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Principal Reservoir Engineer

Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS)
Updated: Feb 3 2013
Desired Expertise: Petroleum Engineering, Production Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, unconventional, tight gas, shale gas
Experience: 10+ years
Minimum Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Salary: $180,000 - $230,000
Location: Houston, TX, US
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Work Authorization: North America
Job Description:

The Regional Director of Reservoir engineering is interviewing now for this senior level, lead role...

The Client:

A major oil and gas company who has set its sights on becoming the major onshore US operator. With operations in 37 countries, building on 40 years of experience, they are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. Employing more than 21,000 individuals worldwide, they can offer anyone an excellent career opportunity.

The Project:

To date my client has invested more than USD $11 billion in US Onshore upstream activities, and currently produces more than 70,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. They have recently acquired a number of shale assets and want to build a successful team to manage this development.

The Role:

Based in Houston the position will report directly to the Director of Reservoir engineering helping to lead the successful development of newly acquired Marcellus shale assets.

Suitable Applicants:

• Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
• 10 + years of experience, preferably with US onshore operations
• The position requires strong technical skills, ability to work well with others and a desire to make a difference on potentially large impact opportunities
• Very proficient with databasing and the relevant software
• Experience in unconventionals with shale gas and/or tight gas plays, is desired
• Experience with the Marcellus in particular is highly desirable
• Ability to effectively use well data and production databases (IHS, HPDI etc)
• Familiar with software such as Excel, Spotfire, Aries, RTA Fekete, OFM, Eclipse etc

Your key duties will include:

• Provide reservoir engineering technical expertise for the Marcellus subsurface team
• Manage, maintain and analyse a large well database
• Help customize the engineering software solutions/simulators for this project
• Develop and apply new technology/theories to the analysis of unconventional reservoirs and production performance with emphasis on optimization of new horizontal wells, reservoir characterization and reserves analysis
• Able to assist with internal and SEC reserves reporting on annual basis
• Improve the determination of the ultimate recovery per well/prospect
• Engineering skills from production decline analysis and analytical modelling to numerical simulation
• Able to effectively evaluate production and pressure data of existing wells with emphasis on deliverability prediction for economics modelling
• Some understanding of fracture analysis and fracture stimulation modelling, expected to work closely with completions and production engineers
• Capable to work with a large amount of data, and present and work with stakeholder, both internal and external


My client offers offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package

Next Stage:
WRS have interview slots available with the respective Directors for the next 7 days so if you have the above skills and experience and are looking to work for a global leader apply now. For suitable applicants WRS will provide full information on the client, projects and role.

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