Geoscience Technician
Occidental Petroleum - Houston, TX

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individuals to fill the position of Geoscience Technician within our Mid-Continent group based in Houston, Texas.

The Geoscience Technician candidate will provide technical support to a multidisciplinary Reservoir Management Team (RMT) of geoscientists, engineers and business development personnel involved in the design and implementation of oil and gas exploration and development programs.

Key Job Responsibilities:
Database management in various software packages, including loading/entering, verifying, manipulating, analyzing, correcting and reporting data related to wells, seismic, leases etc

Move data between software platforms efficiently and accurately

Preparation of maps, slides, montages and reports in support of technical presentations and recommendations

Provide software systems support to team personnel and troubleshoot user problems

Training for these applications will be provided for lower experience Technician candidates. An understanding of fundamental geoscience principles and applications is desired for upper level candidates.

New employees begin their assignments with an assigned mentor and peer advisor, as well as extensive on-the-job and classroom training in the oil and gas industry and various petroleum software.

Selecting a Geoscience Technician career path at Oxy provides individuals with the opportunity to progress through numerous technologist levels and broaden their experience in other oil and gas industry functions.


BS in Geoscience, Geography, Computer Science, Math, or Computer Science

Demonstrates a strong aptitude to learn technical applications pertaining to job responsibilities (such as geoscience interpretation tools)

Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Familiarity with the fundamentals of petroleum geoscience desired

Strong business awareness skills; results oriented and self motivated

Ability to work with minimum supervision and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Effective verbal / written communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

This position is eligible for 9/80 flexible work schedule

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company — one of the largest...