NES Fircroft

Lead Geologist

Job Overview

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Lead Geologist to work with a well-known regional oil and gas company on their project in Iraq, to perform and review geological studies, and to analyze and interpret geological data (Seismic surveys, E-logs, master logs and core data) and integrate with dynamic data (production/test data and fluid data) the objective of quantifying hydrocarbons in place and optimize reservoir management and field development. Also responsible for generating new development/appraisal locations, support for new well geological proposal and drilling programs, gathering data, and evaluating drilled wells, must have a thorough understanding of Development/reservoir geology and have mastery of Geomodelling software such as Petrel. Responsibilities not only generating the 3D geocellular models, QC of the input and output data of the models concerned to provide the highest possible quality of results but also leadership skills in previous teams.



Key responsibilities and deliverables:

•To analyze all available well data, subsurface and surface analogues, production and test data and 2D/3D seismic to build a geological model in 3 dimensions.

•To provide the geological input into multi-disciplinary reservoir studies.

•To support seismic interpretation of field data working closely with the geophysicist to aid in an optimum structural interpretation and make use of seismic attribute/seismic sequence stratigraphy to support reservoir description and modelling.

•To support a timely and proper evaluation and quantification of depth based well data to layer and populate geological models in an effective manner.

•To extrapolate data between wells using the most appropriate deterministic or statistical technique.

•To support the auditing of the database applied within the geological model and ensure that it is maintained and updated regularly.

•To work closely with reservoir engineers to generate the appropriate geological model for input into dynamic modelling and contribute to the dynamic model calibration.

•To identify unexploited hydrocarbon accumulations and promote future investments.

•To provide technical advice on data collection and laboratory studies related to logging and coring.

•To map and estimate HCIIP and highlighting potential variations (ranges), features and uncertainties.

•To test and apply geological knowledge and experience to understand and quantify the lateral and vertical distribution of the hydrocarbons in place. This will also entail analyzing the geological uncertainties which effect HCIIP and expressing the range of possible static reserves under a variety of possible circumstances.

•To identify and standardize the reservoir boundary parameters for ultimate recoveries (faulting, stratigraphy etc.)

Health, Security, Safety and Environment

•Demonstrate safety leadership and strongly advocate Health Safety and Environment (HSE) policies and guidelines. Ensure clear description and communication of subsurface risks during drilling of new wells.

•Ensure compliance with all relevant HSSE management policies, procedures and controls within own area, monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating on a continuous basis, and a responsible environmental attitude.

•Leading by example and develop a strong safety-first culture within the own and (sub)contractor workforce

People & Contractor Management

•Manage the activities and work performed by Contractors such as (studies and core analysis) and ensure that it is carried out in an efficient and effective manner. Build good relationships with key stakeholders.

•Recommend training and development for team members to build their capabilities.

•Contribute to knowledge dissemination/sharing in a way that assists with building internal capabilities of employees.

•Develop overview of contractor’s strength and weaknesses and intervene as and when required exercising contractual rights.

•Contribute to the company’s CSR strategy execution, Policies, Systems, Processes and Procedure.

•Contribute to the identification of opportunities for the continuous improvement of systems, processes, and practices to increase productivity and operational efficiency.

•Implement all relevant policies, processes, procedures, and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.


Contribute to the preparation of timely and accurate reports to meet Subsurface requirements, policies, and standards.


Minimum Qualifications:

•MSc in Geology.

Minimum Experience:

•10 years of working experience in Oil and Gas Industry, good knowledge and understanding of Upstream Activities.

•Expert knowledge of Petrel is a must.

Experience on carbonate reservoirs

•Good communication skills and ability to work in multidisciplinary Team

Job-Specific Skills:

•Initiative and desire to learn and expand within role.

•Sound sedimentological and petrophysical background, understanding of reservoir characterization and 3D modelling techniques, basic seismic interpretation abilities,

competence with mapping techniques.

•Understands and can integrate core and log data into a cohesive reservoir model & build representative reservoir rock types.

•Understand the key carbonate subsurface uncertainties and its impact to the reservoir behavior.

•Skill in project management from project inception.

•Strong presentation/communication skills, ability to communicate subsurface technical / geological concepts in easy and understandable terms to non-subsurface staff.

•Good overview of exploration, development, and production phases.

•Strong ability to synthesize information and to integrate it into the working project.

With over 90 years’ combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world’s leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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