Reservoir Engineer I in San Antonio, United States

at Lewis Energy Group
Location San Antonio, United States
Date Posted July 19, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Performs basic analysis and surveillance activities with a significant emphasis placed on learning exploration and production functions, understanding field operations and formal training.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performs analysis of technical data to evaluate reservoir performance using classical reservoir engineering techniques (decline curve analysis, pressure/rate transient analysis, nodal analysis, volumetrics, material balance, natural gas reservoir engineering, reservoir fluid flow, log analysis, etc.).

Completes field/well performance surveillance working towards proficiency using self-developed/fit-for-purpose tools and processes, as well as third party/vendor products such as Oil Field Manager, Enertia, Harmony – Rate Transient Analysis, etc.

Performs economic evaluations of potential development projects such as, but not limited to drilling opportunities, workovers, facilities and field expansions, etc. Provides valuation of acquisition and divestment acreage and/or other company interests will also be performed. Economic analysis will typically include conventional cash flow analysis with forecasting of production rates, acquiring pertinent price forecasts, capital investments, and operation costs from respective groups, and assuring the correct assumptions regarding timing, taxes, economic limit, etc.

Identifies, scopes, plans, secures approval, executes and assures projects that capture long-term stakeholder value, such as different technologies to improve well/field/reservoir performance, new software applications, continuous improvement in existing processes, etc.

Collaborates with team members both in and outside of department and at different levels to achieve goals.

Provides support to the department through reserve stewardship, bank/credit facility support, forecasting, budgeting, acquisition/divestment, and business/operations/financial analysis.

Provides mentoring and coaching to more junior engineers, other disciplines, and management.

Practices good Health/Safety/Environment (HSE) habits. Complies with Safety and Asset Specialty Group HSE policies, procedures and initiatives.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree in Engineering from four-year college or university with no experience necessary.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have intermediate to advance skills in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Other Skills and Abilities
Ability and willingness to learn new software.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Strict attention to detail.
Prior experience with PHDWin, or equivalent economic software.

Other Qualifications
Internship experience in exploration and production operations.
Willingness to travel to the field up to 10% of the time.
Understanding of basic economics.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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