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Original Posting Date:  6 January 1997
Closing Date:  3 February 1997


Conoco Inc., an integrated oil and gas company headquartered in Houston,
Texas, has an immediate opening for an experienced palynologist.  Conoco is
committed to an aggressive growth program which depends heavily on
palynology in international and domestic plays.

In this position, the successful candidate will be a critical resource as
part of a multi-disciplinary team that is charged with bringing
state-of-the-art technology in biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy,
depositional systems, structural geology and basin analysis to interpreters
throughout the Company's worldwide exploration and production business
units.  The team provides technical service, technology transfer and
consulting for Conoco operations and is actively involved in technology
development with industry and academia partners.

Applicants should have:

*   An advanced degree in micropaleontology.  At least 5 years post graduate
experience with organic-walled microfossils, particularly dinoflagellates,
spores and pollen.

*   Expertise interpreting and applying palynology data to solve exploration
and production problems.  Proficiency employing quantitative methods.

*   Breadth of experience with basins and reservoirs of various geologic
ages and depositional settings.

*   Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills.

*   Business focus.  Proven experience in planning and managing multiple

*   Well-networked among biostratigraphers from industry, academia and

Qualified individuals should send their resume to:

Ron F. Waszczak
Integrated Interpretation Center - Predictive Stratigraphy Group
Conoco Inc.
600 North Dairy Ashford
Houston, Texas 77079-6651

or by e-mail to ron.f.waszczak@conoco.dupont.com

or by fax to (281)293-3833.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits.  Conoco, a DuPont
subsidiary, is an equal opportunity employer.

Dr. Norman MacLeod
Micropalaeontological Research
N.MacLeod@nhm.ac.uk (E-mail)

Address: Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum,
         Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

Office Phone: 0171-938-9006
Dept. FAX: 0171-938-9277
E-mail: N.MacLeod@nhm.ac.uk