Reservoir Engineer — Dallas, Texas

at Merit Energy Company
Location Dallas, United States
Date Posted May 23, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 3



Looking for a reservoir engineer skilled in domestic oil and gas exploitation.  The primary responsibilities of this position are creating value by identifying/quantifying development opportunities that will be implemented in cooperation with Merit’s Operations groups, and working with those groups to manage/optimize base production.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Perform field studies to identify opportunities for increasing production and adding reserves through workovers, development drilling, and improved recovery projects
  • Generate production forecasts and estimate associated reserves to quantify present value and justify project economics
  • Perform detailed design and reservoir engineering calculations to facilitate project implementation
  • Develop reservoir management plans and assist with surveillance/monitoring
  • Consult with internal staff on technical matters
  • Assist with annual budgeting and reserves auditing process


  • B.S. in Petroleum Engineering or closely-related Engineering science
  • 3 to 8 years of petroleum engineering experience in conventional oil and gas fields; waterflooding and/or CO2 flooding experience preferred; experience in Wyoming is a plus
  • Ability to consistently produce high-quality work with minimal supervision
  • Solid grasp of reservoir engineering fundamentals, including but not limited to: material balance, decline curve analysis, pressure transient analysis, and displacement calculations.
  • Ability to work closely with Geologists, Operations Engineers, and field staff to successfully bring projects from a concept phase through implementation and production.
  • Proficiency in engineering and economic software packages; familiarity with the following specific software is a plus: ARIES, OFM, Petra, Kingdom, Interactive Petrophysics, IHS Enerdeq, DrillingInfo, Perform, Fekete Harmony (RTA, DeclinePlus), and WellTest

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