Research Associate - Petrophysicist - Austin

at The University of Texas at Austin
Location Austin, United States
Date Posted August 2, 2017
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide interpretation and information on basin-scale stratigraphic interpretations and geomodels being developed and to be used for understanding the impacts of large-scale fluid injection on reservior conditions.

Essential Functions

Analyze formation evaluation needs and recommend research plans for log-based formation evaluation on multiple projects. Perform advanced log analysis, including shale models where necessary, to determine mineralogy, porosity, permeability, saturation, TOC, mechanical and other attributes of selected zones. Assure reasonable agreement with other information sources such as core analyses. Conduct basic petrophysical research to improve formation evaluation workflows and results, given the extensive knowledge from collaborators regarding facies, porosity systems, mechanical attributes, etc. Assure quality control on digital datasets used for log, core, and other attribute analysis. Collaborate effectively with seismic and subsurface interpreters when necessary, to ensure best-quality log-to-seismic transforms. Present and publish research results; perform internal and professional-society service. Train appropriate geoscientists and engineers on log analysis fundamentals

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

MS or PhD in a technical field such as physics, geology, petroleum engineering or related technical discipline. Five or more years work experience with Master's degree or 3 years with PhD degree. Ability and desire to work in diverse, multi-disciplinary, integrated research teams. Record of scientific publication in international journals, research performance, and professional achievement commensurate with experience. Professional demeanor and excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability and desire to work in diverse, multi-disciplinary, integrated research teams. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than the required years of experience, preferably in the energy industry, working directly with wireline logs and cores in advanced petrophysical studies as integrated with geological and/or reservoir models.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines. Occasional interstate, intrastate and international travel. Field work as necessary.

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