LeatherHead, SRY, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.


ExxonMobil has operated in the U.K. for more than 135 years. We are best known today for the marketing of our Esso fuels and Mobil 1 lubricants and for our petrochemicals. We have refining and chemical operations in the UK, we operate the UK’s biggest private pipeline network and we retain a non-operated share in a number of fields in the North Sea. More recently, we are developing our involvement in lower emission projects in the UK, building on our experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen production and biofuels.


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.


We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families.


The closing date for this role is Monday 30th January 2023.



What role you will play in our team?


ExxonMobil geoscientists are deployed across the Upstream, Low Carbon Solutions and Technology & Engineering companies to support the Corporation's goal of providing global energy solutions and leading the industry to achieve net zero. A geoscientist can expect to have a career working a wide range of assignments in traditional oil and gas exploration, production, and research as well as assignments supporting the Energy Transition, including carbon capture and storage as well as providing hydrogen-based solutions.


Geoscientists in Exploration or Energy Transition roles are required to work at the basin, play, prospect, or field scale, focusing on evaluating and assessing the commerciality of existing or new opportunities. They are expected to 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, well logs, fluids, and 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, as well as with commercial experts undertaking economic evaluations or negotiations. In addition, we have roles for exploration geoscientists with quantitative interpretation, well operations/wellsite investigation skills, and geologic modeling.


What you will do?


  • Generate and prioritise prospects within a regional framework
  • Evaluate value potential through prospect generation, maturation, and drilling
  • Integrate diverse datasets across multiple scales to build subsurface models, solve geological problems and make associated recommendations
  • Work effectively within and across diverse multi-discipline team environments

About you


  • Professional experience in a relevant industry or academic position.
  • Must have an MSc and/or PhD in Geophysics or Geology (or related fields) with strong, fundamental background in the earth sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics (including statistics)
  • Must be able to 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

Valuable Skills and Experience

  • Ability to integrate diverse data sets, apply appropriate analogs and develop ideas to solve geological problems in support of the business, both independently and as part of a team. Will be able to demonstrate a track record of applying geoscience tools and techniques on projects to generate project deliverables and meet timelines.  


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


A selection of the following skills and experiences are desirable:


  • Quantitative interpretation (geophysical/ structural/ other)  
  • Well planning and execution 
  • Geologic model building
  • Technical report writing
  • Mentoring
  • Use of ArcGIS, Petrel, and similar industry software
  • Experience in evaluation of carbon storage opportunities

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Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.


Nothing herein is intended to override the corporate separateness of local entities. Working relationships discussed herein do not necessarily represent a reporting connection, but may reflect a functional guidance, stewardship, or service relationship. 


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