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Principal Reservoir Engineer

Job Title: Principal Reservoir Engineer

 

Entity: OER

 

Reports To: Head of Petroleum Engineering

 

Purpose

 

To lead the reservoir engineering function within the Petroleum Engineering Department. Participate and oversee reservoir engineering involvement for all assets and projects from initial opportunity identification to cessation of production.

Manage reporting lines and mentor junior staff

Deputy to Head of Petroleum Engineering

 

Supervisory Responsibility

 

  • Direct Reports: Reservoir Engineer III & Senior Reservoir Engineer, Lead Reservoir Engineer
  • Technical mentorship of Interns, Graduate Trainees, Reservoir Engineer I and II

 

Job Specification

 

  • 1st degree in Petroleum Engineering or other Engineering degree with appropriate professional experience, required
  • Master’s in petroleum or Reservoir Engineering is a plus
  • At least 13 years of experience as Reservoir Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry with a high degree of competency in the core Reservoir Engineering subjects which includes but is not limited to: reservoir studies, estimating reserves, well test analysis, rock and fluid properties, decline curve analysis & production forecasting, well & reservoir management, field development planning and production support activities
  • Good understanding of other technical and non-technical disciplines with proven track record of leading multidisciplinary studies / projects
  • Experience using standard Reservoir Engineering software, particularly: OFM, MBAL / PROSPER / GAP, Eclipse / Petrel-RE, Ecrin / Sapphire
  • Strong computer skills
  • High skill level user of MS Office software: Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Management experience
  • Solid analytical skills: problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Networking and relationship management
  • Technical writing
  • Project management skills
  • Business performance monitoring and reporting
  • Strong exposure to good HSE experience, practice, and certification

 

Major Responsibility Area

 

  • Quality check, designing, supervising plans and results for pressure transient tests.
  • Quality check / preparing appraisal programs for reservoir engineering data (PVT, RCAL / SCAL, pressure data, well tests, MDT, etc.)
  • Reviewing / quality checking data acquisition reports and lab reports from contractors – quality check samples & results, extract properties required for reservoir engineering studies
  • Quality check predictions of production performance for approval of well proposals
  • Lead efforts to minimize / mitigate subsurface risk
  • Proposing cost-effective reservoir monitoring and surveillance programs
  • Quality check / supervise or perform reservoir simulation studies to test development concepts / recovery schemes and optimize recoveries
  • Quality check / supervise or perform reservoir surveillance analysis & make recommendations for optimization and proper management of reservoirs
  • Quality check and review written reports of reservoir performance, including explaining and presenting results
  • Develop and quality check reservoir performance predictions, including decline analysis and material balance on producing assets
  • Prepare and quality check forecasts for business plan and monthly production outlook
  • Review and quality check deterministic and probabilistic estimates of in-place hydrocarbon volume
  • Lead reservoir related due diligence on potential farm-ins and acquisitions
  • Estimate and review reserves / resources associated with opportunities
  • Capacity to act as technical focal point for commercial initiatives
  • Capacity to coordinate annual independent reserves evaluation and reporting
  • Establish best practices for Reservoir Engineering team
  • Responsible for documenting Reservoir Engineering discipline procedures

 

Core Competencies

 

RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

  • Reservoir Data Acquisition
  • Fluid Properties
  • Rock Properties
  • Pressure Transient Analysis
  • Determination of Initial Reservoir Conditions
  • Transport in Porous Media
  • Material Balance Analysis
  • Reservoir Modeling
  • Decline Analysis/ Production Forecasting
  • Oil and Gas Reserves Estimation
  • Reservoir Surveillance
  • Well Performance
  • Field Development Planning
  • Integrated Reservoir Characterization
  • Field/Asset Management
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Methods
  • Heavy Oil

 

TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT

  • Oil & Gas Industry Dynamics
  • Field/Project Management
  • Field Development
  • Petroleum Economics
  • Negotiation Techniques
  • Relationship Management
  • HSE – Basic
  • Effective Communication
  • Soft/People Skills

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