Chief Reservoir Engineer in London, United Kingdom

at Orion Group
Location London, United Kingdom
Date Posted January 22, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Chief Reservoir Engineer JD The role Reporting to the Group Subsurface Manager, the Chief Reservoir Engineer will work alongside functional colleagues (Development Geoscience / Petroleum Engineering) in our client’s London Headquarters and will be accountable for support and review of subsurface analyses of Discovered Resources and maintenance of company's The Chief Reservoir Engineer is accountable for Reservoir Engineering functional excellence throughout the organisation and for ensuring that reservoir engineering analyses are effectively integrated with other key disciplines.This is a highly visible role which involves routine contact with executive management and also the ability to influence without (line) authority. The incumbent will not only be an expert reservoir engineer but also have high emotional intelligence and the ability to quickly form high quality working relationships. Responsibilities Functional assurance of reservoir engineering for asset management and reservoir management. Accountable for global functional performancemonitoring / assessment including: Assurance of technical quality in project teams through regular oversight (assists & reviews). Ensure conformance with reservoir engineering standards and policies. Supporting the use of best practiceAccountable for classification, quantification and reporting of Discovered Resources per the Corporate Discovered Resource Policy. Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the Company’s Defence Documentation. Assist the Group Subsurface Manager with workforce planning of Reservoir Engineering personnel Qualifications Petroleum Engineering Degree (or similar); MSc preferred Skills (and experience) Significant (c.20+ years) post graduate experience in upstream oil and gas (exploration & production) with a key focus on reservoir engineering. Broader commercial/BD experience is valued. Expert reservoir engineer with significant hands-on experience in all aspects of reservoir engineering including “Classical” analysis, PVT, SCAL, pressure transient analysis, material balance analysis, reservoir simulation. The ability to collaborate with other subsurface disciplines in order to quantify subsurface understanding (including uncertainty and risk) and formulate / recommend integrated subsurface workflows. The ability to combine subsurface understanding with production systems constraints and ensure that this is proactively integrated with other disciplines (facilities, drilling, commercial, etc.). Prior experience in calculating, classifying, aggregating and reporting Discovered Resources in accordance with 2007 SPE PRMS. Commercially aware.Prior experience in successful unitisation negotiations would be advantageous. Highly developed influencing skills; Strong mentoring and coaching skills; track record of managing professional subsurface technical staff is desirable; Knowledge Expert reservoir engineer. Good understanding of G&G, RE, Production Systems Engineering, facilities, well design, petroleum economics and how these disciplines are inter-linked. Hands-on working knowledge of key software (Petrel, Eclipse, Kappa, Petroleum Experts IPM, etc.). Good general knowledge of the oil industry Attributes Possesses gravitas, able to establish credibility in order to gain the respect of subsurface community, peers, supervisors, senior management and external third parties. An excellent communicator (both verbally and in writing) who is personable, outgoing and able to influence without direct staff responsibility. Creative; organised; keen attention to detail. Prepared to travel regularly, including internationally. A team player who has the ability to organise, inspire, challenge, motivate and, where necessary, lead. The successful candidate will be comfortable working to multiple deadlines, and be confident dealing with senior stakeholders. Comfortable working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team with other discipline Chiefs. Our role in supporting diversity and inclusionAs an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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