Company: Halliburton
Skills: Petroleum Engineering, Geotechnical Engineer
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

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 broad direction of Global Engineering Director, The HPM Geomechanics Advisor will function as discipline leader for geomechanics practice in HPM. He/She operates with significant level of technical and/or operational independence in all assigned areas and will be responsible for developing HPM geomechanics domain capability and maintain technical excellence in drilling geomechanics, driving continual improvement, and mentoring project geomechanics specialists and staff drilling engineers.

The position also requires hands-on capability in executing and leading geomechanical projects when required, performing geomechanical analyses related to the full oil field life cycle, drilling/completion and reservoir geomechanics, developing workflows, and collaborating with other technical professionals in multi-disciplinary projects.

Typically requires a minimum of Masters of Engineering, preferably in Civil, Mining, Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering, and 15+ years of Drilling or Reservoir Geomechanics experience with

  • Solid background in geomechanics / geotechnical / rock mechanics /Soil mechanics and fluid flow through porous media,
  • Good understanding of fundamentals of geomechanics including rock testing and interpretation methods, and geomechanical analysis methods and theories
  • Knowledge of pore pressure estimation and measurement techniques for 1D and 3D geomechanical modeling
  • Familiarity and prior experience with geomechanical analysis tools for geomechanical modeling and wellbore
  • Hands on ability to perform Geomechanical analyses such as, but not limited to:
    • Basic and advanced wellbore stability analysis
    • Sand production prediction analysis using analytical and numerical methods
    • Fault re-activation, caprock integrity, subsidence and compaction analysis
    • Coupled fluid-mechanical simulations
    • Geomechanical analyses related to casing damage, salt and creep, and thermal analysis
  • Interpretation of well and laboratory tests:
    • Rock mechanics laboratory test results for rock characterization
    • Mini-frac, LOT, XLOT, DFIT test results for field stress estimation
  • current working knowledge state of the art geomechanical analysis packages, including numerical modeling software FLAC3D or ABAQUS.
  • Basic knowledge of reservoir engineering and drilling and completion practices is required
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, and one who can effectively work in a team environment
  • Familiarity with Python


PhD degree in related fields (Civil/mechanical/mining/petroleum engineering) with 10+ of experience listed above is acceptable

This position is located in Houston

Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E. , Houston , Texas , 77032 , United States

Job Details
Requisition Number: 139084
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Training & Development
Product Service Line: Halliburton Project Management
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
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About Halliburton


Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s leading providers of products and services to the upstream energy industry.


Halliburton is proud to be a services company, and our customers and investors appreciate our business model.  Our strong competitive position not only comes from our geographic footprint and wide range of products and services, but also, more importantly, from the quality of our work and the dedication of our employees.


With approximately 55,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, Halliburton touches much of the oil and gas that fuel our society.


Our Business


Halliburton comprises 14 product service lines (PSLs). The PSLs operate in two divisions: Drilling and Evaluation, and Completion and Production.


Our Consulting and Project Management PSL works across both divisions and is the spearhead of our integrated-services strategy. Its financial results are included in the Drilling and Evaluation Division. PSLs are primarily responsible and accountable for strategy, technology development, process development, people development and capital allocation.


Our Values


Integrity: Ethics and integrity are the foundation of our brand and the guiding principles for all we do.

Safety: Priority number one. We are focused on our own personal safety, as well as on the safety of others.

Collaboration: We work together with customers, and understand that everyone has a role in providing the best solution.

Competition: We compete to win, knowing that competition makes everyone stronger.

Creativity: We are resourceful. We are innovative, and strive to apply the right technology and solution every time.

Reliability: We deliver what we promise. We believe the quality of our service defines who we are.

Respect: We are honest with ourselves and with each other. We value our diverse skills and talents, and know we are stronger together as one family.


These values are our corporate DNA, the foundation for how we relate to each other and to every individual and entity with whom we interact. These are the principles that every Halliburton employee is expected to use, live by, and demonstrate on a daily basis.


Own Your Career


Our people are essential to our ability 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. We invest in our employees through leadership and competency development, competitive compensation plans, health benefits, work-life programs, and reward and incentive plans.


Opportunities for career development – and the tools you need to take advantage of them – are abundant. Combine those opportunities with your drive and capabilities, and your career path can go in nearly any direction you choose.




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