2019- Petroleum Geochemist, Spring, TX, US

2019- Petroleum Geochemist

 Location:  Spring, TX, US
Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company has an immediate opening for a Petroleum Geochemist at its Upstream Research Laboratory located in Houston, Texas.

The successful candidate will conduct research and support core business activities in petroleum geochemistry.  Our investigations focus on developing a broad understanding and predictive models of geological processes involved in hydrocarbon systems.  These range from deposition of source rocks, hydrocarbon generation, expulsion and retention, pressure-volume-temperature-composition (PVTX) properties of fluids, and migration, accumulation, and alteration of hydrocarbons.  Our research focuses on addressing both immediate business needs and emerging trends in exploration, development, and production.


The candidate filling this position will be expected to immediately contribute to on-going projects as well as formulate and direct future endeavors. Collaboration is required with corporation geoscientists and engineers with a broad range of disciplines, including organic geochemistry, stratigraphy, structural and regional geology, hydrocarbon-system integration, analytical chemistry, reservoir engineering, and production engineering.


A Ph.D. in petroleum geochemistry, analytical chemistry, organic geochemistry, fluid inclusion geochemistry, or related field.  For Fluid Inclusions/PVTX, related fields include metamorphic/igneous petrology and ore deposits.

Experience in one or more areas pertinent to petroleum geochemistry, including but not limited to molecular geochemistry, stable isotope geochemistry, fluid inclusion geochemistry, phase behavior of fluids, and/or organic petrography.

Experience in one or more analytical techniques, including but not limited to chromatography, mass spectrometry, isotopic analysis, solid-state characterization, fluid inclusion petrography, and microthermometry, Raman spectroscopy, experimental geochemistry, and/or organic petrography.

Creative, adept at team work, and able to drive projects to completion.

Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.

Industry or post-graduate experience in petroleum geochemistry and/or experience in integrated hydrocarbon systems analysis including basin modeling would be a plus.

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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Houston 
Job Segment: Geology, Engineer, Systems Analyst, Engineering, Research, Technology


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