NES Fircroft

Senior Geologist

Job Overview

NES Fircroft are currently partnering with a major Oil & Gas operator client who are looking to add a Senior Geologist to their team based in Basra, Iraq.

This role will be working on one of the biggest producing oilfields in the world, and the service holder will be accountable for: production delivery, the day-to-day management of giant reservoirs, and the activity sets underpinning the 0-8Q operating plan.

In return, candidates will get a highly competitive day rate, a 28×28 rotation, and all flights and health insurance paid for in a highly competitive field.

Please see more details below:


  • Coaching and mentoring of Iraqi Geologists to develop their skills in strategic reservoir management.
  • Update and maintenance of Geology personal development plans (competencies and training plan) and continual assessment of individual progress.
  • Responsible for cross-disciplinary integration of data (static reservoir description, dynamic surveillance, and production data) – from field start up to end of production
  • Work closely with Geologists, Reservoir engineers, and Petrophysicists to develop understanding of current distribution and volume of remaining hydrocarbons, support production plan.
  • Implement the long-term reservoir management strategy, to manage and provide input into operating plan, base management activities and finding new production opportunities.
  • Actively lead the geological workfront in the identification and progression of value adding opportunities into the Wellwork hopper and the update of NWD Hopper.
  • Provide Geological support to new well drilling (e.g. picking reservoir tops and pressure points)
  • Provide Geological framework for the interpretation of dynamic field data in support of ongoing production operations on the field e.g. surveillance planning, well work options etc.
  • Communicate subsurface uncertainty and risks to other disciplines at reservoir and well reviews, ensuring reservoir management strategy and panel guidelines are followed.
  • Providing Geological context to help with reliable summary and forecasting of reservoir performance.
  • Interaction with and support to other disciplines (e.g. Petrophysicists, Reservoir Engineers, Petroleum Engineers) as required.
  • Accountable for all key geological Reservoir Management deliverables.


  • BSc degree in a geoscience discipline.
  • Extensive and relevant technical experience (including previous role in Reservoir Management team), 10+ years
  • Experience of managing mature oil fields under water flood
  • Experience of using a variety of classical and analytical techniques to aid reservoir management.
  • Experience in analysis of well surveillance data.
  • Experience of using software packages like Petrel, Decisionspace and ArcGIS.
  • Project Management skills and agile way of work mindset in delivering reservoir management activities.
  • Familiarity with business analytics packages – PowerBI, Spotfire etc.
  • Great integrator and excellent team working behaviours.
  • Experienced Geology coach with established track record in coaching and mentoring roles preferably with National Most of World staff
  • Experience of working within or closely aligned with Base management and New Well delivery teams.
  • Experience of working in a split site environment.
  • Previously worked in the Middle East or for a JV.


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, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 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.