Core analysis as a commercial service is introduced to the petroleum industry by Core Laboratories. The early work of James A. Lewis, Core Lab’s first President, on the determination of the permeability coefficient of a porous media became a guideline for those involved in controlled oil production. Core’s second employee, W. L. (Bill) Horner, conceived the summation of fluids method for measuring porosity by adding the oil and water content and void space in a core sample. He also patented the downdraft retort used in oil and water measurements and developed the method of injecting mercury into a sample to determine its void space.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In addition to the education requirements, a year of experience in a civil engineering office in a technical capacity or a year in a land surveying office interpreting field data would be acceptable. Also acceptable would be a year as a field calibration technician taking the various measurements required to produce volume tables. Additionally a Two Year Civil Engineering Technology Degree with coursework in structural design, blueprint reading/drafting and the above mentioned college level math courses would suffice to satisfy the experience and education requirements of the position.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Ability to read, comprehend and interpret instructional materials relating to procedures, safety, and applicable government regulations. Ability to write applicable reports and correspondence clearly. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to respond to questions from managers, schedulers, clients and fellow employees.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute geometrical shapes (cone, crown, slopes, cylinders etc). Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, and quantities (linear, volumetric, or weight) and to read and interpolate applicable data and tables. Able to draw and interpret applicable graphs and control charts. Working understanding of algebra, trigonometry, plane, solid and analytic geometry. Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule formats.
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 accommodation may be made to these requirements to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this work.
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.