Delaware Reservoir Engineer in Houston, United States

at ConocoPhillips
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted July 2, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Delaware Reservoir Engineer - 00SNC

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P; company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $71 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of March 31, 2019. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,318 MBOED for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and proved reserves were 5.3 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.

Delaware Basin Overview

Our unconventional assets in the Delaware Basin are one of the company’s primary opportunities for growth. Spanning West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, the company held approximately 87,000 net acres in the Delaware at year-end 2018. The company is well positioned in some of the most prolific and lowest cost of supply zones, with an active development program underway. ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that we are using in this area exemplify this commitment.


The Delaware Development team is seeking a qualified and motivated individual for the position of Reservoir Engineer. The successful candidate will support the Delaware development program, work closely with the Reservoir Characterization team on technical content and maintain a strong working relationship with production operations as a highly-integrated team member.

Responsibilities may include:
Collaborate with integrated team to ensure successful execution of development program (drilling, completions, facilities, projects, production, regulatory, land, gas and crude marketing)
Ensure appropriate contingency plans are in place to mitigate potential disruptions
Perform and collaborate with the Permian Reservoir Performance team on subsurface and well performance studies as needed
Take ownership and facilitate integrated planning to ensure timely and successful execution on pilot/data acquisition wells
Expand and assist in maintaining a detailed drilling inventory
Collaborate with other Permian development teams to develop and share best practices
Knowledge share across ConocoPhillips unconventional reservoirs
Oversee cross-functional team meetings on execution progress and effectively communicate and track follow up items
Prepare production reports/forecasts, EUR determination, reserves analysis and booking using analytical and simulation models when applicable
Prepare Authorization for Expenditures (AFEs) for wells in core area of responsibility
Support LRP process
Support Delaware program wide technical studies and/or initiatives

Legally authorized to work in the United States
Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering, other related technical discipline or foreign equivalent
3+ years of experience in petroleum engineering
3+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry
Willing to travel 10% of the time
5+ years of direct experience as a Reservoir and/or Petroleum Engineer
Experience in the following:
CDQ / Decision & Risk Analysis
Unconventional reservoir development
Well performance analysis
Volumetric analysis
Decline curve analysis
Economic analysis
Probabilistic Distributions and analysis
Implementation of exploitation projects
Reservoir simulation
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
Experience using PEEP economic evaluation software, OFM (Oil Field Manager), RTA, Spotfire, Enersight and others
Proven analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, good judgment, and decision-making capabilities
Actively seeks out diverse people and organizations to collectively achieve business goals
Takes a holistic, end-to-end perspective to make better decisions
Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment
Self-starter with good influence skills
Strong communication, presentation, and collaboration mentality
Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable, and standing up for what is right
Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of July 14, 2019.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
Job Function: Engineering
Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level
Line of Business: Exploration & Production
Job Posting:Jul 3, 2019, 8:29:42 PM

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