Staff Geologist- Murphy Expl. & Prod. Co- USA

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a record of planning, drilling, and evaluating deepwater wells with previous work in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico an advantage. The candidate should have a strong technical understanding of geologic operations at the well site, and an understanding of cross-disciplinary skill sets in order to communicate effectively with the Exploration/Subsurface teams, Drilling & Completion teams, the Regulatory team, rig-based personnel, and Management. Accurate and timely communications with Murphy's partners will also be essential. The candidate should be capable of handling all geological responsibilities associated with drilling operations to ensure the geologic objectives are achieved in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: detailed well planning, preparing geological prognoses, contracting for evaluation of geological drilling hazards, well surveillance, while-drilling geologic interpretations and data management, organizing and evaluating contractor tenders, supervising and quality checking rig-site contractors, communicating with well-site operations and drilling team members to achieve the well objectives, and finalizing end of well data and reports. Knowledge of pore pressure prediction/surveillance, seismic interpretation programs, and basic petrophysical skills are a plus.

At Murphy Oil Corporation, we believe the rich experiences and backgrounds of our employees strengthen our Company, create a productive workforce, and drive our success. We encourage you to apply for the positions for which you meet the qualifications.


1. Well Planning - creates geological prognosis, protocols, and geological documents to define well objectives, communicate this information to the Drilling and Prospect teams, and ensure Regulatory requirements are met. Review drilling program to ensure plans will meet geologic objectives. Conduct and/or oversee contractor work for geologic hazards, archaeological assessments, and pore pressure predictions. Organize contractor tenders/bids. Interpretation of offset well data. This duty is performed daily, about 50% of the time.

2. Well Execution - Interpretation of geologic data, supervise geologic operations (e.g. wireline, LWD/MWD, mudlogging, coring), pressure surveillance, supervise and quality check contractors at rig site, quality check data acquisition, and serve as point contact for communication between the rig and Houston office. Communicate with partners and assure data availability. This duty is performed daily, about 40% of the time.

3. Post-drill - Quality check and organize all data acquired while drilling, lead subsurface input to post-well reviews and create post well evaluation reports, contractor performance appraisal, and document lessons learned and peer reviews. This duty is performed as needed, about 10% of the time.

4. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

Position Title: 
Staff Geologist
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Graduate degree (M.B.A., M.A., etc), plus 9 to 10 years related experience and/or training, and 3 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Graduate degree (M.B.A., M.A., etc)
Fields of Expertise: 
9 to 10 years related experience and/or training, and 3 years related management
Houston Texas
Start date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Position Type: 
Full Time
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Company Name: 
Murphy Exploration & Production Co.- USA
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