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Operations Geologist

Company: Diamondback
Location: Midland
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Operations GeologistDepartment: GeosciencesSummary: The Operations Geologist will be responsible for providing key geologic support to our active drilling program. The successful incumbent will integrate with engineering, regulatory, operations, and geologic staff to plan and execute drilling successfully. The operations geologist will also work with the current asset geologists, company petrophysicist, and geophysicist to optimally target the reservoirs developed to return high value to Diamondback. The candidate must be willing to field questions and solve issues at all times of the day and night. This position does not require constant surveillance overnight, but issues that arise at location need to be addressed from time to time and our company must trust that the candidate will be responsive to those situations.Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and quality oversight for wellsite geology including, but not limited to; mudlogging, LWD/MWD, wireline logging, coring, and directional drilling
  • Geosteer horizontal wells
  • Work with Geophysicist using 3D seismic to plan and steer horizontal wells
  • Work with Well Planners to create finalized geologic prognoses for horizontal wells
  • Maintain a daily reporting system for well operations and data gathering
  • Maintain open and free communication with project geologists and drilling engineers during operations
  • Work effectively within collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Work with regulatory personnel on Railroad Commission regulations regarding well permits, spacing applications, formation tops, etc.
  • Starsteer Database Management*Required Qualifications: *
    • Bachelors degree in a Geosciences or related discipline is required
    • A minimum of two (2) years experience working drilling operations with an active Exploration and Production Company or service organization
    • A working knowledge of horizontal drilling, LWD/MWD, and wireline logging technologies and applications
    • Proficient in Petra and / or Kingdom
    • Proficient is Starsteer
    • A willingness to respond to technical queries day or night
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills*Preferred Qualifications: *
      • Masters degree in a Geosciences or related discipline is preferred
      • Permian Basin experience is desirable
      • Motivated self-starter capable of performing with minimal supervision
      • Familiar with oilfield terminology and operations*Relocation: *This position may be eligible for relocation assistance*Work Authorization: *Diamondback Energy is not currently sponsoring employment visas for this positionJob Type: Full-time

Keywords: Diamondback, Midland , Operations Geologist, Other , Midland, Texas

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