Reservoir Engineer - Calgary, Canada

at Alberta Energy Regulator
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted October 18, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Position Summary

The Science and Evaluation Branch of the AER deliver 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 Group centers on the accurate and timely reporting of Alberta’s current reserves of oil, natural gas, and bitumen. The focus of the Group’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 Group 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.


  • Calculate and assign reserves to the appropriate reserve category in accordance with the specified reserves evaluation guidelines. Review reserve assignments and make recommendations on corporate reserve classifications and reporting.
  • Evaluate reservoirs using modern analysis techniques such as rate transient analysis, pressure transient analysis, or reservoir simulation.  Develop type wells considering the impact of low-permeability reservoirs, well groupings, data normalization, scaling, and aggregation. Generate Monte Carlo simulations to capture the full range of uncertainty of reserves estimates. Evaluate risks and contingencies to develop contingent and prospective resource evaluation scenarios. Develop standard operating procedures to guide complex reserve evaluation workflows.
  • Devise operating and capital costs under uncertainty for complex economic evaluations. Evaluate economics on complex properties. Generate economic models under new or different fiscal regimes. Design new solutions and methodologies for use in oil and gas demand forecasting engines.
  • Apply a significant breadth and depth of knowledge of Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE) Monograph 3 and 4. Audit and review other reserves reports for consistency with evaluation guidelines across different jurisdictions.
  • Devise training, mentoring and coaching programs for junior technical staff. Train and mentor other team members on economic evaluations of reserves. Prepare and present technical presentations and written reports for senior leadership, industry and reservoir engineering communities of practice.


  • University Degree in reservoir engineering from accredited university.
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in evaluating North American resource plays.
  • The ability to use Lean start-up techniques to create disruptive innovation on a continual basis.
  • Excellent teamwork
  • Demonstrated strength in written and oral communication.

Additional requirements/information for candidates:

  • Eligible for professional registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • This role may be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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.

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 October 29, 2017

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