Chemist Scale | Schlumberger

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Chemist Scale

Houston - United States

The Chemist performs all laboratory activities related to the testing of scale inhibitors and scale dissolvers across all application types, from reservoir to topside.  Involvement in other production chemistry areas and disciplines may be required.

The position will report to the Global PC Chemist, located in Houston, within the HQ reporting line of Production Systems, Midstream Production Systems, Production Chemistry.

Interacts with NPD Team, Global Sales and Commercial Team, Technical Services Personnel world-wide, Operational Personnel, Supply Chain Personnel and QHSE Personnel

Roles and Responsibilities:

Technical / Laboratory:

  • Laboratory testing of oilfield scale inhibitors & scale dissolvers using industry standard test methods
  • Recommendations on correct test methodology and product solutions for projects
  • Reporting
  • Assists with authoring of oilfield production chemical tenders
  • Resource management
  • Stock control
  • Equipment use
  • Calibration
  • Rolling maintenance


  • Mentor & Community Leadership: Contributes to Schlumberger Technical Community (Eureka) and supports the technical community.
  • Professional Visibility: Establishes visibility in with customers, industry and professional societies, and the wider Schlumberger community

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Geochemistry or other relevant Scientific Discipline
  • Minimum 4 years with an oilfield chemical provider and / or independent chemical testing laboratory
  • Experience with industry standard laboratory techniques used in the evaluation and qualification of scale inhibitors and scale dissolvers for oilfield application
  • The skills required of this post are:
    • Personal organisation
    • Independent working
    • Written and verbal communication skills – English is required
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Assertiveness
    • Problem solving
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship

SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran or military status, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, or other characteristics protected by law. We are an “Equal Opportunity Employer".  For more information regarding your rights, refer to the latest version of the "EEO is the Law" poster, the "EEO is the Law-Supplement" poster, and the "Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision" located here:

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation / modification to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability to assist in the hiring process, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in the interview process, please contact to request assistance. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to.

We are committed to a culture where everyone feels like they belong. To learn more about our diversity, equity, inclusion commitments, please visit our Diversity & Inclusion | SLB ( for more information.

SLB is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor- priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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