Reservoir Engineer in Calgary, Canada

at Johnstone Ritchie EMA Partners
Location Calgary, Canada
Date Posted November 29, 2017
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


The Organization

Our client is a Calgary-based, well-financed international energy company engaged in exploration,
development, and production of oil in the Middle East and North Africa. They have a large land base for
future exploration and development. Current production for this Canadian Public Company is averaging
roughly 17,000 bopd. The Budget for 2017 is $40mm weighted slightly to exploration and the balance

Why Consider This Role?

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a growing, entrepreneurial Internationally-focused

Canadian energy company, while remaining in Calgary.

The work contributes to the decision-making process immediately.
The company focuses on strategic, long term objectives while creating long-term value for

shareholders. Our clients continue to build this company for the long-term.

The company maintains high technical standards that will allow the candidate to broaden and

develop their technical capability.

Team Dynamics
As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Engineer will report directly to the Vice President
Exploration, and will work directly with operations, exploitation, G&G; and management ensuring the
optimization of the company’s asset base.

Activities and Responsibilities
The successful Engineering candidate will work as an integral part of an asset team to help determine
the technical and strategic direction of the company while maximizing value from the candidate’s
assigned assets. Knowledge of how value is added to the shareholder is a must. The candidate must be
able to demonstrate leadership and initiative within the organization, be able to direct and use
effectively staff and/or consultants, both in the Calgary and local offices. Specific responsibilities


Collaborative Subsurface Technical Interpretation: work with a team of geologists and

geophysicists in Calgary and overseas to reach the best possible technical interpretation and

planning of a producing field.

Reservoir Surveillance: Monitor and analyze performance and pressure of existing wells, and

make recommendations for additional surveillance work, including cased hole logging, fluid

analysis, well testing, and core analysis programs.

Production Optimization: Provide guidance for optimizing immediate and long term production,

including recompletions, water shut off, pump optimization, pressure maintenance schemes,

and EOR studies.

Asset Management: Construct development plans to maximize reserves capture and value over

the full life of the producing assets within concession expiry timeframes.

Reserves Management: Identify opportunities that result in reserve additions, including

wellbore optimization and recompletions, forecasting, and numerical simulation. Assist in

maintaining and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of corporate reserves through the

company’s internal reserves tracking process and working with corporate reserves auditor

during the annual reserves assessment process.

Empowering your company with the finest people!

Suite 2200 - 444 - 5th Avenue SW
Calgary AB Canada T2P 2T8

(403) 264-6806

Project Studies: conduct and/or oversee longer term, more complex studies to determine

ultimate development and EOR strategies, including petrophysical evaluation, geostatistical

modeling and numerical simulation

Data Capture: Ensure appropriate data is being delivered, QC’d, and archived in the company


Budget: Work with the broader team to develop annual work program and budget, by providing

forecasts and economic evaluations where required

Relationships: Work with the broader team to communicate the company’s business strategy,

plans and technical view points to our partners and government representatives.

Drilling: provide engineering support of drilling operations (formation testing and

interpretation), in both development and exploration, including review and recommendation of

pressure and bottomhole sampling points from wireline formation testing tools

Some international travel may be required infrequently

You have a University Degree and are APEGA qualified with 5-15 years of experience. You are a team
player who is responsive, communicative and willing to work with all parties within and external to the
organization. The successful candidate will also have the following experience:

Progressive experience as an Asset Engineer with an attention to detail
Conducted reservoir studies and associated economic studies
Generated development and optimization plans
Implemented and managed secondary and tertiary oil recovery schemes
Managed budgets and reserves
Worked with heavy and medium oil operations in stratigraphic and structural play types
“Classic” reservoir training in material balance, log analysis, reserves and simulation is an asset
Working knowledge of completions, artificial lift, wireline formation testing, and production

logging is required

To Advance Your Career Reply in Confidence to
Trevor Johnstone (403) 539-9420

Empowering your company with the finest people!

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