Lead Petrophysicist

The Company

Our client is a well-established and successful energy services company providing a variety of products and services to North American and International customers.

The Opportunity

The Lead Petrophysicist is responsible for leading all Petrophysical initiatives related to supporting Completions & Reservoir Engineering. The Petrophysicist combines knowledge of well logging technology with an understanding of oil and gas geology to determine the hydrocarbon production capacity, lithology, and fluid saturations of a reservoir. Successful Petrophysicists have strong teamwork, presentation, and people skills. They enjoy working face to face with clients and have the adaptability required to perform in a consulting services environment. This position is based in Calgary working on a multi-discipline team.

Key areas of responsibility and accountability:

  • Analysis of petrophysical data from existing well logs and new data acquisition in order to characterize the hydrocarbon potential of exploration areas
  • Integration of the petrophysical interpretation and core data into reservoir and geomechanical properties of multiple formations
  • Perform all tasks related to multi-well Reservoir Petrophysics.
  • Analyze well log measurements and input them to a representative single-well and multi-well-reservoir petrophysical models.
  • Work with the team and client to translate petrophysical interpretation into a representative geologic model.
  • Propose completion locations and assist in field development planning.
  • Mentor the technical community, and technicians assigned to a common project.
  • Be a strong analytical thinker and deliver high quality results in a timely manner, and communicate clearly and concisely with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop new evaluation approaches and should be willing and able to transfer knowledge and best practices to geologists and engineers.

The Individual

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as petrophysicist, including hands-on log analysis for multi-well, field-wide reservoir Petrophysics.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering, geology, or petrophysics; relevant experience may compensate for some education.
  • Knowledge of basic and advanced logging techniques, including NMR, ECS, dipole sonic, etc. Experience in logging and coring operations.
  • Strong background /experience in unconventional and conventional log evaluation techniques for clastics, carbonates and shale.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to inspire confidence.
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Expert user of one or more petrophysical software packages, such as Interactive Petrophysics.
  • Ability to evolve conventional interpretation models based on a sound Petrophysical technical understanding to understand agreements and disagreements between Petrophysical models and calibration data.