Upstream Research Company (URC)

Your Assignment

Upstream Research Company is committed to applied research & development.  Working in a multidisciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to work in the areas of improved hydrocarbon recovery, technical software development, drilling & subsurface technology, gas & facilities technology, and offshore, arctic, & pipeline technology.

Your Responsibilities

  • Prepare a portfolio of promising technology options through literature review and brain-storming sessions
  • Using technical and economic success criteria, select the most promising technology option for further research and development
  • Perform laboratory and field tests to demonstrate the technical viability of the selected option
  • Develop numerical simulations of complex processes, such as reservoir performance based upon laboratory and field data
  • Incorporate inputs from business unit customers and other scientists from within and outside the organization
  • Secure management endorsement at different stages of the project
  • Use your technical expertise as a consultant to ExxonMobil operating companies on real world problems
  • Deliver a commercial-ready technology within budget and time


Your Development

URC offers opportunities to develop your technical and business skills in a challenging research environment in a state-of-the-art facility.  You will work in an environment that promotes success.  You will receive high-impact assignments from the very first day.  You will be provided well-defined early career training and mentoring.

You will be working along side some of the finest researchers in the industry, learning from the best as you handle assignments with increasing levels of responsibility and technical depth.

You will have the opportunity to achieve your professional goals in both technical and managerial areas through a multitude of job assignments, mentoring and world class training over your career.

Your Location

Job assignments are located in Houston, TX