Experienced Unconventional Development Geoscientist

Exxon Mobil

Primary Job Function


Geoscientists in Unconventional require work at the field scale, focusing on high grading development inventory through 3D reservoir characterization. They deliver accurate subsurface descriptions and communicate key risks and uncertainties supporting business investment decisions. Unconventional geoscientists integrate and interpret geological and geophysical data to develop appraisal strategies, field scale development plans and execute drilling programs. 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, drilling execution and technology development.


This position will be based in Houston, TX.

Job Role Responsibilities


  • Ability to comprehend, integrate knowledge, ideas and skills to solve geological problems with the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and expertise.  
  • Plan and execute unconventional developments with integrated teams 
  • Evaluate appraisal potential through prospect generation, maturation, and drilling
  • Ability to integrate diverse datasets across multiple scales (seismic, log, core) to build subsurface interpretations 
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively within and across diverse multi-discipline team environments

Required Skills and Experience


Five or more years of experience in a relevant industry or academic position.


Valuable Skills and Experience


Ability to integrate geoscience skills and knowledge, varied data sets, analogs and ideas to solve geological problems to support the business, independently.  Provide sound judgment, timeliness and aptitude in application of geoscience tools and techniques; and, desire to maintain competitive advantage leveraging prior experiences.


  • One or more of the following skills is desirable:


  • Effective quantitative interpretation skills with ability to work independently
  • Experience in well planning and execution to support drilling operations 
  • Experience in building integrated, regionally consistent, core-, well- and seismic-constrained interpretations


  • Demonstrated effectiveness in report writing and mentoring
  • Ability to use any of the following software: Kingdom, Petra, Petrel
  • Broad industry network


Job Requirements


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


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.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.exxonmobil.com.

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