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Job ID: 9267
Location: Houston, TX Relocation Options: Relocation will be in accordance with current BP guidelines. BP's Exploration & Production Technology Group in Houston, Texas is recruiting to fill two positions with skills in the area of rock physics and pore-scale numerical modeling. General knowledge of porous media, rock physics, petrophysics and geomechanics as related to hydrocarbon recovery processes is required for both positions. Research & Development technology studies are being undertaken to understand and predict static and dynamic recovery processes and the petrophysical properties of reservoir and non-reservoir cores. Expertise in numerical modeling and rock physics is required to contribute to the development of a numerical simulation capability as related to rock properties and pore-scale processes. The input for the simulations includes high-resolution 3D image data acquired via x-ray computed tomography. This position will be in the Rock Properties and Non-Seismic Geophysics team, and applications are invited from outstanding recent graduates as well as experienced individuals. This position offers a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of computational rock physics. Accountabilities Include:

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Develop, apply and validate numerical models of pore-scale processes, including fluid flow, wave propagation, electrical conductivity and elastic and inelastic deformations. Assist in design of laboratory experiments to validate numerical simulations.

Required Qualifications: To be considered for the role of Numerical Modeler applicants must have:

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Legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than your current employer. A minimum of a Ph.D. Degree in geosciences, engineering, physics or mathematics. Familiarity and/or experience with pore-scale numerical modeling techniques, such as, Lattice-Boltzmann methods, finite element, finite difference and network modeling approaches. The ability to work with minimal supervision while being a self-motivated and self-directed team player. Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills. The willingness and abiltiy to travel up to 25% of the time in order to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. The willingness and ability to relocate or commute to Houston, Texas in order to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. The ability to adopt an innovative and creative approach to projects. The ability to demonstrate expeience with numerical modeling of complex physical processes. The ability to demonstrate familiarity with experimental or analytical approaches for validating numerical models.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the required qualifications the successful candidate is likely to be able to demonstrate:

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The ability to demonstrate experience with parallel programming. A working knowledge of the application of special core analysis data in petrophysics or reservoir engineering.

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A working knowledge of physical and transport properties of porous media and their application in reservoir engineering studies. Strong scientific programming skills, including C, C++, MPI and Fortran. A proven track record of accomplishment in relevant discipline as evidenced by previous work, including publications. An awareness of Rock Physics and Geosciences. An awareness of Reservoir Engineering.

If you are selected for the position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug and alcohol screening as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. EOE M/F/D/V

Experience Level Country Discipline Group Expertise Type Graduate (less than 3 years), Experienced (3 years or less) US E&P - Other Petrophysics Full Time

UK & US BP Location US-TX-Houston

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