Reservoir Engineer in Bakersfield, United States

at Aera Energy Services Company
Location Bakersfield, United States
Date Posted September 5, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Position Key Deliverables:

The Belridge DTR team has a primary responsibility for optimizing and managing the South Belridge field diatomite steam drive (DSD). Continued field optimization and surveillance activities are critical to maximize economic oil and gas recovery from the Diatomite by analyzing geological, production, injection, and reservoir data to increase our understanding of reservoir performance and find solutions for flood performance opportunities that are identified.

The successful Reservoir Engineer candidate will be involved in optimizing the performance from a defined geographic area of the DSD. This will involve working closely with other DSD reservoir engineers, production engineers, and a geologist to analyze pattern and flood performance and recommend appropriate optimization activities.

Position Roles and Responsibilities

Perform pattern reviews with field-based production engineer(s) to review pattern performance on an ongoing basis with the goal of analyzing each pattern in detail in assigned Engineering String areas a minimum of once per year.
Make producer, steam and water injection well completion recommendations such as proposed perforation intervals and frac decisions, as needed.
Set and monitor target rates for all steam and water injectors in assigned Engineering String areas.
Evaluate wells that are not performing as expected and make remedial well work recommendations that could include abandonment or abandonment and redrill.
Be familiar with subsidence and voidage management strategies in assigned Engineering String areas and work with other RE’s to minimize down oil from voidage.
Coordinate surveillance and monitoring strategy with the Light Oil Production Monitoring group and work to minimize negative impacts in the waterflood and steam drive boundary patterns.
Monitor DTR R&R; spend pace and work with PE’s to identify and implement R&R; work in assigned Engineering String areas.
Coordinate with Development team to insure that new drilling activity is aligned with the reservoir depletion and subsidence management strategies.
Work with other DSD RE’s to document SOP’s and business rules that are beneficial and specific to the DSD team.
Complete special assigned projects including those that can benefit from Six Sigma data analysis techniques.
Participate in well review meetings to gain alignment and consistency across the team for how to address and manage reservoir related well performance issues that the team is in the process of determining how to best manage.
Support and help with the annual reserves analysis process.
Ability to apply engineering principles
Ability to focus/concentrate on specific task in an open air environment
Able to periodically work in an outdoor field environment
Able to wear personal protective equipment when required

Required Skills
Critical Skills/Knowledge:

Experience in light oil reservoir engineering practices using analytical or empirical (analogue) methods. The use of numerical (reservoir simulation) methods is desired, but not required.
Proficient at well and reservoir performance evaluation.
Familiar with using Microsoft office products, ArcGIS, Lego, WRA, and OpenWells.
Proficient with economic evaluation and statistical analyses; familiar with decision analysis tools (e.g., decision trees)
Ability to evaluate risks and make decisions with limited data.
Familiarity with and interest in continuous improvement, business process improvement, and lean concepts.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Team player able to effectively work inter-dependently.

Required Experience
B.S. or higher degree in Engineering
5 years of practical production and/or reservoir engineering experience

Aera Energy Services Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

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