at Chesapeake Energy
Location Oklahoma City, United States
Date Posted April 17, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 15


Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.



The Sr. Reservoir Engineering Advisor is a senior-level position and is recognized as a technical expert throughout the company and the oil and gas industry. Responsible for developing recommendations regarding functional expertise across the company. Advances the company and the industry in new technologies. Required to participate in creating best practices and providing cross-disciplinary advice to multiple teams. Expected to mentor and disseminate knowledge to less experienced engineers. Will serve as an effective project manager on numerous, simultaneous large and complex projects. Has an understanding of complex design and performance issues in dynamic or crisis situations based on broad and deep applied professional experience; has budgetary type of accountabilities and direct impacts upon a revenue center's viability and its quality of service via personal contributions.

Job Description

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides recommendations and advise in particular area of expertise.
  • Evaluates current practices to identify improvement opportunities company wide.
  • Attends industry events to gather data or represent company.
  • Identifies and tracks new technologies in their area of expertise that have potential to benefit the company.
  • Assess costs and estimate 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.
  • Monitors production rates, and plans rework processes to improve production.
  • Interprets drilling and testing information.
  • 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, mentors and develops less experienced engineers. Recruits, develops and oversees development/training plan for entry-level engineers and summer engineering interns, etc.
  • Promotes shared learnings and best practices.
  • Serves as effective project manager on select larger and more complex projects company wide.
  • Acts as an integral contributor to field leadership, interface extensively with field operations.
  • Troubleshoots broader and more technical operational problems.
  • Cultivates and manages career development and training plans for entry-level engineers and summer engineering interns.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Core Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate basic computer knowledge through effective use of a personal computer including Microsoft Office applications.  Able to learn company specific applications.
  • Able to effectively manage time and prioritize projects in order to meet established deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to work effectively with all levels of co-workers, clients, and other external contacts.
  • Able to effectively abide company policies, procedures, and technology.
  • Able to function independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team.
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

Job Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of the oil and gas industry.
  • Expert knowledge and ability to integrate well performance/nodal analysis, pressure transient analysis, material balance, volumetric and decline curve analyses in the evaluation are essential.
  • Expert knowledge and application of volumetric calculations, decline curve reserve determinations, appropriate analogue techniques and material balance assessments.
  • Expertise in economic evaluation and reserve assessment for exploration programs, development drilling programs, work overs and production optimization opportunities.
  • Ability to use rigorous logic, critical thinking skills and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  • Expert knowledge of and skills associated with reservoir simulation techniques
  • Expert knowledge of unconventional experience associated with tight gas reservoirs, CBM development, and shale gas resource work.

Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university   in Engineering from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program required, or
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license required, or
  • Master’s degree from an accredited university- Masters of Engineering degree from a program in which the correlating Bachelor’s degree is accredited by the ABET EAC required.

Work Experience

  • 15+ years of related work experience required.


Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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