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Halliburton | Houston, Texas
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Job Description

We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.


Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Design advanced testing methodology for current fracturing fluids, acid fluids, scale control and others.
  • Manage fluid-rock interaction projects from concept to production commercialization.
  • Serve as a customer liaison, providing technical and operational support.
  • Serve as a mentor to chemists, engineers, designers and technicians.
  • Provide consultation and technology transfers to internal and external peers.
  • Good working knowledge of fundamental chemical principles and apply them to solving practical problems.
  • Chemical equilibria, chemical solubility, effects of temperature and pressure, knowledge of functional group reactivity and transformations. Have the ability to apply this knowledge to complex chemical systems.
  • Analyze complex chemical problems and be able to use chemistry and career experience to investigate problems multiple layers deep.
  • Lead and/or advise technical teams to deliver projects using a stage gate process.
  • Distill complex problems into manageable solutions.
  • Guides employees on how to perform advanced chemical research and development by applying current laboratory HSE standards and recognizes exceptions to normal chemical trends.
  • Oversees the development of new technologies and products which contributes to long term technology and business vision.
  • Provides Intellectual Property recommendations for Halliburton and reviews technical papers.
  • Provides technical expertise to meet internal and external customer needs and requirements.
  • Promotes and contributes to a cohesive team environment and effectively communicates with all levels of the organization.
  • Represents Halliburton in professional societies in area of specialization.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Minimum requirements Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and ten years of related experience.
  • Completion of a masters or doctoral degree in Chemistry is preferred.
  • Suitable candidates include PhD Chemists with 5-15 years of experience.
  • Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for a higher level role given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available including a Principal R&D Chemist to a R&D Advisor Chemist and Sr. R&D Advisor Chemist.


Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in organic and/or polymer synthesis.
  • Knowledge of polymer structure/property relationships.
  • Working/experienced knowledge of chemical mixing, blending and pumping systems.
  • Experience in oil and gas stimulation.
Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E.HoustonTexas77032, United States 


Job Details

Requisition Number: 37226 
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Production Enhancement 
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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About Halliburton

Halliburton Company provides a variety of services and products to customers in the energy industry. The Company operates under two divisions: the Completion and Production segment, and the Drilling and Evaluation segment. It offers a suite of services and products to customers through its two business segments for the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas. Halliburton Company serves national and independent oil and gas companies throughout the world. In July 2007, the Company acquired the entire share capital of PSL Energy Services Limited (PSLES), an eastern hemisphere provider of process, pipeline, and well intervention services. PSLES has operational bases in the United Kingdom, Norway, the Middle East, Azerbaijan, Algeria and Asia Pacific. In January 2007, Halliburton Company acquired all intellectual property, current assets and existing business associated with Calgary-based Ultraline Services Corporation (Ultraline), a division of Savanna Energy Services Corp. (Source: 10-K)

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