Petroleum Geochemist II
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - The Woodlands, TX

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This position of Petroleum Geochemist is a member of the Geoscience Technology group located in The Woodlands, Texas. The incumbent will work with a small group of geochemists to provide operational and interpretive support in the area of Petroleum Geochemistry for exploration and development projects in conventional and unconventional reservoir systems.

Education and Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years (more preferred) applying geochemistry to petroleum exploration, development, and production problems.
  • Deep understanding of source rock analysis and maturity measures.
  • Experience in reservoir geochemistry, including show detection and evaluation, advanced mud gas techniques, hydrocarbon alteration, reservoir continuity/compartmentalization, and production monitoring.
  • Experience in the organic and inorganic geochemistry of unconventional resources, including shale gas, shale oil, and coal bed methane.
  • Laboratory experience with analytical instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and mentor staff.
  • Exemplary teamwork and people skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
Responsibilities
  • Provide technical support, advice, and guidance for exploration, development, and production projects.
  • Offer geochemical insights into field development, reservoir connectivity, and prospect generation.
  • Evaluate source rock with TOC, Rock-Eval, PGC, Vitrinite reflectance, and other appropriate techniques.
  • Perform oil-oil and oil-source correlation and crude oil inversion using saturate and aromatic biomarkers and stable isotopes.
  • Support basin modeling efforts by providing guidance on source rock characteristics and appropriate kinetic parameters.
  • Recommend geochemical sampling programs, consult on sampling methods, and oversee sample handling for geochemical projects.
  • Recommend analytical programs, interact with contract labs, oversee their work, and monitor their performance.
  • Represent Anadarko‚Äôs interests to partners, governments, joint industry projects, and consortia.
  • Teach, mentor, and coach staff on geochemical concepts.
Education

M.S. in Geology or Geochemistry, Ph.D. preferred.

Relocation

This position is eligible for relocation.

Travel Requirements

The percentage of travel required for this position is 0 - 10%.

Work Schedule

This position is eligible for the 9/80 work schedule.

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Anadarko Petroleum has ventured beyond its original area of operation -- the Anadarko Basin -- to explore for, develop, produce, and market...