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Operations Geologist / Wellsite Geologist

Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
September 17, 2019

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. Faizal Yusoff .

Address: Seasons Garden Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Phone number: +601******** / +241********. Email:


Operations Geologist/Wellsite Geologist with 9.5 years’ experience in leading the team to achieve the target objectives in both exploration and development wells. Kicked-of the career in Consolidated Rutile Limited, Australia as an intern holding the position of Field Geologist and started the journey as Operations and Wellsite Geologist in 2010 in a Fortune 500 Company – PETRONAS. Successfully optimized the formation evaluation acquisition saving up to USD 4.75 million in one well.

Notably proficient in Geosteering (using LWD, Deep Azimuth Resistivity and Real Time Image log), quicklook log interpretation and correlation, quantitative interpretation, cutting descriptions, PMCD and MPD, coring, contracts evaluation and management, RTPP, writing and communication skills.


Achieved a production rate 130 MMCF/day as opposed to the first two wells of 40-60 MMSCF/day by geosteering the well in the high-porosity zone in the carbonate reservoir.

Slashed off USD 4.75 million from the well cost by convincing the development team to optimized formation evaluation acquisition by dropping coring plan in karstic carbonate reservoir.

Saved the company millions of dollars from hiring expatriates as well as creating good repo with host authority by successfully developing three local Iraqis to work independently as Operations Geologist.


PETRONAS Carigali Gabon Upstream S.A April 2019 – Present

Senior Operations Geologist & Wellsite Geologist (Offshore Deepwater)

Drilling operations in progress. Deepwater vertical well targeting pre-salt clastic reservoir.

Established a smooth pre-drill and logistic planning by executing all the contracting processes (Mudlogging, Coring, Wellsite Biostratigraphy and WellXP) in timely manner.

Ensured smooth and optimized drilling operation by establishing coring as well as formation evaluation protocol and decision trees.

PETRONAS Carigali Iraq Holding B.V May 2018 – February 2019

Senior Operations Geologist & Wellsite Geologist (Onshore)

Garraf field development drilling campaign, monitoring up to 8 wells at one time.

Formed a good repo between the company and host authority by training three Iraqi nationals to work independently as Operations Geologist and Wellsite Geologist.

Assured high level of data QA/QC by coordinating a team of five wellsite geologist to cater eight wells.

Achieved the field objective by collaboration between multi-discipline team (subsurface, drilling and production team).

Performed mudlogging unit audit and gas calibration to ensure full compliance by the contractors.

Invoice and contracts management.

PETRONAS Carigali Myanmar Limited January 2018 – March 2018

Contract Evaluator

Performed the technical and commercial evaluation as well as negotiations for mudlogging contract.

Carigali-PTTEPI Operating Company SDN BHD January 2018

Senior Wellsite Geologist (Offshore)

Submitting daily reporting, performing QA/QC on mudlogging report, cutting descriptions LWD and wireline data.

PETRONAS Carigali SDN BHD January 2016 – December 2017

Senior Operations Geologist & Wellsite Geologist (Offshore)

Achieved the wells target objectives with optimized cost and timing by performing formation evaluation acquisition and well design planning, well correlation, RTPP monitoring, data QA/QC and daily reporting, as well as supervising the contractors to abide to Company’s HSE policies.

Involved in wells of various drilling and geological settings (exploration, development, deepwater, HPHT, deviated/horizontal, clastic, carbonate).

Prevented the need to deal with reactive shale in production hole section by performing Geostopping on intermediate hole section TD to scratch the top of carbonate, using only drilling parameters and minimal LWD tool.

Increased the success rate of development wells by educating the FDP team on the Geosteering approach.

Successfully geosteer development wells in Sabah, Sarawak and Indonesia region, in both clastic and carbonate reservoirs.

Experienced drilling and quicklook log interpretation in total lost zone which require the activation of PMCD mode.

Daily reporting (Daily Geological Report) end of well report (inclusive of composite log) generation.

PETRONAS Carigali SDN BHD January 2012 – December 2015

Seismic Interpreter & Prospect Maturation Geologist

Concluded the prospectivity of SMAP PSC block by maturing and drilling Nilam prospect, as well as evaluating and exploring the remaining prospects and leads in the block.

Assisted the future exploration planning of Sabah Region by establishing the Play & CCRS map based on the concept of Play Based Exploration.

PETRONAS Carigali SDN BHD March 2010 – December 2011

Operations Geologist & Wellsite Geologist (Offshore & Onshore)

Onsite supervisor for mudlogging and wireline logging jobs, coring, cuttings and fluorescence description, performing well to well correlation to set section TD, daily reporting and data gathering.

Maintain open communication with project geologist, project petrophysicist & drilling team during drilling operations following chain of command.

Consolidated Rutile Limited March 2010 – December 2011

Operations Geologist & Wellsite Geologist

Primarily supervising the daily activities of exploration team at site in rutile and zircon mining site, Stradbroke Island, Australia.

Job scopes were sample analysis and description, daily operation reports, supervising a small exploration mining team and planning way forward for the exploration team.


University of Queensland, Australia, 2007 – 2009

B.Sc. Majoring in Geology

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