Reservoir Engineer - Calgary, Alberta

at Alberta Energy Regulator
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted January 13, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Openings 2 Location Name
Alberta Energy Regulator
Calgary, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Jan 13, 2017 Profession Engineering Experience Level(s) Entry/Intermediate Job Type(s) Permanent Education Level(s) University - Bachelors Job ID job-2027

Position Summary

Description of the job

The Reserves and Resources Branch of the AER delivers science-based, peer-reviewed public knowledge and advice on Alberta’s reserves and resources of hydrocarbons and related uses of subsurface pore space and geological formations.

The work of the Reserves and Resources Branch centres on the accurate and timely reporting of Alberta’s current reserves of oil, natural gas, and bitumen. The focus of the Branch’s work is presently on Alberta’s largest deposits of shale gas, tight oil, and in-situ bitumen, though resource recovery in all of Alberta’s conventional and unconventional oil and gas plays are examined annually.

The Reservoir Engineer works on a multidisciplinary team responsible for delivery of Branch functions for a specific part of Alberta’s portfolio of energy plays.  For reserves reporting, the Reservoir Engineer uses various depletion strategies, incorporating standard engineering practices.


  • Use evaluation methods and workflows to determine reserves and resource quantities for unconventional resource plays in accordance with internationally accepted standards such as the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook and Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers Monograph 3
  • Provide reserves determination and forecasting to test technically recoverable reserves against regulatory and policy thresholds
  • Calculate and scale accurate EUR estimates and optimize field development planning in unconventional reservoirs for the estimation of oil, gas, and condensate reserves. Understand development of resource plays and the requirements to increase efficiency, improve operational efficiency and lower full-cycle economics
  • Participate in the preparation of long-term future development scenarios, including performance for planning and economic purposes.  Perform economic analysis of potential development projects for drilling, completion/stimulation, facilities and field development.
  • Present work on reserves evaluation, classification, and estimation to peers in other government agencies, industry associations, and technical societies
  • Prepare and present technical presentations and written reports for reservoir engineering and geoscience communities of practice at the local level, as well as to AER management


  • A degree in reservoir engineering or a related discipline with a specialty or concentration of courses in petroleum engineering
  • Prior experience in Canadian petroleum engineering would be an asset
  • Familiarity with decline curve analysis, flow analysis, GIS, or statistics is desirable.
  • Eligible for registration as an E.I.T. with APEGA
  • Demonstrated strength in written and oral communication
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to propose creative solutions as well as communicate them clearly and effectively
  • Proactive team player with strong collaboration skills across all levels and situations
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams and collaborate with internal and client teams
  • Strong communication skills (both in person and in writing) while interacting with individuals with a varied range of technical understanding

Join the Alberta Energy Regulator and Be In Great Company! 

A career should fulfill many needs. In a team of world-class thinkers who regulate how energy resources are discovered, developed and delivered your reward can go beyond a job well done. It can go to the pride and recognition that you’re doing something that matters.

For 75 years Alberta’s oil and gas regulator has adapted to meet innovations in technology, new industry activity and changing social expectations.

We are seeking diverse individuals with strong technical skills to join us in this exciting journey. Be everything you want to be by helping us build a legacy of excellence Albertans can count on.

How to apply:

Please go to the AER Web site, click on the “Careers” tab, “Search Career Opportunities,”  Select the job you are applying for, click on the APPLY NOW button and follow the instructions.

Please quote competition # 16-160 in your application.

Please note: Should an individual with the required qualifications not be available, applicants with closely related qualifications may be considered. Relocation costs covered by the AER will be considered on an individual basis.


Applications are being accepted until January 31, 2017

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