Scientist I (Rock Mechanics), Oklahoma City, OK, US

Date: Oct 31, 2018

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

Job Summary

This entry-level position is responsible for designing and measuring geomechanical/chemical/physical properties for unconventional natural gas and oil reservoirs, under general supervision.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identifies what is needed for a project and works with business partners to achieve project objectives.
  • Presents analytical data to other groups and labs.
  • Brings together multiple technical and experience areas to support project objectives.
  • Leads general RTC tours in specific lab of expertise.
  • Reports on project status and updates to lab staff and management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specific Skills

  • Basic understanding of header information and well logs.
  • Demonstrates analytical behavior; pays close attention to detail and problem solver.
  • Knowledge of Spot Fire, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of specific software applications necessary to run analytical equipment and process data.


Minimum: High school diploma or GED

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree – from accredited university – Geology, Geochemistry, Physical Science or related field

Preferred: Master’s degree – from accredited university – Geology, Geochemistry, Physical Science or related field


Minimum: 0 – 2 years related work experience

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with operating load frames preferred.
  • Familiarity with rock mechanics terms, processes, and procedures preferred.
  • Understanding of geoscience and geologic terms preferred.
  • Knowledge of core handling and processing preferred.

Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

Job Segment: Geology, Scientific, Chemical Research, Engineering, Entry Level

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas, the 11th largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of onshore wells in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company's operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Chesapeake owns leading positions in the Eagle Ford, Utica, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Mississippi Lime and Niobrara unconventional liquids plays and in the Marcellus, Haynesville/Bossier and Barnett unconventional natural gas shale plays. The company also owns substantial marketing and oilfield services businesses through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. and Chesapeake Oilfield Services, L.L.C.
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