Texas A&M University Research Professor-Geological Modeling & Reservoir Characterization in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Research Professor-Geological Modeling & Reservoir Characterization


Texas A&M University



Proposed Minimum Salary

$13,888.89 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Berg-Hughes Center for Sedimentary and Petroleum Systems and the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University invite applications from individuals for a non -tenure track, one year renewable contract position as a Research Professor in Geological Modeling & Reservoir Characterization beginning March 1, 2018. This position will be a joint appointment with teaching, research and service responsibilities in the Berg-Hughes Center and the Department of Geology and Geophysics. The position could vary from part time to full time, depending on the availability of candidate and funds.

The principal responsibility of this position is to spearhead the collaborative research and teaching programs in the Berg-Hughes Center and the Crisman Institute of the Department of Petroleum Engineering. This responsibility includes leading in the development of a robust externally funded research program in Reservoir Modeling of Unconventional Reservoirs. Specific duties include

1) Oversee Unconventional Oil & Gas Resource research and build advanced 3D reservoir and geomechanical models for predictive geological, fracture and simulation models

2) Generate reservoir properties maps and carry out hydrocarbon in place calculations & work

with reservoir and petroleum engineers

3) Participate in the teaching of subsurface mapping/ modeling and reservoir characterization to undergraduates and graduates

4) Serve as mentor for students sponsored through Berg-Hughes Center

Applicants must have a record of success in working collaboratively with researchers in academia and the petroleum industry and be enthusiastic about teaching integrative courses and supervising graduate students in petroleum geology, subsurface mapping, petrophysics, rock physics, geomechanics, petroleum engineering, and related areas.

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. or M.S. at the time of appointment. Successful applicants will be expected to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including classes in the Petroleum Certificate curriculum and to supervise undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. research, including students who are interested in pursuing careers in the petroleum industry. Applicants are expected to build and maintain a collaborative research program with colleagues in the College of Geosciences, the Berg-Hughes Center, the Department of Geology and Geophysics, the Department of Petroleum Engineering, and other energy related groups at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University System and with geoscientists and petroleum engineers in the oil and gas industry and other national and international research institutions.

Specific selection criteria are:

a) Advanced knowledge of Pet rel and other geological applications

b) Good understanding of the principles of reservoir mapping, petrophysical analysis and geostatics

c) Hands on experience to extract and transfer data for well, pad and segment from the geological model for frac and flow simulation purposes

d) Excellent understanding of the current challenges and developments in reservoir modeling of fractured unconventional reservoirs and of Discrete Fracture Network modeling processes

e) Ability to carry out advanced modeling routines and guide the graduate students in their


f) Ability to interact with reservoir and petroleum engineers and participate in the integrated modeling studies

g) Past experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and successfully generating

complete reservoir models is advantageous

The Berg-Hughes Center (berg-hughes.tamu.edu) and the Department of Geology and Geophysics (geoweb.tamu.edu) are part of the Texas A&M University College of Geosciences, which also includes the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Oceanography; the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG); and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant university is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 172,000 people. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career partners.

Application Instructions: Applicants must provide of a letter of application, curriculum vita, details of technical expertise, statement of research vision, accomplishments, teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of at least three references. Please contact Dr. Mukul Bhatia, Director of the Berg-Hughes Center (mbhatia@tamu.edu) for more information. Screening of applications for the position will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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