Geology / geoscience careers
The Geotech New Hire Program is designed with the goal of providing on-the-job experiences and training for Geotechnical support staff. It is designed to provide the fundamental experiences needed to support our geoscientists in exploring for and producing hydrocarbons. The program typically involves a number of rotational assignments in the first 2 years coupled with an extensive training curriculum. The goal is to expose new hires to skills and techniques while developing a broad base of skills in a timely matter. Additional areas of expertise and more depth in skills are achieved as individuals advance in their careers.
The focus in the rotational assignments is to build a basic, working knowledge of the applications used in oil and gas exploration/production, and learn data acquisition, data management, and analysis techniques. ExxonMobil provides both formal and on-the-job training in subsurface mapping techniques, data integration, and analysis in various geoscience and Geographical Information System (GIS) applications. The focus in the specialized geotechnical support assignments is to build skills to an expert level in areas such as formation evaluation, seismic data acquisition design and quality control, seismic processing, seismic applications, biostratigraphy, 3D visualization, gravity and magnetics, and reserves reporting.
Geotechnical support staff within ExxonMobil have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and expertise throughout their careers. Multiple assignments in the three functional companies, Exploration, Development and Production, ensure the breadth and needed depth of experience for success. Opportunities are available to develop broad backgrounds necessary to perform data management, exploration and production mapping, and technical support or to specialize in various technical aspects of the exploration and production process.
In the Exploration stage, the applications most heavily used are for seismic interpretation and analysis as well as the base-mapping and volumetric calculations. There is a minimal amount of emphasis on well data. Supporting the integration of regional geologic interpretations, maintaining lease acreage, and assessing plays are the primary activities. Geotechnical support staff will rely more on GIS applications for data integration, but various geologic and geophysical interpretation applications will also be used.
In the Development stage, well and seismic interpretation applications are more heavily relied upon. Modeling the reservoir, delineating the extents of the reservoir, planning wells, developing facilities and operations are the primary activities. Geotechnical support staff will see less emphasis on GIS applications, and more on modeling packages.
In the Production stage, analyzing down-hole data, modeling of reservoirs, planning wells, depletion planning, optimizing fields, and divesting assets are the primary activities. Geotechnical support staff will work in seismic interpretation applications manipulating seismic interpretations and well data, generating structure maps and cross sections. They will use GIS applications for integrating data.
A strong emphasis in these assignments will be to build skills in analyzing, mapping and integrating geological and geophysical data. Our goal is to provide exploration, development and production assignments early in one's career and, over the long term, to develop well rounded Geotechnical support staff that can be deployed to assignments in any of the three functional companies.
Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Geography or Geoscience.