Company: Marathon Oil
Skills: Engineering Technician
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Status: Active

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.

Authorized to work in: US

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.

Position Title: Engineering Technician

This position is within the Drilling and Completions organization.  The successful candidate will provide technical and operational support for drilling projects.  The focus of the group includes the use and support of WellView 9 and other database tools, and on collection, analysis, and presentation of engineering and operational data from a variety of other sources.  It may occasionally be necessary to travel to rig site locations for short periods of time to provide WellView support and training, or to collect data and to provide operational supervision and support.  Depending on the candidate’s experience and interests, the primary assignment could focus on WellView 9 support, on operational and engineering support, or a combination of these two aspects of the job.



  • High volume work environment that includes the following:
    • Daily QA/QC of Wellview drilling reports and Days vs. Depth (DVD) reports
    • Processing drilling AFEs and bi-monthly and quarterly reporting
    • Tracking/reporting NPT
    • Tracking/reporting phase analyses
    • Wellview set ups and well entries
    • Creating Spotfire automated enhancement tools for reporting/analyses
    • Monitors status of projects to ensure that work is completed according to plans
    • Puts results into appropriate formats and presents to management for review
  • Demonstrates proficiency with basic software packages used for daily duties and responsibilities
  • Analyze/extract data from various databases to assist with cost and performance variance analysis 
  • Evaluate AFEs and prepare recommendations for approval by the supervising engineer
  • Gather accrual data & project updates for accounting as required


Minimum Requirements:


Associates degree is required

Demonstrated skill with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint with working knowledge of Project and Access.

Knowledge of drilling operations, including drilling engineering, field operations, cost and performance forecasting, and basic economics.  

Must have excellent verbal and written communication, teamwork, and planning & organizational skills. 



Drilling or operations experience

Previous experience with Spotfire and WellView  

Navigational experience in SAP, and /or a working knowledge of Visual Basic for Applications

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.

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.

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