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Well Planning Geologist

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1178839

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Geoscience

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 18, 2022

Airswift has been tasked by one of our major Oil and Gas clients to seek a Well Planning Geologist to join their team located in Houston, TX for a 24-Month Contract position on a Mon-Fri basis!

Will ensure all wells are drilled safely, compliant with all regulations, and efficiently to meet defined well objectives in accordance with the Statement of Requirements (SOR) and meets all expectations of the New Wells Common Process. This delivery requires collaboration and effective communication across Subsurface and Wells teams.

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Support well planning activities and construction of relevant NWD documents consistent with company’s New Wells Common Process and in compliance with company’s standards for Safety and Operational Risks
  • Liaise with Renewal/Depletion Geoscientists to ensure the well planning activities and documents continue to meet the target objectives and desired outcomes articulated for the well
  • Assist in the creation of pre-drill risk registers and ensure mitigation and contingency plans are created for all geological risks
  • Ensure integration of well planning and operational activity through strong collaboration with key stakeholders, NWD and Wells leadership
  • Assist in the construction of the GOP ensuring all relevant information is contained in this document
  • Participate in daily NWD/subsurface operations meeting
  • Help interpret and select formation tops, casing, and core points per SOR and appropriate decision trees.
  • Ensure efficient delivery of the data acquisition program and data quality per agreed terms and the security of all sensitive subsurface data and well results
  • Support successful EOW Report completion ensuring the report meets the expectations of the New Wells Common Process
  • Ensure all data is finalised and electronically captures in the corporate regional data store and hard data copy is distributed accordingly to stakeholders
  • Capture and document all post well key learnings in PWR and share in appropriate NWD venues.
  • Support root cause analysis for any NPT event related to subsurface operations (Orange category) and ensure these learnings are distributed through the appropriate venues and stakeholders


  • 5-10 years of relevant industry experience, most of which should have been gained in a geological well planning environment.
  • General Knowledge of Operations Geology would be an asset but not required
  • Essential industry experience in the areas of well planning, and geological interpretation
  • Geological, seismic and petrophysical log interpretation and workstation skills are essential; Petrel and TechLog experience are highly desirable
  • Experience with deep water Gulf of Mexico exploration and development wells is highly desirable

Should you be interested in this exciting opportunity with a global oil and gas company please apply to this advert with your up-to-date resume.

About Airswift

Airswift is an international STEM workforce solutions provider. 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.


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