ETC Mineralogist

Chevron Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 months ago

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of ETC Mineralogist located in Houston, TX through September 3, 2019 at 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time).

Requisition ID#403244


We are seeking a subject matter expert in mineralogy and pore characterization who will perform value-adding research to Chevron's oil and gas assets. The successful candidate will research and integrate advances in rock property characterization that includes mineral and pore characterization, clay mineralogy, cation exchange capacity, fabric analysis, and any additional relevant areas. The candidate should have a strong understanding of how measured rock properties relate to petrophysical modeling. An expectation of the role is to propose new research ideas through functional focus areas, that benefit the company across multiple disciplines in support of Chevron Business Unit priorities.


  • PhD in Earth Science-related field.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Mineral Characterization.

  • Fundamental understanding of X-ray diffraction (XRD), clay mineralogy, mineralogy, geology including sedimentology, and petrology.

  • Fundamental understanding and experience in XRD laboratory methods and procedures and ability to improve laboratory capabilities.

  • Fundamental understanding of quantitative mineral analysis of sedimentary rocks, and clay separates by XRD.

  • Ability to integrate mineral and chemistry data and apply to petrophysical log interpretations.

  • Familiarity with optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy.

  • Knowledge of basic core analysis procedures.

  • Knowledge of additional analytical methods, such as FTIR, mass-spectrometry, cation exchange capacity (CEC), small angle scattering techniques, and gas adsorption analysis.

  • Strong computer skills are required which includes Microsoft Office suite and database management proficiency

Relocation Options:

Relocation will be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

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ETC Mineralogist