Jan 13, 2021

Expert Petrophysics

  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
  • Abu Dhabi
Full time Engineering

Job Description


The Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADNOC ONSHORE) functions throughout onshore development sites as well as in the shallow coastal waters of Abu Dhabi.


The Company was incorporated in 1978 to oversee operations in onshore concession areas covering approximately 21,000 square kilometers including five of the most important mainland oilfields in the region. During the first quarter of 2006, the inauguration of the North East BAB has been started.


Job Purpose:


Acts as company’s technical authority and Subject Matter Expert on Petrophysics related issues under Reservoir Studies & Assurance Manager.  Directs, supervises and controls the collection, analysis and evaluation of petrophysical data necessary to predict the presence of hydrocarbons (oil & gas) in wells for calculations of oil and gas reserves and for reservoir studies in order to assist in formulating appropriate field development plans.


Key Accountabilities:


Coordinates with other team members and directs the preparation of specialized logging and testing programs to obtain Petrophysical data, and ensures that collected data yields optimum results with due regard to cost. Includes setting guidelines for log quality control, and personally witnessing critical or complex tests or logging programs when required.


Directs and participates in interpretation and evaluation of petrophysical data to determine presence, quality and type of hydrocarbons, fluid contacts, rock matrix constituents and properties.


Reviews and comments analytical reports and evaluations relative to petrophysical well data conducted by petrophysical staff and consultants, and queries anomalies or non-standard parameters or methodology.


Directs and monitors analysis of data by less experienced petrophysical staff, reviews final recommendations before presentation to Management.


Coordinates and participates in formulating petrophysical contributions to exploration, appraisal, field development and reservoir studies. Establishes parameters and methodology, guides and advises other team members and less experienced Petrophysicist and resolves contractor concerns when required. Reviews and coordinates petrophysical input required for generation of reports, plots, graphs and data listings used in geological maps and reservoir models.


Defines terms of reference, scope of work, methodology, parameters, timing and costs for contractors/consultants involved in petrophysical work. Assists in drafting related tender and contract documents, and ensures timely and technically competent completion of work within budget limitation. Includes advising on suitable consultants/contractors, monitoring their activities, reviewing invoices and certifying payments.


Monitors performance of Electric Wireline logging contractor, and ensures quality control of log data.  This includes coordination and publication of a Wireline Logging and Perforating Manual, which incorporates defined and agreed responsibilities for well site operations, and its continued review. Reviews monthly bills/invoices for petrophysical interpretation and wireline logging work, including an assessment of charge accuracy, resolves discrepancies with contractors and recommends payment when appropriate. (to be summarized)


Advises action on well completion, casing depths, cementation quality and tubular goods for anticipated surveys including corrosion. Presents petrophysical findings and recommendations to management and other concerned parties, as required.


Carries out other similar related duties such as assessing development in computerized formation evaluation programs and recommending applications of suitable programs, Liaising with IT specialists as required; establishing and maintaining archives for all petrophysical data (logs and cores) for assigned field/concession area.


Qualifications. Experience. Knowledge & skills:


Minimum Qualification


Bachelors’ degree in Petrophysics, Geology or Petroleum Engineering.


Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills


15 years industry experience, with 10 years as Petrophsicist studies and operations.


Interested candidates can send their CV

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