Company: Nabors
Skills: Geologist, Mud Logging
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Tyler, Texas, United States
Status: Active

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.

Authorized to work in: US

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• About Nabors
Nabors Industries owns and operates the world's largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the U.S. and multiple international markets. Nabors also provides innovative drilling technology, directional drilling operations and drilling instrumentation and software. Through its various subsidiaries, Nabors manufactures and sells top drives, catwalks, wrenches, drawworks and other drilling related equipment which are installed on both onshore and offshore drilling rigs.

• Nabors Drilling Solutions is an oil and gas service company and a division of Nabors Drilling Technologies USA, Inc. With offices in Alaska, North Dakota, North East, Wyoming, East/South/and West Texas, we are positioned to service both the North American and International marketplaces. Our workforce, like our technology, is rapidly expanding and looking for a qualified qualified Mud Logging Specialist.

Responsible for operating computerized logging units in both the onshore and offshore environment in the safest manner possible. Generates daily written reports to client in an accurate and timely manner. Evaluates all formations penetrated and immediately reports any hydrocarbon shows. Monitors all aspects of rig operations and downhole conditions, with emphasis placed on early detection of potentially hazardous drilling situations.

1. Sample Analysis
• Analyze samples for composition (lithology) and oil content (show analysis). Note any formation changes, unusual lithologies and key marker beds and communicate to client.
• Note any sudden occurrence of metal shavings in samples and communicate to client drilling representative.
• Acquire chromatography data as required.
• Maintain samples in an archive for later shipment to the client. Wet unwashed samples can be stored in plastic bags and dried samples stored in paper sample bags. Ensure all bags are clearly and correctly marked with the depth of the sample.
• Ship archived samples as per client's instructions.

2. Data Management
• Analyze data acquired from all RIGWATCH sensors and edit as necessary. Based on the data available, determine the lithology presently being drilled, and evaluate the current drilling process to insure that drilling operations will proceed safely.
• Incorporate lithology, chromatography, and oil show data into database.
• Compose formation descriptions and annotate the logs with data, bit information, drilling parameters and any other such notes required by the client.
• Maintain a current archive back-up of the database for use in emergencies.
• Print all final log copies and reports at the end of the job.
• Prepare all client-requested data diskettes.

3. Communications
• Submit morning reports and daily logs to the client as per logging instructions, reporting any unusual formation changes or possible drilling problems and the current status of the job. Report to the drilling manager and toolpusher any drilling issues that may negatively affect the continued safe operations of the rig.
• Provide any specialized forms or services that the on-site drilling representative may request.
• Submit daily reporting form to division office with accurate accounting and manpower information.
• Submit weekly and period summaries for accounting and payroll purposes.

4. Equipment Maintenance
• Perform routine preventive maintenance on all company-owned equipment on job site.
• Routinely check and maintain calibrations on all sensors and gas equipment.
• Report any non-repairable failure to the appropriate technician to expedite repair or replacement of defective equipment.
• Track supply inventory and request any needed supplies from service technician.
• Maintain cleanliness of mudlogging unit at all times.

• High School Diploma or Equivalent
• Minimum Two or more years of progressively responsible experience; however, outstanding candidates with no experience will be considered.

• B.S. Degree in Geology or related 5+Years' Experience in the field

• Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Willingness to work 12-hour shifts in remote, isolated locations for extended periods of time.
• Willingness to travel within the United States or internationally.

Today, Nabors owns and operates the world’s largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the United States and numerous international markets. With operations in 28 countries, Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools and innovative technologies throughout many of the most significant oil and gas markets. Leveraging our advanced drilling automation capabilities, Nabors’ highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.

As of April 16, 2018, Nabors’ assets include:

  • 407 land drilling rigs
  • 31 offshore platform rigs




Nabors is ranked in the Global Top 30 in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.

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