Company: Chevron
Skills: Laboratory Ops / Tech, Geologist
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of ETC Mineralogist located in Houston, TX through September 3, 2019 at 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time).

Requisition ID#403244


We are seeking a subject matter expert in mineralogy and pore characterization who will perform value-adding research to Chevron's oil and gas assets. The successful candidate will research and integrate advances in rock property characterization that includes mineral and pore characterization, clay mineralogy, cation exchange capacity, fabric analysis, and any additional relevant areas. The candidate should have a strong understanding of how measured rock properties relate to petrophysical modeling. An expectation of the role is to propose new research ideas through functional focus areas, that benefit the company across multiple disciplines in support of Chevron Business Unit priorities.


  • PhD in Earth Science-related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Mineral Characterization.
  • Fundamental understanding of X-ray diffraction (XRD), clay mineralogy, mineralogy, geology including sedimentology, and petrology.
  • Fundamental understanding and experience in XRD laboratory methods and procedures and ability to improve laboratory capabilities.
  • Fundamental understanding of quantitative mineral analysis of sedimentary rocks, and clay separates by XRD.
  • Ability to integrate mineral and chemistry data and apply to petrophysical log interpretations.
  • Familiarity with optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy.
  • Knowledge of basic core analysis procedures.
  • Knowledge of additional analytical methods, such as FTIR, mass-spectrometry, cation exchange capacity (CEC), small angle scattering techniques, and gas adsorption analysis.
  • Strong computer skills are required which includes Microsoft Office suite and database management proficiency

    Relocation Options:

    Relocation will be considered within Chevron parameters.

    International Considerations:

    Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

    Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.


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Nearest Major Market: Houston


Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to get results the right way – by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth. Some of our specialties include generating power and produce geothermal energy; investing in profitable renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions; and developing the energy resources of the future, including researching advanced biofuels.


Our diverse and highly skilled workforce consists of approximately 64,700 employees, including more than 3,200 service station employees. At Chevron, we’re focused on safely delivering the energy needed to power human and economic progress worldwide. But how do we do that when harnessing fossil fuels can be inherently risky? To meet these challenges, Chevron has spent more than 20 years expanding systems that support a culture of safety and environmental stewardship that strives to achieve unequaled performance and prevent all serious incidents and fatalities. We call this Operational Excellence, and it drives everything we do. 


Diversity & Inclusion

We’re committed to reflecting in our workforce the rich diversity of cultures and racial and ethnic backgrounds in the communities where we live and work. We’re also devoted to encouraging a diversity of ideas.


Diversity is one of the cornerstones of our values, which we call The Chevron Way. The Chevron Way states:


“We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work. We value and demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of individuals and the varied perspectives and talents they provide. We have an inclusive work environment and actively embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences.”


As a core value, diversity is critical to developing a talented, high-performing workforce needed for ongoing business success. The Chevron Way’s focus on people has helped establish a culture that attracts, develops and retains more diverse talent.


We Support Career & Personal Development

We value the importance of managing work/life priorities by offering flexible work schedules, on-site child care at some facilities, adoption assistance, dual-career couple support, scholarships and tuition reimbursement.


At Chevron, you’ll find a workplace committed to your professional development. You’ll receive support and tools to create your own career path, including education assistance support which pays up to 75% of the cost (including tuition, textbooks, lab fees, and registration and administration fees) for approved courses. To strengthen organizational capability, we develop our employees’ and contractors’ skills and experience through our Invest in People strategy. As part of this strategy, discussions focused on continually improving individual performance are held between managers and employees.




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