Reservoir Engineer — Aberdeen, UK

at Premier Oil
Location Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date Posted June 21, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Contract


Key Requirements

1 Lead the development, maintenance and history matching of the Assets dynamic reservoir simulation model. Utilise classical reservoir engineering techniques such as material balance and decline curves as appropriate to support the model.

2 To work as an integrated team member with geoscientists, drilling and production engineers to monitor field performance and optimise production.

3 Assess opportunities for future infill wells, workovers and near-field exploration targets and prepare well recommendations and AFEs as appropriate.

4 Attendance at relevant external reviews (e.g. OGA) and other ad-hoc technical meetings, representing Premier as operator.

5 Develop production and reserve booking profiles for input in to business unit report, CAD and year end reserves.

6 Begin planning and preparations for CoP, if required.

Job Description

Skills / experience:
Extensive experience as a Reservoir Engineer with an E&P Operator working on operated development and production projects.

Substantial experience in dynamic modelling, history matching and sensitivity analysis using Eclipse (or similar software).

Track record of proactively proposing and implementing successful reservoir management recommendations.

Knowledge (e.g. systems, software, procedures, regulations):
Fully competent reservoir engineer with classical reservoir engineering skills.

Up to date working knowledge of technical software including Eclipse, Petrel, analytical tools, and Microsoft Office.

Familiarity with hydrocarbon resources estimation and reporting.

Systematic approach to uncertainty management and the ability to work with limited data.

Ability to work within the framework provided by company investment guidelines; appraise, concept, select, define and execute.

Good awareness of latest industry innovations.

Good understanding of drilling and production operations.

Attributes and behaviours:

Highly motivated goal-oriented professional.

Able to establish technical credibility in order to gain the respect of peers, supervisors, and external third parties.

Ability to develop practical solutions to problems and gain agreement with senior managers in the BU, corporate and function.

Ability to manage confidential information with appropriate sensitivity.

Ability to succinctly articulate risks and uncertainty in complex scenarios.

Comfortable working autonomously and in teams, sometimes mentoring and assisting others.

Leadership qualities.

Detail focused, with ability to prioritise workloads to ensure deadlines are met.

Exhibits the core Premier behaviours of creativity, decisiveness, delivery, openness and ability to work well with others in a team environment.


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