Lead Reservoir Engineer (Contract) — Abu Dhabi, UAE

at WTS Energy
Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted June 15, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Contract
Min. Years Experience Required 15


WTS Energy is currently looking for a Lead Reservoir Engineer to work in Abu Dhabi on a contractual basis. The client is an international E&P operator.

Provides hands on reservoir engineering activities within client assets and/or new business opportunities to ensure proper implementation of development plans designed to optimize or improve ultimate recovery. Includes initiating and guiding in Improved/Enhanced Hydrocarbon (HC) Recovery pilot programs, reservoir monitoring, and field development studies to determine medium and long-term implications of different depletion options.
Defines and implements quality control and quality assurance standards for all reservoir engineering activities within Subsurface team. Recommending major / new development / recovery projects and advising management as to the optimum exploitation plans or development strategies.
Must work in an integrated team, maintaining open and effective communication, and is required to have a working knowledge and strategic overview of Improved Recovery projects from screening to implementation stage. Candidate should demonstrate critical thinking abilities with an eagerness to deliver tasks in a timely and proactive manner.

Projects Screening & Pilot Designs

  • Carry out screening studies to evaluate IOR/EOR options considering reservoir conditions, and commercial and technical feasibility.
  • Carry out and recommend IOR/EOR pilots, analyze and evaluate results and make recommendations.
  • Recommend and advise management as to the optimum EOR/IOR option or pilot design based on Techno-economic analysis
  • Support MP to identify potential investment / farm-in opportunities utilizing commercial IOR/EOR technologies

Field Depletion / Development Plans

  • Carry out the investigation of problems related to reservoirs exploitation and recommend suitable solutions. Include the use of new tools, logging techniques, studies, etc.
  • Initiate short and long-term reservoir depletion strategies based on optimized reservoir studies/ management plans
  • Identify IOR opportunities or methods like artificial lift, productivity enhancement, completion techniques and pressure maintenance methods, to improve HC recovery
  • Estimate ranges of economic and ultimate recovery factors to rank development options


  • Keep abreast of technological development in the field of improved HC recovery
  • Draw on the experience of other major oil/gas companies to ensure application of latest reservoir management technology
  • Evaluate / recommend trials of new technologies.
  • Direct / facilitate technical workshops.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferably in Petroleum/Reservoir Engineering. A Master’ s degree is an added advantage.


  • Minimum 15 year of experience in the reservoir engineering which at least 5 years (on-the-job experience) in EOR/IOR projects would be required.


  • Analytical skills, Observation and Investigation skills, Subsurface software skills, Data Interpretation skills,
  • Expert specific computer skills for own expertise area.
  • Expert in mentoring skills.
  • Competent in other skills within the discipline (e.g. Development, Production, Economics etc).
  • Aware of all and knowledgeable of cross functional disciplines.
  • Project management skills.
  • Communication and presentation skills.

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