Reservoir Engineer — Houston, Texas

at Swift Worldwide Resources
Location Houston, Texas
Date Posted October 13, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 1


The Reservoir Engineer is responsible for SEC reserve evaluation, business planning and performance monitoring. Must work with minimal supervision as a critical component of a multi-disciplinary team and have initiative and work ethic to create value.

1. Carry out field and reservoir studies and perform reservoir engineering functions including decline curve analysis, material balance, volumetric, pressure transient analysis, nodal analysis, etc.

2. Evaluate exploitation opportunities including new drill wells and workovers.

3. Prepare production forecasts, operating plans, etc. and evaluate economic models for asset valuations and budget preparation. Prepare project economics as required for exploitation and exploration operations.

4. Support evaluation of projects including construction of economic models, probabilistic estimation of reserve potential, play analysis, production forecasting and evaluation of possible development scenarios

5. Perform risked economic assessment including decision tree analysis.
Make presentations to senior management and clients as required.

6. Perform SEC reserve evaluations.

7. Ability to work with multi-functional teams, prioritize projects & must have good interpersonal skills


  1. Financial forecasting, risk analysis, and field development of client pojects.
  2. Reserve Justification & Projections via Volumetric Estimation, Decline Curve Analysis, Rate Transient Analysis, and Material Balance for Oil & Gas Reservoirs.
  3. Evaluating prospective zones for completion using rate-of-return economic look back(s) for comparative analysis.


1. Minimum of BS in Engineering (preferably Petroleum).
1-3 years oil and gas industry experience.

2. Prefer at least 3 yrs as a reservoir engineer.

3. Some operations knowledge desired.

4. Must have solid technical background in reservoir engineering including decline curve analysis, material balance, volumetrics, pressure transient analysis, nodal analysis, etc. and a good understanding of geology.

5. Petrophysical analysis skills and reservoir simulation knowledge helpful.

6. Must be able to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment, taking an informal lead position where appropriate.

7. Must have a working knowledge of commercial oil and gas economics software.

8. Able to accomplish tasks with minimal supervision.

9. Must have good presentation, communication and technical writing skills.

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