Principal Engineer Reservoir Technology, Austin

at Statoil
Location Austin, United States
Date Posted November 2, 2017
Category Petroleum Engineer
Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Develop technology strategy and identify technology development opportunities in the field of Shale Oil and Gas recovery, drainage and production strategies

Develop business cases and models for technology commercialization that reflect its value

Perform comprehensive, structured, commercial-oriented, fit-for-purpose technology qualification in: shale oil and gas reservoir technologies, mainly focusing in enhanced oil recovery for shale oil and gas resources

Design and develop enhanced stimulation and drainage technologies for ultra-tight reservoirs

Work independently while contributing in cross-disciplinary/cross-functional teams

Engage in active stakeholder management

Develop and manage projects in compliance with technology management process. Provide periodic technology development updates to management

Develop and maintain excellent relationships with external research collaborators (universities, national labs, vendors, etc.)

Influence process optimization and modification using technology development

Apply and ensure compliance with Statoil’s management system

Previous experience with technology development and field qualification of enhanced oil recovery processes is an asset

Competent in using numerical reservoir simulators, data-driven and analytical tools for production forecasting

Experience with enhanced oil recovery in shale oil and gas

Experience in developing and managing technology implementation projects

Broad perspective of environmental challenges in the shale business

Strong interest in solving challenging problems in shale operations in a low-cost environment

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

10+ years of relevant experience

Personal Qualities
Ability to live by "I am safety" expectations

Commercial mindset with an ability and interest in developing projects with strong business cases for CAPEX and OPEX reduction

Entrepreneurial attitude to undertake complex tasks that require cross-disciplinary/cross-functional integration

Open mind with an ability to transfer skillsets and experience towards multiple business sensitive projects

Analytical and strategic thinking

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated with excellent interpersonal communication and knowledge sharing skills combined with the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

To succeed in this position, it is critical that you enjoy working with other technical specialists through the value chain

To enjoy working in this position you will need to be comfortable working within multidisciplinary teams and as an extended team member on varied short and long term projects

We Offer
.Statoil offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Statoil is an equal opportunity employer.
General Information
Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

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