Lead Geomechanics Engineer

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 Geomechanics Engineer will be responsible for leading all geomechanical initiatives related to supporting Drilling, Cementing, Completions and Reservoir Engineering. This individual will combine their knowledge of stresses and mechanical properties for a formation, field, or basin to deliver practical, cost-effective solutions to development problems. The successful candidate will have strong teamwork, presentation, and people skills, and will enjoy working face-to-face with clients and have the adaptability required to perform in a consulting services environment. This position will be based in either Calgary or Denver and will be a part of a multi-discipline team.

Key areas of responsibility and accountability:

  • Build geomechanical models for both conventional and unconventional oil and gas fields by integrating the geological, petrophysical, seismic, drilling and completions data sets
  • Perform geomechanical analysis including wellbore stability, 1D-mechanical property/ earth models, natural fractures evaluation, and seal/leakage analysis.
  • Evolve conventional interpretation models based on a sound technical judgment to understand agreements and disagreements between models and calibration data.
  • Perform geomechanical tasks related to multi-well analysis, such as well placement.
  • Contributes and collaborates with clients and vendors in the design, planning, execution, and processing of geomechanical laboratory testing.
  • Implements and evolves geomechanical workflows using state-of-the-art models and commercial software for cost-effective analysis and solutions deployment. Solutions may include optimized hydraulic fracture design and well placement to minimize challenges such as sand production while maximizing recovery factor.
  • Analysis of drilling operations and wellbore problems associated with pore pressure, fracture gradient or wellbore stability.
  • Discuss operational issues and communicate with drilling and completion teams, with greater emphasis on completions and hydraulic fracturing design and operations.
  • Support the development of geomechanical/ mechanical property models using pore-pressure and fracture gradient prediction for hydraulic fracture propagation.
  • Mentor the technical community and technicians assigned to a common project, which may include developing internal geomechanical training content.
  • Be a strong analytical thinker and team player that are able to deliver high quality results in a timely manner, and communicate clearly and concisely with multiple stakeholders.
  • Develop new evaluation approaches and transfer knowledge and best practices to geologists and engineers.

The Individual

The desired candidate profile will include the following skills, experience, credentials and personal attributes:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in Geomechanics.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering, Earth Sciences, Geo(Physics), or Geomechanics; relevant experience may compensate for some education.
  • Knowledge of basic and advanced logging techniques, including dipole sonic, etc.
  • Experience in logging and coring operations.
  • Strong background /experience in unconventional and conventional (clastics, carbonates and shale).
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to inspire confidence.
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Expert user of one or more geomechanical software packages.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States or Canada on a regular, full-time basis without restrictions