Job Description

Reports to: Exploration Manager

Organisation and Interfaces
The Geologist will be a member of the BG Tanzania asset which manages exploration activity across a portfolio of operated acreage and also identifies new acreage opportunities in Tanzania.
The Geologist will be based in Dar and will support the Exploration Manager on a daily basis. The incumbent will be expected to maintain very close links with the Subsurface Team based in BG Head Office in the UK and with TPDC.
The Geologist will report directly to the Exploration Manager in the Dar es Salaam office. Peers include the asset G&G team based in Thames Valley Park in the UK.

Key Accountabilities
The Dar Geologist will support the Exploration Manager and the TVP Subsurface team in a variety of role including, but not limited to:

  • Preparation of technical reports for internal and external use.
  • Data Gathering
  • Identify available technical data and literature with costs and recommend what to purchase
  • Third Party Studies
  • Identify need for third party technical studies, scope and cost and make recommendations for such studies
  • Interface with contractors carrying out studies to ensure QC and deliverables provided on time
  • Prepare geological input for drilling proposals (Geotechnical Documents)
    • Stratigraphic Prognosis
    • Pore pressure profile
    • Drilling hazard prediction
  • Providing geological input to support operational decisions during drilling

Every individual has a duty to both themselves and those around them to ensure that safe practice is adhered to at all times. In addition to any specific accountabilities for HSSE, all employees are accountable for ensuring that they take care of themselves and adopt exemplary safe behaviours.

Core skills/Experience

  • Previous experience as an Exploration Geologist with another operator, probably within Tanzania but potentially internationally.
  • BA Degree in Geology/Earth Science plus preferably MSc or PhD in a relevant sub-discipline
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Team worker with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work with limited supervision