Principal Scientist – Physics/Machine Learning

Halliburton Energy Services, Inc
November 12, 2020
Houston, TX
Job Type


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.

  • We are looking for an adaptable individual who has a passion for solving complex problems for real world deployment as part of a team
  • Under broad direction, applies theories, principles and practices to the research and development of new and improved products, processes and procedures
  • Job role contributes directly to value creation
  • Performs routine research and experimentation at the direction of Senior Scientists and Team Leaders
  • Document progress in laboratory notebooks, reports, procedures and designs
  • Communicates occasionally with Technical Client Personnel
  • Responds as directed by Senior Scientist and Team Leaders to customer’s needs
  • Participates in Professional Societies
  • Demonstrated experience in Machine Learning for delivery of customer driven computational algorithms is required with Microsoft Azure as a plus
  • Must have a strong primary discipline competency in addition to machine learning experience, preferably as a fluid analytics-based background such as:
    • Physics  (chemical physics, computational chemistry, material science, sensing technologies)
    • Chemistry (physical chemistry, chemical analytics, or chemometrics, sensing technologies)
    • Chemical engineering
    • Cubic Equation of State for PVT and phase behavior
    • Reservoir simulations, Reservoir evaluation, Petrophysics – especially formation testing, Porous media fluid dynamics, Compositional fluid dynamics
  • Programming Skills: Python, or Matlab is required and C++, C # experience is a plus
  • Skills typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in Science, Engineering, or similar discipline with 7 years of related experience. Completion of a Master’s or PHD in Science or Engineering is preferred
  • Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher-level roles give (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and /or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience, and skills a variety of job opportunities might be available including, Principal Senior Scientific- Physics up to Sr. Scientific Advisor-Physics
Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.


3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States 

Job Details

Requisition Number: 89486 
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Wireline and Perforating 
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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