Petroleum Engineer in Sydney, Australia

at Resourceful Recruitment
Location Sydney, Australia
Date Posted December 11, 2017
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Join a dynamic and creative team – top end technical work
Innovative workplace that promotes diversity, inclusion and flexibility
2-year fixed-term-contract with likely extensions
Oil Search was established in Papua New Guinea in 1929 and is the country’s largest oil producer and private employer. Over 95% of its assets are in PNG, where it holds oil and gas production and exploration licences plus a 29% interest in the US$19 billion PNG LNG Project. This world class liquefied natural gas (LNG) development, which delivered its first LNG sales in May 2014, has quadrupled Oil Search’s production and transformed the Company into a major LNG exporter.

Oil Search has a clear strategy to drive future growth. We are pursuing opportunities to develop additional LNG trains in PNG, underpinned by existing discovered gas resources in the NW Highlands, including the P’nyang gas field in PRL 3, and the Elk-Antelope fields in the onshore Gulf Province. Oil Search believes that there is presently sufficient gas to support at least two PNG LNG-sized expansion trains and possibly three trains, contingent on additional appraisal drilling.

A unique opportunity now exists for a Petroleum Engineer to join the business and contribute to one of the company’s top 5 strategic initiatives for 2018.

Design and execute petroleum engineering operations including workovers and stimulations to improve production
Monitor production performance and optimise well productivity
Petroleum engineering analyses with responsibility for all sand-face to separator forecasting assumptions including
Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR) model, Choice of semi-analytical inflow model (Prosper), Skin Factor, Non-Darcy Skin Factor, Calibration of IPR and using reservoir pressure and down-hole pressure (PDHG) data
Vertical Lift Performance (VLP) model, Calibration of VLP using PDHG and THP data (Prosper), Calibration of IPR and VLP using reservoir pressure and THP data (Prosper)
Network Performance model (basis for coupled forecast). Calibration of Network model using Flowline pressures and Separator pressure (Prosper).
Provision of robust IPR matches on all wells (e.g. reservoir pressure, water cut, GOR, KH, S and D downhole and surface pressures)
Manage production well-by-well reserves and EUR databases
Identify upside reserve and/or production projects
Support Joint Venture operations and management

Tertiary qualifications in Petroleum Engineering
10+ years experience in strong technical roles involving mature producing oil and gas fields
Experience in complex mature producing environments involving multi-zone completions, compartmentalisation, gas reinjection, swing cycle uncertainties, IPR, VLP and network modelling involving Prosper
Proven ability to work independently, can meet strict deadlines with a strong delivery focus
An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards
An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization with excellent communication skills and a strong ability to influence at a senior level
This role presents a truly unique opportunity to join a highly successful oil and gas company and work alongside global experts. Employees enjoy a host of job-related benefits, from health and well-being and employee assistance programs, through to industry training and flexible work arrangements. This position is based in Sydney CBD full interstate relocation provided.

Oil Search is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe inclusion inspires innovation and welcome applications from all, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

To APPLY , please follow the link and upload your current resume in word format. If you have any questions please contact Conor Murdock at Resourceful Recruitment on +61 7 3214 360

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