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Contract: Operations Geologist / The Woodlands

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Location: The Woodlands
Salary:Depends on Experience

Client is seeking an operations geologist for the company’s activities in the Eagleford asset in South Texas. The candidate will be one of the responsible geologists during the planning, implementation, and close-out phases of development drilling in company's acreage.


  • A focus on Incident Free and safe operations.
  • Carry out well planning, execution, and post well reporting.
  • Preparation of well proposals/prognoses.
  • Cost effective drilling and formation evaluation provision
  • Ensure third party specialists (wellsite geologist, pore pressure, stratigraphy, etc.) are engaged for
  • relevant wells, monitoring remotely on onsite, as required.
  • Provide support to the subsurface and drilling teams during all phases of drilling operations, supervising, and supporting the well site teams through drilling operations QC of morning geologic reports and geological well data.
  • Accountable for providing and presenting subsurface drilling hazards assessments and geological programs at pre-spud meetings as well as facilitating both ad-hoc and routine office operations meetings.
  • Providing up-to-date analysis of integrated geologic data, as well as ensuring transfer of all well data to the office IM systems and maintenance of safety standards throughout, as required.
  • Holding regular Service Quality Review Meetings (SQM's) with service providers and contractors to drive improvement, ensure issue close-out and propagate "lessons learned" understanding throughout our operations.
  • QC of field LWD, wireline and mudlog data in close collaboration with the project team.
  • Planning of FE programs and the preparation of geological operations documents in support of our appraisal drilling program in close collaboration with the project team
  • Ability to support operations activities outside of standard work hours as required

  • Bachelor of Science in Geology (Master of Science degree in Geology would be a plus).
  • Creating geoprogs and monitoring drilling activity for horizontal wells, including working with geosteerers
  • Local and regional geologic mapping
  • Experience in the Eagleford shale play (experience in other shale plays would be a plus)
  • Identification of geologically risky areas
  • Ranking acreage based on geology and well performance
  • Basic 3-D seismic interpretation skills
  • Track record of improving drilling or well performance results, whether operational or geologic in nature.
  • A hands-on individual who can also see the big picture and translate into action.
  • The energy and ability to work collaboratively across the entire organization.
  • Confidence to challenge norms and openly share thoughts and data across the entire organization.

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