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Senior Petrophysicist Jobs Houston Texas TX

SENIOR PETROPHYSICIST

HOUSTON, TEXAS

Our Client, one of the world’s largest oil and gas E & P companies, is seeking an experienced Senior Petrophysicist.

In this key role, you will be responsible for providing operational petrophysical support to wells drilling, providing mentoring to junior level Petrophysicists, providing comprehensive formation evaluation program recommendations to all proposed wells.

You will apply your keen petrophysical interpretation techniques using state-of-the-art technology and be involved in petrophysical regional studies to support exploration & development teams.

The ideal candidate will have at minimum of a BS in Geology, Petroleum Engineering or Physics, with a very strong preference for an advance level degree.  You must possess at least 15 or more years of experience petrophysical interpretation and operations. Very familiar with leading software analysis tools are required.

The select candidate will be offered an outstanding Total Compensation Package (Base plus Bonus Potential), and generous benefits.  Relocation available.
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Senior Geology & Geoscience Lead Geomodeler Jobs Calgary Alberta Canada CA

Senior Geology & Geoscience Modeler

Calgary Canada Our client, a leading independent oil company, is seeking an experienced G & G Modeler for the Calgary office.  Outstanding total compensation package will be offered to the selected candidate.Your key contributions to the team will be:

  • Working in a collaborative environment to develop 3D models of the multiple Formation, using the Petrel software suite, based on sound knowledge of geostatistics and modeling theory
  • Integrating geology and reservoir engineering principles into the geocellular models
  • Producing up scaled data sets of the 3D models for input into thermal flow simulators
  • Understanding key elements regarding caprock integrity
  • Keeping abreast of new oil sands knowledge and the performance of existing thermal projects
  • Championing and supporting oil sands research and development program

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Geosciences, a Master’s degree would be an asset
  • Be a registered Professional Geologist (or eligible to attain Professional status with APEGGA)
  • A minimum of 12 years of progressive skill development in creating and applying geomodeling to developing thermal oil recovery projects
  • Practical experience with 3D thermal reservoir modeling techniques, including a solid skill level using Petrel software
  • Solid understanding of geostatistical methods
  • Good knowledge of clastic sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Versed in the various types of clastic depositional models
  • Good knowledge of wireline and MWD/LWD logs as well as formation evaluation
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of geophysics in constructing geological models
  • Strong ability to assess and understand the impacts of new data and react in a timely fashion
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills test and exceed established goals, schedules, and deadlines, often under tight time lines and with shifting priorities
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment dealing with people from various disciplines
  • Self Starter with a positive attitude and a bias for achieving results
  • Strong computing skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Candidates with SAGD knowledge will be considered highly desirable

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Senior Petrophysicist Jobs Calgary Alberta Canada CA

Senior Petrophysicist

Calgary, Canada

Our Client, a Major Independent Exploration and Production company has an opportunity for a Senior Petrophysicist with strong North American Onshore unconventional reservoirs experience. The Senior Petrophysicist will support prospect evaluation work by providing both qualitative and quantitative analysis of data relevant to formation evaluation and reservoir characterization. This evaluation work will require integration of information derived from a variety of sources including open and cased hole well logs, mud logs, sidewall cores, full cores, RFT / MDT pressure test / fluid samples, mini-fracs, Diagnostic Fracture Injectivity Tests (DFIT), geochem analysis, and the like. Additionally, the role may also perform advanced geomechanics evaluation in order to make predictions related to wellbore stability assessment, formation sanding potential, principal present-day stresses analysis, and mechanical property determination useful in defining barriers to hydraulic fracture growth. Characterization of naturally fractured reservoirs will be an important aspect of the job.

Minimum Requirements:

Viable candidates must have at least an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Geosciences and a minimum of 15 years of relevant formation evaluation experience as a Petrophysicist including significant experience in unconventional resource plays.

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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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