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Occidental Petroleum




Occidental is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore 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. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information.


Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do business. Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people.


We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Petrophysicist in our US Onshore Resources & Carbon Management (ORCM), Subsurface Technology Business Unit based in Houston, Texas.


Role and Responsibilities

Oxy’s Petrophysicists support logging operations, reservoir studies, and performance evaluations focusing on efforts to optimize operations and recovery, aligning with both petrophysical function and the Business Unit’s reservoir management teams. The selected individual will be part of a Petrophysics team reporting to the ORCM Manager of Petrophysics, embedded within the BUs Subsurface Technology organization. 


Applicant must be a self-starter, capable of working within cross-functional teams and sharing knowledge of petrophysical applications and evaluation processes. Good communication skills are essential, as is the ability to adapt and thrive in a multicultural environment.  Must possess a broad petrophysical background and knowledge of conventional and unconventional reservoir evaluation techniques. Applicant should be capable of providing analysis utilizing classical petrophysical techniques including core analysis, open and cased-hole log interpretation application. A critical part of the job is maintaining continuity and consistency of technical work, communication, and business objectives with the BU. 


We are looking for motivated individuals with the following qualifications. If you have these credentials and are interested in joining a fast-paced, action-oriented team, please provide your resume.



Required Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience OR Bachelor’s degree in a petrotechnical discipline with a minimum of 8 years of relevant Geoscience experience required.
  • At least 7 years of experience in the oil industry as a Petrophysical Engineer. Permian Basin experience is desirable.

  • Broad petrophysical background with exposure to siliciclastic, carbonate, and unconventional reservoir systems

  • Current with the latest industry tools and petrophysical interpretation techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to design open-hole, LWD, and cased-hole logging programs, while ensuring work is carried out professionally and in compliance with HES requirements

  • Experience with popular petrophysical software packages (i.e., IP, Recall, Techlog, etc.) and programing languages (Phyton, MATLAB, etc.)

  • Must be a motivated self-starter and positive individual able to work under pressure.

  • Must be willing to work in integrated and diverse teams and can interact effectively with geoscientists, geophysicists, and reservoir, operations, production, drilling, and facilities engineers.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.  Ability to manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

  • Strong presentation and communication skills.


Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with methods of core retrieval, handling, and competent in the design of conventional and special core analysis programs.

  • Understanding of core analysis methods, applications and integration including routine and special core analysis tests including relative permeability, geomechanics and velocity testing.

  • Knowledgeable in petrophysical and geological analysis with a focus on core-log data integration

  • Experience with pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) testing and application

  • Experience working with static reservoir modelers.

  • Experience in waterfloods, CO2 floods, and Low Carbon Sequestration.

  • Familiarity with Class VI applications and documentation for CCUS

  • Knowledge of pore pressure evaluation and saturation height models

  • Familiarity of quantitative analysis methods for seismic interpretations

  • Image log processing and interpretation skills

  • Rock mechanics exposure and experience



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.


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  • Ask you to pay for applications, interviews, meetings, processing, training or for any other fees

  • Use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind or

  • Request personal information such as passport and bank account details at an early stage of our recruitment process.


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Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Houston





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