Company: Marathon Oil
Skills: Geoscience Technician
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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The Marathon Oil Oklahoma Resource Basin Subsurface team is seeking a Geoscience Technician to support the STACK/SCOOP subsurface team. The successful candidate will work closely with the technical staff and management in support of a variety of development activities and functions. This position will report to the Development Supervisor for the ORB Asset Team and will be located in Houston, TX.

Knowledge about subsurface data types, data usage and import/export utilities in multiple software applications is essential. Working with historic databases and creating/analyzing data tables, data graphs and geospatial mapping is key. Working knowledge of geologic/subsurface software such as GeoGraphix/Petra, Petrel, Decision Space and Spotfire is ideal. Must be able to mine and QC large amounts of data, make maps, and reservoir modeling input tables.


  • Generate a variety of maps using data generated by geoscience and engineering staff
  • Utilization of internal/external data sources for data mining efforts to support geoscience and engineering analyses. External data source examples include RigData, DrillingInfo, and IHS Enerdeq Browser
  • Import, clean, and normalize wells data (surveys, LAS logs, etc.)
  • Load data into and understand the use and function of various geoscience applications (i.e. GeoGraphix/Petra, Petrel, Decision Space, and various internal trackers)
  • Generation of data visualization materials for technical staff, including charts/graphs and various spatially defined displays
  • Assist with the generation and compilation of internal/external presentation materials and regulatory filings
  • Provide technical application support to personnel with geoscience support applications
  • Assist with management of well and Seismic Data

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent required, two-year or four-year degree preferred or equivalent experience. Major discipline: Technician specific curriculum, Geology or other technical related major preferred (i.e. math, natural science, computer science, etc.)

Experience: At least 1-4 years of technician or geoscience related work experience in oil and gas industry; Unconventional development experience is a plus

Computer Skills: Geographix/Petra, Decision Space, Petrel, Spotfire proficiency is a plus, Drilling Info / IHS, basic understanding of programming language (Python, Java, C++, Visual Basic, or other) a plus

General Knowledge: Good understanding of fundamental geoscience principles and the petroleum industry. Working knowledge of geoscience and reservoir engineering data capture, data standards, and workflows, as well as understanding of drilling and completions-related data types.

Communication: Strong interpersonal skills to effectively work within a multi-disciplinary team to achieve project related goals.

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas. With a material position in four of the best oil-rich U.S. resource plays in different stages of development, we offer a variety of career opportunities, whether you're a recent college graduate or an experienced professional. You'll have the tools to develop and refine the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.

If you are a current Marathon employee please use the ERP website to submit referrals.

Posting Notes: || Houston || TX || United States (US) || Not Applicable; SF:DI; SF:GH; SF:LI; SF:MN; SF:RZ || Other Corporate Functions || Not Applicable || || 29897 ||


Marathon Oil – Where You Can Make A Difference


Marathon Oil became an independent E&P company on July 1, 2011. Based in Houston, we're focused on the most significant oil-rich resource plays in the U.S. -- the Eagle Ford in Texas, Permian in New Mexico, STACK and SCOOP in Oklahoma, and the Bakken in North Dakota. We also have international operations in Europe and Africa. While we feel like a start-up in many ways, our roots go back 130 years to our company's formation in 1887. Our stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MRO.


We’re on a transformative path, with a variety of exceptional opportunities for people who are up to the challenge. If that’s you – if you’re seeking a challenge and ready to make a difference – you could be the right fit to help drive our future. Our U.S. exploration and development assets offer energy professionals exposure to projects from early-stage evaluation through production. Our producing international assets provide a broader perspective on the world’s energy challenges.


We have more than just opportunity to offer. We’re invested in equipping our people for an entire career – from advancing technical skills through to developing the leadership behaviors and skills that will take our business forward. Our competitive compensation and benefits package goes beyond the basics to include a wellness program, self-funded (with company match) and company-funded retirement plans, flexible hours in some positions and tuition reimbursement. Grow your career with us.





Marathon Oil is ranked in the Global Top 30 in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.