Posted on :
22 Dec, 2016
22 Dec, 2016
Since 2006, Tullow has had interests in two exploration licences offshore Ghana. Following seismic acquisition and interpretation, Tullow and its partners drilled two successful exploration wells in 2007. The wells discovered the major Jubilee oil field in the Gulf of Guinea’s Tano Basin. The Jubilee Cretaceous turbidite reservoir straddled both licences; Deepwater Tano and West Cape Three Points.
|Job Title:||Lead Development Geologist|
|Reports to||Jubilee Short Term Team Lead|
|Department:||Subsurface – Jubilee, TEN & MTA|
|Business Unit/Team:||Ghana Business Unit|
|Interacts and works with:||Internal:Ghana subsurface management and team leads
Ghana subsurface development team
Ghana well engineering
Tullow Geoscience communities
Tullow corporate processes (audit, peer review, quality assurance, budget)
Ghana Government Agencies
Sub-surface service companies and consultancies
|Job Purpose:||Senior technical member of sub-surface team responsible for building and updating reservoir models, planning field development activities, planning & monitoring operational activities across Ghana assets.Input to geological projects and activities, geological studies and regional work and integrate study results in to field development models
Perform & QC of model building and uncertainty modelling to ensure consistent models that are fit for purpose for field development planning. Liaison with reservoir engineers to ensure proper links between static and dynamic work.
Input to field data gathering and reservoir monitoring program.
Present results internally to management and externally to partners. Liaise with partners to resolve technical issues.
Help build and maintain accurate and comprehensive databases of data gathered in conjunction with geoscience team members.
Ensure all work is carried out to appropriate standards and in accordance with Tullow internal processes
Contribute to geological training and mentoring of junior staff and secondees
|Responsibilities / Key Objectives:||Geological modelling activities. Work with team geoscientists and PE’s to update static models for history matching and forecasting, and for input to reserve evaluation.Evaluate and communicate geological uncertainties feeding into additional data acquisition plans and capture in uncertainty analysis and reservoir modelling.
Input to planning on infill or further development opportunities, including presentations, well proposals, and well diaries as required.
Align technical activities with business objectives to ensure timely delivery of fit for purpose solutions.
Present recommendations to management, peer reviews and partners.
Mentor Junior and Graduate Geoscientists as required.
Reinforce best practices in geomodelling techniques and Petrel workflows in the Accra office.
Provide high quality geological evaluations, reservoir and well correlations to the Development Team.
Define field data acquisition programmes & field monitoring, including wireline, LWD, coring and fluid sampling in collaboration with other members of the team.
Provide technical guidance and assistance to other teams within Tullow, as required.
|Education:||MSc. level or equivalent in Geoscience subject|
|Skills:||Advanced 3D static modelling skills including integration of petrophysics, rock physics, quantitative seismic interpretation, depositional models and reservoir engineering information for dynamic reservoir simulation and volumetric assessments.Proven broad petroleum geology experience, with specific in-depth experience in oil field development and production geology.
Detailed back ground in turbidite sedimentology
Knowledge of a range of structural regimes and depositional environments.
Experience of international environments
Expert in Petrel geomodelling
Strong operational geology skills and experience.
|Business Behaviours:||Self-starter, team player, possesses strong analytical and communication skills, and enjoys working in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
Directs the application of existing principles and guides development of new approaches.
Adapts style and uses persuasion in delivering messages.
Align technical objectives to business & project drivers.
Excellent verbal, written, listening and influencing skills
Ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise between competing projects,
React quickly & flexibly to changing circumstances
Seek ways to find and apply best practice
Adopt a pragmatic, fit for purpose approach
Open, honest & reliable