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

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

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 Team Leads and Management, applies physics theories, principles, and practices to develop technology for acoustic logging measurements in oil and gas wells.

Duties will include:
  • Collaborate with a global team of scientists and engineers to design and develop computer models, experiments, and algorithms for acoustic logging sensors, measurements, and tools.
  • Develop new scientific algorithms to convert acoustic sensor measurements into the desired formation properties.
  • Drive implementation of R&D algorithms and workflows into production-scale solutions.
  • Work with engineering and software teams to implement the sensor designs and algorithms.
  • Specify detailed plans for laboratory measurements.
  • Analyze laboratory and computer-modeling data to devise the required algorithms.
  • Work with the field to resolve systematic issues observed with acoustic measurements or algorithms.
  • Prepare and deliver internal presentations and technical reports describing results, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Write papers for presentation at relevant technical conferences.
  • Contribute to company Intellectual Property advancement through publications and patents.
  • Work in a safe manner and comply with all Halliburton HSE requirements.
  • Education

    Minimum of a Master's degree in related scientific or engineering discipline such as Physics, Geophysics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or Data Science. A PhD degree is preferred. Required Skills
    • Proficiency in signal processing, filtering, data analysis, and algorithm development.
    • Proficiency in imaging processing and data compression for communication systems.
    • Experience developing and delivering validated data compression algorithms for time series or image data, as well as experience with firmware development.
    • Proficiency in processing laboratory and field data.
    • Experience designing laboratory tests and analyzing results.
    • Proficiency in C, C++, C#, Python, or MATLAB programming.
    • Excellent written and verbal English-language communication skills.
    • Ability to interact with teams characterized by diverse technical focus.
    • Highly motivated and possessing an ability to quickly learn new concepts.
    • Ability to conduct research that tests or analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of equipment, components, or systems.
    • Conceives and documents Patent Disclosures to describe new methods and systems.
    Desired Skills
    • Industry experience of at least 5 years post-Master's or 3 years post-PhD.
    • Geophysical (e.g., acoustic, seismic, electromagnetic, radar) data processing experience of at least 3 years.
    • Extensive experience with acoustic or ultrasonic data processing for cased-hole environments.
    • Experience commercializing real-time data compression algorithms.
    • Proven track record of publications and patents related to image processing and data compression.
    • Proficiency with cloud or high performance computing.

    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.




    Halliburton ranked in the Global Top 10 in the 2019 Rigzone Ideal Employer Rankings -  find out more here.