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HPM Geomechanics Advisor

Date:  Jun 8, 2022

Houston, TX, US, 77032

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Under broad direction of Global Engineering Director, The HPM Geomechanics Advisor will function as discipline leader for geomechanics practice in HPM.  He/She operates with significant level of technical and/or operational independence in all assigned areas and will be responsible for developing HPM geomechanics domain capability and maintain technical excellence in drilling geomechanics, driving continual improvement, and mentoring project geomechanics specialists and staff drilling engineers.


The position also requires hands-on capability in executing and leading geomechanical projects when required, performing geomechanical analyses related to the full oil field life cycle, drilling/completion and reservoir geomechanics, developing workflows, and collaborating with other technical professionals in multi-disciplinary projects.


Typically requires a minimum of Masters of Engineering, preferably in Civil, Mining, Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering, and 15+ years of Drilling or Reservoir Geomechanics experience with


  • Solid background in geomechanics / geotechnical / rock mechanics /Soil mechanics and fluid flow through porous media,
  • Good understanding of fundamentals of geomechanics including rock testing and interpretation methods, and geomechanical analysis methods and theories
  • Knowledge of pore pressure estimation and measurement techniques for 1D and 3D geomechanical modeling
  • Familiarity and prior experience with geomechanical analysis tools for geomechanical modeling and wellbore
  • Hands on ability to perform Geomechanical analyses such as, but not limited to:
    • Basic and advanced wellbore stability analysis
    • Sand production prediction analysis using analytical and numerical methods
    • Fault re-activation, caprock integrity, subsidence and compaction analysis
    • Coupled fluid-mechanical simulations
    • Geomechanical analyses related to casing damage, salt and creep, and thermal analysis
  • Interpretation of well and laboratory tests:
    • Rock mechanics laboratory test results for rock characterization
    • Mini-frac, LOT, XLOT, DFIT test results for field stress estimation
  • current working knowledge state of the art geomechanical analysis packages, including numerical modeling software FLAC3D or ABAQUS.
  • Basic knowledge of reservoir engineering and drilling and completion practices is required
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, and one who can effectively work in a team environment
  • Familiarity with Python


PhD degree in related fields (Civil/mechanical/mining/petroleum engineering) with 10+ of experience listed above is acceptable


This position is located in Houston

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.HoustonTexas77032, United States 


Job Details

Requisition Number: 139084 
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Training & Development
Product Service Line: Halliburton Project Management 
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Nearest Major Market: Houston

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