1. Makhlouf Boubahziz
Address: 368 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA2 6DZ Tel: (0044) 7447840445
London, UK. E-mail: email@example.com
A geologist holding a B.Sc. in geology, an M.Sc. In petroleum geoscience and an M.Sc. in reservoir
characterisation and modeling with over 8 years experience in the oil and gas industry. Previously held
roles as log analyst at Petraphysics and geologist at Sonatrach, and spent last 3 years working for
Ikon Science as geologist/Pore pressure specialist focusing on pore/fracture pressure and seal/fault
analysis in both clastic and carbonate with strong interest in non-conventional resources (shale and
tight gas). Possesses good interpersonal and communication skills, attentive to detail with a practical
approach to problem solving, familiar with PC and keen to learn new software and skills, enjoys being
part of a successful and productive team, seeking a position as GEOLOGIST.
2010-12 University Mohamed Boughara, Boumèrdès, Algeria.
M.sc. Reservoir Characterization and Modeling.
Characterization and Geomodeling of the Cambro-Ordovicien tight gas reservoirs of the
HNIA field, Illizi basin, Algeria.
2005-06 University of Manchester, UK.
M.sc. Petroleum Geoscience
Lithofacies characterisation of Dentale Formation, Gabon, using cores and logs, and its
impact on the interpretation of reservoir properties.
RECENT TRAINIG COURSES
09/2015 RokDoc 1D-2D: Introduction to Rock physics;
01/2015 Introduction to Image Log Data and Interpretation Techniques;
11/2014 Pore Pressure Prediction In HPHT areas;
09/2014 Cleveland basin field trip;
08/2014 Geomechanics and Earth Mechanical Model;
07/2014 Pore Pressure prediction from Seismic Velocity;
05/2014 Advanced Pressure Concepts;
02/2013 Pressure and Overpressure in the Subsurface.
2013-16 Ikon Science, Durham, UK.
Key Responsibilities :
I joined Ikon Science in January 2013 as Geologist where I have worked along side experts in
geopressure, rock physics and geomechanics on projects from small to regional scale in basins both
offshore and onshore worldwide. My key responsibilities were:
2. Pore and fracture pressure prediction using wireline logs and seismic velocity data for well
planning and monitoring the pore pressure during drilling operations;
Generate a pre-drill model including well planning, casing design and mud weight program
using RokDoc software;
Provide the geological lead in communication and decision making in real time (before and
during drilling) and help with risk management;
Perform thorough post-well reviews of all relevant data and update pore pressure
prediction models as required;
Identification of hydrodynamic conditions;
Seal and fault breach analysis;
Geological wire line log interpretation: qualitative and quantitative analysis;
Petrophysical studies: quick look and full evaluation using Geolog software.
2009-12 Sonatrach, Algeria.
Key Responsibilities :
I joined Sonatrach in January 2009 as geologist where I worked on a number of exploration and
development projects along geophysicists and senior geologists. My key responsibilities were:
Prospect identification and evaluation;
Experience in evaluating the petroleum system elements: source rock, reservoir, trap, seal
Able to assess the risk and geological uncertainties for prospects and make the ultimate
decision to drill them cost effectively;
Achieving well proposal reports (position, prognostics using seismic and geological data);
Following-up from the office the wells being drilled (compile, analyse and review well
records, interpret geophysical logs, picking formation contacts, etc,);
Participate in selecting wireline pressure program, coring and test intervals.
Well to well correlations (Petrel);
Generating maps (structure, thickness, and reservoir properties) using petrel software;
Well logs and formation pressure data interpretation (IP);
Pore pressure analysis and reservoir fluid gradient and type;
Contribute to geological and reservoir characterization studies (sedimentology,
2007-09 Petra physics ltd, London, UK.
Position: Log Analyst
Quick look and full petrophysical evaluation using Powerlog and IP software.
In all my jobs I have worked in team based environments which has helped me to develop
planning, organising, coordinating, and problem solving skills.
By working on the group projects, I learned how to work effectively under pressure and to
3. SKILLS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Worked on projects in North Sea, GOM, North and West Africa, SE Asia, Australia, Iraq...
Experience in all aspects of pore and fracture pressure analysis;
Well planning, casing design and mud weight program;
Expertise in petroleum system analysis at a basin and prospect scale;
Experience in life of field cycle: exploration, appraisal to field development and subsequent
Experience in seismic interpretation (horizon and fault).
Reservoir Characterization and modeling;
Formation evaluation, well log interpretation, well correlation;
Familiar with drilling process, well completion and abandon;
Strong analytical skills and commercial comprehension;
An excellent team player with strong communication skills;
Able to retrieve required information by using different data bases search engines;
COMPUTING AND NUMERACY
Able to use RokDoc software for pore and fracture pressure analysis, well planning and
Able to use Petrel;
Able to use Geolog and IP (Interactive Petrophysics) for petrophysical interpretation;
Good PC experience, particularly proficiency in Microsoft office.
Willingness to commute and relocate and availability to work and live in other countries.
Hold a British Passport.
Hold a full driving licence.
Proficiency in English, French and Arabic both written and spoken.
Keenly interested in sport, especially football and swimming.
Further references available on request.