Reservoir Engineer Job Description

Reservoir Engineer Job Description

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Reservoir engineer provides production forecasting, appropriate modeling (material balance, decline curve analysis, numerical simulation modeling, PVT modeling, and integrated production system modeling), pressure transient analysis/productivity analysis to help maximize well/reservoir performance and drive fully integrated decisions and management of the assets.

Reservoir Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Integrate pressure transient analysis, material balance, decline curve and volumetric analyses into reservoir evaluation
Understanding phase behavior and use in material balance calculations
Should be very comfortable working in both Aries and PhdWin
Should be an expert level Excel user
Provide fact-based and defensible engineering presentations of acquisitions and/or divestitures to senior management and potential buyers and sellers, including technical facts, reservoir, and economic analysis, opinions on future development of the asset and the upside value associated with said development
Evaluate/optimize the ongoing development plans and identify new opportunities
Evaluates costs and estimates the production capabilities and economic value of oil and gas wells, to evaluate the economic viability of potential drilling sites
Develops plans for oil and gas field drilling, and for product recovery and treatment
Directs and monitors the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, or well surveys
Analyzes data to recommend placement of wells and supplementary processes to enhance production

Reservoir Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Reservoir Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FERC, NYSC

Education for Reservoir Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the reservoir engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Science, Chemical Engineering, Graduate, Education, Earth Science, Technical, Geology, Physics

Skills for Reservoir Engineer

Desired skills for reservoir engineer include:

SEC reserve reporting guidelines and their application
Material balance
CBM development
Decline curve analysis
Practical application of engineering science and technology
Shale gas resource work
Unconventional experience associated with tight gas reservoirs
PVT and SCAL data analysis
Production Management Software
Core analysis

Desired experience for reservoir engineer includes:

The employee must be self-directed and capable of working in a small team environment along with other engineers and geoscientists
Adept at interaction with a variety of contacts, internal and external, including management and industry partners
Proficient in ARIES, EXCEL and standard evaluation software
Working knowledge of 3D geologic models (Petrel, ) as input to simulation
BS or higher in Petroleum Engineering (or related engineering discipline), with a minimum of 5 years of reservoir engineering experience
Proficiency at economic evaluation and risk/uncertainty assessment

Reservoir Engineer Examples


Reservoir Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of reservoir engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for reservoir engineer
  • Specifies and supervises well modification and stimulation programs to maximize oil and gas recovery
  • Assists engineering and other personnel to solve operating problems
  • Confers with scientific, engineering, and technical personnel to resolve design, research, and testing problems
  • Coordinates the installation, maintenance, and operation of oil field equipment
  • Performs field and screening studies of existing assets and potential acquisitions, including associated economic analyses
  • Recommends, acquires, and analyzes the necessary test data used to define accurate reservoir characterization
  • Conducts exploration project evaluations to include probabilistic analyses
  • Provides monitoring and surveillance programs for reservoir performance, and coordinates these programs to determine if the development plan is congruent with management strategy
  • Trains and mentors less experienced engineers
  • Leads engineering technical project teams to develop, manage and report on detailed project attributes including technical requirements, cost, schedule, resources, and risk mitigation for multiple projects
Qualifications for reservoir engineer
  • The employee must be self-directed and capable of working in a small team environment along with other Engineers, Geoscientists, Landmen, and Support Staff
  • Adept at interaction with a variety of contacts, internal and external, including management, industry partners, auditors, and financial institutions
  • Capacity to recognize areas of improvement and offer sound solutions
  • Energetic self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and the flexibility of working extended hours as needed
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to effectively interact with all levels
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects concurrently

Reservoir Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a reservoir engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for reservoir engineer
  • Negotiates and documents project task agreements and cost price estimates for defined scope of work
  • Negotiates with Stakeholders, externals customers, and partners to establish Milestones/Deliverables
  • Conducts Internal & External Project Reviews
  • Monitors and controls product definition in partnership with the Design Agency, Systems Engineering, and Program Management including coordination and facilitation of engineering authorization releases
  • Evaluate / Disposition non-conforming products
  • Implement cost savings opportunities and productivity improvements
  • Verifies & Validates Production Assessments
  • Escalates and works to remove obstacles for project success
  • Drives timely and cost effective execution of projects including close out of completed projects
  • Acts as the Technical Project Manager and is responsible for all technical reporting & reviews
Qualifications for reservoir engineer
  • A minimum of five years reservoir engineering experience
  • An ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team (geologists, petroleum engineers, drilling engineers ) to create integrated products and broad understanding
  • Of a Bachelor of Science in
  • Experience in interacting with regulatory agencies (State Lands Commission, Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources, Dept
  • Experienced and versatile reservoir engineer able to demonstrate experience in variety of reservoir & fluid types, in onshore and offshore settings
  • A seasoned professional with a relevant degree in Petroleum Engineering discipline and demonstrable track record of continuous training and development throughout career

Reservoir Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of reservoir engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for reservoir engineer
  • Negotiates and commits budget for project
  • Provide reservoir engineering support within a multidisciplinary development team consisting of geoscientists, drilling and production engineers, and landmen
  • For prospects, evaluate offset producing and rock characteristics and provide reserve ranges using risk analysis software
  • Run NODAL analysis
  • Assist with likely development plans
  • Perform reservoir engineering studies and economic evaluations to quantify drilling, recompletion, and workover potential within new and existing assets
  • Provide technical support for new reserve bookings
  • Assist with log analysis, pressure transient analysis
  • Evaluating and initiating exploitation opportunities including new drill wells and workovers
  • Generating/evaluating spacing test based on RTA, simulation, geologic, and competitor data
Qualifications for reservoir engineer
  • Some travel to field operations or corporate office may be required
  • A wide knowledge across the subsurface and surface disciplines to allow effective integration with the ability to ask the right questions
  • Team player and able to work effectively as part of a dynamic, high-performing, multi-discipline, multi-cultural team
  • This position requires a reservoir engineer with a sound knowledge of reservoir engineering principles, a practical mind and a good working knowledge of the operations environment
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal stakeholders from other disciplines (Operations, Commercial, Production Excellence, Well Enginieering) and Joint Venture partners
  • Experience in reservoir simulation and skilled user of Eclipse

Reservoir Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a reservoir engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for reservoir engineer
  • Recommending collection of additional specialized reservoir data, fluid sample analysis, pressure data and other information necessary to evaluate reservoirs
  • Advising on operational activities from a reservoir engineering standpoint
  • Building and/or updating simulation models and use these to generate forecasts
  • Performs a full corporate rotation through each discipline of Drilling, Completions, Reservoir and Productions, receiving hands-on engineering experience requiring the application of standardized, documented methods and techniques
  • Applies knowledge at a basic level relying heavily on senior staff and mentor for troubleshooting and technical expertise
  • Demonstrates a fundamental awareness and beginner application of engineering design, engineering calculations, resource management, project management and EHS compliance
  • Develops a fundamental awareness of formation characterization, well stimulation, geology & geomechanics, nodal analysis, well logging/evaluation/testing, production analysis, drilling practices, and reservoir engineering
  • Learns how Petrotech Engineering interacts with other disciplines including Field Operations, Geoscience, Land, EHS, and Regulatory
  • Perform reservoir engineering studies and economic evaluations to quantify drilling potential within new and existing assets
  • Build reservoir simulation models when appropriate to validate/improve predictions and quantify uncertainty
Qualifications for reservoir engineer
  • Waterflood (and, optionally EOR) experience preferred
  • Possess good hands–on technical knowledge and experience of relevant Reservoir Engineering software ( preferrably Petrel RE, PVTSim, Saphir, Emeraude, IPM) and workflows (PVT, SCAL, reserves, decline analyses, nodal analysis, production log analysis, production optimisation, forecasting and integrated modelling)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral with the ability to challenge others in a constructive manner and negotiate with internal peers, partners and 3rd parties to influence decisions or ways of working
  • Must be a self motivated individual and possess ability to work under pressure without sacrificing quality
  • Good problem-solving skills (combining learned procedures and related experience) and the ability to handle large amounts of complex information in a detailed and coordinated manner and to identify critical issues and workflows
  • Committed to the highest principles of ethics, quality of work with a strong commitment to Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) objectives

Reservoir Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of reservoir engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for reservoir engineer
  • Plan and execute project development with team of geoscientists, drilling and production engineers, and landmen
  • Build and maintain field development plans to characterize asset potential and value
  • Identify and evaluate strategic acquisition/trade/divestiture opportunities
  • Provide support for new reserve bookings
  • Perform and review financial valuation of oil and gas assets, discounted cash flow and comparable companies multiples-based analyses
  • Produce technical presentation materials for marketing documents, management presentations and data room presentations using data provided by client or publicly available data
  • Assist senior members of the transaction team in the execution of mandates
  • Collaborate with Subsurface and Technology teams to enhance reservoir performance management strategy
  • Work with field and office personnel on programs for data acquisition/monitoring, data management and data evaluation — particularly for production optimization
  • Mentoring of less experienced or intern reservoir engineers within the asset will be required
Qualifications for reservoir engineer
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required (Petroleum Engineering)
  • Minimum of 5 years of full-time, direct work experience in the oil/gas industry
  • Knowledge of common industry tools and risk analysis, specifically, knowledge in Reservoir Simulation Modeling, Rate Transient Analysis, and familiarity with Rose software
  • BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical or Industrial) or directly-related technical field from an ABET-accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years previous engineering work experience
  • Experience as a product or quality engineer for mechanical assemblies

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