Company: Halliburton
Skills: Physicist
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

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 general direction from Senior Scientists and the Team Leader, applies physics theories, principles, and practices to develop technology for nuclear logging measurements in oil and gas wells.
Duties will include:

  • Design logging instrumentation (tools) using computer modeling and experimentation
  • Work with engineers to implement the design
  • Characterize logging tools so as to convert tool measurements into the desired formation properties.
  • Specify detailed plans for laboratory measurements (to be acquired by technicians)
  • Analyze laboratory and computer-modeling data to devise the required algorithms
  • Work with the field to resolve systematic issues observed with the tools
  • Document work
  • Make internal presentations describing results, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Communicate well with colleagues, managers, and clients
  • Write papers for presentation at conferences such as SPWLA and SPE
  • Work in a safe manner and comply with all Halliburton HSE requirements
  • Academic Background
    Ph.D. in Physics (specializing in nuclear or particle physics) or Nuclear Engineering is preferred, although a Masters in Electrical, Physics or Nuclear Engineering with sufficient experience is acceptable. Skills
    The successful candidate should have a majority of the following skills.
  • Solid knowledge of basic physics
  • Familiarity with neutron and photon detection
  • Experienced with data analysis
  • Experimental experience
  • Experience with MCNP
  • Good programming skills (e.g. Python, FORTRAN, C++, C#)
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Good oral and written English

  • Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Innovative work-environment in a global company
    • Competitive salaries and pension schemes
    • Career opportunities both domestically and globally
    • Highly skilled colleagues in an international environment
    • Focus on technology and further development

    This opportunity considers people with disabilities.

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With over 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities, and operations in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction, completion and production optimization.  Halliburton's fascinating and proud history reveals a continuous focus on innovation and expansion that began with the company's founder, Erle P. Halliburton. After borrowing a wagon, a team of mules and a pump, he built a wooden mixing box and started an oil well cementing business in Duncan, Oklahoma.


In the 1930s, Halliburton established its first research laboratories where the company tested cement mixes, began offering acidizing services to break down the resistance of limestone formations and increase the production of oil and gas, and performed its first offshore cementing job using a barge-mounted cementing unit at a rig in the Creole Field in the Gulf of Mexico. This was the beginning of what was to become the world's most extensive offshore service.


Halliburton took the initial steps toward becoming a worldwide company in 1926. We sold five cementing units to an English company in Burma, the start of our Eastern Hemisphere operations, and Erle P. Halliburton sent his brothers to open our business in Alberta, Canada. We opened in Venezuela in 1940. By 1946, the company – using its innovative technology – had expanded into Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and the Middle East and began performing services for the Arabian-American Oil Company, the forerunner of Saudi Aramco.


In 1951, Halliburton made its first appearance in Europe as Halliburton Italiana SpA., a wholly owned subsidiary in Italy. In the next seven years, Halliburton launched Halliburton Company Germany GmbH, set up operations in Argentina and established a subsidiary in England.


In 1984, Halliburton provided all of the well completion equipment for the first multiwell platform offshore China. Two years later, Halliburton became the first American company to perform an oilfield service job on the China mainland


The final decade of the 20th century brought more changes and growth to Halliburton. The company opened a branch office in Moscow in 1991.


The company realigned its work into Eastern and Western Hemisphere operations in 2006, and in 2007, divided its service offerings into two divisions: Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation.


Today, Halliburton offers the world's broadest array of products, services and integrated solutions for oil and gas exploration, development and production.


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Halliburton is an equal opportunity employer.





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