Operations Geologist


On behalf of a client we are seeking a Senior Operations Geologist. To manage all aspects of Operations Geology, within the Wells team, for a continuous multi-string drilling programme. Takes a lead role in many of these activities and projects and/or supervisors and coordinates the activities of other team members.

Start-up: December 2020


  • A Master`s degree in Geology or related discipline


  • Previous experience (preferably including offshore experience) in a geologist/geological role
  • Solid understanding of drilling and well operations, especially well planning
  • Highly operationally focused with ability to adapt to a continuous multi-rig drilling programme
  • Commercial awareness/Understands project financing/cost control principles
  • Well developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • HPHT field experience preferred
  • Proven relationship-builder - internally and externally
  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Self-starter/Highly motivated

Personal qualities:

  • Proactive, good team player who has the ability to work independently
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to interact at all levels
  • Personal attributes that contribute to an effective team
  • Independent, efficient and well organized
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

Responsibilities and work tasks:

  • Manages the communication/inter-face process in relation to operations geology issues between Asset teams, Drilling teams and service providers.
  • Develops and maintains highly effective relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • Ensures adherence to SOR, Well Planning Package and drilling programmes or provides advice on necessary revisions to the plan, based on data acquired or operational difficulties. As appropriate, ensures all plans and programmes fully comply with corporate policies, standards, procedures and guidelines and relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Procures and manages the activities of wellsite geology personnel. Acts as the key contact for wellsite geology personnel and ensures effective communication between onshore and offshore teams.
  • Reviews daily geological reports and wellsite geologists log, ensuring a high quality of reporting is maintained.
  • Provides initial interpretations of geological data.
  • Coordinates the preparation of and revision to pre-drill Well Planning documents in conjunction with asset teams.
  • Assists Drilling Engineers and HSE in the preparation of PON submissions.
  • Preparation of formation evaluation Mudlogging, LWD, wireline and coring programmes in conjunction with asset teams and service providers.
  • Ensures the quality of mudlogging, wireline, LWD and coring data acquisition, daily reports and end of well reports.
  • Maintains Company`s daily operations geology records in well file.
  • Produces daily operations geology summary report for all current wells.
  • Distributes geological data to JV partners and statutory authorities Acts as the key contact for external parties in relation to data.
  • Completes WONS submissions for Initial Drilling Applications, Full Drilling Applications, Sidetracks, Completions, Well Tests and Abandonments.
  • Acts as the focal point for operations well scouting network.
  • As appropriate, checks and approves invoices, etc. for services provided and ensures expenditures are effectively managed, controlled and monitored.
  • Prepares and evaluates tenders for operations geology services.
  • Supports the contractor management process by developing highly positive relationships with contractors and suppliers and ensuring delivery against KPIs/scorecards/FPAL.
  • Participates in the on call rota for all Wellsite geological operations and rig calls.
  • Makes visits offshore during wellsite geology activities for technical meetings and to enhance onshore-offshore company-contractor relationships/communications.
  • The job holder is expected to take ownership for the continuous development of personal and technical expertise and knowledge.The job holder is expected to be flexible and undertake additional duties commensurate with the overall responsibilities of the job, and that are within their competence, when required 
  • Follow the safety & environmental policies, guidelines and procedures as directed by the business unit. (L8)
  • To successfully manage a continuous, multi-string, drilling campaign with the Regional subsurface teams. 

Contact information

Gunn Karin Revheim
Advisor Consultancy Services
M: +47 982 86 509
T: +47 52 97 76 00


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