Senior Exploration Geoscientist Professional


Spring, TX, US

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.

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ExxonMobil's state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors.


By bringing many global functional groups together, the campus provides employees with the tools and capabilities needed today, and in the future, to achieve business objectives and accelerate the discovery of new resources, technologies and products. It was designed to foster improved collaboration, creativity and innovation and enhance the company’s ability to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry.


The campus is located in spring, Texas, on 385 wooded acres immediately to the west of Interstate Highway 45 (I-45), at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, approximately 25 miles from the cultural vibrancy of downtown Houston.


The campus was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its design incorporates extensive research into best practices in building and workplace design through extensive benchmarking of the world’s top academic, research, and corporate facilities.

Job Summary


What role you will play in our team


Geoscientists in Exploration roles require working at the basin, play, and prospect or field scale, focusing on discovering and assessing commerciality of new opportunities (e.g., hydrocarbon accumulations). They 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, logs, fluids, 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. In addition, we have roles for exploration geoscientists with quantitative interpretation, well operations/wellsite investigation skills, and geologic modeling.

Primary Job Functions


What you will do


  • Strong comprehension and integrated knowledge, to enable solving complex geological problems

  • Ability to integrate diverse datasets across multiple scales (seismic, log, core) to build subsurface models

  • Generate and high-grade leads within a regional framework with limited data

  • Evaluate resources and value potential through prospect exploration, generation, maturation, and drilling

  • Have a strong business acumen

  • Candidates must be able to work effectively within and across diverse multi-discipline team environments.

Job Requirements


About you

Skills and Qualifications

One or more of the following skill sets are desirable:


  • Seismic interpreter who can work across multiple scales and integrate all suites of subsurface data (core, well log, seismic).  Understand wells, well integration and well planning as tied to seismic.

  • Integrated Geophysicists who understand seismic data improvements, limitations, etc. and support geoscientist generating opportunities

  • Quantitative interpreters (QI) with strong geophysics skills, able to model and predict rock properties, seismic attributes for prospect maturation and DHI evaluation

Job Requirements


  • Seismic Stratigraphers who can integrate seismic character with geology, generating a model for the subsurface. 

  • Ability to use any of the following software: ArcGIS, Petrel

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

  • Candidate must have the permanent right to work in the US.

  • Minimum of twelve years of experience in a relevant industry.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/ Experience


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience

  • One must 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.



Your benefits


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 you:


  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life. 

  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match. 

  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work.



  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. 

  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing. 

  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you. 

  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you.


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Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.



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