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Operations Geologist at ExxonMobil

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Exxon Mobil Corporation is one of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, an industry leader in the petroleum and petrochemical business and operates in virtually every region of the world. Mobil Producing Nigeria and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria are affiliates of ExxonMobil Corporation, and have operated in Nigeria for over 60 years and form one of the largest sources of revenue for the Nigerian government and economy.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Operations Geologist

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

What role you will play in our team

  • The Operations Geologist will be responsible for the planning and execution of ExxonMobil’s drill-wells in Nigeria.
  • The work assignment consists of specialization in one or more of the following areas: (a) Pore Pressure Prediction and in-situ stress analysis, (b) Site Investigation (shallow Hazard) interpretation, and (c) Geo-steering, Well planning/Designing and Operations Geology support
  • The Operations Geologist is expected to possess a broad range of fundamental geoscience skills and the ability to comprehend and integrate Well and Seismic data, ideas, and skills to solve Operations Geology challenges across Exploration, Development, Production and Research
  • He/She will contribute independently, as well as mentor less experienced colleagues, to ensure drilled wells attain well objectives

What you will do
Responsibilities may include but are not limited the below mentioned:

  • Demonstrate Safety leadership and uphold ExxonMobil’s Safety culture ensuring No Spills and the Nobody Gets Hurt, both in the office and if required, on the rig site.
  • Strong understanding of Integrated Pore Pressure Prediction and Surveillance
  • Strong understanding of Site Investigation including Shallow Drilling Hazards Evaluation (top-hole prognosis) and riserless drilling geohazards
  • Well Planning and Surveillance (may include but not limited to):
    • Coordinate with the Wells organization and the project Petrophysicist in the contract technical evaluation for MWD/LWD, Wireline, and Mud Logging services (Procurement & Tendering)
    • Evaluate technical services and compile cost estimates for Wellsite Geology, Wellsite Biostratigraphy, Core Handling/Preservation and Analysis, and Wellsite Data management services as needed
    • Compile and document Well Objectives, Formation Evaluation plan, operations & communication protocols, and data/sample distribution into a Geological Program
    • Compile well and evaluation plan information in support of Company Regulatory groups (Regulatory)
    • Participate/lead regular coordination and planning meetings with the Wells and Geoscience Teams
    • Facilitate and communicate with Wells Engineers and project geologists to produce a well plan and casing design which will enable complete evaluation of geologic objectives, while maintaining an economic and cost-effective solution
    • Supervision, logistical and technical support of Wellsite Geologic personnel (Wellsite Geologists, Service Company personnel) in order to gather complete, high quality geologic data sets as specified.
    • QC and local loading, storage, and archival of all relevant electronic and physical data using systematic file naming and organization.
    • Capture lessons learned for future operational improvements
  • Assist, if necessary, in wellsite-based activities, including selection of casing seats, geosteering, wireline logging, coring and formation testing programs.
  • Review and analysis of geologic evaluation programs and service company performance on a well by well or monthly/quarterly basis to identify and address areas with room for improvement.
  • Compile and distribute final well reports, logs, and supporting documents to all parties in a timely fashion.
  • Present technical work to Subsurface and Wells teams including but not limited to TD protocol reviews, pre-spud meetings and after-action reviews

About you
The ideal candidate must possess the following requirements:

  • Ph.D. or Masters degree in Geoscience (Geology or Geophysics) and a Bachelors degree with a minimum of second class upper in Geology, Geophysics or Physics
  • Minimum of three (3) continuous years of relevant industry experience
  • NYSC discharge or exemption certificate

Preferred Qualifications / Experience:
Candidate should be competent in at least nine (9) skills listed below:

  • Fluent in both written and spoken English, have good organizational and coordination skills, and be able to work well with others
  • Open to Flexible work hours
  • Experience as an Operations Geologist
  • Offshore and Deep Water (Barge, Jackup, MODU) drilling experience
  • Offshore experience including platform/deviated well drilling with associated technologies (e.g. LWD, WL)
  • Experience with mud logging; cuttings description; real-time image logs; and correlating them to determine lithology and well path.
  • Experience with basic FE interpretation for identifying rock type, fluid type, borehole conditions, etc.
  • Experience utilizing azimuthal ultra-deep resistivity (AUDR) for geosteering deepwater highly directional/deviated wells
  • Experience with MPD drilling practices
  • Experience with production drilling environments and challenges, i.e. depleted sand, wellbore stability, fluid type uncertainty and etc.
  • Experience with directional drilling, well planning, depth control measurements; and understanding of BHA’s (Bottom Hole Assembly)
  • Experience with coring operations
  • Integrated Pore Pressure prediction
  • Shallow Drilling Hazards Evaluation or Geohazards Assessment.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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