Reservoir Engineer Advisor

Engineering Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Job Summary

Engineer will conduct engineering studies including numerical reservoir simulation, rate and pressure transient analysis, petrophysical analysis, and geomechanical modeling and coordinate those studies with laboratory tests and field data collection to evaluate the feasibility of EOR and to design, implement and evaluate EOR pilot tests.. In addition, this position will provide mentoring and support to reservoir engineers involved with the different asset teams in the company. The engineer may be called on to provide expert testimony in regulatory hearings.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Identify, design, oversee and potentially conduct a variety of data collection and laboratory testing activities in support of EOR feasibility studies and EOR pilot evaluation.
  • Use numerical reservoir simulation, rate and pressure transient analysis and geomechanical modeling as tools to conduct engineering studies to evaluate the potential of various EOR processes and to evaluate EOR pilot performance.
  • Perform petrophysical analysis to support geomechanical modeling, and reservoir characterization.
  • Design and oversee reservoir engineering aspects of field pilot testing activities in cooperation with asset team and operations personnel.
  • Evaluate pilot performance, identify and recommend appropriate actions to optimize performance.
  • Reach solid conclusions and recommend projects consistent with engineering studies and company strategy. Communicate recommendations lucidly and succinctly to management and garner support for projects.
  • Provide exhibits and expert testimony at regulatory hearings supporting company EOR projects.

Skills

  • Outstanding verbal, written and presentation skills coupled with a strong work ethic.
  • Advanced skills using CMG, Harmony and GOHFER or similar industry software.
  • Ability to integrate data from various sources and results from various analyses into reservoir and/or geomechanical models.
  • Advanced understanding of PVT properties, especially under conditions of miscibility or near-miscibility.
  • Excellent computer skills including ability to efficiently manipulate large data sets and analyze field and laboratory data.
  • Ability to mentor and direct inexperienced engineers and technicians.
  • Working knowledge of economic programs (ARIES or similar industry software) preferred.

Qualifications

  • MS or PHD in Petroleum Engineering and 5 years of industry reservoir engineering experience with at least 3 years of industry EOR experience or BS in an associated engineering discipline and 10+ years of industry reservoir engineering experience with at least 3 years of industry EOR experience.
  • Must possess over 10 years of experience with numerical reservoir simulation, rate and pressure transient analysis, and geomechanical modeling.
  • An acceptable pre-employment background and drug test