Chief Reservoir Engineer — United Kingdom

at Subsurface Global
Location United Kingdom
Date Posted October 5, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


This is a fantastic role for a Principal Petroleum Engineer to gain maximum exposure across an ever growing FTSE 100 exploration and production company.

The Position:

The organisation have recently made some world class greenfield discoveries and are presently developing those. This position will support the COO and Development Manager across a broad range of petroleum engineering requirements. Functionally you will support a portfolio of assets in various countries worldwide, supporting the reservoir and petroleum engineers based locally and you will also play an important role contributing towards the appraisal phase of a world class greenfield development. The ideal candidate will be able to bring a broad set of skills across reservoir simulation with an understanding of broader well planning, well location, drilling and production technology techniques.

A summary of key accountabilities are:

  • Provide petroleum engineering input into multi-disciplinary projects, including reservoir & well performance evaluation, field appraisal & development planning and implementation, well placement & production optimization, decision & risk analysis.
  • Provide petroleum engineering support to Exploration and New Venture projects in liaison with commercial and technical teams.
  • Analyse and feed information into business planning and Group reporting, including co-ordination of reserves reporting.
  • Participate and coordinate technical presentations to the Executive Team, Management Team and external parties.
  • Assist in preparation of P&L Inventory, reserve and development cost estimates.
  • Develop field appraisal strategies to cost-effectively mature discoveries through to development.
  • Plan, initiate and coordinate relevant petroleum engineering studies, operations and assurance activities.
  • Evaluate, select & manage service companies / consultants to support company’s technical work programmes.
  • Must be confident in succinctly summarizing key technical findings, implications and conclusions including potential risks to projects and recommended forward plans
  • Must be comfortable working across a spectrum of projects including early stage new ventures, exploration and appraisal projects and production operations.
  • Broad Petroleum Engineering background with experience working in an international context, within an upstream E&P company, preferably covering subsurface, production technology, operations and development projects.
  • Experience working on range of oil & gas developments across onshore, offshore & deepwater environments with an in-depth understanding of all aspects of hydrocarbon exploration and production. Should have a good handle on well costs, facility/production concepts, operations costs, uptimes and schedules and industry means of generating these key requirements (benchmarks, analogues, Questor, Engineering companies etc)
  • Extensive experience and capability to ensure credibility both internally and externally.
  • Well developed management skills that can be applied to integrated projects. Capable of structuring and writing technical file notes and reports in a concise and evidence based manner.

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