Reservoir Engineer for Brazil NOV Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

at Shell
Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date Posted June 28, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Company Description
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In Brazil, Shell has been present for more than a century (since 1913), and was the first international oil company to produce oil in Brazil, in the Campos Basin, after the market was opened up to private investment. Currently, Shell is one of the largest energy companies in the Brazilian market.
Shell in Brazil is also a major producer of lubricants and, through Raízen (a joint venture with a Brazilian energy and logistics group), invests in the production of sugar cane ethanol, a viable biofuel alternative for smarter and cleaner mobility in the future.
We deliver energy responsibly, aiming to meet society’s energy demands today and in the future in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. We operate safely with respect to our neighbors and work to minimize our environmental impact.
We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.
Job Description
The Brazil NOV team reservoir engineer will be responsible for supporting the well, reservoir, facilities and management team in all reservoir engineering matters during the BMS-9 and BMS-11 development and operations activities. The successful candidate  will be involved in the data gathering, data analysis, reservoir simulation and analysis of sensitivities, and recommendations for the characterization of carbonate reservoirs which are located below complex evaporitic sequences and volcanics. The results will be used in the planning and de-risking of development infill wells, the conditioning of reservoir models and adjustment of injection /and production levels as well as in the evaluation and planning of future EOR techniques.

Near term focus will be on the processing of various buid-up and fall-off pressure surveys of both water injectors / WAG injectors as well as producers, dedicated surveillance of well performance in terms of skin and kh, well surveilance using OFM, supporting data management and digitalization efforts, well intervention surveillance for scaling and well stimulation candidate selection.
Further activities include integrated team well and reservoir and facilties management workshops internally in Shell as well as participating in technical committee meetings.
​The NOV team reservoir engineer supports the WRFM team on all reservoir engineering aspects of the BMS-9 and BMS-11 surveillance and development strategy as well as on the data management.

Specific details of the job requirements :

- Analysis of the well build-up and well fall-off pressure data
- Evergreening the WRFM data management system including digitalisation efforts
- Influencing development decisions on infill drilling, WAG optimisation and EOR techniques

The candidate should have the following technical expertise:

- University degree, preerence for Petroleum Engineering, but degree in mechanical engineering or chemical engineering is acceptable especially if combined with some experience in subsurface
- exposure to deepwater developments
- fluent in Portuguese and English, both in written and verbal languange
- ability to work in team and influence others
- ability to work with partners including national and international oil companies
- fluent in Word, Excel, Powerpoint
- able to multi-taks and work on different priorities in parallel
- some experience with reservoir engineering, PVT modelling and PTA modelling
- experience with reservoir engineering softwares such as Kappa Server, Oil Field Manager, Spotfire, etc

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