Business Development Reservoir Engineering in Houston, United States

at BP
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted September 5, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Job profile summary:
Responsible for utilising broad reservoir experience and classical reservoir engineering methods to collate data from the field, ensuring it is properly analysed and integrated into the team’s current understanding to inform decision making and the appropriate reservoir management and surveillance activities are planned and implemented.
Job Advert:
Key Accountabilities
Evaluate value adding acquisition and joint venture opportunities
Attend management presentations and review datarooms for acquisition opportunities of interest
Develop type curves and technical assumptions to characterize undeveloped locations and fields
Networking with other team members, determine spacing assumptions, location counts, and reserves for undeveloped wells and fields of interest
Develop decline curves for producing wells for inclusion in evaluations
Working with other team members, define key commercial parameters for inclusion in evaluations (drilling costs, lifting costs, midstream terms)
Identify sources of value and upside that can contribute to the potential benefits for BPX in acquisitions and to highlight for Potential Buyers of BPX assets.
Utilizing Aries, pull all key evaluation assumptions together and run economics for the assets of interest
Contribute and provide key sections of management presentations when BPX selling assets
Develop clear and concise presentations to communicate results of evaluations to management
Actively project manage external reserve consultants to deliver 3rd party reserve studies for divestments within agreed parameters
Work closely with BD Project Managers and Reservoir Engineer to deliver projects within the parameters established by the business
Provide insightful market technical intelligence and competitor technical analysis to inform Business Development Activity
Interface with counterparts at other companies to understand differences in assumptions and evaluations
Attend A&D; industry conferences and events to identify opportunities and progress understanding of evolving industry technical evaluation practices
Essential Experience and Job Requirements
At least 5 to 10 years of relevant Reservoir Engineering experience required
Strong preference for BD RE experience
Be a self-starter who can work in high pressure environment with tight deadlines
Able to work seamlessly in periods of intense activity but the position also requires the ability to utilize downtime to refine analytical models, develop tools and methods to optimize asset valuation
Work well in a team environment with experts from different disciplines
Extensive experience and proficiency utilizing Aries required
Experience utilizing other key evaluation software packages and external DBs
Strong communication and presentation skills
Ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables in parallel
Strong influencing skills to progress discussions with counterparties and consultants
Networking skills necessary to bring together multiple inputs from various functional SMEs
Essential Education
BS in Petroleum Engineering or other engineering field
Desirable Criteria and Qualifications
Foster an environment of safety first operations
Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in fast paced business development environment
Possess the tenacity necessary to tackle any challenge and a growth mindset to be on constant lookout for new solutions
Strong team behaviours and ability to network effectively with colleagues to bring together an evaluation and work product reflecting several key functions
About BP:
BP's BPX Energy business (formerly known as the Lower 48) operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Denver (Colorado), BPX Energy employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the premier, high return, onshore exploration and production company that consistently increases asset value. Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins. In 2018, BP completed a $10.5 billion acquisition of BHP's world-class unconventional oil and gas assets in the Permian-Delaware basin in Texas, along with two premium positions in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville basins in Texas and Louisiana. These assets currently produce 190,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, of which about 45 percent are liquid hydrocarbons. The deal represents BP’s largest purchase since buying ARCO in 1999. It is a transformational acquisition for our BPX Energy business which gives the BPX Energy team access to some of the best acreage in some of the best basins in the onshore U.S.
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