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The following positions are currently available at the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin:
 

Research Staff

Grants & Contracts Specialist
Posting number 14-12-16-01-9159

Purpose
To assist principal investigators, and other Bureau of Economic Geology research staff in the preparation and submission of research proposals to sponsoring agencies and organizations and to represent the University in the negotiation of the resulting contracts or agreements with the sponsoring agency or organization.

Essential Functions
Work closely with Bureau Principal Investigators and staff to develop and prepare proposals for submission to prospective sponsoring agencies and organizations. Negotiate the terms of contracts and agreements with sponsors on behalf of the Bureau. Coordinate review and final approval process for specific proposals prior to submission to the sponsors. Interpret University administrative procedures regarding sponsored research, and apply appropriate regulations when necessary. Review contract terms to ensure compliance with University and funding agency policies. This includes pre-award processes, reporting requirements, and post-award processes. Research the needs and/or interests of potential sponsors and offer detailed reference information to faculty and staff members initiating proposals. Prepare correspondence. Enter new proposals into the University's Research Management System. Assist with file maintenance. Work as a member of an administrative team. Work with Principal Investigators, researchers, Bureau administrators and University of Texas administrators to assist with project management.

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Research Associate - Energy Economist
Posting number 14-12-15-01-0708

Purpose
To conduct research and provide expertise in the area of energy economics, with a specific focus on the economics of CO2 enhanced oil recovery, or EOR operations. Study the efficiency and sustainability of energy systems.

Essential Functions
Perform economic analysis on different CO2 injection scenarios for enhanced oil recovery, or EOR. Perform economic sensitivity analysis on key input variables such as oil and CO2 prices, capital expenditures, operational expenses, etc. Participate in the development of a methodology for Net Carbon Negative Oil, or NCN classification for EOR projects by integrating the geoengineering of EOR with the electricity demand of the operation. Assist in the development of strategies that are conducive to lowering the carbon balance of EOR. Produce deliverables that are useful to other team members. Publish reports in peer-reviewed journals. Present research results in oral and poster formats at local and national meetings.

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Posting number 14-11-25-01-0712

Purpose
To conduct research in numerical simulation of fluid flow using both traditional Darcy flow simulators as well as Invasion Percolation methods, sandbox flow modeling, and development of a strong publication record on the topic.

Essential Functions
Develop numerical simulations of fluid flow CO2 in mm to m scale models informed by geologic depositional heterogeneity. Assist in designing and implementing laboratory validation experiments of sandbox flow modeling to support theoretical and numerical simulations. Publish results in peer reviewed outlets, assist in project reporting and make presentations, as needed to support project.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions: Reservoir Engineering and Numerical Simulation of CO2 Flooding

The Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), The University of Texas at Austin, is currently initiating a long-term DOE-funded multi-disciplinary project focused on optimizing the production of oil from the residual oil zone underlying one of the largest CO2 enhanced oil recovery project in the world in the Permian Basin of Texas. We have an opening for new or recent Ph.D.’s in geology, petroleum engineering, or related fields, with expertise relevant to the following area of interest:

Reservoir Engineering and Numerical Simulation of CO2 Flooding

Experience in modelling CO2 WAG floods using Eclipse and/or GEM reservoir simulators. Experience in interpreting the oil reservoirs from engineering data.

We are looking for researchers with good communications skills and the desire to publish their work in international journals. BEG has leading research groups in carbonate reservoir characterization and CO2 sequestration. We also have close collaborations with faculty in departments across the UT-Austin campus, including our top rated Petroleum Engineering department. This position will be based in North Austin at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus, The University of Texas at Austin. Austin is often on the list of top 10 or top 5 places to live in the U.S.

Please send a resume and expression of interest to:

Dr. Ian Duncan
Email at ian.duncan@beg.utexas.edu

The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All positions are security sensitive, and conviction verification is conducted on applicants selected.

 
Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions: Carbonate Geology and Reservoir Characterization

The Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), The University of Texas at Austin, is currently initiating a long-term DOE-funded multi-disciplinary project focused on optimizing the production of oil from the residual oil zone underlying one of the largest CO2 enhanced oil recovery project in the world in the Permian Basin of Texas. We have an opening for new or recent Ph.D.’s in geology, petroleum engineering, or related fields, with expertise relevant to the following two area of interest:

Carbonate Geology and Reservoir Characterization

Experience in characterizing carbonate reservoir rocks (using skills such as petrography, stable isotope geochemistry, and SEM imagery) and in developing three dimensional models of flow units using log analysis, and 3-D seismic data. Experience with Petrel or other similar reservoir modelling tools is desirable.

We are looking for researchers with good communications skills and the desire to publish their work in international journals. BEG has leading research groups in carbonate reservoir characterization and CO2 sequestration. We also have close collaborations with faculty in departments across the UT-Austin campus, including our top rated Petroleum Engineering department. This position will be based in North Austin at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus, The University of Texas at Austin. Austin is often on the list of top 10 or top 5 places to live in the U.S.

Please send a resume and expression of interest to:

Dr. Ian Duncan
Email at ian.duncan@beg.utexas.edu

The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All positions are security sensitive, and conviction verification is conducted on applicants selected.

 
Project Manager
Posting number 13-12-10-01-0361

Purpose
To provide leadership for West Texas (WTX) reserve and production forecasting group. Serve as the lead researcher on the project.

Essential Functions
Manage the WTX Reserves and Production Forecasting team effort, producing deliverables on time, keeping project within budget, meeting project reporting and publication requirements, and ensuring that the project has appropriate staffing. Conduct petroleum research aspects of the WTX shale reserves and production forecasting effort. Supervise the WTX shale team, plus additional direct reports as assigned. Interact with industry contacts, gaining funding support, data loans, and input on research directions. Make presentations to professional groups, state agencies etc., and publish research results.

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Executive/Managerial Staff

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Technical Staff

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Administrative/Clerical Staff

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Service/Maintenance Staff

No positions available at this time.

 
The Bureau of Economic Geology is a research unit of The University of Texas at Austin, and as such adheres to all University hiring practices. The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All positions are security sensitive, and conviction verification is conducted on applicants selected. The University of Texas at Austin remains committed to seeking the best qualified person to fill each available position.
 
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