Research Professor-Geological Modeling & Reservoir Characteriztion in College Station, United States

at TAMU / The Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems
Location College Station, United States
Date Posted March 21, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Research Professor in Geological Modeling & Reservoir Characterization, Berg-Hughes Center and Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M; UniversityThe Berg-Hughes Center for Sedimentary and Petroleum Systems and the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M; University invite applications from individuals for a non-tenure-track, one-year renewable contract position as a Research Professor (assistant to full professor ranks will be considered) in Geological Modeling & Reservoir Characterization beginning March 1, 2018. This position will be a joint appointment with teaching, research and service responsibilities in the Berg-Hughes Center and the Department of Geology and Geophysics. The position could vary from part time to full time, depending on the availability of candidate and funds.The principal responsibility of this position is to spearhead the collaborative research and teaching programs in the Berg-Hughes Center and the Crisman Institute of the Department of Petroleum Engineering. This responsibility includes leading in the development of a robust externally funded research program in Reservoir Modeling of Unconventional Reservoirs. Specific duties include: Oversee Unconventional Oil & Gas Resource research and build advanced 3D reservoir and geomechanical models for predictive geological, fracture and simulation modelsGenerate reservoir properties maps and carry out hydrocarbon in place calculations & work with reservoir and petroleum engineersParticipate in the teaching of subsurface mapping/ modeling and reservoir characterization to undergraduates and graduatesServe as mentor for students sponsored through Berg Hughes CenterApplicants must have a record of success in working collaboratively with researchers in academia and the petroleum industry and be enthusiastic about teaching integrative courses and supervising graduate students in petroleum geology, subsurface mapping, petrophysics, rock physics, geomechanics, petroleum engineering, and related areas.Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. or M.S. at the time of appointment. Successful applicants will be expected to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including classes in the Petroleum Certificate curriculum and to supervise undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. research, including students who are interested in pursuing careers in the petroleum industry. Applicants are expected to build and maintain a collaborative research program with colleagues in the College of Geosciences, the Berg-Hughes Center, the Department of Geology and Geophysics, the Department of Petroleum Engineering, and other energy related groups at Texas A&M; University and the Texas A&M; University System and with geoscientists and petroleum engineers in the oil and gas industry and other national and international research institutions . Specific selection criteria are: Advance knowledge of Petrel and other geological applicationsGood understanding of the principles of reservoir mapping, petrophysical analysis and geostaticsHands on experience to extract and transfer data for well, pad and segment from the geological model for frac and flow simulation purposesExcellent understanding of the current challenges and developments in reservoir modeling of fractured unconventional reservoirs and of Discrete Fracture Network modeling processesAbility to carry out advanced modeling routines and guide the graduate students in their researchAbility to interact with reservoir and petroleum engineers and participate in the integrated modeling studiesPast experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and successfully generating complete reservoir models is advantageousThe Berg-Hughes Center ( and the Department of Geology and Geophysics ( are part of the Texas A&M; University College of Geosciences, which also includes the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Oceanography; the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG); and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Texas A&M; University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 172,000 people. Texas A&M; University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Texas A&M; University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career partners.Interested candidates should apply through the Texas A&M; University employment website at: for position Characterization_R-003652 Applicants must provide of a letter of application, curriculum vita, details of technical expertise, statement of research vision, accomplishments, teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of at least three references. Please contact Dr. Mukul Bhatia, Director of the Berg-Hughes Center for more information. Screening of applications for the position will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.Job Type: Full-timeSalary: $13,500.00 to $13,888.00 /month

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