Senior Wellsite Geologist

Sector: Oil & Gas

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective communication between all parties involved in the execution of Geological Operations programs at the well site.
  • Ensure Company Drilling representative is informed of all geological information pertinent to optimize and safe execution of the drilling program.
  • Ensure company procedures and contractual terms are complied with onsite.
  • Ensure reliability, accuracy, completeness, and confidentiality of the data acquired.
  • Ensure the accuracy of the reporting of all matters related to the operations supervised.
  • Evaluate and report service companies’ personnel’s capability and equipment’s compatibility as per contract by performing audit at the beginning of the job.
  • Participates actively, through the monitoring and interpretation of all available data (i.e. Drilling-ML-LWD-WL, gas analysis), in the identification and evaluation of drilling hazards (losses, gains, overpressure, H2S, swelling clays / caving’s, etc.) and reports to town. In case of immediate danger directly to DSV.
  • Communicates well progress and required reporting in a timely manner as per operational set standards and timeline.
  • Prepare and keep updated all the documents and reports (Daily Geological Report) regarding well monitoring and geological operations.
  • Executes data acquisition program, and coordinate workforce of contracted services on site (essentially but not exclusively: mud logging, MWD/LWD and Wireline crews) in conjunction with operations geologist in town.
  •  Supervises geological operations personnel and ensure that all equipment provided by contractors are in line with the program and contracts, assist in quality control and audits of equipment and services provided by contractors.
  • Ensures and supervises the regular testing and sensors calibration of Mud Logging equipment
  • Supervise geological operations and various well data acquisitions (Mudlogging, M/LWD, WL logging, Coring), control quality and validate the data assisting the operations geologist.
  • Monitors on-site progress and advise to initiate coring, intermediate logging, to continue or halt drilling at casing points, etc. to operation geologists.
  • Supervises the conditioning, labeling, packing and transportation of all geological cuttings samples, Gas samples, Cores/core plugs and fluid samples collected during the course of drilling/coring or logging.
  • Ensures the proper communication between Mud logging, MWD/LWD, DDs, Mud Engineers and the drilling crews/DSV, particularly drilling related hazards.
  • Supervision and assist training of the local Wellsite Geologist on the wellsite.
  • Promotes HSE standards in all wellsite formation evaluation acquisition activities
  • Flagging of areas of concern/ change to expectations with respect to drilling, geology, for example pressure spikes indications of pressure changes, increased mud gas beyond normal in type of well
  • Participation to HSE activities and reporting systems (e.g. stop cards, audits, HSE action plans).


  • B.Sc. in Earth Sciences.
  • Minimum 8 years varied experience in wellsite geology operations, with a proven background in Mudlogging, or M/LWD, or experience with an Operator.
  • Wellsite Geology experience in Kurdistan is a pre, Iraq /Middle East
  • Wellsite Geology experience of drilling and evaluation of Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic sequence with specific focus on fractured carbonates, and drilling operations.
  • Excellent English verbal, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Operations Geology, Drilling, Mud Logging, M/LWD and Wireline Log acquisition.
  • Strong communication skills required. 
  • Basic well log analysis and borehole interpretation.
  • Proven mentoring/training skills.

Working Conditions:

Rotational 28 days on / 28 days off

Only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

Location: Erbil
Sector: Oil & Gas
Job Code: emp105
Employment Duration: Full Time
Deadline: 01/07/2022

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