Reservoir Engineer — Afghanistan

at ECC
Location Afghanistan
Date Posted December 6, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 10


CR1582: Reservoir Engineer Job Location OUTSIDE THE U.S. City or Country Afghanistan Job Responsibilities ECC is seeing a Reservoir Engineer who will be part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated team of geoscientists and engineers charged with carrying out technical and commercial evaluation to maximize value from producing gas fields in support of the Sheberghan to Mazar-e Sharif gas pipeline and the gas processing plant associated with it.   The Reservoir Engineer will serve as a Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum while working closely with field personnel to add engineering insight on producing fields at various stages of the development life cycle and maximize value through surveillance, enhanced recovery, value assessment of exploration and capital reinvestment.  The role will involve a mixture of surveillance through to field development planning along with design and support of well work.

The position requires an ability to re-evaluate existing fields to establish optimal economic solutions. This may involve evaluation of infill drilling, recompletions, restimulations, or adjustments in floods through surveillance and conformance work.  The successful candidate will need to be a creative thinker that is willing to re-look at existing problems to maximize value.

The location of this position will be Kabul, Afghanistan with some travel required to the Northern provinces to review the progress of power plant development.


The USAID-funded Mining Investment and Development for Afghan Sustainability (MIDAS) project was launched in March 2013 to assist the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) to responsibly and efficiently develop the nation’s mineral wealth. MIDAS supports the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) and the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) to improve expertise for resource extraction, develop investor-friendly laws and regulations, and increase opportunities for Afghan businesses to participate in the extractive industries value chain.

Natural Gas is the top priority of the Afghan Government. In particular, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is currently drilling and rehabilitating gas wells in Sheberghan province. The aim is create a pipeline and gas-fired power plant in Mazar-e-Sharif to address energy shortages across Afghanistan. An 89km gas pipeline from Sheberghan – Mazar, which supplies the Northern Fertilizer Power Plant (NFPP) in Mazar-e-Sharif, is also in dire need of repair. It is undergoing rehabilitation. Completion of these projects is an important step in Afghanistan’s quest to become energy independent in supplying electricity to residents and businesses.



  Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Earth Sciences
  • 10+yrs of Reservoir or Production Engineering experience
  • Significant experience in reservoir, field development evaluations and geosciences
  • Strong knowledge of economic evaluation and business financial metrics
  • Strong communicator able to effectively present and discuss ideas with Executive-level audience
  • Action-oriented individual able to follow through projects from planning, through execution to post-assessment
  • Able and willing to travel on occasion to field locations
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in Afghanistan strongly preferred
  • Dari or Pashto language skills preferred
  • Good organizational, communication, leadership, financial management capabilities, problem-solving and time-management skills are required for the success of the project.
  • Knowledgeable regarding principles and good practice in strategic planning and organizational development and in program design of inputs, activities and strategies to achieve program objectives, including solid knowledge of gender, capacity/community development and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) related to USAID’s policies in these key areas.
  • Skills in human resources management and leadership development and ability to work in cross-cultural situations with political and cultural nuances.

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