Experienced Exploration Geoscientist


Houston, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Primary Job Function


Geoscientists in Exploration roles require working at the basin, play, and prospect or field scale, focusing on discovering and assessing commerciality of new opportunities (e.g., hydrocarbon accumulations). They deliver accurate subsurface descriptions and communicate key risks and uncertainties supporting business investment decisions. Exploration geoscientists integrate and interpret geological and geophysical data to support opportunity identification and capture, and prospect generation and maturation. Typical datasets for integration include seismic, logs, fluids, core, and leverage advanced mapping, interpretation, modeling, and other techniques. The role also requires collaboration with engineering colleagues on reservoir characterization, well planning, and drilling execution. In addition, we have roles for exploration geoscientists with quantitative interpretation, well operations/wellsite investigation skills, and geologic modeling.


Location: Houston, Texas

Job Role Responsibilities


  • Ability to comprehend, integrate knowledge, ideas and skills to solve geological problems with the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and expertise
  • Generate and high-grade leads within a regional framework with limited data
  • Evaluate resources and value potential through prospect exploration, generation, maturation, and drilling
  • Ability to integrate diverse datasets across multiple scales (seismic, log, core) to build subsurface models
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively within and across diverse multi-discipline team environments

Required Skills and Experience


Five or more years of experience in a relevant industry or academic position.

Valuable Skills and Experience


Ability to integrate geoscience skills and knowledge, varied data sets, analogs and ideas to solve geological problems to support the business, independently. Provide sound judgment, timeliness and aptitude in application of geoscience tools and techniques; and, desire to maintain competitive advantage leveraging prior experiences.


  • One or more of the following skills is desirable:


  • Effective quantitative interpretation skills with ability to work independently
  • Experience in well planning and execution to support well operations and/or wellsite investigation
  • Experience in building geologic models


  • Demonstrated effectiveness in report writing and mentoring
  • Ability to use any of the following software: ArcGIS, Petrel
  • Broad industry network

Job Requirements


  • Candidates should have a MA/MS and/or PhD in Geology (or related fields). Candidates should have a strong, fundamental background in the earth sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics (including statistics)
  • One must demonstrate 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


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

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Geology, Engineer, Engineering