at Chesapeake Energy
Location San Antonio, United States
Date Posted April 3, 2017
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 2


The Petrotech Engineer II is an intermediate-level position who, under general supervision and guidance, performs routine aspects of engineering assignments requiring knowledge of engineering principles. Conducts engineering studies. Secures, interprets, and evaluates data. Applies basic understanding of the engineering function. Ability to perform routine engineering assignments, under review. Possesses a good understanding of the role's own technical or specialized professional knowledge and has defined skills directly related to the functions purpose.  Problems can be defined and understood with a limited range of solutions made available and solved with reference to past experience and reference points. Able to draft and defend a basic technical paper; can deliver a basic technical presentation.

Job Description

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities

  • Evaluates costs and estimates the production capabilities and economic value of oil and gas wells, to evaluate the economic viability of potential drilling sites.
  • Develops plans for oil and gas field drilling, and for product recovery and treatment.
  • Directs and monitors the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, or well surveys.
  • Analyzes data to recommend placement of wells and supplementary processes to enhance production.
  • Monitors production rates, and plans rework processes to improve production.
  • Interprets drilling and testing information.
  • Specifies and supervises well modification and stimulation programs to maximize oil and gas recovery.
  • Assists engineering and other personnel to solve operating problems.
  • Confers with scientific, engineering, and technical personnel to resolve design, research, and testing problems.
  • Coordinates the installation, maintenance, and operation of oil field equipment.
  • Performs field and screening studies of existing assets and potential acquisitions, including associated economic analyses.
  • Recommends, acquires, and analyzes the necessary test data used to define accurate reservoir characterization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Engineering from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program required or
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license required or
  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in Engineering from a program in which the correlating Bachelor’s degree is accredited by the ABET EAC required

Work Experience

  • 2-5+ years of related work experience required.


Core Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate basic computer knowledge through effective use of a personal computer including Microsoft Office applications.  Able to learn company specific applications.
  • Able to effectively manage time and prioritize projects in order to meet established deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to work effectively with all levels of co-workers, clients, and other external contacts.
  • Able to effectively abide company policies, procedures, and technology.
  • Able to function independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team.
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

Job Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of the oil and gas industry.
  • Knowledge and practical application of well performance/nodal analysis, pressure transient analysis, material balance, volumetric and decline curve analyses in the evaluation are essential.
  • Knowledge and practical application of volumetric calculations, decline curve reserve determinations, appropriate analogue techniques and material balance assessments.

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