Company: Petroplan Houston
Skills: Geologist
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: North America      


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

Petroplan is an established Global Recruitment Organization supplying technical manpower and administrative services to the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries. Formed in 1976, Petroplan has over three decades’ experience and knowledge of global staffing markets to support feasibility studies through engineering and construction to ongoing operations and maintenance contracts.

Petroplan holds major global supply agreements with leading oil, gas and chemical operators and main contractors on a sole or preferred supplier basis. Our network of offices and strategic partner organizations provide on-the-ground support for clients and contracted individuals and teams in over 30 worldwide locations.

Our key discipline areas, which we regularly recruit for our clients, cover all phases of oil and gas exploration, production and refining projects:

  • Project management & engineering
  • Quality management 
  • Project controls & services
  • Subsea & pipelines
  • Supply chain management
  • Construction & commissioning
  • Logistics & procurement
  • Start-up management
  • Discipline engineering
  • Operations & production
  • Process engineering
  • Maintenance operations 
  • HSE
  • Well engineering & drilling


Please visit us at www.petroplan.com for further information on our services and current vacancies.