Company: Schlumberger
Skills: Chemist
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

The Senior Chemist, Hydrates manages and performs all laboratory activities related to the development and testing of hydrate inhibitors across all application types, including allocation and completion of work, and the effective management of resources in liaison with the Management Team.

The position will report to the Global Scale & Hydrates Manager located in Stavanger, Norway within the HQ reporting line of Production Systems, Midstream Production Systems, Production Chemistry.

He/She interacts with R&D Manager, Global Sales and Commercial Team, Technical Services Personnel, Operational Personnel, Supply Chain Personnel and QHSE Personnel.

Role & Responsibilities:

Technical / Laboratory:
  • Laboratory testing of oilfield hydrate inhibitors using industry standard test methods
  • Development and qualification of new hydrate inhibitors
  • Development of new test methods
  • Recommendations on correct test methodology and product solutions for projects
  • Assists with authoring of oilfield production chemical tenders
  • Resource management
  • Stock control
  • Equipment use
  • Calibration
  • Rolling maintenance

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Geochemistry or other relevant Scientific Discipline
  • Minimum 5 years with an oilfield chemical provider and / or independent chemical testing laboratory
  • High degree of competency with industry standard laboratory techniques used in the evaluation and qualification of hydrate inhibitors for oilfield application
  • Experience with High Pressure Rocking Test Cell Equipment (RSC20 or equivalent)
  • Experienced user of hydrate prediction modelling software
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor- priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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