Job Posting (1/16/2023)

JOB TITLE: R65435 Formation Testing and Sampling Geoscientist

COMPANY: BAKER HUGHES is looking for a Formation Testing and Sampling Geoscientist, Petroleum engineer minimum 5 years of experience in geosciences or related services and 4 years of experience in the area of Engineering – technology. Experience in training testing with Wireline, LWD; principles, methodologies, and analysis of reservoir fluid sampling, simulations, pressure point taking, fluid sampling, well-test design, data analysis, and customer management in Latin America.

LOCATION: This position is for Colombia

Roles, responsibilities level of authority:

  • Conceptual or theoretical activities related to any of the various sciences, such as geology, geography, geophysics, and geomorphology, that are related to the structure, age, and other aspects of the earth.
  • Leads analytical and design activities using proven technologies and approaches and methods.
  • Ability to communicate throughout the organization. It introduces different leaders in a specific technical space and cross-functional teams to how technologies interconnect and contribute to overall strategy.
  • Ability to connect the dots between technologies and develop solutions between technologies; Work in cross-functional projects/teams to offer technological solutions for the business. Ability to communicate through the different functions of the area of specialization.
  • Provide real-time expert advice and technical support on formation pressure testing and fluid sampling operations in Latin America.
  • Analyzes formation pressure tests and fluid sampling data taken through Wireline and LWD technologies for mobility calculations, gradient estimation, fluid identification, and fluid contact determination.
  • Design and analyze tests of Mini-DST, Micro-Frac Vertical Interference Test (VIT) and provide technical advice to operations in real time; Provides comprehensive technical reports to customers.
  • Performs simulations for fluid sample modeling.
  • Present and publish technical papers/posters/historical cases in forums and professional societies.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary Geosciences team and provide reservoir engineering solutions within the group.
  • Advise/mentor junior level reservoir engineers and assist other instructors in delivering immersive training courses on formation testing, fluid sampling, rock and reservoir fluid properties, transient pressure analysis, and reservoir simulations for fluid sampling processes.
  • Support marketing efforts to support contracts or tenders and promote business development and technical sales efforts.


  • Petroleum Engineer from an Accredited University At least 4 years of experience in Engineering/Technology).
  • Minimum of 5-8 additional years of experience in Geoservices.
  • Advanced level of English and Spanish

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Continuing Education

A total of 15 Professional Development Hours (PDH's) are needed per registration period for the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and many other Professional programs (Engineer and Geologist)

(Check your local Professional Board for guidelines).

There are several ways you can meet your P.E. continuing education program requirements through SPWLA activities:

  • 1 Attend a technical presentation at an SPWLA chapter meeting (1 PDH per hour of contact time)
  • 2 Attend an SPWLA symposium, topical conference, or short course (1 PDH per hour of contact time)
  • 3 Publish a technical article in Petrophysics(10 PDH)
  • 4 Become an SPWLA officer: serve on the Board of Directors, or serve as an officer in your local SPWLA society

    (1 PDH per renewal period, not to exceed 5 PDH)

  • 5 Give a talk at an SPWLA symposium, topical conference, or your local SPWLA chapter

(1 PDH per hour of contact time)

Get involved in SPWLA to meet your continuing education requirements! And remember, you can carry forward up to 15 PDH's into next year if you have already met requirements for the current year.