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ExxonMobil Imaging Research Geophysicist in Spring, Texas

Job Role Summary

We are looking to hire a dynamic, creative, and resourceful candidate for ExxonMobil’s seismic imaging research group in Spring, Texas. Candidates will work with research teams to develop new and innovative solutions to challenging imaging and inversion problems in a variety of geologic settings. Candidates will also collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to deliver these new capabilities for production application in our supercomputing environment.


Conduct research and develop solutions for challenging ray and wave-based imaging and inversion problems in a variety of geologic settings

Bring to bear the latest geophysical and computational industry advances to imaging and inversion research and development

Optimize and enhance existing ray and wave-based imaging and inversion production capabilities

Work with computational scientists and software engineers to validate and deliver new imaging and inversion capabilities for production application

Conduct analysis and guide production teams on the optimal application of existing and new capabilities and methods

Consult on vendor-based proprietary depth imaging projects, where high-end imaging and inversion technologies are being applied


MS or PhD in Geophysics, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related technical discipline

5+ year’s experience in ray and wave-based seismic imaging and inversion research and development within the Oil and Gas industry

Demonstrated record of technical problem solving and innovation in seismic imaging and inversion research

Flexibility and initiative to quickly adapt to changing business and production application needs

Strong programming skills in HPC environment (e.g., C, C++, Python, Fortran, MPI, OpenMP)

Knowledge of seismic acquisition techniques, seismic data processing, seismic wave propagation, digital signal processing, numerical modeling and inversion, and optimization

Proficiency in English, and good written and oral communication skills

Preferred Skills

Production seismic data processing, depth imaging and velocity model building experience

Research and development experience in Kirchhoff migration, de-migration and LS-Kirchhoff

Research and development experience in a source controlled environment (Git, TFS)

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ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.