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Clastic Reservoir Quality Specialist

Location: 

Spring, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Primary Job Function

Characterize and predict porosity, permeability, and water saturation of clastic reservoirs to support exploration, development, and production business decisions.

Job Role Responsibilities

Identify regional sediment supply systems, evaluate genetic controls on reservoir presence and quality, high-grade and estimate chance of adequacy for regions with favorable characteristics in data poor areas;

Document geologic controls (sediment composition and texture, burial-thermal history, pore-water evolution) on reservoir quality and predict reservoir quality away from well control in data-rich areas;

Contribute to data-collection protocols for new wells;

Provide rock-property measurements and predictions within a regional geologic context for geophysical workflows.

Required Skills and Experience

Ability to collate, QC, and integrate:

routine and special core analyses,

compositional data (petrography, XRF/XRD/QEMSCAN)

textural information (petrography, particle-size distribution), and

standard wireline petrophysical interpretations with

core descriptions,

geologic/stratigraphic framework and

burial/thermal/geochemical history to evaluate geological controls on porosity, permeability, water saturation, and geophysical properties.

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

Valuable Skills and Experience

Identifying, mapping, and quantifying paleo sediment supply systems; evaluating source-to-sink mass balance; predicting volume and character of sediment supply as a function of hinterland environmental conditions.

Identifying and evaluating a broad range of chemical diagenetic overprints on reservoirs and predicting their distribution and impact on RQ away from control; evaluate compatibility of drilling and completion fluids with formation minerals and native pore waters.

Demonstrated effectiveness in report writing, teaching, and mentoring.

Ability to use any of the following software: ArcGIS, Petrel, Touchstone, PetroMod, Geochemist’s Workbench.

Broad industry network with other Reservoir Quality professionals.

Job Requirements

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

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.

 

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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: Geology, Engineering

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