Senior Geologist

Bærum, Norway
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July 01, 2019
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The chosen candidate will be joining Aker Energy’s Reservoir Development team in Oslo. Aker Energy’s Reservoir Development team is responsible for establishing drainage strategies and well plans in close collaboration with the rest of the organization. It is necessary that the candidate is a good team player and able to interface with other technical disciplines in an efficient manner.

The successful candidate is expected to actively seek advice and perspectives from colleagues and leaders within the Reservoir Development team, the organization at large and from other cooperating sources. All work within the candidate’s area of responsibility is expected to be planned and executed safely and efficiently. The successful candidate will ensure competence and experience transfer through open communication and will participate in relevant internal/external networks.

Corporate overview

Aker Energy AS was founded in February 2018 and is established as the newest member of the Aker Group. The E&P company aims to become the offshore oil and gas operator of choice in Ghana. It is characterised by the entrepreneurial and flexible organisation that is synonymous with member companies of the Aker Group. Aker Energy is now operational with offices in Oslo and Accra, the capital of Ghana. When you join Aker Energy, you join a diverse and experienced team. We need entrepreneurial and dynamic people to take an active and exciting part in this industry adventure. Bold and innovative ideas are strongly welcomed at Aker Energy. The ‘get it done’ team spirit and ambitious objectives will provide exciting growth and development opportunities for the right candidate.

Our values are Transparent, Safe, secure & sustainable, Innovative, Decisive; Respectful; Value Creating. These values are integral part of our Company and the right candidate for Aker Energy identifies with these qualities.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Complete well planning of Pecan development wells while ensuring reservoir priorities are maintained
  • Provide geological input for well planning that leads to safe and effective drilling operations
  • Interpretation within deep water turbidite sedimentology and collating all available information to characterize the reservoir
  • Build and update 3D reservoir models capturing the reservoir characteristics to assess in place volumes and uncertainties
  • Support evaluation of reservoir opportunities for the asset
  • Ensure that all work, tasks and projects are carried out to achieve the overall objectives for the fields, including HSE, technical integrity, compliance, production and cost considerations
  • Interaction across multiple disciplines, not only within the Reservoir Development team, but also across the company and with our licensed partners and the relevant authorities
  • Coaching and mentoring of junior staff

Qualifications & personal attributes

  • Minimum M.Sc., plus 10 years' of experience in production geology and/or field development
  • Experience within the early phases of field development, production and well planning/execution
  • Preferred experience includes deep-water/West Africa drilling experience, as well as experience working in new country start-ups
  • Good working knowledge of geophysics, petrophysics, reservoir engineering and drilling disciplines for effective collaboration
  • High skill level within one or more of the following: deep water turbidite sedimentology, 3D reservoir modelling
  • Ability to integrate effectively across disciplines and communicate geological uncertainties (risks and opportunities)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and effective interpersonal skills required

We offer

  • We offer opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others
  • Flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life
  • Competitive compensation program

Contact information

Elisabeth Ferreira, Senior Consultant, NES Advantage, Tel: +47 952 29 352 / e-mail:
Matthew Cross, Senior Consultant, NES Advantage Solutions, e-mail:

NES Advantage Solutions is Aker Energy’s recruitment partner.