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  • Posted: Sep 7, 2014
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Seplat is a leading independent oil and natural gas producer in the Niger Delta area in Nigeria. The Company’s focus is on maximising hydrocarbon production and recovery from its existing assets, acquiring and farming in to new opportunities in Nigeria (specifically those which offer production, cash flow and reserve replacement potential, with a part...
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    Senior Petrophysicist

    Overall Purpose of the Job:
    The incumbent is expected to provide petrophysical input to asset team, to assure petrophysical deliverables and to coach fellow petrophysicists all in support of Development Planning, Well and Reservoir Management and New Oil on SEPLAT’s Operated and Non-Operated, exploration and development wells.

    Principal Accountabilities:

    • Recognized authority in his/her specialist area of petrophysics.
    • Contributes to the definition of data gathering strategies and helps implement Corporate Quality Assurance programs for log data acquisition.
    • Ensure cost-effective logging programs and utilisation of team resources, clearly defined objectives, minimize scope change, ensure best working practices (state of the art) techniques are applied and look for innovative ways of minimizing costs without compromising objectives while maximizing value.
    • Provide assistance in the selection of suitable well locations and in the preparation of well prognosis, initiate and contribute to the development of petrophysical evaluation methods, carry out Field Development planning, workover/infill drilling programs and Full Field Reviews.
    • Advise and investigates new logging tools and techniques; proposes and organize where necessary field trials, evaluate results and recommends application of new technology.
    • Contributes  to data acquisition programs, including cores, logs, formation testing and well and reservoir monitoring.
    • Work with surveillance engineers and geoscientists to identify & quantify opportunities for maximising production from developed reserves and for undeveloped reserves and by-passed oil.
    • Conduct detail routine, well defined petrophysical studies to identify the presence of hydrocarbon, evaluate reservoir characteristics, associated risks and uncertainties .
    • Carries out petrophysical reviews and provides specialist support for Asset Team studies including input to static and dynamic models.
    • Continuous enhancement of Seplat’s petrophysical engineering practices, techniques and applications and identify opportunities for improvement.
    • Coach and mentor junior petrophysicists in line with the established Technical Progression Career Plan (TPCP) for Petrophysicists.
    • Represent the Company at meetings with Joint Venture Partners and host-government body to justify the data, interpretation techniques and results obtained.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Required Qualification:
        A minimum of 10 years petrophysical experience
        Possesses BSc/MSc Degree in Applied Science or Engineering   


    • Logging Operations & Procedures
    • Fit for Purpose Logging Programme
    • Mud Logging & Hydrocarbon Identification
    • Open Hole Log Interpretation
    • Cased Hole Logging Interpretation
    • Integrated Formation Evaluation
    • Flexible Work Approach
    • Multi-Tasking & Working Under Pressure to Support Active Drilling Programs

    Method of Application

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