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2020 - Geoscience Campus Hire


Houston, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Primary Job Function


ExxonMobil is interested in finding outstanding scientists who have a strong fundamental background in the earth sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics. We have excellent proprietary capabilities in teaching petroleum science and technology, and therefore do not require new geoscientists to have any prior petroleum course work or experience.
ExxonMobil geoscientists are deployed across the Upstream to support the Corporation's goal of finding, developing and producing hydrocarbon resources and reserves. A geoscientist at ExxonMobil can expect to solve geologic problems in numerous basins, in various work settings, and in all the different business stages from exploration to development through production.  In addition, we have roles for geoscientists specializing in different technical areas, including  seismic data acquisition and processing, formation evaluation, etc. 

Job Role Responsibilities


Geoscientists working at ExxonMobil are expected to develop a broad range of fundamental geoscience skills and the ability to comprehend, integrate knowledge, ideas and skills to solve geological problems across exploration, development and production asset lifecycles. They have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and expertise throughout their careers. Assignments will provide the opportunity to acquire fundamental skills through on-the-job experience and training. Assignments can be in projects across the Upstream organization.

Upstream Business Development
In this part of the company the focus is on oil and gas exploration and discovery appraisal. Assignments are at the basin, play and prospect scale and focus on discovering and assessing new hydrocarbon discoveries. Regional teams integrate data on play to basin scales to identify areas for future exploration or to better define an existing exploration trend. New opportunity teams typically work in unexplored and under-explored areas, leveraging new concessions or discoveries that help confirm prospectivity and provide the opportunity to capture and mature blocks and prospects. Operations teams drill wildcat wells to test prospect viability and commerciality.

Upstream Oil and Gas
In Upstream Oil and Gas, the focus is on the development and production of oil and gas assets. Assignments require working at the reservoir to field scale and focus on defining and developing new fields and optimally depleting mature fields. Geoscientists in these roles deliver accurate subsurface descriptions and communicate key risks and uncertainties. These assignments build skills in integrating and interpreting geological and geophysical data, such as core, fluid, outcrop, and seismic, using advanced mapping, interpretation, modeling and other techniques. In addition, Geoscientists work with their engineering counterparts on detailed reservoir characterization, field surveillance, development and production planning, well planning and drilling execution while supporting facilities design, construction, commissioning, and field startup.

Upstream Integrated Solutions – Research and Technology Development
Assignments offer the opportunity to perform basic and applied research in seeking new ways to find and recover hydrocarbons. Our research programs reflect exploration, development, and production business strategies; for example, pursuing attractive exploration opportunities, developing production from new fields, and maximizing economic recovery from existing fields. The focus is on the development of proprietary, high-impact technologies in support of the Upstream. The approach is to align with upstream priorities, focus on key geoscience and engineering technology issues, deliver effective technology on a timely basis, provide expert consulting, unique laboratory capability and technical training.

Preferred Skills and Experience


Ability to integrate knowledge, varied data sets, analogs and ideas to solve geological problems to support the business. Provide sound judgment, timeliness and aptitude in application of geoscience tools and techniques; and, desire to maintain competitive advantage through advanced training and superior technological understanding.
There is a requirement for demonstrated leadership, adaptability, teamwork, excellent communication skills in English, and a commitment to high safety and ethical standards.  In addition, candidates should be able to work effectively within and across diverse team environments.  The company regards its global and long-term approach to hiring and career development as the foundation of its future success as a company, and as a source of great opportunity for scientists who want to grow their skills and capabilities for a long-term career.

Job Requirements

Candidates should have BS, MA/MS and/or PhD in Geology or Geophysics (or related fields).
Candidates should have a strong fundamental background in the earth sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics. 
Geoscientists hired through campus recruiting programs will start work in one of the following companies:
Upstream Business Development, Upstream Oil and Gas, Upstream Integrated Solutions or XTO Energy


Alternate Location: United States : Houston, Texas 

ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Engineer, Consulting, Geology, Engineering, Technology, Research

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