Operations Geologist
Statoil - Houston, TX

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The operations geologist is the key interface between the subsurface planning group and the drilling and completions group

Responsible to communicate target line changes to drilling supervisor as necessary through geosteering analysis

A strong knowledge of wireline operations, log interpretation and LWD interpretation is important

Prepare well path plans for drilling

Identify geological drilling hazards, clearly communicate to drilling and provide mitigation plans where required

Help develop well placement process
Identify landing zones

Recognize log characteristics best suited to steer well into optimal position for completions

Well look back analysis with emphasis on developing and implementing a lessons learned culture so as to aim for continuous technical improvement

Data acquisition planning

Assist with technical bid preparation, evaluation and recommendation of service providers products

Responsible for preparation of well final geological report, assisting planning team to incorporate data into longer term models and improve field understanding

As part of the subsurface team, input to field development planning

Work with partners, developing relationships that will improve the chances of Statoil’s arguments being implemented in the field


Bachelor's in a geosciences discipline

Two + years of industry experience

Two + years of operational experience

Experience with shale gas and/or tight gas plays

Position requires strong technical skills, ability to work well with others and a desire to make a difference on large impact opportunities

Very proficient with maintaining a geological database and familiar with the relevant software

Ability to effectively use well data and production databases (IHS, HPDI etc)

Familiar with Geographix, Openworks, Seisworks, Excel, Spotfire, geosteering software

Personal Qualities

Independent, self-motivated, creative, results oriented, can work to given deadlines

We Offer

Statoil offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Statoil is an equal opportunity employer.

General Information

Our values are to be courageous, open, hands-on and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

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