Research/Reservoir Engineer in Grand Forks, United States

at University of North Dakota
Location Grand Forks, United States
Date Posted March 24, 2020
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


University of North Dakota

Hiring Department: Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification: $50,000 plus/annual, full-time, benefited, exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.

Position Summary: Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

We are looking for an energetic and imaginative engineer or scientist to contribute to the success of the EERC and its clients as we pursue problem solving related to advanced challenges in conventional and unconventional reservoirs such as production mechanisms and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in tight reservoir rocks, CO2 storage, high-volume brine disposal, and production data analysis and interpretation for unconventional reservoirs.

The selected candidate will perform one or more of the following functions:
Evaluate and interpret geoscience and engineering data.
Use oil and gas industry simulation and other software packages to determine the long-term performance of subsurface reservoirs and the fate of produced/injected fluids.
Constructively work with other groups at the center; suggest, assist with, and prepare proposals to potential clients, manage client tasks and projects; and report results to clients.
Occasional travel will be required.
This position is located at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), an international leader in energy and environmental research, conducting projects for clients throughout the United States and the world. The EERC offers opportunities in a positive and multidisciplinary environment to people with an exceptional work attitude, dedication to high professional standards, and commitment to personal development.

At the EERC, we know our people are our greatest asset. Our team of over 200 is sought after worldwide to solve energy and environmental challenges in innovative ways. Since 1951, we’ve worked with over 1,300 clients in 53 countries. We recognize that quality, market-driven science and engineering technologies come from engaged, motivated employees. We encourage lifelong learning through our Employee Development Program and offer many opportunities for both professional and personal growth. In addition to competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package, the EERC provides opportunities for inventors of commercialized technologies to share in the profits. As part of the University of North Dakota, employees are eligible for tuition waivers and reduced tuition for family members. Apply with us for a position that can turn into a lifelong passion and a work environment that’s more like a family.

For more information regarding the EERC, visit

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Effective at project/task/personnel management in area of expertise.
Track record of excellent team work and customer service.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering.
Research experience within the Bakken Petroleum System.
Experience in the field of geomechanics.
Experience in well planning and design.
Experience history-matching and predicting field injection/production with Computer Modeling Group Ltd. software.
Experience with field production, pressure transient, and decline curve analyses.
Applicants may be required to deliver a presentation to interviewers during the interview.
Cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae
Successful completion of a criminal history background check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with well drilling, field production operations, and data interpretation.
Experience in the fields of CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR), CO2 storage, and brine disposal.

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

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