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Senior Production Geologist At SEPLAT - Oil&Gas

Date Posted: 23/Aug/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

SEPLAT is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company incorporated and operating in Nigeria with a strategic focus on Nigeria. The company was founded in 2009 by Shebah Petroleum Development Company Limited and Platform Petroleum (Joint Ventures) Limited for the purpose of investing in Nigerian oil and gas opportunities. Maurel & Prom, a French independent oil company, subsequently acquired a 45 per cent equity interest in SEPLAT; this interest was later spun-off to form Maurel & Prom Nigeria S.A (now Maurel & Prom International)

In July 2010, it acquired a 45 per cent participating interest in three producing assets (OMLs 4, 38 and 41) and was appointed operator of these portfolio of three on-shore producing oil and gas leases located in the prolific western Niger Delta basin of Edo and Delta states. The 45% participating interest in these OMLs were acquired from SPDC, Total (E&P) Nigeria and NAOC. At the beginning, SEPLAT was in JV partnership with NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Co-operation) until NNPC transferred its 55% interest to NPDC (Nigeria Petroleum Development Company). SEPLAT is the operator of these assets in the NPDC/SEPLAT Joint Venture.

SEPLAT has become a leading indigenous oil and gas operator in Nigeria. The company has increased its production and reserves year-on-year and has grown revenues and net profit in each year since it commenced operations. The company’s production has maintained a remarkable growth trajectory, rising from a gross operated oil production of 14,000 barrels per day at inception to its current daily crude oil production of around 60,000 barrels per day. The OMLs have a combined proven and probable reserve in excess of 500 million barrels of liquid hydrocarbon and gas reserves in excess of 1.6TCF. These provide a platform for significant potential growth.


Senior Production Geologist

Job description

Overall Purpose of the Job:

The Senior production geologist has the role of generating integrated predictive subsurface/geological models to   address/resolve subsurface production challenges in addition to harnessing subsurface opportunities. He conducts and participates in Integrated Field Development studies to meet Reserves Replacement targets and the anticipated Oil & Gas growth in Seplat's green and brown fields utilizing appropriate technology and best practices to reduce time, costs and improve quality and standards. Interpretation of all available geological data to improve the understanding of the reservoirs/fields geology. Adequate exposure and competence in areas of geophysical/geological/reservoir studies, uncertainties management processes and hands-on ability of geological applications and software including Petrel is necessary.

Principal Accountabilities:


Familiar with the fundamentals of all Petroleum Geology specialists’ area (especially Seismic, Production and Reservoir Geology) and hands-on ability of geological applications and software including Petrel. Competence in a wide range of field, reservoir and uncertainties management, field development and data management activities.


Apply state of the art interpretation and evaluation technology in the delivery of integrated, predictive subsurface/geological models in line with the industry best practice. Working knowledge of seismic, production and reservoir geological processes.


Responsible for production geological input into all agreed studies on time, quality and cost. 
Develops and participates in subsurface reservoir studies aimed at constructing and/or improving geological models.


Drive the Quality Well Delivery Process' (QWDP) for proposed development/appraisal wells and 
update databases and maps/x-sections with the results of FRs and drilled wells. Coordinates and contributes to the preparation of well proposals, well resumes and End of Well Report of development and appraisal wells


Contribute to well delivery and reduction of drilling risks by providing accurate prognosis of geological information/boundaries, potential drilling hazards and advice during drilling. Delivering first class geological support to operations, drilling and workover well, etc.


Ensures that new well and workover proposals have solid geological basis. Timely delivery of robust and technically excellent subsurface studies and development plans.


Participate in technical meetings, make valuable contributions; write and publish asset approved technical paper/s. Coach and mentor other production geologist in the team.


Participation in Peer Review, Geosciences Workshops and Assists in integrating geological study findings with other studies undertaken by the assigned team.


Participation in Peer and integrated and value assurance reviews covering all aspect of Petroleum Engineering studies, Geosciences Workshops and Assists in integrating geological study findings with other studies undertaken by the assigned team.


Must be a good team player able to constructively facilitate, integrate and manage diverse intra/inter disciplinary studies, data and issues.


Desired Skills and Experience

Job Knowledge and Qualifications:

Minimum qualification of BSc. in Geology with at least 15 years (senior) or 20 years (principal) work experience in an active operating E&P company. Higher degrees will be added advantage. 


Sound working knowledge of the geology of the Niger Delta and good understanding of core Petroleum Engineering disciplines such as Seismic Interpretation ,Petrophysics, reservoir Engineering and  Production Technology.

Excellent abilities to use modern modelling software and all available tools Highly skilled and competent in Well log and seismic correlation, Reservoir characterization, Geological mapping, Volumetric determination, Field development planning and optimization, Well planning for the upcoming Execution Phase, Static reservoir modeling  and 3D Seismic interpretation .


Have ability to QA/QC work from other geologists as well as mentor/coach  junior geologists.

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