Corrosion & Scale Scientist (434731)

Houston, Texas
Salary DOE, Benefits offered
Aug 22, 2018
Sep 21, 2018
Field of specialization
Engineering, Petrochemicals
Work Function
Laboratory, Research-Applied
Job Type
Full time

Basic Function:

Provide professional advice and assistance in the resolution of complex laboratory-related technical problems in the areas of oilfield chemistry, chemical, petroleum engineering, and conduct R&D in the area of Conformance Control.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide specialist advice and assistance in a specialized area of technology such as: Improved Oil Recovery with polymer gels, new technologies for oilfield water management, and relative permeability modifiers for water reduction
  • Undertake original investigations relating to technical problems outside the scope of available literature
  • Keep current with significant developments in the field of specialization; expected to use these in high investigative assignments when applicable
  • Make comprehensive professional reports of investigations 
  • Review existing patents
  • Maintain and update  working knowledge of applicable state-of- the-art laboratory instrumentation
  • Provide and manage a safe, accident-free laboratory environment; follow all company safety rules in performing job duties
  • Lead collaborative research with other R&D areas of the company, e.g., relative permeability modification, stimulation, scale, and flow through porous media studies
  • Publish in relevant journals and present in conferences
  • Perform other miscellaneous related duties as requested

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. Degree in Science/Engineering/Physics/Mathematics Discipline as appropriate for the area of expertise for the assigned jobs required, PhD in Chemistry or Petroleum Engineering is highly preferred
  • Nine (9) year’s experience in a substantive industrial, technological or laboratory area relevant to the jobs assignment
  • Candidate should be comfortable in working independently or part of a project team, frequent project presentation and travel to meetings at conferences and universities
  • Candidate should be familiar in working with corrosion or scale experiments that use hydrogen sulfide at high concentrations
  • Candidate should be familiar with either localized corrosion in sour anaerobic environments or iron sulfide precipitation in sour anaerobic environments
  • Candidate should be familiar with electrochemistry, the physical chemistry of aqueous anaerobic solutions containing iron, methods of conducting relevant corrosion and scale tests in these environments
  • Candidate should participate in the development of innovative experiments to mitigate corrosion and scale in sour anaerobic environments
  • Must be able to communicate and comprehend accurately, clearly and concisely in English at a level required to perform the job as outlined
  • Must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette