Wellsite Geologist


Bengaluru, KA, IN

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

What role you will play in our team


We are looking for candidates who are active, creative, and resourceful to work on ExxonMobil-operated rig sites (offshore and onshore) in a 28/28 on/off rotator role. Successful candidate will execute wells plans in accordance with work scopes while providing high-quality results to ExxonMobil's Operations Centre.


What you will do


  • Full adherence with the company's HSE policies, standards, and practices; participation in all on-site HSE events; promotes HSE standards in all wellsite formation assessment acquisition operations; contributes to organizational safety initiatives by reporting any abnormalities, optimizations, or lack of competence that might result in an HSE problem. 
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking capabilities, oral and written communication skills, leadership and supervising capabilities, and the ability to operate and deliver under challenging and demanding situations.
  • Proficient in technical and practical knowledge; familiarity with various mudlogging services, LWD/MWD services, wireline services, drilling and coring operations; and understanding of the limits of various drilling and geological data obtained from high-end tools used on-site; proficient with sophisticated technology and IT.  
  • Actively participate in the detection and evaluation of subsurface geohazards (losses, gains, overpressure, etc.) through the analysis and integration of all available data-sets. 
  • Supervise geological activities including various well data acquisition (mudlogging, LWD/MWD, wireline logging, core, formation pressure testing and fluid sampling); validate data quality. 
  • Describe and report lithology from ditch cuttings and cores with the presence and absence of hydrocarbon shows in a prescribed format; capable of creating a complete composite log from the wellsite using industry standard software.
  • Supervise geological operations personnel and ensure that all equipment's provided by services partners are in line with the program/contracts; perform regular quality checks/calibrations/controls of all equipment and services provided.  
  • Performs quick look interpretation at the wellsite (quality, content) during or after a drilling phase to optimize operational choices. 
  • Monitor, witness operations and maintain good communication between all relevant parties to ensure safe operations at the wellsite; take on-site decision-making for casing, coring, intermediate logging, optimization of operational parameters, etc. in consultation with base Operations Geologist.
  • Prepare Comprehensive Daily Geological report and maintain approved flow of data to the operations center. 
  • Oversee the conditioning, labelling, and transportation of all rock and fluid samples acquired throughout the drilling process. 
  • Train and mentor next generation of wellsite geologists.


About You

Skills and Qualifications


  • Master’s degree from a recognized university in Geology, Geophysics, Engineering or Physics. 
  • Minimum 2 years of industrial experience in wellsite geology and surveillance. 
  • Excellent communication abilities with all the stakeholders.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to international travel involving time shift at site (office job, if required).


Preferred Qualifications / Experience


  • Technical skills in wellsite geology, drilling operations, mud logging, LWD/MWD, and wireline operations are required. 
  • Working knowledge of Petrel will be advantageous.

Your benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance and life. We offer you: 


  • Competitive compensation 
  • Medical plans, maternity leave and benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment benefits 
  • Retirement benefits 
  • Global networking & cross-functional opportunities
  • Annual vacations & holidays
  • Day care assistance program
  • Training and development program
  • Tuition assistance program
  • Workplace flexibility policy
  • Relocation program
  • Transportation facility


Please note benefits may change from time to time without notice, subject to applicable laws. The benefits programs are based on the Company’s eligibility guidelines.

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