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Wellsite Geologist
Negotiable
17 April 2019

Petroplan is actively recruiting for a Wellsite Geologist for a deepwater Gulf of Mexico project.

This contract opportunity is an offshore role working on a 14/14 rotation scedule.


The primary role of the Wellsite Geologist is to monitor, QC and integrate all the geological data being collected while drilling, i.e. cutting descriptions, LWD data, wireline log data, dynamic drilling data etc., effectively managing geological data and working alongside the personnel that supply it, i.e. Mudloggers and LWD Engineers, and working with Drilling staff in communicating well objectives to service personnel as a whole.

The Wellsite Geologist will be comparing results with the offset well data to build an integrated understanding of the stratigraphy, i.e. reservoir and overburden. Critically, on sub salt drilling projects, they also have the added responsibility as the first line in the monitoring of subsurface pore pressure and wellbore stability via cuttings, log observations and drilling parameters. They are also the main contact between the rig and the sub-surface team in town and contribute to routine and ad-hoc meetings and communication, standard deliverables and logistical planning.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • 10 years' experience as a wellsite geologist
  • 5 years' experience in deepwater gulf of Mexico
  • Offshore certification required for this role
  • Prior experience working for an oil and gas company in a similar capacity


Daily deliverables include:
* Daily Geological Report
* Composite Log (product of the integration of LWD, mudlog data and interpretation)
* QC mudlogging and LWD deliverables

*Wellsite Geologists contribute to final end-of-well reporting and other deliverables and essentially draft sections of these whilst working offshore also.*

"Please note we can only accept applications from individuals with the right to work in the USA without sponsorship*

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

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