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Senior (Petroleum) Geologist

Design Engineer

Sales Engineer Specialist (Petroleum) Geologist Production Engineer
Summary

Conducts special geological studies and prepares recommendations for lease acquisitions. Conducts geophysical investigations and exploratory well drillings in areas that have been approved for a geological program. Carries out necessary geological work for the development of proven and semi-proven leases.

In a specialized field of experience within a branch of engineering (e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.) develops designs for complicated components of engineering works, structures, installations, processes. Develops plans for the modification of extension of existing facilities.

 

Responsible for field sales of apparatus and other delegated products to prospective and established customers. Discusses product application with a good knowledge of customers' technical problems. Determines customers' requirements and takes orders or reports to own department. Expedites deliveries and follow up to ensure satisfaction.

Conducts comprehensive geological studies and prepares recommendations relative to lease acquisitions and exploratory activities in areas approved for activity.

Directs the operation of two or more production units comprising a distinct area or segment of the total process , each unit being supervised by a foreperson or a series of forepersons, one or more of whom may be an engineer. Maintenance and control systems based on engineering principles, as well as the susceptibility of the process to variations from standard, require an engineering background for sustained successful direction of the operation.

 

Duties

- Prepares and reviews with the District Geologist, recommendations for lease acquisitions, geophysical investigations, exploratory well drillings and other special geological studies;

- Assists in making economic analyses pertaining to exploration projects, exploratory well proposals, farm-ins and farm-outs, drilling contributions, rental payments and the purchase and sale of oil and gas leases as well as other financial interests;

- Reviews proposals for the abandonment of wells and/or dropping of leases and makes recommendations for company action to the District Geologist;

- Collaborates with other company exploration personnel including landmen, geophysicists and engineers in matters of mutual interest;

- Maintains contacts with external geological personnel, associations and others.

- Makes independent studies, analyes, interpretations and conclusions within the scope of various assigned projects;

- May design structural frames in steel reinforced concrete, timber; make layouts and designs of municipal services, industrial buildings, mining plants;

- May design mechanical or electrical services of buildings; materials handling installations; power installations; industrial drives;

- May be concerned with the design of communications circuitry or power generation and/or transmission, including repeater stations or transformer substations;

- May be concerned with the design of chemical or metallurgical process plant installations;

- Based on knowledge of site conditions, methods and materials available, time factors and costs, works up a design and/or alternative designs to achieve the desired end, recommending optimum solution;

- Prepares reports, cost estimates, specifications;

- Consults with and provides specialized instruction for Drafting Department in respect of design notes and sketches;

- Confers with more senior design engineers and one of a design project team and with Manufacturing and Purchasing personnel, as necessary to exchange information;

- Confers with senior members of consultant's (or client's) organization; with contractors and supp-liers.

- Visits new or prospective customers to discuss products on the basis of the company's experience in similar fields and a knowledge of the technical customers requirements;

- Investigates product applications, recommends modifications; ensures proper servicing; proposes adjustments as required;

- For fairly standardized products and adaptation, quotes prices, terms and deliveries;

- May conduct correspondence on product applications and adjustments;

- Transmits all pertinent information to Sales Department to facilitate cost estimating, proper design or modifications where necessary, and ensures that the requirements will be met;

- Acts as technical consultant to customers on their problems to ensure best use of the company's products. May participate in the sales planning of the department;

- May be required to travel extensively and to entertain customers' representatives.

In collaboration with other company personnel, including landmen, geophysicists and engineers:

- Prepares and reviews with the District Geologist, recommendations for lease acquisitions, geo-physical investigations, drilling of exploratory wells and other technical studies to further the district exploratory effort;

- ollects and analyzes, or directs, the preparation and analysis of geophysical data in order to rec-ommend appropriate development procedures to the District Geologist;

- Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of maps and provides interpretations to aid the production department in making economic analyses and reserve estimates;

- Maintains contact with outside geological personnel, associations and others in order to keep up to date on current events in the industry;

- Assists in making or makes economic analyses pertaining to exploration plays, exploratory well proposals, farm-ins and farm-outs, drilling contributions, rental payments, and purchase and sale of oil and gas leases.

- Instructs forepersons regarding objectives. Participates with technical control, development, design and maintenance engineers in analyzing off- standard conditions and the feasibility of new procedures;

- Accountable for quality, quantity, cost, safety and employee relations in the area under direction.

Recommendations, Decisions and Commitments

Recommendations are usually based on operational experience and are relied upon as sound and authoritative within the scope of an assignment. Errors of judgement could cause con-siderable financial loss.

Assignments are responsible and varied. Within the scope of an assignment, work is relied upon as sound and authoritative. Recommendations and decisions are usually based on precedent. Difficult, complex or unusual decisions are usually referred to more senior authority. Errors of judgement might cause serious losses.

Within the scope of the assigned working area, work is relied upon by customers and employer superiors as accurate and sound.

Recommendations and decisions are usually based on precedent. Difficult, complex or unusual decisions are usually referred to more senior authority. Errors of judgement might cause serious losses to a customer which could result in large losses to the employer.

Recommends to the District Geologist and other senior personnel in the company, lease acquisitions, geological investigations, exploratory well drilling programs, and technical studies to further the district exploratory effort. Recommends improvements in procedures and changes in policy. Participates in formulation of policy. Approves transfers and promotions. Recommends salary increases. May approve wage rate changes. Major problems normally referred to higher authority but in emergency must be decided directly and quickly.
Supervision Received

Work not generally supervised in detail. More senior geological expertise is generally available for consultation.

Work is not generally supervised in detail and the amount of supervision varies with the assignment. Usually more senior supervision is available to review work programs to give guidance.

Work is not generally supervised in detail and the amount of supervision varies with the assignment. Usually more senior supervision is available to review work programs to give guidance. General supervision is provided; work is assigned in terms of well-defined objectives and the results desired; informed guidance is readily available. Daily contact with next level of supervision shared with other area supervisors.
Leadership Authority

May guide the work of several more junior geologists and/or technologists when they are assigned to the same project.

May guide the work of several more junior engineers or technicians when they are employed on the same projects.

May guide the work of several more junior sales engineers or technicians. Supervision is incidental to other work performed. May train and direct junior professionals and technologists in work methods relating to assigned projects. May allocate and check work for accuracy and completeness. May assist in the training and development of geological personnel. General supervision over area. Available for consultation by subordinates 24-hour basis, but normally constantly available during day shift only.
Guide to Entrance Qualifications

Appropriate B.Sc. degree, normally with three to five years' working experience since graduation.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Applied Science or its equivalent, normally with three to five years' related working experience since the graduation level.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Applied Science or its equivalent, normally with three to five years' related working experience since the graduation. B.Sc. in Geology or Geophysics with normally five to ten years of related experience, or a Master's Degree in Geology or Geophysics with four to six years of related experience. Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Applied Science or its equivalent, normally with five to eight years' experience from graduation, preferably including three to five years in a supervisory capacity.
Job Rating Factor

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C 50

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K 3

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K 3

A 70

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C 50

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E 40

F 15

G 5

H 5

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A 70

B 65

C 70

D 80

E 45

F 20

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A 70

B 65

C 60

D 70

E 50

F 20

G 20

H 10

I 5

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