Reservoir Engineer in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

at Fircroft
Location Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date Posted April 26, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


The Role:
Reporting to the Subsurface Manager of the asset to whom they are assigned, the Reservoir Engineer will be responsible for the long-term management, development and optimisation of the fields and associated satellites in the asset. The Reservoir Engineer will also have a functional reporting relationship to the Reservoir Engineering Discipline Lead. Working with the multi-disciplinary subsurface team assigned to the asset from Subsurface & Wells, the Reservoir Engineer will utilise simulation models or other analytical techniques to identify and evaluate opportunities to optimise economic recovery. They will provide long-term production and reserves estimates quantifying areas of uncertainty, as well as identifying and evaluating incremental business opportunities.

Construction and maintenance of appropriate reservoir models incorporating geoscience interpretations of static reservoir propertiesIdentification of options to increase production and optimise recoveryManage reservoir engineering studies carried out by 3rd party contractors and vendorsSupport the Company's process of change and continual improvementWork with the other members of the multi-disciplinary subsurface team to identify infill drilling opportunitiesGeneration of Life of Field production profiles and maintain auditable booked reserves estimates and reserves reports

Key Duties
Reservoir Management Strategy

Develop a reservoir management strategy for each field to maximise production and optimise the economic recoveryWork with the Production Engineer to develop a cost effective monitoring strategy to verify the integrity of the reservoir management strategy

Opportunity Identification and Evaluation

Build and maintain appropriate reservoir models incorporating geoscience interpretations of static reservoir propertiesIdentify options to increase production and optimise recoveryAs part of a multidisciplinary subsurface team, evaluate the incremental production and reserves for each opportunityDescribe the key risks and quantify the uncertaintiesMaintain a ranked inventory of development opportunities for the fieldIdentify and develop study and monitoring programmes to improve understanding and reduce the uncertainty and risks associated with the development optionsIn conjunction with other function groups prepare a business case describing the opportunity, detailing the benefits, costs and risksDevelop Life of Field production profiles and maintain auditable booked reserves estimates and reserves reports

Data Management and Administration

Provide input to the business planning processesWrite concise reports for all studies and maintain comprehensive, accessible, up-to-date records of input and interpreted data


Other duties consistent with employee's expertise and status may also be assigned according to business needs

The key internal interfaces in the role are with Subsurface & Wells, Operations and Projects personnel involved in the work programme and the development opportunity projects and the LT and ExCom. The key external interfaces in the role are 3rd party contractors and vendors, partners and regulatory authorities.

Education Attainment & Accreditation
Engineering or Geoscience degree equivalent

Professional Skills & Experience
Previous experience in reservoir engineering with Oil & Gas operating companiesUKCS experience

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities
Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teamsCapacity to acknowledge and analyse large quantities of dataResilient team player, who can work in the face of adversityHighly professional and tenacious individual, who has humility, understands their own limitations and personal development needs

The Company:
Our Client is an O&G exploration and production company based in Aberdeen who operate in the North Sea. They have interests in a large number of fields, the majority of which they operate, on the UK Continental Shelf with numerous offshore installations and one onshore terminal.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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