Maersk Oil is seeking an experienced Pore Pressure Analyst with Operations Geology experience to provide specialist input to projects within Maersk Oil Houston as part of the Houston Geosciences Team.
The Geosciences Team provides integrated geoscience expertise, within and across business units, helping to reduce risk and constrain uncertainty. This team of discipline specialists mentor, coach and collaborate across the geoscience community, contribute and maintain quality assurance within the Maersk Oil review process, seek out and deploy technology and innovative technical tools, actively engage and network with internal and external communities and groups.
The Pore Pressure Analyst & Operations Geologist will support the company's exploration, appraisal and development drilling efforts, focused primarily in GOM & Brazil. The successful candidate is responsible with providing pore pressure estimation and guidance for drilling wells and regional exploration, and to provide Operations Geology support, mainly non-operated wells.
Good personal work efficiency, ethics, team-work and inter-personal and communication skills are essential qualifications.
•8+ years of relevant work in the oil industry
•Knowledge of modern LWD and wireline logging tools, both the technology and best-practices for operations.
•Provide petrophysical pore pressure and fracture gradient analyses, and for real time optimization calculation, of overburden, pore pressure and fracture gradient predictions based on available data (e.g. LOT/FIT and formation pressures etc)
•Use pore pressure prediction software for the integration and interpretation of 1D and 2D from wells
•Assist and advise project geoscientists and engineers in appropriate use of pore pressure, effective stress and fracture gradient estimates
•Knowledge of mud-logging technology, the acquisition and preservation of whole core and sidewall core, and the acquisition of samples in general
•Experience in the planning and execution of formation evaluation campaigns for operated wells, in collaboration with subsurface project teams, drilling and completions personnel and overseas field operations bases
Pore pressure prediction is a key aspect to safely executing drilling operations, both operated and non-operated. The role involves pore pressure analysis and operations geology support, with the majority of time spent on pore pressure prediction.
Pore Pressure Analyst:
•Contribute to continuously improve Maersk Oil's safety of well plans, both operated and non-operated wells, and be consistent with our Incident Free policy
•Provide accurate pre-drill pore pressure and fracture gradient estimates for operated and non-operated wells
•Pore pressure assessment of New Business opportunities
•Close collaboration with the GOM and Brazil exploration teams supporting the teams in regional pore pressure analysis and prediction, column height estimation and seal risk understanding
•Collaboration with the Geoscience team specialists and integration of products from petrophysicist, basin modeler and other specialists
•Weekly contact with the pore pressure group in Maersk Oil to share knowledge and develop/improve Maersk Oil pore pressure workflows and best practices
•Mentor junior staff in pore pressure understanding and estimation
•Develop and maintain external networks with regards to pore pressure estimation including, but not limited to, research bodies and technologies
Operations Geologist for Operated and Non-Operated Wells:
•Daily liaison with our Operations Geologist in Brazil during Brazil drilling operations (operated and non-operated) or liaise with Operator/Partner Operations Geologists and provide MOH operational updates
•QC of field LWD, wireline and mudlog data in close collaboration with the project team
•Planning/review of FE programs and the preparation of geological operations documents in support of our drilling program in close collaboration with the geoscience project and driller teams
•Geological Operation input into any post-well reports or post well reviews
•Ensure the geological and fluid data is collected, collated and stored with a high standard of quality control
•Ability to support operations activities outside of standard work hours as required
•Safety compliance monitoring of operations in line with Maersk Oil standards
•Technical Degree on MSc. level or higher is preferred
•Technical Degree on BSc. level as a minimum
The successful candidate should ideally also have
•Deepwater operations and international experience
•A strong familiarity with Petrophysical interpretation principles
•Knowledge of the value of and how to integrate seismic velocities into pore pressure prediction, and the use in basin modeling is desirable
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•High levels of creativity, enthusiasm and desire to bridge interdisciplinary boundaries
Please apply online.
All applicants should possess a valid US work authorization.
Maersk Oil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.