Reservoir Engineer - Houston, Texas

at BP
Location Houston, Texas
Date Posted July 14, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 1


Role synopsis

The Reservoir Engineer will report to the Reservoir Engineering Manager. The successful candidate will also manage reservoirs for optimization of value, contribute to field and reservoir development plans for new and existing fields, and support operations to ensure the successful delivery of plans. He/She will also support the Completions team and serve as point of coordination between the two teams.

Key accountabilities

•For existing fields, create and maintain reservoir development and depletion plans which propose new wells and well interventions on existing wells in order to optimize recoverable reserves for maximum value. •Optimize producer well performance by working closely with field Operators and Optimizers •Manage partner OBO data requests •Populate SOR tool to drive faster AFE’s and ensure handoff from Subsurface to the Execution team is documented •Coordinate between the Reservoir Engineering and Completions teams to optimize well design •Contribute new development ideas and gather data for the opportunity hopper and assist with progressing them through the portfolio to execution-ready. •Contribute to delivery of new well projects and wellwork projects that meet or exceed corporate and BU-specific economic hurdles and profitability targets •Define and incorporate the necessary reservoir and well surveillance to optimize the overall field program economic value. •Analyze all surveillance in compliance with regulations and in support of the surveillance plan and Communicate outcomes to appropriate teams •Ensure well data is maintained (e.g. well history, wellbore diagrams, production plots, NAGster, WETS, etc) •Work with the Central Reserves team to estimate and book resources and reserves

Essential Education

•BS in Petroleum or other Engineering disciplines

Essential experience and job requirements

•1-5 years Engineering experience for oil and gas wells •Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills, and network building, demonstrated by an ability to work across teams. •Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% of the time to the field location in order to fulfill the responsibilities of this position as needed •Strong analytic skills and ability to handle complex datasets •Skilled in MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)


Desirable criteria & qualifications

•Ability to innovate and be open to new ideas •VBA, Spotfire skills

Relocation available

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required

Yes - up to 25%

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.




Closing Date

7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM


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