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R&D Chemist, Principal

Date:  Jan 16, 2023

Houston, TX, US, 77086

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.




R&D Chemist professional with demonstrated proficiency in technical roles for upstream Oil & Gas specialty production chemicals, with at least 5 years of relevant industry experience, including specific expertise in asset integrity management and design and evaluation of corrosion inhibitors in laboratory and their transference to field applications.


Areas of expertise:

  • Corrosion inhibitor applications for upstream and downstream.
  • Laboratory evaluation of corrosion inhibitors.
  • Basic knowledge of statistical analysis and Design of Experiments.
  • Fundamentals of physical chemistry, electrochemistry, and interfacial phenomena.
  • Strong background in organic and analytical chemistry. 

Key Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and recommend corrosion inhibitors for a range of oilfield applications that also involve the use of other oilfield specialty chemicals, such as, emulsion breakers, water clarifiers, paraffin inhibitors, scale inhibitors etc.
  • Support or lead the continuous improvement of laboratory testing procedures reflecting the development of new state-of-the-art technologies
  • Design testing matrices and analyze laboratory data using statistical analysis and DOE tools.
  • Work independently on assignments with complex technical issues and deliver technical recommendations to internal and external customers 

General Responsibilities:

  • Guides employees on how to perform advanced chemical research and development by applying current laboratory HSE standards and recognizes exceptions to normal chemical trends.
  • Oversees the development of new technologies and products which contributes to long term technology and business vision.
  • Leads projects by developing new experimental designs and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Provides Intellectual Property recommendations for Halliburton and reviews technical papers.
  • Provides technical expertise to meet internal and external customer needs and requirements.
  • Promotes and contributes to a cohesive team environment and effectively communicates with all levels of the organization.
  • Represents Halliburton in professional societies in area of specialization.


  • Skills acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar discipline.
  • Minimum requirements Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering and five years of related experience.
  • Completion of a masters or doctoral degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering is highly preferred.
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.



5500 N. Sam Houston Parkway W, Houston, Texas, 77086, United States 


Job Details

Requisition Number: 158736 
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology
Product Service Line: Multi-Chem 
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Additional Locations for this position: 

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Statistics, Data