Lead Reservoir Engineer in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

at ProDrill ERS
Location Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date Posted March 15, 2020
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Role Profile Lead Reservoir Engineer Our client has an immediate short-term (minimum 6 month) requirement to fill a Lead Reservoir Engineer role reporting to the Asset Manager - Non-Operated Assets. The position will deliver reservoir engineering support and technical leadership to non-operated assets. The Lead Reservoir Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of timely, high quality subsurface work necessary to underpin investment and operational decisions in relation to our client’s UK ‘Non-Operated Assets’ portfolio, comprising both partner operated assets, and our client’s operated subsea assets tied back to third party operated facilities. The role is responsible for both reservoir management and for developing ideas that improve reservoir and production performance that add value to the Non-Operated Assets portfolio. The Lead Reservoir Engineer will be required to represent our client at Joint Venture Partner meetings, both operating committee and various other sub-committee forums (eg subsurface committee, peer-review, peer-assist), to challenge and influence the operators of the assets that comprise the Non-Operated Assets portfolio, to improve reservoir and production performance, thereby adding value. The role is also likely to require technical supervision of a number of indirect reports drawn from our client’s wider technical team to ensure delivery of the required subsurface work. The role does not however have any requirement for management of personnel related issues. The candidate will be a good team player, used to working in a multi-disciplinary environment but also able to self-motivate and self-direct. They will have extensive experience and current technical capability as a Reservoir Engineer working on a variety of operated producing fields and field development projects and utilising both classical engineering and simulation techniques. They will also be experienced in leading subsurface work, have a strong track record of proactively engaging with and influencing Joint Venture Partners including experience influencing reservoir-related decisions in a non-operated role. The breadth of the role will also demand a good understanding of wider subsurface and drilling related issues. Required certifications/ experience/licences: The candidate will have a degree in an Engineering or Geoscience discipline and preferably a post-graduate qualification in Reservoir Engineering or Petroleum Engineering. They will have extensive experience and current technical capability as a Reservoir Engineer with an E&P operator working on a variety of operated producing fields and field development projects combined with experience of influencing reservoir-related decisions in a non-operated role. Work Scope: 1. Non-Operated subsea assets: Maintain reservoir model and monitor reservoir performance. Constantly seek out opportunities to optimise production and/or increase recovery. Provide technically robust inputs into economic models in order to support and recommend field development and/or well intervention activity. 2. Partner operated assets: Review and QC operator's subsurface work and undertake fit-for-purpose independent reservoir studies as required. Influence the operator to add value to our client’s Non-Operated Assets portfolio via safe and efficient field development, and value-accretive production improvements. 3. Provide high quality, accurate reporting of production profiles and reserves estimates for input into business unit monthly reports, mid-year and year-end reserves reporting and our client’s corporate business planning process. 4. Work closely with the ‘Asset Manager - Non-Operated Assets’ to generate and execute the subsurface work programmes necessary for the Non-Operated Assets portfolio. Monitor progress and prioritise work programmes, identifying additional subsurface technical support requirements and working with the ‘UK Subsurface Manager’ to ensure personnel are available to deliver the work programmes. 5. Represent our client at operating, subsurface and other sub-committee meetings, as required. 6. Undertake additional project-specific reservoir engineering studies and projects, including day to day production support, reserves reporting and production forecasting for other assets from across the UK business unit portfolio of assets, as required from time to time, broadly within the general character of the key accountabilities outlined. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

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