilling and report to drilling supervisor as required.
  • Correlate geological data with offset wells and identify target formations, horizons and total depths for well sections using a combination of drill cuttings, LWD petrophysical logs and mudlogging data.
  • Ensure all gas detection and mudlogging equipment is calibrated and working correctly and recording all hydrocarbon shows.
  • Assist in ensuring that required workshop / on site calibrations have been performed for all logging tools prior being run in hole.
  • Ensure correct transmittal, copying, packaging and distribution of all geological data from wireline logs, LWD logs, mud logs, cuttings, core and fluid samples
  • • Safety and hazard identification / pore pressure and fracture gradient analysis, monitoring and prediction during drilling operations.
  • • Evaluate all indications of over-pressured zones and make suitable operational recommendations.
  • Daily completion and correspondence of geological reporting and operations reports which summarizes last 24 hr drilling activities, relevant cutting descriptions, gas or oil shows, mud data and provisional formation tops with comparison of prognosed to actual depths.

  • Tertiary Degree in Science or Engineering (B.Sc / B.Eng)
  • Minimum 10years Wellsite/Operations Geology Experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills, with an emphasis on reporting objectives and key findings.
  • Experience in wellbore surveying methods, accuracy competence, survey requirements and collision avoidance.
  • Well-developed skills in team and people management, confident leader and mentor.
  • Ability to form and retain excellent working relationships with colleagues and service company personnel in high energy working environments.
  • Working knowledge of petrophysics and real-time log analysis, interpretation and well correlation.

The successful candidate should be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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