Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Modeling, Geophysicist
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: competitive
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States

Reservoir Characterization Role - Fluids/PVT Expert

Coordinate with BUs and lab professionals to help manage fluids lab testing program. Responsibilities include directing lab workflows, managing lab data, working PVT data analysis (with internal and external PVT reports), developing EoS models & BOT, developing final report, and presenting post project reviews with BUs.

Skills required:

  • technical fluids/PVT background including experience with variety of reservoirs/fluids (oil, gas, and condensate reservoirs
  • experience in fluid characterization including creating BOT/EOS, tuning and creating global models
  • experience with lab testing oversight
  • PVT report analysis/QAQC
  • project management & communication
  • Position is in-person reporting to EMHC


  • Significant experience modeling in PVT software (internally use EMTherm but external hires will likely have background in vendor software which is okay)
  • Excel, OneNote


• Provide guidance to support the Reservoir Leadership Team in achieving desired performance objectives.

• Support / Advise Reservoir Leadership Team to aid in maintaining high technical standards

• Develop plans / programs as required by the Reservoir Management team

• Guide / support reservoir engineers to establish and implement plans that meet reservoir engineering requirements

• Experienced in reservoir simulation and able to perform / guide detailed simulation studies

• Perform / guide simulation and other studies to evaluate various depletion schemes and to investigate technical issues

• Perform all related studies necessary to perform simulation studies including Pressure, Volume, Temperature (PVT), inflow/outflow, relative permeability, Special Core Analysis Laboratory (SCAL) and other evaluations

• Perform depletion plan assessments to support the company in asset acquisition evaluations

• Lead and/or participate in Peer Reviews to insure high technical standards are maintained

• Provide necessary input to drilling, facilities, and other groups as required to support projects

• Willing to mentor less experienced reservoir engineers in performing simulation and other studies

• Document results in a comprehensive and understandable format, both in written and in graphic forms

• Provide timely and focused updates of results/plans to management/partners/others


• Develop project-specific strategies with the Project Team to address identified risks and challenges

• Support risk assessments and studies as defined in the Project Risk Management Plan, and ensure results are addressed as relevant field work is executed

• Support uncertainty analysis studies and value of information assessments for data acquisition plans

• Share safety-related Lessons Learned across project(s) and within the company

• May facilitate Reservoir Team meetings

• May be assigned other services / studies by the Reservoir Leadership Team

• Maintains a high degree of ethical conduct

• Ability to work in environment with changing priorities

• Develop / deliver technical presentations

• Provide regulatory compliance support as required


• University degree or equivalent

  • 5 - 15 years of relevant experience in a similar role
• Demonstrated work experience in Reservoir Engineering positions in Oil & Gas Industry

• Exceptional knowledge of reservoir engineering fundamentals and technical skills

• Experienced in building, running and evaluating dynamic models to evaluate various technical issues

• Knowledge of how to conduct reservoir simulation studies to address required issue in a timely and efficient manner

• Capability to identify issues and solutions and conduct reservoir evaluations independently

• Willingness to direct and guide the work of less experienced engineers

• Good interpersonal and communication skills

• Initiative and problem solving capability with flexibility to react to unforeseen conditions

• Ability to work under pressure in an environment which expects the highest levels of customer service, confidentiality and ethical behavior

• Working knowledge of reservoir management practices, processes, and expectations

• Ability and desire to function in an integrated project team environment, develop successful working relationships with emphasis on effective communications in an integrated team environment

• Must be able to effectively communicate / influence multiple levels, from Senior Level Manager to worker

• Willingness to travel / live away from home for extended time periods

• Proficient in use of computers and programs such as Microsoft Office

• Read, write, and speak fluent English, as required to function effectively within a Project Team

• No training will be provided (other than company specific safety standards and procedures)

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.