|Date Posted||July 1, 2015|
|Min. Years Experience Required||10|
Reservoir Engineer — Dallas, Texas
Reservoir engineers use their knowledge of geology and fluid mechanics to determine the location and amount of fuel in underground reservoirs. Often, engineers work with advanced equipment, such as computer modeling and imaging programs, to locate reserves of oil and natural gas. As companies drill and tap these reserves, changes occur in the physical structure of the reservoir. In response to this, engineers need to make adjustments throughout the entire drilling process.
Another major duty of engineers involves the analysis of the amount of fuel in reserve and the duration of reserve viability for investment purposes. This information frequently involves combining several mitigating factors, such as extraction costs and profit comparisons, into these forecasts. Oil and gas companies often use this type of analysis in making decisions about whether or not to go ahead with drilling ventures. In some instances, engineers may have to adjust their analysis for outside factors, such as machine efficiency or fluctuations in the price of oil.