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Spring, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Primary Job Function

ExxonMobil is interested in finding outstanding petrophysicists with a strong background in formation evaluation 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

A Petrophysicist at ExxonMobil can expect to solve a wide range of petrophysical and geologic problems in a variety of exploration, development and production settings.  ExxonMobil Petrophysicists are expected to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Formation Evaluation program planning, procurement and execution, including protocol development and (typically  remote) Quality Assurance Quality Control of drilling, coring, logging at testing operations
  • Mudlog interpretation and integration
  • Routine Logging While Drilling and Wireline log data corrections, alignment, editing and splicing
  • Forward and inverse log modeling
  • Basic and advanced / integrated petrophysical model development and application, using a wide variety of log and core data types
  • Shale / clay volume, net-to-gross, pore- and hydrocarbon pore-volume estimations
  • Shaly sand, thin-bed, image log, and multi-mineral analyses
  • Pressure data analyses (e.g., Free Water Level determination, compartmentalization analysis, fluid gradient analyses)
  • Porosity-permeability and capillary pressure modeling / prediction
  • Fluid type identification and characterization 
  • Multi-well analyses supporting region-, basin-, and field-scale prospectivity assessments
  • Petrofacies / “electrofacies” analysis
  • Log-core-test data integration / calibration 
  • Log-seismic data integration
  • Uni- and multi-variate statistical analyses
  • Geosteering – planning and operations support
  • Oral presentations and written reports
  • Workflow / process model enhancements
  • Mentoring of less experienced staff

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 applied petrophysics
  • Strong analytical 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


Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Significant production experience
  • Significant experience and advanced expertise in unconventional environments, carbonate and complex mineralogy environments, and/or geosteering applications
  • Experience in developing basin-wide data collection programs 
  • Experience stewarding core analysis programs


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, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Technology

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