Senior Petrophysicist


Moscow, MOW, RU

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

ExxonMobil seeks an outstanding Senior Petrophysicist to join the Moscow Exploration Team.     


Job Role Responsibilities

  • Contribute to all stages of petrophysical and formation evaluation project work including data quality analysis, data preparation, pre-processing, data filtering / augmentation, environmental corrections, routine Logging While Drilling and Wireline log data corrections, alignment, editing and splicing
  • Coordinate Formation Evaluation program planning, procurement and execution, including protocol development and (typically  remote) QAQC of drilling, coring, logging at testing operations
  • Provide petrophysical interpretation and input to drill well and workover programs
  • Perform petrophysical interpretation daily while drilling objective interval and communicate results
  • Provide input to well completion design in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team
  • Provide petrophysical support and multi-well analysis for Opportunity Generation; geological modeling;  and region-, basin-, and field-scale prospectivity assessments
  • Mudlog-well log-core-test data integration / calibration
  • Shale / clay volume, net-to-gross, pore- and hydrocarbon pore-volume estimations
  • Shaly sand, thin-bed, image log, multi-mineral, petrofacies/ electrofacies analyses
  • Fluid type identification and characterization, pressure data/fluid gradient analysis



  • Porosity-permeability and capillary pressure modeling / prediction
  • Processing and interpretation of NMR logs, sonic waveforms and borehole image data
  • Provide sufficient petrophysical inputs to Rock Physics workflows for integration with geophysical modelling
  • Provide petrophysical training and mentoring

Preferred skills and experiences

The candidate is expected to have the ability to integrate knowledge, varied data sets, analogs and ideas to solve geological problems to support the business.  They will conduct applied project work with well log, core and well test data, using a variety of software for petrophysical data processing and evaluation.   The job must be performed using sound judgement to achieve results efficiently and to a high technical standard.  The candidate needs to develop an understanding of internal upstream business and commercial terminology, processes and systems.  There is a requirement for demonstrated leadership, adaptability, teamwork, mentoring, and a commitment to high safety and ethical standards. In addition, candidates must be able to work effectively within and across diverse team environments. The candidate is expected to build broad networks across the Upstream as they will have frequent interactions with global subsurface and surface specialists, and senior management.   Outside engagements and relationships are expected with third parties, including partners and contractors.   The position may require periodic domestic and international travel, including offshore based on business needs. ExxonMobil regards its global and long-term approach to hiring and career development as the foundation of our future success as a company and as a source of great opportunity for subsurface scientists who want to grow their skills and capabilities for a long-term career.

Job Requirements

  • BS, MA/MS and /or PhD degree from a recognized university Geology, Geophysics, Engineering or Physics (or related fields)
  • Demonstrated record of hands-on industry experience in petrophysical analyses in support of upstream oil and gas operations; minimum of 7 years industry experience required
  • Strong computational and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in English and strong communication skills
  • Willingness to travel internationally including offshore, based on business needs
  • Experience with one or more integrated petrophysical analysis software suites
  • CV must be submitted in English
  • Candidates must have the right to work in Russia
  • Final applications must be received before October 31, 2021

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