United States - Houston: Principal Engineer - Petrophysical & Sensing Technology Applications in Houston, United States

at Halliburton
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted December 12, 2017
Category Petrophysicist
Job Type Permanent

Description

We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.
Under broad direction, demonstrates creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving complex engineering problems during the development and application of new and improved products and processes. May design and implement reservoir and/or wellbore fluid treatment and placement applications. May apply advanced fluid mechanics theory and develop designs and models for the characterization of fluids and flow modeling.  May develop and implement advanced reservoir engineering techniques in areas of production decline analysis, well test analysis, fluid flow in porous media, and production simulation. May perform numerical modeling, data analysis, correlation and model development on complex projects utilizing existing commercial software and may develop new modeling software. May design and perform complex specialized tests and simulations including design and construction of modeling apparatus and data acquisition systems. May lead the development and testing of products by providing engineering functions and may provide field support for existing products. Prepares detailed project plans and as project manager is accountable for performance of projects according to plan. Resolves technical/operational questions and/or negotiates with representatives of other organizations and may be considered a subject matter expert in a technical field. Job role contributes directly to value creation. Skills are typically acquired through completion of an MSC or PhD degree in Engineering, Science, or similar discipline and a minimum of 7 years related experience.
 
Job Roles:
· Demonstrates creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving complex engineering problems during the development and application of new and improved products and processes.
· May design and implement reservoir and/or wellbore fluid treatment and placement monitoring applications.
· May apply advanced fluid mechanics theory and develop designs and models for, flow modeling, solids transport, viscoelasticity, and friction.
· May develop and implement advanced reservoir engineering techniques in areas of production decline analysis, well test analysis, fluid flow in porous media, and production simulation.
· May perform numerical modeling, data analysis, correlation and model development on complex projects utilizing existing commercial software and may develop new modeling software.
· May design and perform complex specialized tests and simulations including design and construction of modeling apparatus and data acquisition systems.
· May lead the development and testing of software products by providing engineering functions and may provide field support for existing software products.
· Prepares detailed project plans and as project manager is accountable for performance of projects according to plan.
· Resolves technical/operational questions and/or negotiates with representatives of other organizations and may be considered a subject matter expert in a technical field.
· Prepares technical training materials and makes technical presentations as called upon to facilitate technology transfer.
· Provides technical guidance to technicians, engineers, or users and is consulted for engineering interpretations and advice.
· Incorporates HSE awareness, regulations, best practices, product/process reliability and quality into the development of products and processes.
· Demonstrates innovation by contributing inventions, patents, or new designs/techniques which are regarded as advances in the field.
· Participates in and contributes to professional societies through technical papers, officer positions, committee memberships, etc.

Design and develop reservoir monitoring systems based on fiber optic sensing principles, micro-seismic, micro-deformation and other technologies.
Design and develop test fixtures, flow loops, test environments for verification of reservoir monitoring technologies, field trials

 
Scope of Job:
· Job role may have budgetary type of accountabilities or directly impacts a revenue center’s viability or its quality of service via personal contributions. Job role contributes directly to value creation.
 
Education, Licensure, and Experience:
· MSc or PhD in Engineering, Physics, Science, or similar relevant discipline
· Minimum of 7 years related experience.
 
Other Experience

Experience with fiber optic sensing systems used for downhole fiber optic monitoring.  Technologies include Rayleigh/Raman/Brillouin based distributed sensing systems, FBG/Fabry-Perot based point sensors, intrinsic/extrinsic sensing concepts, wavelength/phase/intensity based sensing concepts.
Knowledge and operation of Distributed Temperature Sensing, Distributed Acoustic Sensing and Distributed Strain Sensing systems.
Knowledge of data interpretation techniques used for reservoir monitoring,
Full product/project based experience from initial concept to transition in manufacturing and field operations.
Experience with industry committees, committee member, chair/co-chair, review of trade journals
Published papers in peer-reviewed journals, filed patents, internal formal reports
Oil field knowledge and field experience
Project Management, team leadership, management of direct reports
Six Sigma training, DFX, DOE, FMEA, VAVE, Value Stream Mapping.
Knowledge of software development processes.
If you don’t have all the skills now, you will certainly have it after a few years in this job…

 
Autonomy of Job:
· Under broad direction: supervision received is usually centered around job results or methodologies used such as problem solving approaches, establishing broad parameters for projects, work organization, progress reports, etc.
 
Leadership & Initiative of Job:
· Involves a great deal of organizing, work prioritization and related skills, and/or a great deal of peer interface necessary to properly complete tasks via teamwork.

The position may include technical leadership in select Subject Matter Expertize (SME) areas.
The position may include or evolve to include functional leadership of teams, single discipline or multi-discipline teams.
The position may include or evolve to include project management responsibilities as technical lead, and in some cases project and/or program management as it relates to new product introduction stage gate product development processes.

 
 
 
Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Location
3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States
 
Job Details
Requisition Number: 49819  
Experience Level: Experienced Hire 
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology 
Product Service Line: Production Enhancement  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Additional Locations for this position: 
 
Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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