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Shell Nigeria Recruitment for Exploration Geoscientist 2012

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) recruits for Exploration Geoscientist in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Job Title: Exploration Geoscientist
Job ID: F28067
Location: Office-based, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Number of Vacancies: 2
Deadline: Monday 26 March 2012

Job Responsibilities for Exploration Geoscientist:
  • Develop and maintain regional geological models for petroleum systems and propose data purchase or studies to test these concepts.
  • Compile relevant data, identifying critical information that impact assessments
  • Evaluate and integrate all relevant data in order to make a technically sound assessment of the prospectivity of basins, plays and prospects using play-based exploration principles.
  • Utilise GIS for mapping and maintain appropriate data management procedures for archiving and retrieval
  • Assess regional and prospect risks and uncertainties.
  • Technical Coach and mentor younger less experienced geologists and other staff, as needed.
  • Conduct regional 3D and 2D seismic data interpretations, including well-seismic correlation, depth conversion, visualisation, and data management.
  • Integrate subsurface well data into regional and prospect-specific seismic interpretation, including facies interpretations, geological controls on reservoir distribution, petrophysics etc.
  • Mature and assess the potential of identified prospects, generating well proposals where justified.
  • Participate in acreage evaluations.
  • Seek timely integration of required contributions from specialists together with own expertise. Ensure cross-discipline integration with PE and geophysical inputs.
  • Conduct or direct specialist geological and geochemical studies and integrate potential field’s data (gravity, magnetics).
The successful candidate(s) will work as part of an integrated team.

Job Requirements for Exploration Geoscientist:
  • Experienced E&P professional, preferably including operational experience. Advanced degree in geology or other geosciences discipline required (Masters or higher).
  • An in-depth knowledge of depositional systems and sequence stratigraphic principles.
  • Ability to network and collaborate with subsurface (RE, PT, geochem, basin modeling, WE), surface (facilities-cost engineering) and other non-technical disciplines.|
  • Strong technical and analytical skills with subsurface experience and proven track record in a variety of stratigraphic and structural settings.
  • Workstation skills and ability to provide quality interpretations (2D and 3D) and data interpretations leading to the generation of well proposals and acreage acquisition/divestment.
  • Ability and confidence to work and think independently, including outside areas of core competence, while contributing as team player.
  • Strong HSE awareness.
  • Thorough understanding of prospect maturation/appraisal and early exploration phase data acquisition requirements and associated operations.
  • Willingness to challenge dogma.

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