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R&D Chemist - Principal R&D Chemist

Date:  Nov 12, 2022

Houston, TX, US, 77086

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R&D Chemist



Production Chemist professional with demonstrated proficiency in technical roles for upstream Oil & Gas specialty production chemicals, with at least 6 years of relevant industry experience, including specific expertise in advanced phase separation technologies.


Areas of expertise:

  • Phase separation applications for upstream and downstream.
  • Emulsion breakers.
  • Water clarifiers.
  • Asphaltene inhibitors/dispersants.
  • Paraffin inhibitors/dispersants.


Key Responsibilities:

  • This position will require a significant amount of travel. You must have the ability and willingness to travel up to 60% of the time, both domestically, and internationally.
  • Evaluate and recommend oilfield specialty chemicals for a range of oilfield applications: emulsion breaker, water clarifiers, paraffin inhibitors, scale inhibitors etc.
  • Perform laboratory and on-site field testing for product selection and recommendation of demulsifiers, water clarifiers, paraffin dispersants/solvents, scale inhibitors, friction reducers and other specialty chemical products.
  • Analyze process data, design appropriate lab-test procedures and prepare product develop reports.
  • Troubleshot specialty chemical related problems in the oil field and delivered technical recommendations to internal and external customers
  • Oversee the development of new technologies and products which contributes to long term technology and business vision.
  • Collect, manipulate, and analyze large amounts of data to be usable for statistical modelling, uncertainty analysis, data analytics, and machine learning.


Core Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in technical roles for upstream Oil & Gas specialty production chemicals.
  • Minimum requirements Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and six years of related experience.
  • Completion of a masters or doctoral degree in Chemistry is highly preferred.


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.


Education & Years or Experiencce:

  • Skills acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in Chemistry or similar discipline.
  • Minimum educational requirement Master’s degree in science or similar discipline and zero to two years’ experience or Bachelor’s degree and four years’ experience.



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 skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available from a R&D Chemist, Senior R&D Chemist up to a Principal R&D Chemist

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 WHoustonTexas77086, United States 


Job Details

Requisition Number: 164529 
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