Career Paths at GEOLOG
The most common career path at GEOLOG is one that starts in the field in the role of Mud Logger or data Engineer, progressing with experience and training to specialist roles at the rig site such as: Pressure Analyst, Gas While Drilling specialist, Flow Detection Specialist, Hole Stability Engineer, WellSite Geologist.

GEOLOG tries wherever possible to fill office based positions from within its own employees, thus your career can take you from the field to an office based role in one of our Operations bases, depending on your objectives and specialties in Operations, Marketing or Technical roles and with further experience the opportunity exists to work in Regional / Corporate Offices of GEOLOG.
Mud Logger

The job description:

A Mud Logger collects and monitors all information (geological samples; data from sensors) coming in via a ‘real time’ computer based data acquisition system during drilling operations at an oil rig on shore or off shore. Mud Loggers work from a mobile laboratory placed on the rig site. Inside this so called unit the Mud Logger collects; processes and analyses the (geological) samples. The GEOLOG Laboratory is filled with the latest equipment, including binocular microscopes, ultraviolet fluorescence and thin section analysis to ensure the best working conditions to execute the job according to the client’s needs and demands. You interpret the incoming information with regards to pit levels; rate of penetration; the rotation speed; the mud fluid flow rate; cutting and pump rate. All collected data will be submitted in the specially designed software. Inside the unit you will work alongside the Data Engineer.
The primary duties of a Mud Logger consist of:
  • Real time monitoring of drilling activity onsite
  • Contributing to maintain a safe working environment on the rig, by interpreting the data at hand and giving feedback to the Data Engineer; drilling team and company man.
  • Lending onsite technical support in case of equipment failure
  • Having a pro active attitude towards the health and safety aspect of the job (using the tools onsite to predict potentially dangerous situations, such as kicks or the detection of gas)
  • (If needed) assisting the well site geologist during so called ‘coring operations’
  • Creating special logs and written reports for Well site geologist and company man
The requirements:
In order to be considered a successful candidate, GEOLOG seeks the following profile: 
  • A university degree in Geology or an Engineering degree in Mechanics, Electronics or IT
  • Fluent in English
  • Additional languages welcome
  • Available and motivated to travel all over the world
  • Excellent intrapersonal and communication skills
  • Strong Team Player
Newly graduated candidates are welcome to apply as GEOLOG also provides excellent work opportunities for career starters with personalised career paths.
Data Engineer

The job description:
As Data Engineer you are responsible for analyzing all the (geological) data during the drilling operation and preparing all final logs and rapports for the onsite well site Geologist and the company man. A Data Engineer has strong communicative skills and liaises directly with client representative on-site, the tool pusher and the Well Site Geologist. As team leaders Data Engineers are responsible for the wellbeing and cohesion of the unit team.
The primary duties of a Data Engineer consist of:
  • To be responsible for the creation, interpretation and submittal of all reports and logs  
  • To report feedback on drilling activity to all necessary channels onsite
  • To be the first contact point for the client and well site geologist. Therefore it is very important to establish and maintain a good working relationship
  • To provide maintenance and on-site technical support in case of equipment failure
  • To have a pro active attitude towards the health and safety aspect of the job
  • To inform all necessary channels onsite in case of emergency or detection of possible dangerous occurrence
  • To attend (if needed) daily meetings and providing the client with daily logs on drilling operations
  • To manage and train all employees in the unit, such as Mud Loggers and/or Sample Catchers
  • To report directly to the Unit Manager onsite
The requirements:

In order to be considered a successful candidate, GEOLOG seeks the following profile:
  • You have 12-24 months international work experience as a Mud Logger / Data Engineer.
  • You are a real team player
  • You possess strong technical and computer expertise.
  • Fluent in English
  • Willing and able to travel extensively all over the world.
To apply for a Mud Logging or Data Engineer position with GEOLOG please submit a brief cover letter stating your interest and why you believe you would be a good candidate to join GEOLOG, along with an updated copy of your CV in English.
An example of a Mud Logger’s career path can be summarized by GEOLOG’s Senior Operations Manager, “I started as a Mud logger in 1995, becoming Data Engineer and on to a Pressure Specialist. I lived and worked in Europe, South East Asia and the Caribbean, then in 2002 I had a great opportunity to further my career with the opportunity to move from the field to an office based job as Operations Manager, first in Equatorial Guinea and then West Africa before moving on to corporate roles in Houston, Milan and finally to GEOLOG’s Amsterdam office”.

Corporate Positions:
A number of administrative, financial, corporate and production roles are also available at GEOLOG. These tend to be more focused in GEOLOG´s principal offices in Amsterdam and Milan, however from time to time, as GEOLOG expands into new markets and opens new offices, a number of positions may also be available in our regional and local bases.
To enquire on these positions please submit a brief cover letter stating your area of expertise along with an updated copy of your CV in English.