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Location: Algeria
Role: Senior Petrophysicist
Location: Adrar, Algeria
Rate: Competitive
Duration: 12 months
Rotation: 28/28

The Senior Petrophysicist is expected to provide the technical expertise required for the planning, optimization and execution of fields development. This position is based onsite in Algeria on a rotational basis as part of a multi- year campaign, with high activity levels focussing on both interpretation of existing datasets and future drilling campaign planning.  The role is critical in ensuring consistent interpretation of legacy wells data, multidisciplinary integration within subsurface team and ensuring reservoir properties uncertainties are properly reflected in static and dynamic models. Role responsibilities include but are not limited to, well placement and design optimization support, preparation and supervision of all petrophysical data acquisition (wireline and MWD/LWD logs), core measurements (RCAL and SCAL), formation pressure measurements (including fluid sampling), production logging, and cement evaluation. 


•             Provide high quality petrophysical support to exploration, appraisal, development and reservoir management teams
•             Provide appropriate QC and assurance of the existing interpretations techniques and methodology
•             Carry out in-depth/fast tracked integrated petrophysical studies in a multidisciplinary team
•             Deliver petrophysical input for integrated field studies and ensure properties and uncertainties are adequately incorporated in dynamic and static models
•             Provide advice on wide range of integrated field studies, from fracture Network modelling, to Pore pressure prediction, geomechanical studies scope and fracture modelling design
•             Support well concept optimisation and design activity in multidisciplinary team
•             Provide technical recommendations including value of information assessment for Data acquisition plans that address key Project issues
•             Influence Joint Venture partners in the selection of logging tools and their interpretation as required
•             Act as focal point for Wireline contract; support renewal process, prepare scope of work and perform Technical evaluation in line with C&P process
•             Document and present results and recommendations to relevant stakeholders
•             Act, when required, as representative in technical conferences and workshops
•             Perform any other tasks and duties as required by Head of Subsurface

HSEQ Responsibilities
•             Demonstrate visible HSE Leadership and lead from the front when contributing to Safety performance and culture
•             Take responsibility for health and safety within the organisation, for self and for others
•             Comply with health and safety regulations, instructions and rules
•             Be a role model and support compliance with the Life Saving Rules. Know, understand and implement the Life Saving Rules that are in place
•             Able to identify hazards and stop work if required
•             Support that all accidents, incidents, near misses and safety observations are correctly reported, investigated and corrective actions identified, participating in investigations as required


Requirement to maintain close working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure understanding and cooperation towards promoting interests and achieving results
•             Algeria leadership team, departments and associated operations and engineering teams
•             Leadership team, departments and associated teams
•             JV Technical teams
•             Vendors and services providers and other contractors


Monthly rotational assignment (28/28) based on site (Algeria). Meetings in Algiers/London may also be required


•             University Degree (Bac+5) – Relevant discipline (Geology/Petroleum Engineering)
•             Post graduate level education in relevant discipline preferred

•             Significant technical experience working in geology/petroleum engineering required.
•             A strong career history with previous experience working on similarly operated projects
•             Previous experience in a rotational work environment preferred 
•             Significant knowledge of petrophysical and core analysis techniques appropriate for unconventional and conventional reservoir analysis is required
•             Experience designing well data acquisition programmes, data QC, evaluation and subsurface integration including open hole and cased hole logging, WL, LWD/MWD, coring, formation pressures and hydrocarbon sampling
•             Experience designing QC of RCAL and SCAL core analysis programmes
•             Demonstrated experience in reservoirs/geographies relevant to assets. Proven first principle-based approach to Petrophysics, with experience in operated assets and full subsurface integration methods

•             Fluency in English and French is preferred

Personal Qualities
•             Agile and adaptable in the face of changing situations, flexible in mindset and doesn’t over complicate
•             Takes ownership and accountability, embraces the ambiguous, makes tough, well-timed and informed decisions
•             Works effectively in a matrix structure, shares knowledge freely and embraces different opinions; demonstrates a team of teams mindset with ability to build trust and interdependence in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment
•             Is entrepreneurial, pushes boundaries and leads with conviction, is a catalyst for and supporter of change
•             Ambitious to succeed and driven to exceed expectations
•             Creativity and sense of initiative
•             Rigorous reasoning, strong numerical skills
•             Strong problem- solving capability - ability to analyse multiple sources of data, make connections & create high quality solutions, prioritising the key issues & consequences.
•             Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills and ability to manage relationships with stakeholders
•             Able to design and articulate different ways to solve an issue and flexibility to adapt to partners’ constraints
•             Strong motivation, tenacity and working capacity to carry out long term objectives
•             Is inquisitive and challenges conventional thinking, suggesting improvements and sharing new ideas within the context and boundaries of agreed processes, policies and procedures
•             Excellent communication skills, ability to present technical content in a competent and persuasive manner to a large variety of audiences internally and externally

Preferred Skills
•             Solid knowledge of basic and advanced logging techniques, including borehole images processing/interpretation, NMR, ECS, dipole sonic
•             Solid knowledge of advanced petrophysical interpretation techniques, including but not limited to refined Saturation Height interpretation in Tight Gas/Oil
•             Knowledge of petrophysical interpretation software packages, Interactive Petrophysics (IP) in particular
•             In-depth knowledge of drilling practices, well logging operations and latest industry practices
•             Familiar with Ordovician reservoir facies complexity constituted in glacial environment (mainly sandstone sequences but with important variations)
•             Knowledge of geomechanics and hydraulics fracturing preferred

Acting in compliance with Company values:
•             Health, Safety & Environment: Excellence in HSE is demanded and integral to everything we do
•             Integrity: Commitment to ethical operations and respect to all individuals across all organizations
•             Accountability: Take responsibility of actions and results, personally commit to the success
•             Teamwork: Only together can we grow, only in partnership can we succeed

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