Technical Director

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016

Core Laboratories Houston, TX

Houston, TX
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Primary purpose of this job is to oversee all technical aspects of the Petroleum Services Rock Properties Laboratories located within the United States, including quality, training and research. Actively participate in training, service development and client interaction. Act as Project Manager on advanced studies as required and assigned.


* Develop and provide technical presentations, from short, general overviews to multi-day classes for staff and clients (15%).

* Develop and train Senior PS Rock Properties technical staff, through in-house trainings and client visits, to act independently and effectively with clients (10%).

* Present technical repots to clients. Liaise with clients in the evaluation of the reports (10%).

* Prepare and proof data through generation of final reporting. (10%)

* Manage and oversee specialized projects (project management) through the laboratory. (10%)

* Train Rock Property employees in various aspects of core analysis procedures, including laboratory analyses as well as report generation and interpretation. (10%)

* Assist with the development of new services and capabilities. Gather information from the market to help Core Lab decide which services to develop. (10%)

* Design and direct industry funded core analysis research projects as opportunities present themselves (5%).

* Publish technical papers and present, to industry forums. (5%)

* Assist other Core Lab locations as directed to help grow their core analysis service lines. (10%)

* Travel as required to fulfill responsibilities. (5%)


* B.Sc. in Petroleum-related Sciences, preferred.

* Minimum of 15 years of experience in the petroleum industry.

* Strong chemical, engineering and reservoir geology background.

* Recognized industry expertise in the areas of petrophysics, reservoir flow properties and geology.

* Publications are a plus.

* Experience with laboratory operations.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Must possess valid driver's license, current passport, and maintain organization's safety course requirements.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.