Occidental Petroleum Geophysical Advisor – Quantitative Interpretation in Houston, Texas

Title: Geophysical Advisor – Quantitative Interpretation Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations:



Oxy is a growing, action-oriented exploration and production company continually striving to be one of industry’s best. Our success has and will continue to be dependent upon our talented workforce. We are currently looking for experienced, motivated, creative and entrepreneurial individuals to fill a position on our Technical Services team. This position will report to the Chief Geophysicist and be located in Houston.

If your interests lie in hands-on application of high-end and quantitative interpretation techniques including data conditioning to challenging onshore reservoirs, as well as constructive mentoring in the application of fundamental quantitative interpretation technology, then this position may be the right fit for you.

You will be part of a small team of Geophysics experts within the Technical Services organization that services Oxy’s geoscientists worldwide in their task to expedite and optimize the economic recovery of hydrocarbons from some of the largest, most challenging onshore reservoirs in the world. You will find that the project inventory, the utilization of new technology, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the team are unique in the industry, providing the right candidates with a professionally fulfilling experience.

Oxy is looking for highly motivated individuals with the qualifications indicated below. If you meet the requirements and are interested in joining a highly skilled and action-oriented team, please apply for this position.


The Geophysical Advisor makes sure that all Oxy departments are provided with quantitative interpretation support such as seismic data conditioning, attribute generation, modeling, seismic inversion, and geomechanical workflows. The successful candidate should take the lead on creative application of new and off the shelf technologies and workflows to reservoir characterization. Furthermore, the candidate must lead efforts to ensure the quality and level of quantitative interpretation throughout the company through close collaboration with various departments.



  • Master’s Degree in Geophysics

  • Minimum of 15 years hands-on experience in quantitative interpretation studies

  • Proven expert in onshore seismic data conditioning, pre-stack seismic inversion and amplitude analysis

  • Skilled in derivation of rock physics relationships

  • Skilled in capturing and communicating uncertainty in results

  • Skilled in ensuring consistency between reservoir models and seismic

  • Knowledgeable about impact on amplitude fidelity of seismic acquisition and processing steps

  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities with the ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information

  • Creative thinker with a desire to challenge the status quo and the ability to implement new ideas, processes and technologies

  • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills and possess the ability to mentor others

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present work product in an effective manner

  • Ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently and meet tight deadlines

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Permian Basin, Middle East, and/or Colombia experience

Geomechanics skills

CO2 or steam-flood time-lapse reservoir monitoring experience

Fiber-optic DAS or microseismic experience

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status