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Operations Geologist


Spring, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Primary Job Function

ExxonMobil is interested in finding outstanding operations geoscientists with a strong background in drill well planning and execution and the earth sciences. Specifically, we are looking for an experienced professional with a minimum of 7 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry.

Job Role Responsibilities

An Operations Geoscientist at ExxonMobil can expect to be actively involved in both the planning and execution of a wide range of drill wells in a variety of exploration, development and production settings.  Operations Geoscientists are engaged in the management and mitigation of geologically driven risks that are associated with or may impact drill well operations.  ExxonMobil Operations Geoscientists are expected to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:


  • Primary Geoscience interface with Drilling Rig Supervisors / Superintendents and other rig and venture personnel during drilling operations
  • Primary Geoscience interface with 3rd party geoscience service providers (e.g. mud logging, Logging While Drilling (LWD), Wireline (WL), core handling/processing)
  • Generate Daily Geologic Report 
  • Prepare pressure surveillance/pressure hunt protocols, rotation schedules (if applicable), communications and reporting protocols, data management plans
  • Steward change management requirements for deviations from plan
  • Develop operational decision trees
  • Describe cuttings samples/core chips/shows while drilling
  • Summarize relevant mud logging, LWD/WL logging, and coring activities
  • Quality control and distribute daily deliverables from 3rd party geoscience contractors
  • Quality control and post daily reports, log plots, and digital data to static file server for BU, partner, & government access prior to daily reporting cutoff
  • Inventory mud logging consumables weekly and confirm that gas calibrations are kept current (generally performed weekly)
  • Inventory and inspect (tool sketches, ID, OD, weight, etc.) all WL tools prior to logging jobs
  • Maintain Composite Log while drilling for timely inclusion in End of Well Report
  • Maintain daily activity log to ensure continuity with opposite tour and back-to-back
  • Quality control of data (logging, mud logging, coring, directional control)
  • Provide ongoing assessment of the impacts of operations on data
  • Logging at testing operations
  • Mudlog interpretation and integration
  • Geosteering – planning and operations support
  • Verbal presentations and written reports
  • Workflow / process model enhancements
  • Mentoring of less experienced staff
  • Supervise / coordinate wellsite geologists


Job Requirements

  • BA/BS, MA/MS and/or PhD in Geology or Geophysics (or related fields)
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in operations including significant rig based exposure
  • Strong analytical as well as operational background and skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, adaptability, and ability to work in a multi-functional team
  • Effective communication skills, with a commitment to high safety and ethical standards
  • Ability to undertake rotational or expatriate assignments

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Significant experience from exploration to production
  • Significant experience in operations management, pressure surveillance and geosteering applications
  • Experience in multi rig operations


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: Geology, Change Management, Oil Rig, Engineering, Management, Energy

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