Senior reservoir Geologist

21 Mar 2012
21 Apr 2012
Contract Type
Full Time

Reference Req//012235

Job Title Senior reservoir Geologist

Type Permanent

Location Calgary

Job Description

Our client, a Major Operator is seeking a new Reservoir Geologist staff member to strengthen their high calibre teams. They are looking for people who have the courage to set ambitious targets, embrace innovation and deliver on promises to extend their reach. They offer an exciting environment where you can develop as an individual, be constantly challenged and appreciated.


Working closely with our reservoir engineering team, this position will focus on the evaluation of analogue oil sands projects as a basis of comparison with our client's SAGD bitumen properties and their potential wrt production and performance forecasting.


Integrate all available subsurface data into a geological model for oil sands evaluation. This includes the calculation of bitumen pay, porosity, permeability, barriers to steam flow, facies distribution and reservoir characterization.
Create accurate subsurface maps of bitumen resource for both our client and competitor oil sands properties.
Integrate well logs (including imaging logs), facies interpretation, core and test data to build geological interpretations and to understand depositional environments.
Identify top and bottom thief zones (gas and water), lean zones, IHS and bitumen zones and their effect on reservoir performance and production.
Work in harmony with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and in particular with our reservoir engineer.
Effectively use Tools including Landmark products and RMS.
Identify and evaluate main uncertainties.


Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.
Minimum of five years experience in subsurface mapping and facies distributions, preferably within the oil sands region of northeastern Alberta.
Must have a solid understanding of SAGD reservoirs within the McMurray formation of northeastern Alberta.
Must have excellent presentation skills.
Must be well organized and technically competent.
Must be able to interface with a wide variety of professionals within a matrix organization.
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
Must be a motivated self starter.


Well rounded business acumen with high standards, business ethics, and leadership in line with Statoil's values
Strong interpersonal skills
Personal integrity with the ability to challenge and drive change
Ability to make critical decisions and direct multiple staff, projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Well organized; able to meet deadlines and follow through on tasks to completion

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