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ADNOC Group Overview:


ADNOC is one of the world's leading energy producers, and a primary catalyst for the growth and diversification of the United Arab Emirates.


Our diverse family of more than 50,000 employees is made up of over 100 different nationalities. People from different backgrounds, with unique perspectives and wide-ranging skillsets, who share a collective responsibility: to enable and accelerate progress, both here in the UAE and across the globe.


Here at ADNOC, we go beyond business as usual. We do things differently, challenge convention, and embrace new ways of thinking. This is what defines and differentiates us. By working together every day, we’re bringing energy to life. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) was established on the 27th November 1971 to operate in all areas of the oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since its establishment, ADNOC has steadily enhanced its competitive position through its sound business interest in 18 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies in addition to educational institutions, known as the ADNOC Group of Companies.


Today, ADNOC manages and oversees oil production of more than 3.1 million barrels per day (bpd), ranking it amongst the top ten oil and gas producing companies in the world. In the last few years, significant achievements have been made in the expansion and development of gas fields to meet the growing needs and development plans of Abu Dhabi, and in our bid to support the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which seeks diversification of Abu Dhabi’s energy supplies. ADNOC is committed to recruiting the best talent the UAE has to offer, and accordingly UAE Nationals will be preferred. All expressions of interest will be treated confidentially.


Group company overview:

We are a young and emerging upstream member of ADNOC Group, focused on unlocking undeveloped oil and gas potential in the UAE.

Al Dhafra Petroleum is a dynamic and efficient upstream company with a mandate to maximize the UAE’s natural resources. Our shareholders are ADNOC, which owns 60% of the company, with Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and GS Energy owning the remaining 40%.



Job Purpose

Coordinates exploration geology activities and quality control of the geological work carried out. Conduct geological studies including for instance evaluation of under developed field, exploration play including unconventional play-shale oil reviews, prospect ranking and maturation studies, log/siesmic interpretations and correlations, exploration and appraisal well proposals and participation in multi-disciplinary studies to define and evaluate exploration and appraisal prospect. The function also includes giving technical support to the team leader and VP Exploration and representation of technical meetings with OPCO shareholders, vendors and consultants.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 1)

  • To evaluate proposals for geological studies or data gathering activities such as exploration and appraisal wells and offer advice on the scope of the studies and extent of the data gathering activities.
  • To propose and justify data gathering activities such as the acquisition of cores, pressure measurements and wireline logs in exploration or appraisal wells or (in full cooperation with the department’s geophysicists) seismic or other geophysical data.
  • To conduct geological studies, including well log interpretations, well log correlations, preparation of regional reservoir property maps, play maps, prospect maps and other maps, regional play evaluations, prospect ranking and maturation studies, basin analysis and geochemical studies, exploration and appraisal well proposals, etc., all in full cooperation with other disciplines and integrating all petroleum engineering, geological.
  • To advise Management on acquisition of new software and hardware related to geological studies.
  • To delegate, plan and supervise exploration geological projects, including quality control of the final products such as geological study reports, geochemical analysis reports, basin analysis reports, well proposals, volumetric assessments, etc.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 2)

  • Prepare and disseminate reports on a regular and ad hoc basis to ensure that all concerned parties are aware of the status of the work in progress of the projects undertaken in the field from a technical perspective.
  • Staying up-to- date with the latest software developments and new applications which are of potential value to the Division.
  • To attend conferences, seminars and to review technical periodicals.



Generic Accountabilities

People Management & Development

  • Stimulate subordinates and contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of Subsurface Division systems, processes and practices taking into account ‘international best practice’, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement.
  • To coach geologists, identify their skills gaps and training needs, organize geological and petroleum engineering training courses and other training courses relevant for exploration geoscientists.
  • To offer technical advice, practical help and assistance to staff as and when required, concerning geological or multi-disciplinary studies.

Policies, Systems & Process Improvement

  • Ensure the division’s operations meet strategic goals in line with best practice standards.
  • Follow all relevant operational procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner

HSE Compliance

  • Ensure that Subsurface Division complies with all relevant safety, quality and environmental management policies, procedures and controls across all operations and support function and all projects, to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, delivery of high quality products/service and a responsible environmental attitude.

Internal Communications & Working Relationships

•    Daily with staff within the Division, function and Directorate regarding project execution

External Communications & Working Relationships

•    Frequent contacts with staff from Group Companies, SPC companies, new Joint Ventures and International Shareholders on joint studies or exploration projects carried out by the OPCOs or SPC companies.

Minimum Qualification

•    Bachelor Degree in Sciences Geology/Geophysics or equivalent.

Minimum Experience, Knowledge & Skills

  • 10 - 12 years of experience in all aspects of exploration geology including play evaluation, prospect ranking and maturation, exploration well proposal preparation, etc. Good understanding of the various aspects of site mana1.
  • 15+ years’ experience as geologist and 5 years at least in upper Shuaiba reservoirs in Oman
  • have a very good background in quick look petrophysical and geophysical interpretation
  • Experience in prospectively risk analysis and volumetric calculation segment.



  • Analytical & Creative Bent of Mind.
  • Proficient in English.
Group Company:  Al Dhafra Petroleum
Jun 23, 2022

Job Segment: Business Process, Management

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