Reservoir Engineer - Houston

at Murphy Oil
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted September 13, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Completes new well flow back and completion design, reservoir surveillance, field studies to reduce uncertainty in estimation of future production capabilities and economic values of reserves and resources. Provides estimates of original hydrocarbons in place, rates and EURs through Decline Curve Analysis (DCA) and/or analytical modeling. Estimates reserves and resources to SEC and SPE PRMS standards. Provides technical and economic guidance for production operations, development planning and A&D; transactions involving unconventional assets. Develops areal and zonal type-curves with various spacing and completion types to be used for Budget, Reserves, LRP (Long Range Plan) production forecasting and individual well Authorization for Expenditures (AFEs). Evaluate and recommend pilot studies for well spacing, completion design, choke management and alternate landing zone appraisal programs in support of a field development team.

Characterizes stimulated reservoir volume (SRV), well interference and drainage using Rate Transient Analysis and Streamline simulation for unconventional reservoirs. Performs model-based forecasting and uncertainty analysis using IHS (Fekete) Harmony performance analysis program and Aries decline curve analysis software. Evaluates down spacing scenarios and fracture propagation in virgin and partially depleted oil and gas pressure systems with analytical tools and in conjunction with Reservoir Modeling Engineer. Provides recommendations for fluid sampling, coordinates and evaluates laboratory PVT samples.

Position is responsible for incorporating new technologies in reservoir management and description to the Onshore reservoir engineering team. Complete basin wide competitor analysis as well as near operations offset technical evaluations to understand well performance and ultimate recovery of unconventional reservoirs.

Technical Requirements: Bachelor or Master’s in Petroleum Engineering; Additional skills: Aries, Enersight, Development Planning and Production Forecasting software’s. Rate Transient Analysis (RTA); IHS Fekete Harmony software; Decline Curve Analysis and uncertainty analysis; Spotfire, wellbore flow modeling software; PVT modeling; Reservoir flow simulation for unconventional reservoirs using Petrel and Eclipse is a bonus but not required. Knowledge of Risk and Uncertainty Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs is important. Advanced user of IHS Harmony, Aries, Spotfire and MS Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and SQL integration with Office and Data Analysis products.

Soft Skills Requirements : Polished verbal and written presentation skills for technical, economics and reserves presentations to junior and senior operations and engineering staff as well as executive level management and other technical departments. Ability to present to and interface with G&G;, Finance, Corporate Planning and Reserves, Production Operations, Non-Operated Partners and other key industry stakeholders in a professional manner to create value for the company. Ability to mentor and establish technical direction for less experienced engineers to produce work products that can be used to answer business and financial questions and provide strategic direction regarding value and volume to an E&P; operating company.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Houston, TX

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Reservoir Engineering: 2 years

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