ExxonMobil is interested in finding outstanding scientists who have a strong fundamental background in the earth sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics. We have excellent proprietary capabilities in teaching petroleum science and technology, and therefore do not require new geoscientists to have any prior petroleum course work or experience. There is, however, a requirement for demonstrated leadership, adaptability, teamwork, excellent communication skills in English, and a commitment to high safety and ethical standards. The company regards its global and long-term approach to hiring and career development as the foundation of its future success as a company. It is also a source of great opportunity for scientists who want to grow their skills and capabilities for a long-term career.
ExxonMobil geoscientists are deployed across the Upstream to support the Corporation's goal of finding, developing and producing hydrocarbon resources and reserves. The Exploration Company is the career home for geoscientists across the Upstream. A geoscientist at ExxonMobil can expect to solve geologic problems in numerous basins, in various work settings, and in all the different business stages from exploration to development through production. In addition, we have many roles for geoscientists who like to specialize, for instance in seismic data acquisition and processing, or in formation evaluation, and we have an entire upstream company devoted to geoscience research.
Geoscientists working at ExxonMobil are expected to develop a broad range of fundamental geoscience skills and the ability to comprehend, integrate knowledge, ideas and skills to solve geological problems across exploration, development and production asset lifecycles. They have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and expertise throughout their careers. Assignments will provide the opportunity to acquire fundamental skills through on-the-job experience and training. Assignments can be in projects across the Upstream organization.
Upstream Business Development
In this part of the company the focus is on oil and gas exploration and discovery appraisal. Assignments are at the basin, play and prospect scale and focus on discovering and assessing new hydrocarbon discoveries. Regional teams integrate data on play to basin scales to identify areas for future exploration or to better define an existing exploration trend. New opportunity teams typically work in unexplored and under-explored areas, leveraging new concessions or discoveries that help confirm prospectivity and provide the opportunity to capture and mature blocks and prospects. Operations teams drill wildcat wells to test prospect viability and commerciality.
Upstream Oil and Gas
In Upstream Oil and Gas, the focus is on the development and production of oil and gas assets. Assignments require working at the reservoir to field scale and focus on defining and developing new fields and optimally depleting mature fields. Geoscientists in these roles deliver accurate subsurface descriptions and communicate key risks and uncertainties. These assignments build skills in integrating and interpreting geological and geophysical data, such as core, fluid, outcrop, and seismic, using advanced mapping, interpretation, modeling and other techniques. In addition, Geoscientists work with their engineering counterparts on detailed reservoir characterization, field surveillance, development and production planning, well planning and drilling execution while supporting facilities design, construction, commissioning, and field startup.
Upstream Integrated Solutions – Research and Technology Development
Assignments offer the opportunity to perform basic and applied research in seeking new ways to find and recover hydrocarbons. Our research programs reflect exploration, development, and production business strategies; for example, pursuing attractive exploration opportunities, developing production from new fields, and maximizing economic recovery from existing fields. The focus is on the development of proprietary, high-impact technologies in support of the Upstream. The approach is to align with upstream priorities, focus on key geoscience and engineering technology issues, deliver effective technology on a timely basis, provide expert consulting, unique laboratory capability and technical training.
Ability to integrate knowledge, varied data sets, analogs and ideas to solve geological problems to support the business. Provide sound judgment, timeliness and aptitude in application of geoscience tools and techniques; and, desire to maintain competitive advantage through advanced training and superior technological understanding.
There is a requirement for demonstrated 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. The company regards its global and long-term approach to hiring and career development as the foundation of its future success as a company, and as a source of great opportunity for scientists who want to grow their skills and capabilities for a long-term career.
Alternate Location: United States : Houston, Texas
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
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