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Petroleum Geochemist -TX - Marathon

Posted on: 28-Feb-2012

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Position ID:  40000210 # Positions:  1
Location:  US-TX-Houston Type:  Regular Full-Time
Category:  Geosciences
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The successful candidate will be a member of geosciences specialists team serving as Marathon’s geochemistry expert. The Senior Geochemist will be responsible for providing analysis and interpretation of petroleum systems and all geochemical data for New Ventures, Exploration, Development and Production projects; deploying and testing new technology and methodology within the geochemistry in collaboration with the company geoscientists and external vendors; coaching and mentoring junior staff.


The position will be located in Houston. Periodic domestic and international travel will be necessary.



Provide assessments for source rock distribution, maturity, timing of charge, hydrocarbon volumes and quality to business units in close collaboration with basin modelers; provide integrated solutions to complex problems


Assist geoscientists in asset teams in the selection of sampling points and appropriate geochemical data analysis.


Collaborate with assets geoscientists to provide geochemistry as a fully-integrated part of basin, prospect, field or well analysis.


Recognize, develop and communicate innovations and technological advances in petroleum systems and geochemistry across the company.


Provide leadership and participate in technology development projects; build and maintain close links with geochemistry industry experts, research organizations and universities; ensure the best practices implementation.


Maintain geochemical databases; drive improvements in data management of geochemical data


QC contractor specialist studies.


Mentor junior personnel and ensure technology transfer to asset teams.


Meet Marathon’s health, environmental, safety and corporate responsibility expectations in business dealings and during geochemical projects executions



Masters (required) - PhD (preferred)





Computer Proficiencies:

Advanced user in petroleum systems and geochemistry software. Microsoft Office suite for communication



None Required


Work Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of oil and gas industry professional experience


Expertise within petroleum systems, geochemistry and analytical methods; experience and sound understanding of the integration of petroleum system, geochemical data and analysis; mastery in the design of geochemical sampling and analysis program.

Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams; sound project management and organizational skills to progress multiple projects

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