Senior Geoscientist – Wells


Ikon Science Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Applications Close: 31st December 2019

Reference: SG-W

You will conduct a range of projects at field and regional levels for new frontier, exploration, development, and production of hydrocarbon plays, focused on interpretation and analysis of pressure/stress mechanisms controlling reservoir behaviour and well stability.

You will provide technical input, complete and present final results, provide external training, and assist with software-based support on quantitative geomechanical and geopressure projects and software-related inquiries from customers.

The Senior Geoscientist duties include:

1. Carrying out the components of a 1D geomechanical workflow, including data QC, combination of core and log data for property and strength analysis, stress characterization in combinations with borehole stability calculation.

2. Performing prospect to regional scale geopressure studies, utilising advanced pore pressure prediction methods such as inclusion of Vs data, Bowers unloading, MSE, etc.

3. Assisting with project kick off, milestone and close out presentations.

4. Creating project deliverables, including interim and final reports.

5. Presentation of Ikon’s Geomechanics and Geopressure solutions at client sites or industry technical symposiums.

6. Conducting internal and external training courses.

7. Providing internal feedback for continuous software improvement.


1. Holds an advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in Geomechanics, Civil Engineering, or Petroleum/Reservoir Engineering.

2. 5 – 10 years of working experience in related disciplines in the oil & gas industry.

3. Advanced knowledge of geomechanical principles and applications and understanding of the mechanisms of overpressure.

4. Understanding of regional and local (borehole) stress field relationships for heterogeneous media with possible faults/fractures in a variety of tectonic settings.

5. Understanding of hydrocarbon maturation, overpressure generation and its impact on geomechanical characterization.

6. Experience in pore pressure & geomechanical data analysis, modelling, interpretation and prediction using core, borehole, stimulation and completion data for service providers and/or oil & gas operators.

7. Experience with image log interpretation.

8. Demonstrated success working and interacting with integrated teams of specialists and external clients.

9. Knowledge of Ikon Science software is a bonus.

If you want to build exciting new software tools, are passionate about taking a quantitative approach to the exploration and development of all types of reservoirs, or want to help to sell great ideas around the world, then come and talk to us about yourself and your hopes for the future.

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