Petroleum Engineer (Reservoir Surveillance) in Sydney, Australia

at Resourceful Recruitment
Location Sydney, Australia
Date Posted March 21, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Innovative workplace that promotes diversity and inclusion
Ensure safe, reliable, and optimal production
Highly competitive salary + uplift and benefits

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.

As the Petroleum Engineer (Reservoir Surveillance) , you will sustain and optimise company assets by providing pragmatic field development plans, identifying short to medium term production opportunities and monitoring & optimising reservoir, well and field performance.

Develop reservoir depletion plans to optimise and enhance oil production and ensure reliable gas delivery to PNG LNG through:
Utilising petroleum engineering best practice to analyse reservoir, well, facility and field data to optimise production performance and to identify and evaluate additional opportunities
Integrating wellbore performance requirements with drilling and completion design, surface facility architecture and production operations
Optimisation of near wellbore and well performance, gas lift and swing well programmes
Identification and promotion of future well-work programme activities
Preparation of oil and gas production forecasts
Ensure that annual oil and gas production budget forecasts are met by using all necessary reservoir surveillance mechanisms, while ensuring that depletion plans for each field are adhered to
Develop and implement optimal data acquisition strategies for each field to ensure production optimisation, reservoir modelling, corporate and external requirements are met
Contribute to production engineering issues in exploration and emerging business units as required
Supervise and mentor less experienced staff in all aspects of petroleum and reservoir engineering
Ensure compliance with OSL’s HSES policies and standards in all activities

Experience required:
Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering
7+ years’ upstream oil and gas industry experience with majority spent with owner/operator
Advanced understanding of production and reservoir engineering, facility operations, well and completion design
Advanced understanding of daily production monitoring and early diagnosis of production problems
Advanced skills in well test interpretation and design, nodal analysis and production optimisation using PROSPER and GAP
Advanced understanding of artificial lift design and optimisation
Sound understanding of metering and allocation strategies to enable optimal production surveillance
Sound understanding of reservoir simulation using ECLIPSE and MBAL
Willingness and ability to collaborate and communicate across a range of technical abilities and experience levels in a multicultural setting

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.
Australian working rights required.
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 3603

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