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Principal Engineer - Petrophysical & Sensing Technology Applications

Houston, TX
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    45504 Experience Level: Experienced Hire Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology Product Service Line: Production Enhancement
Principal Engineer - Petrophysical & Sensing Technology Applications

Principal Engineer - Petrophysical & Sensing Technology Applications

Date: Dec 20, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032

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.


Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving complex engineering problems during the development and application of new and improved products and processes.
  • May design and implement reservoir and/or wellbore fluid treatment and placement monitoring applications.
  • May apply advanced fluid mechanics theory and develop designs and models for, flow modeling, solids transport, viscoelasticity, and friction.
  • May develop and implement advanced reservoir engineering techniques in areas of production decline analysis, well test analysis, fluid flow in porous media, and production simulation.
  • May perform numerical modeling, data analysis, correlation and model development on complex projects utilizing existing commercial software and may develop new modeling software.
  • May design and perform complex specialized tests and simulations including design and construction of modeling apparatus and data acquisition systems.
  • May lead the development and testing of software products by providing engineering functions and may provide field support for existing software products.
  • Prepares detailed project plans and as project manager is accountable for performance of projects according to plan.
  • Resolves technical/operational questions and/or negotiates with representatives of other organizations and may be considered a subject matter expert in a technical field.
  • Prepares technical training materials and makes technical presentations as called upon to facilitate technology transfer.
  • Provides technical guidance to technicians, engineers, or users and is consulted for engineering interpretations and advice.
  • Incorporates HSE awareness, regulations, best practices, product/process reliability and quality into the development of products and processes.
  • Demonstrates innovation by contributing inventions, patents, or new designs/techniques which are regarded as advances in the field.
  • Design and develop reservoir monitoring systems based on fiber optic sensing principles, micro-seismic, micro-deformation and other technologies.
  • Design and develop test fixtures, flow loops, test environments for verification of reservoir monitoring technologies, field trials


Leadership & Initiative of Job:

Involves a great deal of organizing, work prioritization and related skills, and/or a great deal of peer interface necessary to properly complete tasks via teamwork.

  • The position may include technical leadership in select Subject Matter Expertize (SME) areas.
  • The position may include or evolve to include functional leadership of teams, single discipline or multi-discipline teams.
  • The position may include or evolve to include project management responsibilities as technical lead, and in some cases project and/or program management as it relates to new product introduction stage gate product development processes.


Autonomy of Job:

Under broad direction: supervision received is usually centered around job results or methodologies used such as problem solving approaches, establishing broad parameters for projects, work organization, progress reports, etc.


Minimum Requirements

  • MSc or PhD in Engineering, Physics, Science, or similar relevant discipline
  • Minimum of 7 years related experience.
  • Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for a higher level role given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available. 


Other Experience

  • Experience with fiber optic sensing systems used for downhole fiber optic monitoring.  Technologies include Rayleigh/Raman/Brillouin based distributed sensing systems, FBG/Fabry-Perot based point sensors, intrinsic/extrinsic sensing concepts, wavelength/phase/intensity based sensing concepts.
  • Knowledge and operation of Distributed Temperature Sensing, Distributed Acoustic Sensing and Distributed Strain Sensing systems.
  • Knowledge of data interpretation techniques used for reservoir monitoring,
  • Full product/project based experience from initial concept to transition in manufacturing and field operations.
  • Experience with industry committees, committee member, chair/co-chair, review of trade journals
  • Published papers in peer-reviewed journals, filed patents, internal formal reports
  • Oil field knowledge and field experience
  • Project Management, team leadership, management of direct reports
  • Six Sigma training, DFX, DOE, FMEA, VAVE, Value Stream Mapping.
  • Knowledge of software development processes.
Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., HoustonTexas77032, United States 


Job Details

Requisition Number: 45504 
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Production Enhancement 
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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