Contact Information

  • Jason Braden
    (832) 655-5449


Geoscience Advisor - Collaborative Leader supporting Diversity and focusing on value - Data Integrator providing solutions

Searching for new opportunities in Oil & Gas, and openly interested in pivoting to Geothermal (renewables), in addition to interests in Diversity/Inclusion.  Utilizing broad experiences, skillsets and strengths as a geoscientist from work experience in business development studies, production geosciences along with leadership, commercial/business, project coordination and partner relationships skill strengths.

Comprehensive experience in project coordination of global geoscience projects across multi-functional / cultural teams and business partners focused on value generation, detailed interpretation and integration of geoscience and reservoir engineering data. Strong insightful team player with attention to inclusion, diversity and mentoring to drive innovation. Adaptable and flexible to new job assignments and roles, open to relocation / travel. Experienced with team supervision, establishing quality business partner relations and influencing to encourage alignment and success for all participants.




Greater Houston and Open to Relocation


EXXONMOBIL, Houston, TX 2006 – Feb 2021

Geoscience Advisor / Coordinator, Global Reserves & Resources Group (GRRG) 2019 - Feb 2021
One of 8 corporate coordinators, on 18-member team (Geoscience, Reservoir Engineer, Data Technicians), directing technical oversight / evaluation to ensure oil and gas volumes aligned with government regulations / corporate guides.

Geoscience Advisor / Coordinator, Russian Sakhalin-1 Odoptu Field 2017 - 2019
Coordinated cross-functional geoscience, reservoir engineer, and regulatory technical efforts with a third-party Russian institute to submit required co-authored Russian government geoscience and development reports.

Geoscience Supervisor, ExxonMobil Exploration Company 2013 - 2017
Oversaw Business Development Regional Study (2015 to 2017); West Africa New Opportunity Team (2013 to 2015)

Senior Geologist, Production Company 2008 - 2011
Led 2 projects for the Joint Interest (Operated by Others) group targeting optimization of field development through technical rigor and influencing the operator to generate value for the corporation.
Argentina (Onshore Neuquen Basin – Petrobras Affiliate Operated)
Thunderhorse Field (Deepwater Gulf of Mexico – BP Operated)

Geoscientist, Exploration Company 2006 - 2008
Assigned to varying early career projects to provide opportunities to build technical and business acumen.
· Revised regional and block-scale 3D seismic interpretation and fault framework utilizing sequence stratigraphy; validated by incorporation of biostratigraphy and log data (Western Niger Delta).
· Applied new approach to EOD / channel mapping, providing extra detail and timing of EOD and play elements, uplifting reservoir map generation, lead identification, volumetric assessments, and risks / uncertainties recognition.
· Reinforced new exploration targets in sub- / post-salt plays in offshore Santos Basin (Brazil) via interpretation of 30K line-Km aeromagnetic survey with gravity data highlighting crustal thicknesses (heat flow), basement structures, potential salt features, and sediment thickness.

Awards and Certifications

Taught coursework at internal ExxonMobil training: Opportunity Generation Course

Top ExxonMobil Geoscience Mentor Recognition (Top 10%)

Top Poster presentation award at Univ. Montana student research symposium

Michigan Space Grant award recipient, part of NASA space grant consortium for undergraduate research


2D/3D Seismic Interpretation
Log Interpretation / Correlation
Clastics Sequence Stratigraphy
EOD / Reservoir Mapping
Field Geology
Potential Fields (Gravity / Magnetics)

Inclusive Leadership and Teamwork
Project Coordination and Collaboration
Partner Relationships


University of Montana - Master's of Science (Geology)

Eastern Michigan University - Bachelor's of Science (Geology)

Arizona State University Thunderbird School of Global Management - 1-week intensive leadership course

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business - 1-week intensive leadership course