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Senior Wellsite Geologist

Larnaca, Larnaca District, Cyprus
October 25, 2018

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Phillip Brandon

Address: Larnaca, Cyprus, ****




A hard working, enthusiastic Senior Wellsite Geologist with over 21 years' experience in the Middle East (Egypt, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Turkey), Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania), UK North Sea (5+ years), Australia & USA - working on and offshore, and on more than 88 Oil & Gas wells in often remote global locations. Competent working on vertical, deviated, horizontal (Geo-steering), HP/HT and pore pressure wells and on Exploration, Appraisal, and Development projects - working confidently in both carbonate and clastic reservoirs. A proven natural leader, able to unite teams to deliver on time and within budget through effective communication and management.

Working with multiple clients including (but not limited to): Apache, BG Group, BP, Cairn Energy, Canadian Natural Resources (CNR), Chevron, Energean Oil & Gas, Esso, EnQuest, First Oil, Hess, Hunt Oil, Kuwait Energy, OMV, Ophir, Oxy, Marathon Oil, Mobil, Nexen, Petro-Canada/Suncor, PTTEP, RasGas, Shell, Shell Egypt, Sonangol Shell, Talisman Energy, Total, Tullow Oil.

Holds both British and Australian passports.


Operations Geologist for Kuwait Energy – offshore Latvia JV exploration (Aberdeen office)

Wellsite & Operations Geologist for Petro-Canada (Syria)

Global commendation: Worked on drilling 2 wells in Senegal in 2014 which were identified as

within the top 10 finds globally

Critical decision making to weigh up the options, to assess all relevant information and, crucially,

to anticipate the consequences, good and bad


Energean Oil & Gas 2016 – 2017

Senior Wellsite Geologist

Adhered to company safety regulations

Sole wellsite geologist for a deviated and horizontal well projects

Working closely with Directional Driller – Geo-steered avoiding previously drilled wells

Picked casing points, section TD and Well TD

Wireline logging – including fluid/pressure sampling

End Of Well Report, Lithology and Composite log, daily conference calls, data interpretation

Communicate with Company man, and coordinate activities with directional driller, MWD/logging

engineer, mud engineer and office-based geologist

Consultant to multiple clients Various locations 2010 - 2015

Senior Wellsite/operations Geologist

Duties included:

In charge of up to 25 service team members

Carbonate and clastic environments as well as hazardous salts zones

Geo-steering – use of advanced geo-steering tools utilising MWD parameters, azimuthal density and

bio-steering data. Geo-steering decisions made real-time and independently

HPHT and pore pressure experience from UK, GOM, Middle East and Africa

Interpretation of drilling and geological data, including gas analysis, core description, hydrocarbon

show analysis, and LWD/MWD/ wireline interpretation

Working on Jack-Up rigs, Semi-Submersible rigs, drilling platforms, Drill-ships and Offshore

(shallow & deep-water) and land-based projects

Kuwait Energy Aberdeen office 2013

Operations Geologist

Oversaw all aspects of geological operations, and accomplished all relevant geological operations during and post-drilling of an offshore Latvian well (E23-1) prior to P&A.

Along with preparing and distributing reports, morning, afternoon and ad hoc rig calls,

regularly communicated and worked with the drilling team at the office and rigsite

Regular contact at all levels in G&G department and with Drilling, Logistics and Materials

departments for coordination of work and sample distribution was completed

Prepared geological well forecasts and structural predictions through interpretation and

analysis of wire-line logs, Geological maps, and assisted in the completion of Final Well

Report and composite log

Petro-Canada Syria 2005 - 2010

Wellsite/Operations Geologist

Along with the wellsite geologist position filled at the Damascus office for the regular operations geologist when he was on leave. Some of the duties included:

Writing The Geological Program

Estimate of cost of services & working with drilling operations to determine total cost

Pre-Spud meetings and department meetings

Liaising with the Licensing Authority

Completion of Composite Log and Final Well Report

Logistics coordination

Working with multiple clients Various locations 2001 – 2005

Wellsite Geologist

Worked with a variety of aforementioned clients to complete various drilling projects and locations.


Mud Logger, Baker Hughes INTEQ, North Sea UK, and Australia 1997- 2001


BSc Geology (Hons) Kingston University London, United Kingdom (graduated 1997)

Role of the Operations Geologist certificate

Effective Presentation cert, Assertive Training cert, Life/Wellness Coach cert, Building Self-Esteem

cert, Restaurant Management cert, Astronomy cert, Psychometric test (7/10), Traffic management

accreditation, Planetary society member


Technical Proficiency: MS office suite, GEO (Geologix), WinLog, Qlog, Pierre, IDS, DIMS, Petrolink, InterACT, and Petrel (basic use), Well-CAD, Log-plot 7, pore pressure software

Picking casing points, coring points, section and Well TD

Quick- Look Wireline Interpretation

Geo-steering, HPHT and pore pressure experience

Wireline witnessing, coring, perforating correlation, and Quality Control

Training and support of local wellsite personnel in good oilfield practice


Good Communication (written and verbal) with G&G, drilling team and service hands

Self-Motivated with an initiative to work well without direct supervision

Leadership – encouraging and instilling confidence in others while working towards the end goal

Critical decision making to weigh up the options, to assess all relevant information and, crucially, to

anticipate the consequences, good and bad

Time Management & ability to work under pressure – from collating reports or wireline witnessing

Able to work in a team environment or as easily on a solo basis


UK/Norway offshore Medical Certificate (expires 2019)

UK BOISET (expires September 2019)

H2S Certificate (expires 2018)

Skye: phillipspetroleum




Ray Third - Senior Drilling Supervisor - CNRL Ivory Coast, and Cairn Energy Senegal

E-Mail:- Home: - +44 (0)1832 -273131

Chris Clarke (retired) - Senior Operations Geologist - EnQuest UK (2013/14)

E-Mail:- Main office: +44-122*-******

Personal E-mail: -

Ben Gardner - Drilling Superintendent - Senergy World

2/3 Queens Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1XL, United Kingdom

T: +44-122*-******

D: +44-122*-******



Guy Wheater (operational petrophysicist, Gaia Earth Sciences) -

Brian Passingham - Senior operations geologist (2005 -2010), Petro-Canada/Suncor Syria

Syria mobile: 009**-*****-**** Damascus office: 009**-*****-****

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