Exploitation Engineer in Calgary, Canada

at Progress Energy Canada Ltd
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted December 21, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


With over 300 employees, we are committed to professional development to build upon the strengths of the team. At Progress we encourage initiative and career growth, and offer a positive, dynamic and challenging working environment. With a competitive total compensation package and a track record of success, Progress seeks the brightest and most talented professionals in their area of expertise to join our team to meaningfully contribute to the ongoing success of our company.
The Role
Progress is currently seeking an Exploitation Engineer to join the team in Calgary. Reporting to the Manager, Exploitation, the successful incumbent will be responsible for the development and optimization of unconventional oil and gas assets. This role will provide exposure to the Montney, the Vaca Muerta (Argentina), and other unconventional opportunities.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Provide technical input and guidance for short-term and long-term planning used in the Upstream Development Plan, coordinate assignments of a multi-disciplinary team to support the development and optimization of unconventional assets
Prepare proposals and business cases for projects to optimize asset development. Develop project scope and objectives, manage deliverables, timelines, resources and related budgets, resolve issues and prepare and present progress reports
Provide recommendations to optimize drilling and completing of wells, by monitoring well and reservoir performance, identify depletion or optimization opportunities and provide technical input into field development plans
Conduct detailed technical research and provide data analysis to recommend cost-reduction initiatives and production/completion optimization opportunities
Identify opportunities for improvement on technical applications to support development activities and initiatives
Develop relationships with professional associations and unconventional industry peers to keep current on best practices and trends impacting development
Monitor on-going activity within the unconventional sector and evaluate emerging exploration/exploitation prospects to help meet corporate objectives
Compile individual area budgets, prepare forecasts and projections, explaining variances, and reviewing AFE expenditures
Provide support to the evaluations engineering team in booking corporate reserves while working with third party evaluator(s) to ensure comprehensive assessments and interpretations are completed
Required Education, Experience and Skills
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, with a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in a development engineering role
Must have proven work experience within unconventional resources and have a thorough understanding of all aspects within managing an asset
Previous experience in reservoir engineering would be considered an asset
Strong working knowledge and proficiency in Accumap, GeoScout, WellView, Windows and MS Office
Excellent analytical and communications skills
Exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects at once
Ability to adapt to changing priorities
Ability to work in a fast paced environment within cross functional teams and effectively engage others in support of projects and initiatives

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