research and development engineering

Chevron research and development engineers work across all disciplines to discover cleaner, smarter ways to power the world. We provide an unrivaled opportunity to create the future of energy in a dynamic, collaborative environment.

who we hire

We seek candidates with a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical or petroleum engineering.

what you'll do

Chevron research and development engineers work within our technology and chemicals businesses to develop and optimize energy solutions.

chevron energy technology company

Engineers at Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC) work in teams to develop technology products and technical services in reservoir management, earth science, drilling, production engineering and facilities engineering. ETC business lines are focused on the following:

  • Drilling and production systems - work includes drilling solutions, floating production and drilling systems, marine services, subsea production systems, deepwater pipelines, flow assurance, and production optimization
  • Reservoir performance optimization - work includes oil recovery, reservoir modeling, subsurface project and reservoir management, intelligent completions, reservoir surveillance and data integration
  • Subsurface characterization - work includes deploying seismic processing and analysis capabilities to determine reservoir properties from seismic imaging; high-fidelity seismic imaging; accurate and repeatable reservoir mapping through integrated stratigraphy; structure, seismic, geostatistics and formation evaluation; and using information technology to lower costs and increase automation

yuguang, research engineer

yuguang, research engineer

Yuguang models fundamental recovery mechanisms and develops simulation modeling and capabilities to provide recovery forecasting to Chevron business units.

chevron oronite

Chemical engineers at Chevron Oronite develop and optimize chemical processes for the manufacture of lubricant oil additives. Responsibilities include:

  • Batch processing and scale-up of chemical reactions from laboratory and plant facilities to commercial scale units
  • In-depth studies on chemical kinetics
  • Development of literature, patent surveys and comprehensive research reports

where you'll work

As a research and development engineer, you'll start your career in the U.S. at one of the following locations:

  • Houston, Texas
  • Richmond, California
  • San Ramon, California

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Research Engineer