Production Surveillance and Optimization Engineer

ExxonMobil   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 106 days ago

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Job Role Summary


The ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (URC) in Spring, Texas is seeking a Surveillance & Optimization Engineer with a focus on production modeling (physics and/or data analytics based) and optimization.   The incumbent will be responsible for staying abreast of current market innovations and seeking potential applications to the oil and gas business.  The role will leverage the relationship with industry partners and search for opportunities to add value between upstream companies.  

The position requires the incumbent to:


  • Review, investigate and understand current market trends and available products
  • Create, develop and implement field applications with innovative solutions

Job Role Responsibilities


  • Perform state-of-the-art research in Upstream Oil & Gas Production Surveillance & Optimization
  • Execute and manage projects and field research programs through team collaborations
  • Communicate and present research internally and externally
  • Provide technical support to production units
  • Research areas include
    • Production surveillance / optimization workflows
    • Mathematical modeling of production systems and/or data analytics
    • Multiphase flow, wellbore hydraulics

Qualifications and Experience


  • Graduate-level training (PhD preferred) in Chemical, Mechanical, or Petroleum Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience, preferably in production engineering, reservoir engineering, or drilling / subsurface engineering disciplines
  • Strong background in numerical methods, statistics/machine learning, data analytics and/or optimization methods
  • Scripting experience using high-level languages like Matlab, Python, R, SAS, etc.
  • Creative thinker that is an integrator and linker of concepts
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of technical and non-technical individuals in a diverse community
  • Experience in coordinating and managing industrial projects preferred, but not required