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  • Posted: May 11, 2022
    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

    • Provide high-quality petrophysical support to the exploration, appraisal, development, and reservoir management of the Company’s assets as assigned by the Chief Petrophysicist from time to time.
    • Continuous evaluation of a producing asset to determine changes in: saturation levels, waterfront/fluid movement, changes in hydrocarbon water contacts; detecting Injecting / Producing Zones, Acidizing Zones, etc.
    • Developing cost-effective logging programs: LWD/MWD, wireline, Carbon-Logging; Core programs; etc. Review drilling programs, well proposals, and workover proposals to ensure proper logging requirements.


    • Prepare, supervise, and quality control cost-effective logging programs.
    • Provide high-quality petrophysical support to the appraisal, development, and reservoir management of the company as assigned by the Chief Petrophysicist from time to time.
    • Participate in detailed and integrated sub-surface studies. Conducts routine, well-defined studies to identify the presence of hydrocarbons, and evaluate reservoir characteristics and associated risks and uncertainties.
    • Carry out detailed petrophysical analysis in support of the static and dynamic subsurface model, including production of CPI of log data; qualitative and quantitative evaluation of hydrocarbon zones, to determine petrophysical parameters (porosity, water saturation, and salinity, pay thickness, permeability prediction, etc.); saturation height function models based on available data; formation pressure analysis, including core analysis.
    • Provide petrophysical inputs to prospect and development planning to ensure an effective data acquisition and logging program.
    • Specific experience relating to horizontal wells and the interpretation and integration of horizontal Well data into static models is required.
    • Gains a basic appreciation of the commercial relationship with logging contractors and identifies opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
    • Experience in drilling or logging operations, well site geology, and core description and analysis would be an advantage.
    • Experience in well and reservoir performance monitoring and data acquisition.
    • Experience in participating in data room evaluations and in partnership/JV operations/meetings is an advantage.
    • Keeps up to date with changing trends, technical innovation, new techniques, and procedures.
    • Mentor, and provide guidance for career and skill development for the production technology staff, and ensure best disciple practices are followed across the organization.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • University Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences with a minimum of 7 - 11 years experience, depending on academic qualification. (Postgraduate degree will be an added advantage).
    • Logging Program, Procedures, and Operations.
    • Mud Logging and Hydrocarbon Identification.
    • Open Hole Log Interpretation.
    • Cased Hole Logging Interpretation.
    • Experience working with Operator.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Proven ability to function effectively in multidisciplinary teams, within matrix organization.
    • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills is required
    • Experience at coaching and mentoring junior staff

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc on to apply

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