Lead Reservoir Engineer Job — Accra, Ghana

at Tullow Oil
Location Accra, Ghana
Date Posted December 1, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Job Title: Lead Reservoir Engineer Reports to Reservoir Engineering Team Lead Department: Subsurface – Jubilee, TEN (Post First Oil) & MTA Business Unit/Team: Ghana Business Unit Location: Accra Ghana Interacts With: Internal

Subsurface  Team

Business Unit Team

Project Teams

Field Staff

Government Secondees External

Government Agencies

JV Partners

External Contractors & Service Providers Supervises: N/A Job Purpose: ·     Optimise and maintain the subsurface development plan for Jubilee field, MTA or TEN fields, including in well locations and schedule

·     Support development drilling activity. Define and oversee the data gathering programs from development drilling. Adapt the development plan in light of drilling results.

·     Monitor, analyse and optimise well and reservoir performance

·     Coordinate and carry out reservoir engineering analytical studies and assessments, and data acquisition programmes.

·     Provide ranges on production forecasting and reserve assessments.

·     Train and mentor graduate trainees and GNPC / PC secondees.

·     Support Exploration activities as required. Responsibilities / Key Objectives: ·     Be responsible for all reservoir engineering activity for the Jubilee, MTA or TEN developments.

·     Represent Tullow in Government and Partners meetings on all reservoir engineering topics

·     Initiate and drive data acquisition programs, including DST planning & execution; fluid sampling & PVT studies; special core analysis; wireline formation testing; etc. Design, tender and conduct laboratory studies with outside contractors as required

·     Be responsible for subsurface reservoir analytical and simulation studies and the provision of production profiles and reserves assessment data, in conjunction with other team members. Includes building / running reservoir simulation models, complemented by analytical tecniquies such as material balance, Buclkey-Leverett etc.

·     Monitor, analyse, manage and optimise well and reservoir performance

·     Mentor and train potential new recruits

·     Be an active member of the wider petroleum-reservoir engineering community and be involved in peer reviews on other assets. Carry-out RE development work on projects in the Business Unit and any other discoveries made where Tullow is operator and/or JV partner

·     Be the custodian of field production profiles for a range of life of field development scenarios and their related reserve levels. This is key for Tullow assessment of assets(s) values and the related corporate bookings of reserves

Person Specification

Education: Tertiary – petroleum engineering or equivalent

Extensive experience in oil and gas development and operations Skills: ·     Broad knowledge base incorporating specialised expertise in own discipline field and across related disciplines, built through experience on multiple, varied projects including variety of reservoir types.

·     Analytical

·     Communication skills high – verbal and written

·     Mentoring and training potential recruits

·     Ideally used to international new country environments.

·     Strong operational reservoir engineering skills and experience

·     Strong modelling reservoir engineering skills

·     Skilled user of typical upstream software such as KAPPA Saphir & Emeraude, PVTp, PETEX suite, ECLIPSE Suite and Petrel Business Behaviours: Excellent verbal, written, listening and influencing skills

Able to work effectively as part of a team

Able to work on own initiative

Takes a proactive approach

Able to take responsibility and manage tasks through to completion

Reacts quickly & flexibly to changing circumstances

Uses initiative to ensure issues are overcome

Seeks ways to find and apply best practice

Adopts a pragmatic, fit for purpose approach

Open, honest & reliable.

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