Reservoir Engineer — Houston

at BP
Location Houston, Texas
Date Posted July 16, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 5
Must Already Have Work Rights Yes


Req ID 65801BR

Job category Subsurface

Sub-category Reservoir Engineer

Countries (State/Region) United States - Texas

Location Houston

Role synopsis

BP’s US Onshore business (Lower 48) is one of the largest oil and gas producers in the United States, with a presence in seven of the leading U.S. basins. This role will support the development of the Arkoma basin within the MidCon Business Unit. The Reservoir Engineer will be working company operated positions in the Woodford shale and Red Oak fields and also our outside-operated position in the Fayetteville shale. The candidate will manage capital development programs, work business development opportunities and support proper field and reservoir management. This position will require the individual to have excellent organizational and communications skills, and be able to provide detailed analysis that enhances business results and drives performance.

Key accountabilities

• Develop field and reservoir development plans • Generate type curves and reserves to evaluate well and project economics • Prospect and manage rig schedule providing proper front-end loading to ensure smooth execution • Support drilling and completions operations throughout well construction process • Implement technology initiatives to maximize value • Evaluate acquisitions, divestments, trades, and joint venture opportunities within Arkoma • Contribute to reserves and resource annual reviews • Provide regular performance management updates and forecasts to meet business guidance • Coach and work with RE’s and other disciplines to help develop competencies across the organization

Essential Education

• Bachelors of Science in Engineering

Essential experience and job requirements

• Previous role as a Reservoir Engineer with 5 plus years of experience working onshore capital development projects of size and scale • Ability to generate type curves, forecasts and economics • Initiative to drive change in practices or processes if outcomes are undesirable • Performance management and communication skills to handle multiple tasks and integrate well with team members

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

10-20% travel

Desirable criteria & qualifications

see experience section

Relocation available

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required

Yes - up to 10%

Is this a part time position?


About BP

BP's US Lower 48 (L48) Onshore business operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Houston (Texas), L48 employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the most respected and admired oil and gas company in the Lower 48 US states.

Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.

In 2015, the L48 Onshore is being established as a separate business within BP’s Upstream to manage its onshore oil and gas assets across the US onshore. This effort is being undertaken to improve competitiveness and help L48 remain at the forefront of innovation and development of technologies for unconventional resources.





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