Liberal Arts Career Services
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ExxonMobil - Information Session

Thu, November 1, 2012 | BUR 130

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ExxonMobil is visiting campus to help you learn more about opportunities as a Geoscience Technician. The position targets Geography majors, but all students are welcome to attend, if interested.

Geoscience Technician Job Description


Geotechnical staff within ExxonMobil have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and expertise throughout their careers.  Multiple assignments in the three functional companies, Exploration, Development and Production, ensure the breadth and needed depth of experience for success.  Opportunities are available to develop broad backgrounds necessary to perform data management, exploration and production mapping, and technical support or to specialize in various technical aspects of the exploration and production process.

The Geotech New Hire Program is designed with the goal of providing on-the-job experiences and training for Geotechnical support staff.  It is designed to provide the fundamental experiences needed to support our geoscientists in exploring for and producing hydrocarbons.  The program typically involves two rotational assignments in the first 3 years coupled with an extensive training curriculum.  The goal is to expose new hires to skills and techniques while developing a broad base of skills in a timely matter.  Additional areas of expertise and more depth in skills are achieved as individuals advance in their careers.

The focus in the rotational assignments is to build a basic, working knowledge of the applications used in oil and gas exploration/production, and learn data acquisition, data management, and analysis techniques.  ExxonMobil provides both formal and on-the-job training in subsurface mapping techniques, data integration, and analysis in various geoscience and Geographical Information System (GIS) applications.  The focus in the specialized geotechnical support assignments is to build skills to an expert level in areas such as formation evaluation, seismic data acquisition design and quality control, seismic processing, seismic applications, biostratigraphy, 3D visualization, gravity and magnetics, and reserves reporting.

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