Occidental Petroleum




Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions.


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We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Geophysicist within our Gulf of Mexico group based in The Woodlands, TX.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

Candidates will be responsible for geophysical interpretation, mapping, prospect generation, and regional geological and geophysical studies. We require self-starters who can integrate seamlessly into the current exploration team organization, interpret high-quality 3D marine seismic datasets, generate new prospects, and mature prospects to drill-ready in the current inventory.

·         Interpretation-oriented geophysicist with experience in seismic interpretation at basin, play, prospect, and field levels.

·         Experience with 2D and 3D interpretation in both high-density and sparse data environments. 

·         Skilled in geological interpretation of seismic data including complex structural settings.

·         Experience or willingness to learn quantitative prospect and play evaluation using Rose based methods. 

·         A working understanding of seismic acquisition and processing and its impact on data confidence and the interpretation process. 

·         Project management skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently and meet critical deadlines. 

·         Creative thinker with a desire to challenge the status quo and conventional thinking with the ability to implement new ideas, processes and technologies. 

·         Team player with strong interpersonal skills and experience in a multi-disciplinary team environment. 

·         Possess analytical and problem-solving capabilities with the ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information. 

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex material effectively. 

·         Depending on the candidates’ years of experience, a willingness and ability to mentor and develop early-career staff. 





         Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Geoscience or related discipline is required

         Minimum of 10 years of Geoscience experience focused on petroleum exploration and field development

·         Gulf of Mexico exploration or development experience 

·         Application of geophysics in conventional play evaluation 

·         Skills in quantitative geophysical interpretation

·         Experience in well planning and drilling operations

·         Prior work on complex structures and salt tectonics

·         Understanding of GOM regulatory processes and permitting

·         Understanding of petrophysical interpretation and modeling 

·         Experience using Landmark/OpenWorks, Decision Space, Hampson Russell, and GOM databases (OWL, GOMSMART, etc.).


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Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.



Primary Location

  United States-Texas-The Woodlands





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