Experienced Reservoir Engineer SCAL/Geomechanics Expert

Exxon Mobil


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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.

Learn more about what we do in Houston here.


What role you will play in our team


  • ExxonMobil is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to provide experimental Special Core Analysis (SCAL) and geomechanical expertise for a variety of projects including Conventional Oil & Gas exploration and appraisal projects and Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS).
  • The successful candidates will be responsible for working with multi-discipline teams (reservoir / wells / geoscience / lab professionals) to provide support in SCAL experimental design (wettability, capillary pressure, steady state relative permeability, etc.), planning, interpretation, analysis and reporting.
  • The position is located at ExxonMobil Spring campus in Texas.  ExxonMobil will not consider qualified candidates without permanent right to work in the US


What you will do


  • Planning, coordination and execution of special core analysis and/or geomechanics studies
  • Collaborating with lab professionals to design and troubleshoot lab studies and equipment
  • Providing expert support & consultation for core analysis and/or geomechanics across the company
  • Providing rock property input parameters and saturation functions for reservoir simulation models
  • Developing and/or leveraging new reservoir engineering technologies to support business solutions


About You


Skills and Qualifications


  • Candidates should be self-motivated and focused on achieving business results through a multi-discipline team.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and communication skills are essential.


Technical skill requirements are as follows:


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Science / Engineering 
  • Master’s or PhD in the related areas (preferably Petroleum, Chemical or Mechanical) will provide advantage.
  • A minimum of 4-10 years of experience in Reservoir Engineering specializing in reservoir characterization, core analysis and/or geomechanics is required.
  • Previous experience in analytical performance prediction, data management, technical report writing, and lab troubleshooting is required.
  • Exposure to reservoir simulation, pressure transient tests, fluid sampling and analysis will provide additional advantage.

Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • Strong reservoir engineering analytical skills
  • Coring and core analysis
  • Fluid sampling and analysis
  • Geomechanics


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.


More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at www.exxonmobilfamily.com. 


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


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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, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.




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