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Top 50 Development Geologist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Development Geologist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Development Geologist resumes they appeared on. For example, 27.7% of Development Geologist resumes contained Reservoir Characterization as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Development Geologist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Development Geologist

1. Reservoir Characterization
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Here's how Reservoir Characterization is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Worked on reservoir characterization of 8 pilot areas, advocating optimal development strategies.
  • Experience in all aspects of asset management, field development, reservoir characterization, well planning and operational support.
  • Completed regional reservoir characterization for multiple reservoirs in Main Pass 41/299 Fields.
  • Developed regional framework for Middle Mesaverde section with Wamsutter Reservoir Characterization Team.

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2. Well Log
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Here's how Well Log is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Prepared geologic reports and maps, interpreted well log data and recommended further exploration and development.
  • Well log correlations, logs interpretation, reservoirs characterization and mapping.
  • Mapped seismic data and integrated well logs for regional geological synthesis.
  • Constructed static earth model (GOCAD) from well log data to assess geometry and reservoir connectivity.
  • Evaluated and developed oil and gas well prospects using well log information and published geological data.
  • Trained and managed field geologists in core and cuttings logging and well log interpretation.
  • Interpreted well logs, analyzed cores and logged cuttings from exploration drilling.
  • Well Log Correlation and mapping for South and West Flank Fields.
  • Characterized hydrocarbon potential through stratigraphic correlations, historic production, and well log analysis.
  • Provided detailed well log correlations and facies analysis for geological prospect evaluation.
  • Coordinated obtaining a core and wireline well log and coalesced all vendor data and internal studies into progress and final report.
  • Analyzed well log, seismic and wireline logging results to determine target strata, identify future prospects.
  • Completed local and regional well log correlation to understand stratigraphic relationships in the deep area.
  • Performed well log evaluation and correlation, geological mapping, and volumetric calculations.
  • Involved redefinition of depositional model, generation of structure and isopach maps, well log correlation, and cross section generation.
  • Well Log Correlation and Construction of 3D and 2D Static Modeling in Clastic Multilayered Reservoir for Waterflooding.

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3. Log Interpretation
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4. Business Development
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Here's how Business Development is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Provided preliminary stage financial and geological evaluations for business development opportunities to the world wide exploration groups.

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5. Geological Reports
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6. Production Data
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Here's how Production Data is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Developed reserves estimation by extracting geological and production data from regional study of more than 400+ wells within the whole basin.
  • Record search for production data, drilling and completion data, and historic subsurface interpretations.
  • Constructed net sand isopach maps along with organizing production data to integrate with engineering.

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7. Log Analysis
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Here's how Log Analysis is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Prepared comprehensive geologic exploration reports to management, including geophysical log analysis and geologic maps.
  • Assimilate dozens of projects in well planning, geological operations, log analysis, etc.
  • Correlated structural and strata graphic logs using log analysis and the Zmap-Plus mapping application.

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8. Log Data
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Here's how Log Data is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Integrated acoustic and neutron well-log data into static and dynamic basin models.

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9. Development Program
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Here's how Development Program is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Collaborated with Company Asset Team, generating 5-year Master Development Program (MDP) required by local regulatory bureau.
  • Key contributor to well planning, data acquisition and data integration for 24 well Phase 1 development program.
  • Directed Field development program utilizing a multi- well, directional drilling program.
  • Directed Field development program utilizing a multi-well, directional drilling program.
  • Integrated field studies and synthesized with reservoir pressures and completion analysis for extremely successful multiple well, field development programs.
  • Supervised geologic operations (mudlogging, open hole logging) for Wamsutter development program.

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10. Petra
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Here's how Petra is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Developed geological models from well logs, cross-sections and maps using Petra.
  • Provided support to engineering through petrophysical analysis of 3000+ wells and full field studies with Petra software.
  • Developed prospects in Anadarko Basin and Texas panhandle using Petra and well logs.

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11. Petrel
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Here's how Petrel is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Prepare and load data in Petrel prior to 3D geological modeling of Delaware Sand.

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12. AFE
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Here's how AFE is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Revamped liquid additives system incorporating new safety protocol standard implementing FMC 206 usage versus old cam-lock system.

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13. Wireline
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Here's how Wireline is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Enhanced a mainframe plotting program to streamline wireline log processing.
  • Developed reservoir model and tracked depletion using downhole wireline logs and core samples.

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14. Ooip
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Here's how Ooip is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Calculated OOIP for each well in the field.

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15. NET Pay
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Here's how NET Pay is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Normalized logs and calculated gross and net sand, and net pay.
  • Drilled two wells with higher than expected net pay.
  • Net pay map initiative generated two new prospects.
  • Created net pay isopachs and structure maps using electric logs.

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16. Co
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Here's how Co is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Provided due diligence of potential acquisitions and made recommendations to upper management.
  • Operated geophysical logging equipment using the Company-owned Century unit.
  • Calculated mineral resources of historical and compliant exploration drilling.
  • Constructed and Managed Development Drilling Program for Out Years
  • Refined processes to improve efficiency and trained, oversaw, and managed two contract geologists to remotely steer wells at night.
  • Completed reports, cross-sections, drill hole maps, and recommended areas for additional exploration drilling.
  • Collect data through the planning and implementation of field programs such as drilling and mapping.
  • Assisted in the planning of extended reach, horizontal and coiled tubing lateral development wells.
  • Directed claim staking activities since 2004 of all uranium projects in Wyoming and New Mexico.
  • Interpret data and contribute to the construction of ore reserve estimation models.
  • Provided technical assistance to independent contractors on multiple NI 43-101 compliant reports.
  • Compared with isotopic analysis of mud-gas samples and found two distinct sources contributing at different stratigraphic levels.
  • Selected and coordinated isotope analysis of samples for compositional changes in gas column.
  • Construct and summarize the quarterly 10Q and annual 10K ore reserve statements for submittal to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Provided resource modeling and technical writing for the Roca Honda Mine, and other uranium projects, in New Mexico.
  • Collaborated as part of a multi-disciplinary team for a geological study, focusing on oil and heavy oil potential.
  • Identified stratigraphic interval continuously wearing out bits requiring additional trip (14,000 feet) and bit per well.
  • Contributed to the successful divestiture of work interest in block BS-4, Oliva and Atlanta fields.
  • Initial evaluation led to partnership with Wainoco.
  • Created and correlated stratigraphic cross-sections and produced isopach and structural maps integrating data from horizontal and vertical wells.

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17. Log Correlation
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Here's how Log Correlation is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Completed a subsurface mapping project which included log correlation, structure and stratigraphic mapping.

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18. Engineering Department
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19. Structure Maps
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Here's how Structure Maps is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Prepare time & depth structure maps at different time levels.

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20. Data Management
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21. Oil Recovery
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Here's how Oil Recovery is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Assumed petrophysicist role and supported asset teams by evaluating basic and advanced open-hole, cased-hole data forenhanced oil recovery optimization.

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22. Openworks
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23. TD
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24. Formation Evaluation
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Here's how Formation Evaluation is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Established completion procedures and guidelines for formation evaluation for testing and pipe setting decisions.

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25. Mmbo
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Here's how Mmbo is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Added value to the producing asset by increasing 1P reserves by 5.8 MMBOE.
  • Defined additional 1MMBO PUDS within project area.
  • Proved 14 MMBO in one 12 month period.

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26. CO2
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Here's how CO2 is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Work with PE, RE and Petrophysicist to pick suitable perforation points avoiding high CO2 saturated zone.

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27. Pass Block
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28. Eagleford
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Here's how Eagleford is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Eagle Ford and Pearsall Shale; South Texas Subsurface mapping and modeling using a 3D volume along the Eagleford trend.

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29. EOR
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Here's how EOR is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Generate reservoir maps, geological cross-sections with Landmark Workstation and Petrel and recommend well enchantment, EOR and conformance task.

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30. Wolfcamp
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Here's how Wolfcamp is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Developed Midland Basin prospect over 3000+ acres for Wolfcamp.
  • Obtained acreage to drillVertical and horizontal Wolfcamp and Sprayberry wells.

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31. Oil Fields
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32. Core Data
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33. Oil Production
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34. New Drills
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35. MM
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Here's how MM is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Liaised with multiple stakeholders; used a collaborative approach to manage zone targeting, completions, stimulation recommendations and zone management.
  • Reviewed prospect proposals for management submitted by external exploration companies, recommending strategic acquisitions.
  • Interpreted grade-thickness of historical and modern geophysical gamma logs.
  • Promoted a collaborative environment, openness and communication.
  • Provide recommendations for acquisition of additional lease acreage.
  • Improved third party vendor communication and accountability.
  • Testified before the Oklahoma Commerce Commission concerning Well Spacing and Density and proposed Water Floods numerous times.
  • Increased in-target drilling by applying effective communication prior to spud and through peer reviews.
  • Recommended the drilling of one of the best producing wells in the area.
  • Led an extensive evaluation and recommendation for lease expiration in Bear Grass Field.
  • Streamlined communication network decreasing turnaround time from plan to spud.
  • Project management on 4 projects ranging from $300M - $4.3MM.
  • Coordinated geologic operations for 1 rig program, including completion recommendations, leading to Anadarko Innovator Award for improving field economics.
  • Prepared post drilling analysis for drilling and completions group, to communicate future drilling recommendations.
  • Recommended new drill opportunities and recompletions for multiple carbonate reservoirs across Shelf Area.
  • Evaluated and recommended a new company acquisition within the Permian Basin that will be closing in the next few weeks.
  • Saved millions of dollars by making timely recommendation to influence partners on new well drillings and data collection.
  • Selected conventional coring points, analyzed cuttings, recommended sidewall core locations and performed field descriptions of samples.
  • Participate in pre and post well evaluations, sharing lessons learned and providing recommendations for future wells.
  • Worked closely with Landman to determine ownership that resulted in a recommendation to management to not proceed.

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36. Gocad
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Here's how Gocad is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Worked in GOCAD and with vendors to design well paths for optimal locations.
  • Employed GOCAD, Petrel, GEOLOG, GIS, and other excel and python-based tools to:.
  • Used this to create [ ] isopachs both on paper and in GOCAD.

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37. BCF
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Here's how BCF is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Worked on teams that booked 1,700 MBO and 171.5 BCFG of new reserves.

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38. OCS
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39. Lwd
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40. Frio
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Here's how Frio is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Prospect generation along Upper Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast Yegua and Frio trends.
  • Engaged in 8 well drilling program in East Texas Frio trend.

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41. Production History
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42. Production Rate
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Here's how Production Rate is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Increased daily production rate 250% by identifying critical areas for improvement and implementing consistently innovative solutions to increase productivity.

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43. Site Operations
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Here's how Site Operations is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Well site operations supervision and problem solving,, liaison contact between G&G , Drilling and business unit management.

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44. Exxon
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45. Production Forecasts
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46. Economic Evaluations
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47. Sales Strategies
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48. Corporation Commission
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49. Exploration Prospects
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50. Mwd
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Here's how Mwd is used in Development Geologist jobs:
  • Direct supervisory experience with open-hole wireline logging, coring, mud logging, directional geo-steering and MWD logging.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Development Geologist

Reservoir Characterization

36.6%

Well Log

7.4%

Log Interpretation

6.8%

Business Development

6.8%

Geological Reports

4.7%

Production Data

4.5%

Log Analysis

3.4%

Log Data

3.2%

Development Program

2.8%

Petra

2.8%

Petrel

2.6%

AFE

2.6%

Wireline

2.6%

Ooip

2.3%

NET Pay

2.1%

Co

1.9%

Log Correlation

1.9%

Engineering Department

1.7%

Structure Maps

1.7%

Data Management

1.7%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Development Geologist

Rank Skill
1 Reservoir Characterization 27.7%
2 Well Log 5.6%
3 Log Interpretation 5.2%
4 Business Development 5.2%
5 Geological Reports 3.5%
6 Production Data 3.4%
7 Log Analysis 2.6%
8 Log Data 2.4%
9 Development Program 2.1%
10 Petra 2.1%
11 Petrel 1.9%
12 AFE 1.9%
13 Wireline 1.9%
14 Ooip 1.8%
15 NET Pay 1.6%
16 Co 1.4%
17 Log Correlation 1.4%
18 Engineering Department 1.3%
19 Structure Maps 1.3%
20 Data Management 1.3%
21 Oil Recovery 1.1%
22 Openworks 1.1%
23 TD 1.1%
24 Formation Evaluation 1.1%
25 Mmbo 1.1%
26 CO2 1.1%
27 Pass Block 1.1%
28 Eagleford 1.0%
29 EOR 1.0%
30 Wolfcamp 1.0%
31 Oil Fields 0.8%
32 Core Data 0.8%
33 Oil Production 0.8%
34 New Drills 0.8%
35 MM 0.8%
36 Gocad 0.8%
37 BCF 0.6%
38 OCS 0.6%
39 Lwd 0.6%
40 Frio 0.6%
41 Production History 0.6%
42 Production Rate 0.6%
43 Site Operations 0.6%
44 Exxon 0.6%
45 Production Forecasts 0.6%
46 Economic Evaluations 0.6%
47 Sales Strategies 0.6%
48 Corporation Commission 0.6%
49 Exploration Prospects 0.5%
50 Mwd 0.5%
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