Engineer Reservoir Technology DPUSA ON - Austin

at Statoil
Location Austin, United States
Date Posted March 9, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 36 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with 21,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges. In just a few years Statoil has positioned itself as one of the largest lease holders in deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Our GoM portfolio is managed out of our Houston office. The Statoil Houston office, which was established in 2002, also manages our Marcellus, Eagle Ford and Bakken shale gas portfolios. To date Statoil has invested more than USD $11 billion in US upstream activities, and currently produces more than 150,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. We have US offices located in Anchorage, Austin, Houston, Stamford and Washington D.C. USA, and are looking for talented people to contribute to our growing activity base.

Development and Production USA (DPUSA) is responsible for Statoil’s portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments across the US. Technological innovation, rigorous safety standards, and environmental awareness drive our operations in the US and have helped Statoil to build a  portfolio of onshore, offshore and exploration assets in some of the industry’s most exciting energy resource areas. Statoil’s US headquarters are located in Houston, TX.  We also have offices in Austin, TX, Stamford, CT and Washington D.C, as well as in Mexico City. We are looking for talented people with a desire to find solutions and opportunities in even the most challenging situations to contribute to our organization.


Statoil has an opening for an Austin based graduate Reservoir Engineer.  Seeking a self-motivated individual who is a strong problem solver. Individual needs to be willing to learn and contribute immediately to the onshore reservoir team goals.  Prior industry intern experience is preferred.  Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering.


Provide reservoir engineering technical assistance to the Onshore Unconventional team

Manage, maintain and analyze a large amount of data

Develop and apply new technology/theories to the analysis of unconventional reservoirs and production performance with emphasis on optimization of new horizontal wells, reservoir characterization and reserves analysis

Able to assist with internal and SEC reserves reporting on annual basis

Learn and become proficient with the use of Aries for economic analysis

Learn and become proficient with the use of Spotfire analytics tool

Contribute to the evaluation of acquisition and divestiture opportunities

Assist in preparing long-term development scenarios

Technical Skills:

Engineering skills from simple production decline and analytical analysis to complete economic analysis

Able to effectively evaluate production and pressure data of existing wells with emphasis on deliverability prediction for economics modeling

Some understanding of fracture analysis and fracture stimulation modeling, with ability to work closely with completions engineers

Capable to work with a large amount of data, and present and work with stakeholders, both internal and external

Excellent software skills

The chosen candidate will also build competence and networking with other disciplines in the team as well as with the relevant networks and advisors

This position requires excellent communication skills including internal with management and technical positions in the office as well as with our operating partners


Bachelor's in Petroleum Engineering

General understanding of oil and gas economics

Position requires strong technical skills, ability to work well with others and a desire to make a difference on potentially large impact opportunities

Independent, self-motivated, creative, results oriented, can work to given deadlines

Ability to learn new software programs and apply this knowledge to for practical use

Knowledge of unconventional reservoirs

Ability to effectively learn and use well data and production databases (IHS, HPDI, Access, etc.)

Familiar with software such as Excel, Spotfire, IHS Harmony, Fekete RTA, etc

Office based in Austin, TX

Some field visits may be required


Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment

Very strong oral and written skills are required, as is the ability and desire to work in a multi-discipline team environment

Strong interpersonal skills

Well structured work practices

Self driven

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Flexible and a team worker

Ability and willingness to learn from and to teach others

Able to adhere to and contribute to development of best practices

Commitment to Statoil ethics and HSE standards


Statoil offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Statoil is an equal opportunity employer.


Our values are to be courageous, open, hands-on and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

An Equal Opportunity Employer Females, Minorities, Veterans, Disables and Other Protected Groups. Statoil is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral requested.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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