Unconventional Geoscience Associate


Spring, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


Come join our creative teams in ExxonMobil Upstream Information Technology (UIT) that delivers industry-leading geoscience business capabilities & computational sciences through the support of Unconventional Geoscientists, geoscience workflows, & geoscience software. As our Unconventional Geoscience Associate, you will participate in the evaluation of geosteering technology, solution design, & hands-on implementation. You will have regular collaboration internally with the broader ExxonMobil IT organization product teams, development teams, stakeholders, & consultants, as well as working externally with software vendors. Additionally, you will be working with our Unconventional Geoscientists, Reservoir & Drilling Engineers, & our remote Business Technology Centers in India in support of our industry leading Remote Operations Center (ROC) for Drilling. 

As an organization, we are proud of our workplace flexibility approach. We believe that delivering high value work does not mean sacrificing our personal well-being. We want our employees to feel included, valued, & excited about the work that they do. We strive towards nurturing our culture of connectedness, family, & ensuring people have fulfilling careers. We have a robust career development framework that ensures you have access to many different opportunities based on your passion & skillset across our teams.

Primary Job Description


  • SME for geosteering & drilling operations support on a dynamic geoscience and engineering IT support team in direct support of a robust & highly active drilling program primarily in Unconventional assets
  • On Call rotation with the other members of the Unconventional Geoscience & Engineering Support team (approximately once every six weeks)
  • Identify & promote solutions to Unconventional Geoscience & Engineering application issues 
  • Primary support of Unconventional Geosteering & Drilling Operations applications, to a lesser extent, supporting a broader Unconventional Geoscience technology portfolio of approximately 30 applications including Kingdom, Petrel, Petra, Landmark EDT
  • Unconventional Geosteering domain support includes:
    • Translation of geoscience business needs to develop appropriate python scripts for StarSteer
    • Teach StarSteer onboarding & advanced geosteering classes
    • Admin for StarSteer SOLO projects (cloud geosteering projects)
    • Test updated application design & provide packaging instructions 
    • Communicate business needs to our 3rd party geosteerers in the Remote Operations Center (ROC)
  • Secondary support on a number of other Geoscience applications in our Unconventional Geoscience application portfolio 
    • Provide guidance to geoscience community on effective use of subsurface applications
    • Develop & market best practice documentation & training material
    • Develop workflows to facilitate Geoscience work processes & foster technology uptake
    • Resolve and/or coordinate the resolution of Geoscience application issues & enhancements with appropriate internal organizations or vendors
    • Identify trends & opportunities in support demands, with recommendations to maximize improvement impact & business value

Job Requirements


  • Ability to work independently & proactively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills & strong interpersonal skills enabiling you to work in a highly collaborative cross functional environment with numerous teams including software developers, domain experts, support analysts, business contacts
  • Expertise in geoscience workflows, data, & best practices, especially in the areas of Unconventional geosteering & drilling operations, & Unconventional assets

Required Experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Geoscience or a related field, or equivalent experience in both Geoscience or Drilling Operations
  • Prior work experience in the upstream oil & gas industry, specifically in drilling operations & geosteering of Unconventional assets
  • Application/Technical Knowledge
    • StarSteer
    • Python scripting
    • Petra
    • Kingdom
    • Spotfire

Nice to Have Skills


  • Application Knowledge
    • Petrel
    • Petrel Studio


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

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