Principal Engineer Reservoir Technology in Austin, United States

at Equinor US Operations LLC
Location Austin, United States
Date Posted July 7, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


This is a position in Global Unconventional Reservoir Management team. Serve as a technical resource supporting Equinor’s Onshore Assets. Willison Basin, Eagle Ford or Appalachian basin experience is preferred.

Conduct reservoir engineering evaluations on selected properties to evaluate their potential, predict reservoir performance, evaluate completion strategies, optimize future depletion and development plans.

The main work tasks will be:
Analyze reservoir data, decline curve analysis, static and flowing material balance calculations, rate transient analysis and volumetric estimationsAnalyze geological information and integrate peers and public data to assist field development, A&D; activities, and booking reserves and resourcesPlay an active role in Business Planning, Long Range Plan and evaluating AFEs for operated and non-operated assetsFocus on production optimization and reservoir surveillanceContribute to data acquisition program and pilots to improve existing well productivityPerform lookback on capital projects and incorporating findingsIdentify and quantify key subsurface uncertainties that impact the project or well economicsCollaborate with other disciplines such as Exploration, Data Science, Research Technology and Drilling Completion team

QualificationsBachelor or Master’s Degree in a Petroleum Engineering discipline15+ years of industry experienceAt least 7+ years of experience in Unconventional Reservoirs in the United StatesKnowledgeable in annual Business Planning process, field development strategy, and Capital Value Process for Unconventional ReservoirsKnowledge and ability to work with IHS Harmony or KAPPA, ARIES, and SpotfireProficient in Integrated Production/Field Modeling (Petex IPM/IFM)Strong technical and economic evaluation skillsMentoring junior staffAbility to effectively use well data and production databases (IHS, RS Energy, and Drilling Info)Some travel and field visitsOffice based in Austin, TXRelevant experience may compensate for formal qualifications.

Personal QualitiesExcellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environmentVery strong oral and written skills are required, as is the ability and desire to work in a multi-discipline team environmentYou are energized by new challenges, teamwork, and can handle periodical high workloadYou have a strong commercial mindset, a desire to contribute to Equinor’s bottom line, and you live by Equinor’s values.Ability to live by our safety and security expectationsSelf-drivenAbility and willingness to teach othersAbility to live by our safety and security expectations.
We Offer
We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Equinor wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.

General Information
Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. 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.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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