Halliburton United States, Houston: Principal Nuclear Scientist in Houston, Texas
United States, Houston: Principal Nuclear Scientist
Date: Oct 5, 2016
Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032
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Under general direction from Senior Scientists and the Team Leader, applies physics theories, principles, and practices to develop technology for nuclear logging measurements in oil and gas wells. Duties will include:
Design logging instrumentation (tools) using computer modeling and experimentation
Work with engineers to implement the design
Characterize logging tools so as to convert tool measurements into the desired formation properties.
Specify detailed plans for laboratory measurements (to be acquired by technicians)
Analyze laboratory and computer-modeling data to devise the required algorithms
Work with the field to resolve systematic issues observed with the tools
Make internal presentations describing results, conclusions, and recommendations
Communicate well with colleagues, managers, and clients
Write papers for presentation at conferences such as SPWLA and SPE
Work in a safe manner and comply with all Halliburton HSE requirements
Ph.D. in Physics (specializing in nuclear or particle physics) or Nuclear Engineering is preferred, although a Masters in Physics or Nuclear Engineering with sufficient experience is acceptable.
The successful candidate should have a majority of the following skills.
Solid knowledge of basic physics
Familiarity with neutron and photon detection
Experienced with data analysis
Experience with MCNP
Good programming skills in a standard language (e.g. FORTRAN, C++, C#)
Good problem-solving ability
Good oral and written English
The successful candidate should have the following personality traits.
Ability to take direction
Ability to work with others toward the common good
Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States
Requisition Number: 27765
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Wireline and Perforating
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
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Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Nearest Major Market: Houston
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