Special Core Analysis Analyst
Intertek - Houston, TX

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Intertek Oil and Gas upstream services offer independent, mission-critical expertise to the exploration and production (E&P) industry. Intertek provides technical support for a wide range of E&P activities, including laboratory and field services, for petroleum and natural gas reservoir and production optimization.

E&P scientists, engineers and technicians are strategically located to support clients, and have years of upstream industry experience.

The opportunity has arisen for a Special Core Analysis Analyst to join this global organization which respects diverse perspectives, experiences, and traditions as essential, and values each employee’s contribution toward achieving our business objectives.

Location: Intertek Westport Technology Center, Houston TX 77024

Intertek Westport Technology Center in Houston is the flagship of Intertek Upstream Services and one of the largest integrated laboratories in the world focused on Exploration and Production solutions.


Under moderate supervision, to perform the routine duties necessary to ensure that laboratory services are of the highest quality, and to ensure that such services are provided in a timely, safe, legal, and ethical manner.

Specific Responsibilities

To receive, examine, and record through a log-in process, inbound items for testing.

To deliver test samples to the sample staging area.

To monitor the availability of the supplies needed for the testing processes, and to make any needs for such supplies known to Laboratory Management.

To prepare samples and quality control specimens, to prepare and standardize reagents and solutions, and to calibrate equipment needed for the testing processes.

To perform testing of samples and quality control specimens using specified methodology.

To verify and communicate the results obtained, and to make the appropriate entries into instrument logs, control charts, calibration records, laboratory worksheets, and any other media, whether print or electronic, required to ensure the validity and traceability of the information.

To maintain documentation, equipment, and work areas in a neat and orderly condition.

To assist in the training of less experience employees; be a mentor.

To carry out the above responsibilities, and all others which may be assigned, in a manner demonstrating support for and adherence to the Company’s Safety Policy and Procedures, Quality Policy and Procedures, Ethics Policy, Environmental Management System, Vision and strategy, and to exercise good judgment, commons sense, and diplomacy in so doing.


The SCAL Analyst should have a Bachelor degree in Geology, Earth Science, Petroleum Engineering, or extensive years of relevant work experience.

8+ years prior laboratory experience in advanced core analysis with various degrees of exposure to; steady-state permeability, unsteady-state permeability, rock-fluid compatibility, formation damage, CT & X-ray scanning, electrical properties, rock mechanics, NMR, centrifuge capillary pressure and mercury injection CP.

Must have a grasp of industry accepted experimental protocols and ability to process and QC experimental data.

The Analyst must be physically able to do the work required; some heavy lifting, working with high temperatures ( >300F) and high pressure ( >20Kpsi) equipment.

Perform work safely while handling crude oils, gases, acids and other oil field chemicals under temperature and pressure.

Possessing a mechanical aptitude and exposure to data acquisition software a solid plus.

Expected to be able to use Excel and Word to record, process lab data and generate preliminary reports.

Have positive attitude and be able to multitask on several projects simultaneously.

The ability for working and communicating with persons of diverse personalities and backgrounds.

Intertek offers a culture where motivated, customer-oriented employees can flourish, experience professional fulfillment, and reach their highest potential. We also offer a generous compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching, 100% tuition reimbursement, and a generous paid time off package.


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