Feb 13, 2020

Research Chemical Engineer- Houston,TX

  • Shell Oil Company
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full Time Permanent Chemical Engineer Engineering & Science

Job Description

The Deepwater Technology Production Chemistry team is consisting of a team of engineers and scientists with primary mission to identify develop and deploy solutions for the prevention and management, of blockages and deposition in wells, subsea, flowlines, and pipelines. This encompasses the delivery of research & technology development and some associated technical service for Deepwater, in the production chemistry/flow assurance areas of asphaltenes, scale, emulsion and foam; applying this across the entire production system from near wellbore, through subsea flowlines and topsides. The overall objective is providing solutions to reduce CAPEX / OPEX and increase production through improved management and mitigation of impairments in our worldwide assets and facilities.

As a Research Chemical Engineer position in the Deepwater Technology Production Chemistry team, you are expected to have some experience in above areas of flow assurance/production chemistry, with knowledge in asphaltenes and scale - experimental and phase behavior. In this role you will interface with the Deep-Water Technology flow assurance team, and the broader disciplines in the assets and projects teams.

You will also:
- Independently execute end to end R&D programs from development through deployment in areas asphaltenes and other PC/Fa technologies.
- Provide critical technical support to both Operations and Projects in relevant technical areas such as asphaltenes and scale
- Collaborate with other teams / organizations to actively manage interface of own work with related activities.
- Seek input and support from other specialist areas, inside and outside Shell
- Leverage vendor, university, and Joint Industry Programs.
-Act to steer and guide these programs and to disseminate results / recommendations to Shell community
- Maintain awareness of business changes and technological developments to identify new areas for production chemistry R&D;
- Demonstrate technical competence and be regarded as a technical specialist in own field of expertise;
- Responsible for HSSE of laboratory activities for own programs / projects.


- Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer both now and in the future.

-Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, or Physics (advanced degree is preferred)

- 5+ years' experience in Upstream production processes, complemented by good knowledge of related disciplines;

- Has a good understanding of competitor technologies and Exploration Production long term objectives in own field

- A combination of both previous R&D and field experience in process chemistry/flow assurance area is a plus

- Experience dealing with field solutions or actual operations and field assignments is a plus

- Expertise in asphaltenes, experiments phase behavior

- Expertise in scale, experiments and modeling considered a plus

- Passion and ability for innovation and technical idea generation coupled with excellent judgment in field/application practicalities

Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world's growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.


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Process Engineering