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SENIOR GEOMODELER

HOUSTON, TEXAS

Apply your advanced education and experience as a Senior Geomodeler for a leading Energy Company in Houston, Texas.

Using your advance knowledge you will be responsible for the following:

* working with geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists and reservoir engineers to evaluate and assure the quality of model input data and interpretations;

* performing or evaluating core analysis and core description for facies /rock type determination;

* building structural and stratigraphic frameworks that accurately capture flow unit/flow barrier architecture;

* performing 1-D to 3-D petrophysical modeling of facies/rock types, porosity, initial water saturation, and permeability;

* building multiple model realizations and scenarios to evaluate uncertainty and related risk in reserves distributions,

* working closely with reservoir simulation engineers to appropriately upscale and history match models, 

* working with development geologists, reservoir engineers, and drilling engineers to optimize development planning and project execution.

The successful candidate will work cooperatively within a multi-disciplinary, integrated team, will proactively plan and undertake reservoir characterization studies and development planning activities, will effectively communicate information and evaluations to team members and management in a timely manner, and will be a mentor to other disciplines. Expertise or working knowledge of sequence stratigraphic analysis, structural analysis, geophysical mapping, petrophysical analysis, 3D reservoir modeling, field development planning, and uncertainty and risk management.

To be considered for this opportunity you must possess the following required qualifications:
* Advanced Degree in Geology (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) with 15 years of oil & gas industry experience
* 3 years of advanced experience in 3D geological modeling, preferably in Petrel
* Experience in integrating core, well log, geophysical, petrophysical, production, and engineering data into a coherent framework
* Experience in core analysis and description, lithofacies analysis, and rock typing
* Understanding of geostatistics and fundamental geostatistical algorithms as well as data and interpretation uncertainties and their influence on modeling and business decisions 

* Experience in probabilistic and multi-scenario reserves estimation
* Ability to work well within an integrated multi-disciplinary team
* Ability to communicate information and evaluations both written and oral
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
* Good business acumen
* International travel required

The following additional qualifications are preferred:

  

* Experience with EOR methods helpful
* Experience with carbonate and/or fractured reservoirs (e.g., DFN modeling)

 

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Energy Resume Energy CV Petrophysicist MS Petroleum Engineering with extensive Oil & Gas Upstream E&P Experience Open to Relocation

Energy Resume Energy CV of Candidate # 12730 Petrophysicist with multi-disciplinary oil/gas experience covering upstream E&P, servicing, research, and consulting services. Good knowledge of logging tool specifics, including design and geological limitations. Extensive experience in core (Routine and Special Core Analysis) and fluid data acquisition programs including analysis and interpretation.

Extensive experience in Open and Cased hole log analysis and interpretation. Strenght  in petrophysical modeling of carbonate, clastic and thin bed formations. Extensive research experience in advanced Laboratory testing of core and fluid data. Hands-on experience with the following softwares:  Openworks, Petroworks, Geolog, Techlog, Petcom, IP, Stratworks, Z-map and various proprietary engineering application tools. Geographical areas worked include the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, South America, Angola and Nigeria. Excellent communication, presentation and computer programming skills.

EDUCATION

  • MS Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, May 2004
  • BS Physics, University of Nigeria, June 1985

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Bakersfield, California, 93311 (08/2006 –present)

Sr. Petrophysicist

  • Planning & cordination of open, cased and production logging programs with service operator companies ensuring the acquisition of high quality log data.
  • Proven ability to analyze open and cased hole log data including proper environmental corrections and an ability to recognize logging tool limitations in an environment of shaly sands, thin beds, steep formation dips and highly deviated wellbores.
  • Strong skill in processing and analysis of cement bond logs (CBL/USIT), Pulse neutron capture logs (PNC), cased hole formation resistivity logs (CHFR) and reservoir saturation tool (RST) in both sigma and carbon oxygen modes.
  • Experience in processing CHFR raw data ensuring proper field K-factor normalization, cement and perforation effects removal and correction.
  • Proven ability to create petrophysical property models based on core to log data transforms and a working knowledge of incorporating petrophysical models into geological models for effective reservoir characterization.
  • Calibrating log data with core and well test data for effective water saturation computation and reservoir characterization.
  • Environmentally processing (SP and RT) logs of different vintages ranging from 1930 to present day using robust inverse and forward modeling techniques.
  • Work with surveillance engineers and geoscientists to identify & quantify opportunities for maximizing production from developed, undeveloped reserves and by-passed oil.
  • Extensive experience in the analysis and interpretation of LWD/MWD/MAD logs
  • Analysis and Interpretation of wellbore images (FMI, CMI, etc).

Independent Oil and Gas Co.

Houston TX 77024 (01/2001 –July2006)

Research Petrophysicist ( Geographical Areas Worked: USA, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Nigeria)

  • Perform multi-well petrophysical field studies integrating wireline log, core and seismic data attributes for effective reservoir description and exploitation.
  • Quantification of petrophysical uncertainty on field or prospect volumetric estimates.
  • Worked in an integrated team of geoscientists and petroleum/production engineers to deliver robust studies that defined future field development opportunities and reserves potential.
  • Petrophysical research on real time differential pipe sticking identification and remediation in the deep gas wells of Unayzah using multivariate statistics, neural networks & fuzzy logic
  • Design specific laboratory test measurements (Routine and Special Core analysis) with SOP’s to address clients needs.
  • A key member of a multi-disciplinary team that updated the static and dynamic reservoir models of the shushufindi oil and gas field in South America, ensuring that reservoir characteristics are properly understood and communicated.
  • Work with surveillance engineers and geoscientists to identify & quantify opportunities for maximizing production from developed, undeveloped reserves and by-passed oil.
  • Developed new Permeability models for the Berri Field (carbonate reservoirs) using neural network, fuzzy logic methods and multivariate statistics.
  • Identifying and managing key subsurface uncertainties, project management and proper documentation of all work products in conformance to client’s requirements.
  • Using openworks & Z-map to help diagnose problems and manage projects, create and annotate basemaps, perform grid operations, create well display templates, correlate well logs and create lines of section.
  • Import & Export various types of mapping data, Generate custom basemaps, model various petrophysical parameters including net/gross ratio, Porosity and hydrocarbon saturation using landmark Z-map.
  • Map and Access hydrocarbon pore volume and Reserves (volumetrics) using Z-map/Mapview.
  • Identifying and managing key subsurface uncertainties, project management and Proper documentation of all work products in conformance to client’s requirements.

Energy Service Company

Nigeria/Houston USA, 1995-1997, 1998-2000

Manager,  Special Core Analysis (Geographical Areas worked:  Nigeria & USA)

  • Designed test procedures (SOP’s) and carried out advanced rock properties measurements such as steady and unsteady state relative permeability.
  • Routine and Special core analysis support, new technology awareness, Client visits, Job acquisitions and presentations.
  • Electrical properties measurement (2/4 electrode) with capillary pressure at  reservoir & ambient conditions (FF, RI, PC, m, n).
  • Critical Velocity and Regain Permeability measurement
  • Laboratory training and weekly lectures of advanced Rock Properties to Engineers and Geologists
  • Budget Control & AFE approvals.

Independent Service Co

Houston. Nigeria, 1987 -1994

Manager,  Advanced Rock Properties

(Geographical Areas Worked: Nigeria, Aberdeen-Scotland, USA, Angola)

  • Designed test procedures and carried out advanced rock properties measurements such as steady, unsteady state relative permeability measurements.
  • Performed 2/4 electrode configuration measurement of electrical properties with capillary pressure at reservoir conditions (FF, RI, PC, m, n).
  • Prediction of oil/water and gas/oil contacts using Core and Log data. Performed Wettability Measurements (USBM, Static, and Amott-Havey). Centrifuge Capillary Pressure at Ambient and Stress Conditions. Residual Gas Saturation Determinations. Imagelog and thin bed evaluation
  • Coordinated numerous projects involving Core-Log data integration and permeability prediction using the Hydraulic Unit Concept. Performed brine sensitivity and Critical velocity measurements.
  • Mud damage assessment (Return/regain Permeability), Pore volume compressibility and waterflood susceptibility tests.
  • Responsible for technical/Personnel development, Design and evaluation of test procedure documentation, Report QC, Review and Presentation.
  • New technology acquisition and presentations. Training of geologists and Engineers on basic and special core analysis.
  • Job acquisition/sales, budget control and AFE approvals.

Major Service Co

Nigeria 1986 -1987

Fluids Engineer

  • Fluids sample acquisition at surface and reservoir conditions.
  • Conducted PVT and compositional analysis of all classes of Reservoir Fluids, Black oil, volatile (Near critical) oil, gas condensate, dry gas and formation water at ambient and reservoir conditions.
  • Separator Flash Tests (single and multi-stages), retrograde liquid curves, constant volume depletion.
  • Phase determination, re-evaporation and gas-injection measurements.
  • Pressure–Volume relation (constant mass expansion), differential vaporization and viscosity measurement at reservoir conditions.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Available upon request

MEMBER

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Society of Petrophysicists & Well log Analysts (SPWLA)

KEY PETROPHYSICAL PROJECTS COMPLETED

  • Development of new permeability model for Berri Field
  • Development of analytical and Neural Network Model to Compute Variable Cementation “m” and Saturation Exponent “n” using Open Hole Log data.
  • Hydrocarbon Saturation Distribution and assessment of Water Mobility in Gas wells-Jauf & Unayzah Formations.
  • Permeability Modeling and Saturation height functions for Qatif formations Using Conventional Open Hole logs
  • Development of Regional Stress Models for Conversion of Porosity and Permeability Data to in-situ stress Conditions.
  • Evaluation of Pipe Sticking Problems in the Deep Gas wells of Jauf  Using Multivariate Statistics and Neural Networks & Fuzzy logic
  • Salvaging Remaining Reserves from Ventura Age-long Fresh Water Injection Field Using Appropriate Clay Inhibitor.

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